Even people who dislike celery will love this juice. Pineapple is a great way to make your celery juice more interesting and to get some extra vitamin C. The bitter, astringent flavor of celery pairs well with the sweet-tart flavor of pineapple. You can make this with an orbital or slow juicer, or a juice press.
Makes about 12 fl oz depending upon your juicer and the produce used.
- Wash all your produce
- Trim the leaves and whitish root end of the celery
- Cut the top and bottom from the pineapple and cut two spears from the flesh. It’s fine to leave the skin on if it has been well washed and your juicer can handle it.
- Weigh the ingredients.
- Process everything together in the juicer
- Serve over ice, garnish with a small celery stalk with the leaves still on, and enjoy
Celery is rich in antioxidants including flavonoids and vitamin C lunularin and bergapten. These help to prevent the oxidative stress that contributes to cancer. It is also rich in phthalides, a phytochemical believed to promote healthy blood flow resulting in lower blood pressure.
Pineapple is rich in vitamin C, the most important water-soluble antioxidant to human health. It is also rich in bromelain, which aids digestion, making the nutrients in food more bioavailable. Bromelain is also an anti-inflammatory. See the full nutritional panel below.