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Skip the expensive juice bar and make your own Cold Pressed Celery Juice at home! It’s super easy and way more delicious! You can customize this recipe to make it your own, too.
Gone are the days that I’m paying over 7 dollars for a fresh pressed juice! Don’t get me wrong, I will once in a while, but making your own juice at home is way better, and it’s easy! Just a few steps, a little cleanup, and you can have fresh, clean juice!
It’s also very customizable, so really, you can make it the way you like it and with what you have in your fridge. I’ll give some suggestions below.
You’re going to love this recipe because it’s:
This recipe isn’t 100% celery juice, the addition of an apple and lemon balance out the bitter flavor of the celery. The lemon adds some citrus and the apple adds a little sweetness. This juice is delicious!
- Clean - you know what you’re putting in it, because you’re the one making it! You also know that everything is cut and washed, with seeds removed.
- It’s tasty - yes it actually tastes good! The addition of a little lemon juice and an apple makes this celery juice very palatable.
- Super hydrating - celery is 95% water! Therefore it’s a great choice for hydration and it contains tons of vitamins and minerals that your body craves! I don’t really like to crunch on celery, but I love to drink it in juice, and I bet you will, too!
Ingredients + substitutions
There are more tips on additions and variations further down the post, but for now to make the recipe as written...
- Celery - this is celery juice so we definitely need celery! Because celery is mostly made up of water, this juice is very hydrating. I like to use organic celery, but non-organic works just as well. Be aware: wilted celery is fine to use if you’re juicing to use up what’s left in your fridge, but the firm, fresher celery does taste better.
- Apple - for a little sweetness. Raw celery can be difficult to drink straight but you can leave the apple out if you’d like.
- Lemon - just half of a peeled lemon to add a little citrus kick and to act as a natural preservative if you choose to store the juice in the fridge for a few days. You can also use a lime or even an orange!
Step-by-step (with photos)
This juice is actually so simple and quick to make! Just a few steps!
Clean and chop the celery and apple (discard the core).
Cut the rind from the lemon and cut the lemon in half.
Feed the celery, apple, and lemon into the chute of your juice and press down using the press.
After you’ve made your juice, either drink it immediately or store it in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 3 days.
- Make it sweeter - add more apples. Be sure to clean and chop the apple, and discard the cores before feeding them through the juicer. The more apples you add, the sweeter your juice will be.
- Add ginger - but be careful when adding fresh ginger, just add ½ an inch to start. If you add too much, it’ll taste very strong.
- Add beets, kale, and cucumber - beets, kale, and cucumber are great additions to celery juice! But if you add beets, the color will be nice and red! Which is great. And the juice will have an earthier flavor.
What's the difference between cold pressed juice and "regular" juice?
To make this truly cold pressed juice, you need what’s called a “masticating” juicer. I recommend this one by Nutribullet.
Or if you want to keep things a little more budget friendly, you can use this centrifugal juicer, I also have this one and love it.
Basically the masticating juicer is going to be slower, and the centrifugal juicer will be faster, some claim that the masticating juicer keeps the nutrients more in tact. However, there isn’t a lot to support this claim and both juicers will technically give you a “cold and pressed” juice. So, it’s up to you which one you go with!
Can you make celery juice without a juicer?
You sure can! Simply use a blender! Blend the celery as much as you can, then strain it through a cheesecloth or a nut milk bag. If you’re really short on time and supplies, just strain it through a fine mesh sieve or colander.
How much juice does a rib of celery make?
Slightly under 2 cups or 15 oz or juice. It will vary a little depending on the efficiency of the juicer but overall you can expect slightly less than 2 cups of cold pressed juice.
What is cold pressed celery juice?
First let’s talk about what cold pressed juice is: it’s a method of extracting juice from fruits and veggies without using heat. This makes it a more expensive, more time consuming way to juice.
I personally am a fan of cold pressed juice because this method helps to keep the integrity of the fruits and veggies you’re juicing (both in flavor and in raw nutrients).
How long does cold pressed celery juice last?
As long as you add some lemon juice it’ll last in the refrigerator for 3 days, just be sure to stir it before serving!
What is cold pressed celery juice good for?
I personally like to drink it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. It’s a great pre-workout drink (as it is super hydrating), and it’s a great midday pick-me-up.
If you’re not someone that enjoys eating your veggies, a great way to meet your daily intake is to drink your veggies by juicing them! It’s way more fun, too.
What's the difference between a "stalk of celery" and a "rib of celery"?
The stalk of celery is the entire bundle of celery, the rib is just one shoot of celery.
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Cold Pressed Celery Juice
- 1 Mastricating Juicer *or centrifugal, whatever juicer you have
- 1 rib celery cleaned and chopped
- 1 apple chopped, core and seeds removed
- ½ lemon peeled and cut in half
- Clean and chop the celery and apple (discard the core).
- Cut the rind from the lemon and cut the lemon in half.
- Feed the celery, apple, and lemon into the chute of your juice and press down using the press.
- After you’ve made your juice, either drink it immediately or store it in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 3 days.