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Celery juice has been all the rage lately, and possibly for good reason. (See my 6 favorite benefits below!) However, I’m not the biggest fan of celery’s flavor on its own, so I thought I’d share my new favorite juice recipe to make it more palatable.

celery juice recipe

I give you, Celery “Ginger-ade.”

When you pair a whole celery heart with some fresh cucumber, lemon, and ginger, plus a green apple for a little sweetness, it becomes a juice you’ll actually want to drink every day.

celery juice ingredients

Benefits of Celery Juice

I first heard of drinking plain celery juice from Medical Medium. He believes that drinking straight-up celery juice may help to heal a number of conditions. While he recommends drinking celery juice on its own for the most potent results, he notes that you can also add other fruits and veggies, such as cucumbers and apples, to make it more palatable. Try the recipe below to get started!

As you get accustomed to drinking this juice, feel free to increase the amount of celery or cut back on the other ingredients to make it more celery-forward, if desired.

Here are 6 reasons to love celery juice:

  • It may lower inflammation. Celery is loaded with antioxidants, including quecetin, caffeic acid, and ferulic acid. Antioxidants are thought to combat free radical damage that contributes to inflammation.
  • It may help fight infections. Celery has been used to fight infection for centuries, because celery seed contains antimicrobial and antibacterial properties. It’s also thought to help prohibit bacterial growth and boost the immune system.
  • It may help to prevent liver disease. Since celery has diuretic properties, it’s thought to help flush toxins from the body and promote liver and kidney health.
  • It may help lower high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Celery contains a unique compound called 3-n-butylphthalide (BuPh), which has been shown in studies (using celery seed extract as a supplement) to lower overall cholesterol and help with hypertension.
  • It may reduce bloating (and urinary tract infections!). Celery has a diuretic effect on the body, which eliminates water retention and may help to boost digestion– all of which can lead to less bloating. Because it decreases uric acid and boosts urine production, it also can help to prevent urinary tract infections.

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How to Make Celery Juice

To make celery juice, all you need is a juicer or high-speed blender. I think the juicer is easier (I use this Breville juicer), but if you don’t want the extra appliance, use your blender instead.

To make celery juice in a juicer: Run 1 or 2 bunches of celery stalks through the juicer– which will extract the fiber and leave you with just the juice! I’ve found that a 2-pack of celery hearts makes about 16 ounces of juice. For a better tasting juice, try my recipe below.

To make celery juice in a blender: Blend the celery until it looks like a smoothie. You can add a splash of water if needed, but it’s probably best to use as little liquid as possible so that you don’t dilute the juice. (A high-speed blender like my Vitamix can blend veggies without added liquid– just use the tamper!) Pour the pureed celery juice into a nut-milk bag to strain out the pulp, then drink the juice that you squeezed out!

apple and ginger in juicer

Can you Make Celery Juice Ahead of Time?

It is recommended that you drink fresh vegetable juice as soon as you make it, but if you’re rushed in the mornings you can make it up to 24 hours in advance and keep it in a tightly sealed mason jar in the fridge. If you use a masticating juicer, like my Omega juicer, your juice should last for up to 3 days. (I use my Omega juicer for juicing celery stalks, since they easily fit in the chute, but I don’t use it for other items because it takes too long to chop everything into skinny pieces!)

celery juice in glass with straw

Celery Juice Side Effects

Whether you start with my recipe below, or dive head-first into drinking plain celery juice in the morning, here are some side effects that I’ve experienced myself.

  • A dancing stomach. I’ve heard that celery juice can boost digestion by increasing the hydrochloric acid in your stomach. I can only guess that’s why my stomach felt like I had a baby kicking me in my intestines for the first week or two of drinking celery juice.  (If you’ve ever been pregnant before, it literally felt like a baby kick!)
  • A laxative effect. If you tend to be constipated, I would think this might help. Salt water is considered a laxative, and since celery is loaded with natural salts and very hydrating, I can only assume that’s why it had an almost-immediate laxative effect for me after drinking it.

Other than that, the other side effects I experienced were all positive– I felt less bloated and had less cravings for sweets, so I can’t complain! I hope you’ll try this juice recipe soon, and let me know how it makes YOU feel.

celery juice recipe

Celery Ginger Juice Recipe

4.86 from 27 votes
This celery juice recipe tastes amazing, thanks to the addition of cucumber, ginger, lemon and green apple. It's a low-sugar drink that kick-starts your morning!
prep5 mins total5 mins


  • 1 small bunch celery (or 1 heart)
  • 1/2 English cucumber
  • 1 large green apple
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 -inch knob of ginger


  • If your juicer has a "high" and "low" setting, run the celery and cucumber through first on the LOW setting.
  • Then switch it to HIGH and run the apple, lemon and ginger through the juicer.I like to sandwich the piece of ginger between the apple and lemon so that it stays put and is easier to juice.
  • Drink the juice right away, or save it in an airtight mason jar for up to 24 hours in the fridge.


Calories: 154kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 2g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 533mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 280IU | Vitamin C: 43.1mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: celery, cucumber, detox, ginger, juice
For one batch: Calories: 154, Fat: 0g, Carbohydrates: 41g, Protein: 2g

Recipe Notes:

Feel free to change this recipe as needed. Please leave a comment below if you try something different. We can all learn from your experience!

Reader Feedback: Have you tried plain celery juice? Or green juice in general? I used to be scared to add celery to my juices, but now I’m really enjoying this particular combination!

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Hi, I’m Megan. A former fast food junkie turned best-selling cookbook author. I create healthy recipes made with simple ingredients to make your life easier.

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  1. Thanks for your information on celery juice. I wanted to try it but I can’t afford to buy or store another appliance. I used my high speed blender and then pushed the juice through my chinois sieve. it works great. maybe takes more time than a juicer but since i only plan on drinking celery juice it works for me. i also added some lemon and ginger. its very good. but most of the time i drink it plain. no major changes in my body but i dont do this every day.

  2. For optimum health benifits, celery juoce is to be consumed on an empty stomach, straigt, as is, with no added water, fruit, spices, etc., as per the originator, Anthony William. If you can only toletate a few ounces at first, start there snd work up to 16oz. Some celery is mild and easy to drink, while some can be bitter, howvever drink it straight and give your body time to show results. It could take a few weeks to notice changes.

  3. I made this today but with a very small piece of apple. I’m going through some major “health”issues lately and my hair had fallen out..I’ve lost about half my hair in the last 6 months. I’m trying everything to figure out what is causing this. I mist say though. I thoroughly enjoyed this!

    1. I had the same thing going with my hair comes to find out it’s my thyroid. They higherd my medicine I’m taking for my thyroid now my hair isn’t falling like it was before. You should look into that I almost made a wig that’s how bad my hair was falling off 🙁

      1. I had this issue last year, but I went to a doctor and she had some blood work done. I was low in Vitamin D, Zinc, and ferratin (iron). I was prescribed supplements and could see a huge improvement after 3 months. Don’t self medicate, please. Try to eat well, treat your body kindly and see a doctor to find out what specific deficiencies you may have.
        Wishing you a speedy recovery to good health.

  4. Rather than juicing, can you actually have this as a smoothie, or is that just gross? I’ve obviously not tried it yet. Please let me know if you’ve tried it that way. Thank you!

    1. I tried with 3 stalks of celery, a whole lemon peeled, and 1 inch knob of ginger blended in the vitamix. I DID not strain like Megan said to I couldn’t drink it this way the texture was not to my liking. So I added an apple, spinach, coconut water, and frozen strawberries.

    2. Do you strain the juice out or drink it straight from the blender?I’ve been straining it but didn’t see that in your instructions so started to wonder if I don’t need to. Thanks for the yummy recipe!

  5. I love the Medical Medium. I love celery juice, however, I have tried twice to drink it daily. Each time I do, after three days I experience heart palpitations. It’s scary and makes me stop. I already have low blood pressure and I don’t know if it’s lowering mine even more. Anyone else experiencing this? You cannot contact anyone from his website to ask. 🙁 PS This juice was delicious!

    1. Hi Cindi.. I also have natural low blood pressure and I wanted to try celery juice but I’m very concerned it might give me side effects like you feel. Maybe I will try this recipe but with just a couple sticks of celery to see how it feels with my blood pressure. For me just eating one stick of celery alone con lower my blood pressure. This jiuce has ginger that balances blood pressure so could be good mix.

      1. Marcela and cindi. Salt raises blood pressure, so if you have low blood pressure celery juice (which contains many healthy salts) would actually help. What you may have expereinced was a stronger blood flow or a higher heart rate, which would regulate once used to receiving the nutrients it seems to be in need of.
        Ps. Not a doctor, just have an arrhythmia and use celery juice (and other sources) to regulate it a bit.

    2. Hi Cindi. I have low blood pressure and I’ve realised that lemon makes me feel very weak. Instead using lime is the same effect as lemon and it doesn’t affect my levels of energy. I hope that helps.

    1. Yes! But if you find that the rind makes it too bitter, you can peel it first. I don’t do that myself, though.

    2. I have a lemon tree in my back yard. I think it’sMeyers lemons. All I know is that I can use the whole lemon and my juice turns out great. I had picked some other types of lemons at another place and tried to use the whole lemon and it was disgusting! I had to throw it out. I use those lemons but I definitely peel them. Hope this helps.

  6. Hello,
    I’m going to try your recipe tomorrow , just bought a juicer today. Just wondering if your recipe made your stomach do a dance too??

  7. Wondering what your own personal benefits have been? I have heard what it does but not anyone confirming as like Anthony’s claim
    Thanks, jude

    1. I enjoyed reading this article. I started with sellery juice today and also had an laxitive effect. Did that eventually stop for you when your body got used to it?