Looking for a fresh and light option for your morning breakfast? This detox celery juice recipe with ginger, lemon and kiwi fruit is the perfect healthy breakfast solution.
I get many inquisitive friends at work commenting on my pre-packed mason jar breakfast and they often comment on the sweet smell as I enjoy my green breakfast juice. One friend in particular asked for the juice recipe, so here it is for all to enjoy!
PREPARATION 10 minutes COOK 1 minute SERVES 5
During the week, I generally practice fasting as I find it is the easiest to maintain discipline during working weekdays.
This green juice is the perfect way to aid in jump starting your daily diet for the workdays.
The aroma combination of tangy lemon and the sweet delectable smell of the kiwi is a zesty spring to my morning meal.
This recipe allows for 5 mason jar filled green juices, one juice for everyday of the working week. I simply make this detox juice in advance and immediately freeze ahead of time for my meal prepped breakfast.
There is nothing better than ticking off this quick and easy recipe knowing that breakfast is sorted and readily available.
What are the health benefits of celery?
Celery may provide a range of health benefits as it is rich in vitamins and minerals and a popular low-calorie snack. In addition, celery has powerful antioxidant properties that aid in preventing cellular damage caused by free radicals.
What are the health benefits of ginger?
Ginger root has a range of health benefits and is packed with antioxidants. Ginger is often referred to a superfood with its medicinal properties such as improving digestion, reducing nausea and its known anti inflammatory effects and antibacterial powers.
Ginger is a wonderful addition to a healthy diet and you can increase its intake by adding it to an array of dishes.
What are the health benefits of lemon?
Lemon can provide essential health benefits as they are high in antioxidants, fiber and several beneficial plant compounds. The vitamins in lemon stimulate immunity and aid in healthy digestion.
Lemon juice is commonly used in cuisine and diets but remember you must eat the lemon pulp to get the full health benefits – not just the juice.
What are the health benefits of kiwi?
Kiwi is a gratifyingly sweet fruit that is naturally low in carbohydrates and fats. Much more they provide a great source of daily vitamin C and help improve digestions with their fiber content. Kiwi fruit is a beneficial choice in a diet, rich with antioxidants.
Ingredients for Green Celery Juice
- 1 whole celery bunch
- 6 kiwi
- 6 lemons
- 3 knobs of ginger
How to make Detox Celery Juice
- Wash thoroughly celery, whole lemon, whole kiwi and whole ginger under cold filtered water.
- Pull apart whole celery bunch and cut stems in half.
- Cut ends off both kiwi fruits and lemon
- Roughly slice or chop up whole ginger knobs
- Place celery first into food processor followed by kiwi, lemon and ginger. Pulse as desired.
- Separate green juice combination into 5 glass mason jars
- Freeze immediately and take out when ready to consume
Fruit and spice peel benefits:
There is no need to peel or shave off the fruit peels and spice skins in this recipe. The skin of many fruits and spices contain many additional nutrients that are so often disregarded when peeled. I opt for the entire fruit and spices when I can receive the entire nutritional content of what the food provides.
It is up to the individual, but why neglect all the added benefits of eating a fruit or spice whole? A powerful food processor will blend up the whole fruit and spice, that more often than not, you will not even notice the peels in your final juice.
How to blend juice:
It is personal preference when you pulse or blend a juice to its desired consistency. When making a juice it is generally assumed you are blitzing the contents into a liquid format. However, if you are making a juice as a meal replacement, you may opt to leave some contents slightly whole for that added chew sensation.
Freezing juice in mason jars:
Glass mason jars are aesthetically fun when eating but most importantly an environmentally friendly reusable option. By storing juice in mason jars it allows you to keep in the freezer for several months.
To avoid glass cracking as liquid solidifies the key is filling juice to the appropriate line. By leaving 1-2 inches at the top, this ample room allows for expansion without breaking.
Keep in mind, the nutritional content is always higher when consumed immediately after making. But freezing juice immediately after it is made aids in keeping the nutritional value as opposed to storing in the fridge. Simply remove frozen juice a couple of hours before consumption, allowing to defrost at room temperature and enjoy a slushy green juice breakfast.