We’re excited to share this healthy apple celery juice recipe with you. It’s a nourishing drink made from basic, readily available ingredients.
We’ve added some lemon juice and spearmint to our apple and celery juice to give it more zest. Both add vibrant flavor, cooling aroma, and increased health benefits.
And the blend of sweet apple essence makes celery juice more palatable. Given that celery juice holds so much nutrition, there’s no excuse not to drink it!
This article explains the health benefits of apple celery juice. Read on to learn how to juice apples and celery and store the juice for extended periods.
Apple and Celery Juice Benefits
Apple and celery juice is a healthy drink. The sweet and sour combination of ingredients makes a stimulating drink supported by nutritional elements.
Our recipe stands out for its lemon and mint that add zest and coolness. It’ll have you sipping healthy calories in your quest to combat the summer heat.
1. Fights High Blood Pressure
Apple juice is high in polyphenols.
As cholesterol deposits cake the artery walls, they pose the risk of developing clogged arteries (atherosclerosis) and high blood pressure. Drinking apple juice could act against this and promote your heart health.
Celery juice, too, has an impressive nutrient profile. It’s rich in electrolytes and vitamins A, C, and K.
It also has antihypertensive properties. One 2019 study showed a notable decrease in blood pressure after administering celery juice to people with hypertension.
It even proved more effective than a low-sodium diet. So drinking celery juice from time to time could be a smart way to lower the risk of hypertension.
3. Kidney Stones
Lemon juice, in this recipe, is high in antioxidant properties. It’s an excellent source of vitamin C, helping to prevent cell damage and improve your immune system.
It may also help with hypocitraturia, a condition that could lead to kidney stone formation. Studies show that lemon juice decreases urinary calcium levels to suggest it as a possible remedy against kidney stone formation.
4. Cognitive Health
Adding spearmint makes this drink more refreshing. It enhances cognitive health, too, boosting your mood and mind.
5. Less Sugar
Lastly, this apple celery juice recipe has only 13% of the total USDA recommended daily added sugar intake per serving. And contains negligible carbs.
Thus you can enjoy your drink without piling up excessive calories.
How to Juice Apples and Celery
It’s easy and takes only a few minutes to juice apples and celery.
Start by washing the apples thoroughly before coring and cutting them into chunk-sized pieces. You don’t have to peel them when juicing.
Run them through a juicer funnel and collect the liquid in a pitcher. Then, pour apple juice through a fine-mesh sieve to obtain clear juice.
Consider mixing it with other less sweet juices to make a balanced drink like this Carrot Apple Juice.
To juice celery, start by thoroughly washing both the stalks and leaves. Cut the base off the celery bunch to get a cleaner rinse for each stalk.
Then, cut the stalks lengthwise in half. Run the pieces through a juicer and collect the juice in a pitcher.
Enjoy it warm or cold. You can also enjoy it with other fruit/vegetable juices that add flavor and nutrition to plain celery juice.
How Long Does Apple Celery Juice Last?
Apple celery juice can last for up to three days in the refrigerator. Unlike most store-bought drinks, homemade juices don’t undergo pasteurization to extend their shelf life.
Storing it for any longer could result in a drink with significantly less nutrients and little taste.
Another option involves storing it in the freezer. You can keep apple celery juice frozen for up to three months.
And though nutrients decline with prolonged storage, freezing helps retain them at a better rate than at higher temperatures.
To ensure proper storage, transfer the juice into a freezer-safe, airtight container before keeping it in the freezer.
This apple celery juice contains only 87 calories per serving. That’s an impressively low amount of calories considering all the valuable nutrients.
Most of the calories come from carbohydrates in the form of sugars. And given that we’ve limited the added sugar, it’s a negligible amount that effectively sweetens this beverage.
A small amount of protein also makes up the overall calories for this drink. Consuming it can steadily contribute to your daily protein intake.
Protein is excellent for building muscles and reducing appetite. To bump up the nutrition and protein, pair this drink with a light salad.
The sweet flavors pair well with a leafy dish. It completes a fulfilling, balanced meal with plenty of nourishment.
To conclude, apple celery juice’s profile makes it appropriate for low-calorie diets. You can frequently have it as a simple appetizer too.
The best part is you don’t have to worry about piling calories. You can nourish and refresh at a fraction of the calorie cost compared to higher-calorie sodas.
And feel free to use it for different occasions. Apple celery juice is your ultimate versatile drink that is always healthy, kid-friendly, and plain delicious!
Apple Celery Juice Recipe
- 4 fl oz celery juice from about 3 oz celery stalks
- 8 fl oz green apple juice from about 10 oz apples
- 12 fl oz red apple juice from about 15 oz apples
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 6 spearmint leaves fresh
- 2 cups ice cubes
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- Rinse vegetables and fruits. Drain well.
- Core apples and cut into chunks. Run apple pieces through a juicer to extract apple juice.
- Pour apple juice through a fine-mesh strainer to get a clear juice.
- Run celery through the juicer to extract celery juice. In a pitcher, combine apple juice, celery juice, lemon juice, and sugar. Stir until sugar dissolves.
- Pour the drink into 4 glasses over ice. Garnish with mint leaves. Serve.
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