Let’s Talk Celery Juice

Okay, friends…I feel like we must discuss CELERY JUICE.   Have you heard of this craze that’s sweeping the nation or at the very least you’re Instagram feed?  

I kept seeing celery juice over and over on social media, and I’ve gotta be honest-I did ZERO research on the benefits of celery juice.  However, someone mentioned, “feeling so good and having so much more energy”.  And I was sold.  One small problem-I’m NOT a fan of celery unless I’m allowed to eat it with a side of boneless buffalo wings and some blue cheese.
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I asked for this juicer for Christmas and got started right after the holiday season.  

My thoughts…

1.  If you juice the leaves, it tastes WAY nastier {probably bitter is the right word} than just juicing the celery stalks.

2.  After the first couple days, the taste really didn’t bother me much at all.  

3.  You’re supposed to drink it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach and wait 15-30 minutes before having anything else.  This wasn’t a problem for me…I made it as soon as I got up and then had coffee a bit later.

4.  I used one entire batch of celery per serving, so if I was juicing for both me and Tab, then I’d use two batches of celery.  If I grocery shopped for the entire week, my refrigerator was full of celery.

5.  The very worst part was cleaning the juicer.  As soon as I was finished juicing, I’d wash all the parts and leave them out to dry until I was home later to put them away.  One day I was too lazy to do this and left the yucky remnants on my juicer…guess what?  It’s like those remnants are stuck FOREVER.  I’ve rewashed, sent them through the dishwasher, and soaked them…nothing has worked so far.  Ugh!  Hands-down this is the very worst part about celery juicing.

The big question is HOW DID I FEEL?

I’m not sure if it’s my mind playing tricks on me, but I felt REALLY GOOD.  When else am I getting an entire STALK OF CELERY in my body before 5:30 a.m.??  It has to be good for me.  Right?  

I’m not a bad eater, but am I getting every single serving of green vegetables I should be getting?  Probably not…so I do think my body could tell the fuel it was getting was nicer than the usual “unleaded”.  🙂

I was PRO-CELERY JUICE until Shay heard me complaining about cleaning my juicer one day and mentioned this Cold Pressed Juice from Trader Joe’s.

This juice is made with 17 kale leaves, 1 pound of spinach, 1 large apple, 1 celery stalk, 1/4 cucumber, 1 lemon, and 2 inches of ginger.  There are 100 calories per bottle.  If I had jumped straight from no juice immediately to this juice, I’d have called it nasty BUT after drinking pure celery juice for a couple weeks I’m calling it “good”.

I had Tab take a drink just yesterday and his response, “Oh, this is GOOD!”.  Again, his palate has changed a bit too.  😉

There are no preservatives, additives, etc…this only contains juice from those fruits and vegetables.

I can’t remember how much this bottle was-somewhere between $2.99-$4.99.

So-for now, friends…I’m giving my juicer a few weeks off and am gonna see if I continue to feel good and have more energy.  I’ll keep you posted.  🙂

I have no experience with juices like this so there might be a healthier one, less expensive one, more organic one on the market that we should all be drinking.  If you know about that product, PLEASE share!!

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About my juicer, if you’re like me, I often overly purchase fruits and vegetables that I NEVER get around to making/eating so I am excited about using my juicer that way.  Instead of those items getting trashed, my plan is to start juicing them before they go bad.  Juicing once a week sounds delightful compared to juicing every morning at five a.m.

Do YOU juice??  Do YOU drink cold pressed juices?  Please tell me your thoughts!

To juice or not to juice…that’s the question and today, I’m signing off saying you should run to Trader Joe’s and stay away from the clean up.

Happy Thursday, Friends!
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