Would you like to make a delicious cucumber and celery juice? Here’s how and its benefits.
Best of all, the recipe only takes few minutes.
Where do we start?
Tools / Equipment
- Blender or juicer.
- A knife.
- A large glass or cup.
These’re the ingredients and quantities:
- 1/2 cucumber.
- 5 sticks or 1 cup (about 100 g) of celery with leaves.
- Optional: if using a blender, 1/4 cup of water.
Cucumber and celery juice – Recipe / Preparation
Just follow these 4 steps:
- First, cut off the ends of the celery stalks and rinse them. You want a clean juice.
- Then, wash the cucumber and cut half into large pieces.
- Process the ingredients with a blender or juice extractor. If you blend them, you can add a little water to get a more liquid result.
- Serve and enjoy!
With this in mind, drinking cucumber and celery juice on a regular and moderate basis may help improve constipation and other digestive problems, promote a healthy circulatory system and prevent certain diseases caused by free radicals (antioxidants fight these substances).
Also, this drink only has about 36.7 kcal / cup, so it’s very light.
To note: nutritional information is available on the US Department of Agriculture website.
What’s the benefit of cucumber and celery juice at night?
If may help keep the body hydrated during sleep hours. Also, the combination of fiber, water and few calories helps to satiate hunger and not overeat at dinner.
Keep in mind: remember to give your body some time to digest food before bedtime.
What’s the benefit of cucumber and celery juice on an empty stomach?
It may stimulate / activate the functioning of the organs and promote the body’s daily detox process with few calories.
So, is cucumber and celery juice useful for weight loss?
As we said before, it only includes about 36.7 kcal per cup. Therefore, it may help in diets to achieve a caloric deficit and lose a few pounds.
Also, its combination of fiber and water usually favors bowel movements and helps fight hunger, so it may ease bloating and make you lose some weight in the bathroom.
Find other recipes and more info in our post on juices to lose weight.