Celery Juice: Miracle Drink or Lots of Hype?

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celery juice with celery on cutting board

Whether it’s trending on Instagram, inspiring its own social media challenge, or featured as the subject of a best-selling book, the green superfood, celery juice, has definitely been enjoying the spotlight lately! It’s not just its bright green color that’s attracting attention, either. Celery is known to have lots of health benefits, many of which can be intensified through juicing.

celery at the market

What are the health benefits of celery juice?

Celery is loaded with vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, calcium, potassium, sodium, magnesium, phosphorus, electrolytes, and water. It’s also an alkaline food with phytochemicals that can reduce inflammation, lower blood pressure, fight oxidative stress, detoxify, and heal the gut.

Consuming celery in the form of juice is the most efficient way to get larger amounts of those beneficial nutrients into your system. Since the celery is already broken down, the juice is easier to digest than the raw vegetable, too.

The downside of juicing celery is that the fiber is removed. Without fiber, celery juice is more likely to trigger a rapid blood sugar response versus eating the vegetable in its natural state. Eating foods with fiber feels more filling, too, so drinking only the juice is likely to be less satisfying than crunching on the raw veggie.

celery in colander

Here’s how to make your own celery juice:

Making your own celery juice is actually really easy, especially if you have a juicer. While some of the high-end juicers can be a bit of an investment, cold-pressed juice is expensive and can be hard to find. Here are a few juicer models to consider:

Breville juicer and fruit

If you have a high-speed blender and a nut milk bag, you can make it that way, too (keep reading for instructions).

No matter how you make your celery juice, there’s only one ingredient – bet you can guess what it is! 😉

You can expect to get about 6 ounces of juice per bunch of celery, depending on the size of the stalks. The average carb count for a 6-ounce glass of celery juice is slightly less than 3 total carbohydrates – not bad!

How to make celery juice with a juicer:

  1. Take two bunches of celery and cut off the base and the top of the stalks.
  2. Wash the stalks and feed them through the tube of your juicer.
  3. Enjoy the juice immediately. Refrigerate any leftovers in a tightly sealed container.

How to make celery juice with a high-speed blender:

  1. Take two bunches of celery and cut off the base and the top of the stalks.
  2. Wash the stalks, cut them into 3″-4″ chunks, and place them in the blender.
  3. Add 1/4 cup of water to the blender and put the lid on. Blend until smooth.
  4. Place a clean nut milk bag over the mouth of the pitcher and pour the blended celery through the nut milk bag. Squeeze any remaining celery juice from the bag.
  5. Enjoy the juice immediately. Refrigerate any leftovers in a tightly sealed container.

celery juice with celery on cutting board

Where can I buy celery juice?

If you’d rather buy your celery juice than make it, you may be in for a bit of a challenge, as it’s rather difficult to find! Your best bet may be to visit your local juice bar and order it freshly made.

Most of the ready-made bottled green juices on the market are blends, and celery is usually pretty far down on the list of ingredients. Many of these blends also include fruit, which adds to the total carbohydrate count and makes them less keto-friendly.

Evolution Glow Organic Celery Juice

That said, we were able to find a product called Organic Celery Glow at Whole Foods, where it sells for about $4.50 per 15.2 oz. bottle. Made with organic celery juice and twist of organic lemon juice, it has 6 grams of total carbohydrates per bottle, and it’s the closest thing to straight-up celery juice that we could find.

Have you tried celery juice and experienced any of its benefits? Do you prefer to buy it or make it yourself? Let us know in the comments below!

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About the writer:

Jenna has a Bachelor's Degree from Lycoming College and her Master's from Penn State, holding 4 years of writing experience between a variety of publications and HipKeto.

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Comments 11

  1. Crys

    I did it daily first thing in the morning on an empty stomach for 6 weeks. I felt awake, had more energy, less bloated, just felt good (hard to describe). An I had recently before starting had some acid reflux issues and didn’t want meds and took too this to see how it worked. Grant it I’m not a doctor so not making medical claims but haven’t had acid issues since on or off the juice!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Oh wow! Good to know how much better you have been feeling, Crys! Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us!

  2. Christine Joy Ferrer

    Hi is it okay to include the celery leaves? I want to start this celery juicing sooo badly

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Yes! Celery leaves are highly nutritious and can be juiced with the celery stalks. 😊 Enjoy!

  3. Andre Kahr

    Celery juice *does not* trigger any kind of sugar response.

  4. jeanne

    Can you drink the juice straight out of the blender without straining? I like the thick texture and sometimes the crunch!

    • Angie (Hip2Keto Sidekick)

      Hi Jeanne! If you prefer the crunch than absolutely you can enjoy it as is❤

  5. Ann

    If I’m doing keto and fasting I normally eat from noon to 6. Should I still drink the celery juice right when I wake up? Or make it at noon before my regular time?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi Ann! You can wait and make it at noon, and start your morning with water, coffee or tea – minus the heavy cream and sweeteners. You can find more on that over here –> https://hip2keto.com/tips/tips-tricks-keto-fasts/

      Hope this helps!

  6. Emily

    Can I have this while fasting? I’m doing alternate day and it would be a nice way to start my fasting days if possible

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Celery does contain carbs and is not recommended during fasting.

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