This celery juice recipe is easy to make in a blender: no juicer needed! Here’s how to make this delicious drink (and the real benefits).

Celery juice

Got a bunch of celery? Here’s a great use for it: this easy and delicious Celery Juice recipe! This green drink is full of intriguing bitter celery flavor, balanced with the sweetness of green apple and the tang of lemon. Drink it chilled over ice and it’s one of the most refreshing beverages! Even better: all you need is a blender! We love making juice recipes (like carrot, cucumber and pomegranate), and we’ve found there’s no need to get a massive juicer. Grab your blender and let’s get to it!

Celery juice benefits: why drink it?

Before we go any further, let’s get one thing straight. Celery juice has ballooned in popularity, with people claiming it can cure things like digestive issues, autoimmune diseases, acid reflux, and more. But is this really true? The New York Times wrote a fantastic article about these purported celery juice benefits. We suggested heading over to read it first, but here’s the gist:

  • Does celery juice actually work? No, there’s no scientific evidence to support any of the claims being made (source).
  • Should you drink it? Yes, it’s a healthy drink! Drink it because it’s a way to eat healthy fruits and vegetables, not because of any health claims. Avoid juice cleanses, since research associates cleanses with disordered eating and a negative relationship with food (read more here).
  • What are some actual celery juice benefits? Celery juice is a good source of potassium, Vitamin K and Vitamin C. It is very hydrating and low in calories. Note that it does lack fiber: so eating celery sticks is just as healthy!
  • Where did the claims come from? A man named Anthony William wrote a book about it: but he has no formal background in medicine or nutrition, and none of the claims are scientifically accurate (read more here).

Ingredients for celery juice

Celery juice is easy to make and requires just 2 ingredients. You can make it with straight celery, but we prefer adding in a fruit to make it a little more tolerable flavor-wise. It’s a great way to reduce food waste and use up celery that’s in your produce bin. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Celery: You’ll need 1 bunch of celery for 1 serving of celery juice.
  • Green apple: Green apple adds a sweet tart flavor and even more nutrients.
  • Lemon or lime: Fresh lemon or lime juice brings a nice brightness to the juice. It’s optional!
Celery juice

Variations: flavor add-ins!

This basic celery juice recipe tastes great: but there are a few tasty ways to make the flavor every more interesting! Here are some ideas:

  • Ginger celery juice: Add ½ teaspoon peeled and grated ginger.
  • Pineapple celery juice: Add 1 cup chopped fresh or canned pineapple. (You’ll get a larger yield with this addition).
  • Pear celery juice: Use 1 unpeeled pear instead of the apple.
  • Carrot celery juice: Add 4 carrot stalks, peeled and roughly chopped.

How to make celery juice

Now for the good part…here’s how to make celery juice in a blender! If you do have a juicer, you can also make this recipe! Simply pass all the ingredients in the recipe below through your juicer.

  • Blend all ingredients on high until pureed and smooth. It will look like a thick smoothie at this point.
  • Strain! This is the important part. Strain the juice through a fine mesh sieve or using a nut milk bag. You can also use a cheesecloth and squeeze it to strain out the juice. Discard that pulp, or see below for some uses.
  • Add lemon juice. Lemon juice adds just the right brightness to the flavor at the end.
How to make celery juice

What to do with celery juice pulp

Confession: we usually throw away our juice pulp. (Gasp!) We admit, it feels wasteful to get rid of it. But honestly, there aren’t that many genius things to do with it. Here’s what we wouldn’t mind doing:

Other ways to eat celery

In all honesty, it’s probably even better to eat celery in its raw form! That way you get all the fiber of this green vegetable. Here are some of our favorite ways to eat celery:

This celery juice recipe is…

Vegetarian, vegan, plant-based, dairy-free and gluten-free.

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Celery juice

Celery Juice (in a Blender!)


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 ¼ cups 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This celery juice recipe is easy to make in a blender: no juicer needed! Here’s how to make this delicious drink (and the real benefits).


Ingredients

Scale
  • 8 medium-large stalks of celery (about 1 bunch)
  • 1 large green apple
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon lemon or lime juice (optional)

Instructions

  1. Roughly chop the celery. Chop the apple, keeping the skin on. 
  2. Place the celery, apple, and water in a blender. Blend on high until pureed and a juice forms.
  3. Pass the juice through a fine mesh sieve or a nut milk bag to strain out the pulp. Discard the pulp (or use: see ideas above). Stir in the fresh lemon juice (add more if desired). Drink immediately over ice, or chill before drinking.
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: Vegan

Keywords: Celery juice

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you'll want to make again and again.

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  1. So I don’t know what I’m doing wrong, but I used this recipe and I barely got 8 ounces. I used 1 bunch of celery, 1/2 c of spring water, a blender and a nut bag to strain all the juice out of the pulp.