Celery Juicing Methods - Tried 3, Loved 1
Looking for a good way to get rid of the years of sludge in your stomach? Drink celery juice! According to Anthony William and his book, Medical Medium Celery Juice: The Most Powerful Medicine of Our Time Healing Millions Worldwide, celery juice helps get your digestive system back on "tract."
The juicing techniques I tried:
- Using a masticating juicer
- Using a centrifugal juicer
You'll find my pros and cons of these methods below.
My favorite method is the centrifugal juicer.
Blending and Straining Method
I used a Blendtec - I love this thing btw, I use it for so much more, especially smoothies. Will post my favorite recipes soon. This technique will give you the purest, best tasting celery juice, but it also the most time- and energy-intensive. The celery (organic, of course) needs to be rinsed and chopped, then blended. Now here comes the fun part. I used this nut milk bag (yes, I said nut milk) to strain the pulp into a bowl and then pour the strained juice into these glass bottles. This technique produced the least amount of waste (very dry pulp) but of course took a really long time (35+ min) every morning. Those are PRECIOUS morning minutes y’all.
Masticating Juicer Method
The masticating juicer (I wish they’d come up with a new name for that) technique is the most painful to watch because you just want to scream, HURRY UP, a turtle moves faster! This technique produced the most waste, with a lot of the pulp still feeling pretty wet. The juice itself can be a bit pulpy too.
Centrifugal Juicer Method
The centrifugal juicing method is my favorite by far. It touts:
- Quickest time from solid to juice
- Fastest cleaning time
- Produced less waste than the masticating juicer, but a bit more than the blending method
This whole process can take about 10-15 minutes every morning. That includes rinsing the celery (no chopping necessary), juicing it, and then cleaning the juicer. The juice comes out quite pure, with little to no pulp. I also use this juicer to make other juices. Works great with beets, apples, carrots, lemons, and pretty much any other fruit or vegetable you want to throw in it.
The organic celery I used comes in 2.3 lb bags and each bag makes about 30-32 ounces. I make two bottles every morning if I share it with the kids (yeah right), otherwise I make it every other morning. I store them in these glass bottles, which are great to take on the go.
I have yet to be brave enough to use the leftover pulp in a vegetable fritter - stay tuned, I'm working on a new recipe.