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Healthy Benefits of Celery Juice & 2 Easy Methods to Make It

Hi Friends,

Celery Juice! It’s all the rage right now! I first heard about it when I was browsing the internet and came across Kelly and Victoria the bloggers behind Wilson Gabrielle. Kelly is a celery juice devotee. She swears by it and I had a juicer in the basement collecting dust. I figured why not try it.

By now ‘ve been drinking celery juice on an empty stomach 30 minutes before my morning smoothie for about a month now. Prior to drinking celery juice everyday I suffered from severe IBS. So severe that I often went to the bathroom twice a month. Now I go regularly, almost daily sometimes. Prior to drinking celery juice I had bad acid reflux. I was taking Prilosec daily to control it, I no longer have to take Prilosec. Prior to drinking celery juice I felt bloated and swollen, I no longer feel bloated and swollen. These are just a few of the benefits I have noticed from drinking my daily celery juice.

Medical Medium is the leader behind this craze. He shares a lot of incredible success and healing stories of people who have been drinking the juice daily. Amazing and mind-blowing healing stories. People who are truly suffering from awful diseases drink celery juice every single day and felt better. WHAT?

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CELERY JUICE HEALTH BENEFITS

  • The research shows that there definitely are proven health benefits of drinking celery juice. Celery has powerful anti-inflammatory effects, as shown by this study, due to the phytosterol and unidentified polar substances.

  • These anti-inflammatory properties can help with acid reflux, bloating, IBS, constipation, acne, eczema, and other inflammation issues in the body. (I AM PROOF OF THIS!)

  • Because of celery’s diuretic properties (high water content) and the fact that it contains magnesium, phthalides, and potassium, celery may actually help those with high blood pressure.

  • Celery juice is very high in vitamin K which promotes general bone and heart health.

  • It is high in vitamin C, which is critical for your immune system.

  • Note that I am obviously not a doctor. Always do your own research. Sources are linked within the text above.

HOW TO MAKE CELERY JUICE

Below, I included instructions both for making celery juice in a juicer and in a blender. I prefer the juicing method simply because I don’t have to bother straining and I had a juicer.

I bought this Breville juicer years ago because it is cheaper than other juicers and had good reviews. It’s also pretty easy to clean – many of the parts of dishwasher safe.I have had it for at least 7 years so you know it won’t break after a few uses.

When using a juicer, you simply put the celery in the hole and the juice comes out the sprout. I use a plastic grocery bag in the “garbage” plastic so I have less to clean up. I throw out the plastic bag and wash the other parts. It only takes 1-2 minutes to clean up.


The second way to make celery juice is with a blender and strainers. I recommend using a more powerful blender like a Vitamix because you need to break the celery down. You will also need to strain it. A nutbag would be fine, but I personally prefer using a mesh strainer. It’s quicker and easier to clean.

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Taste and Technique: Tuscan Farmhouse

Back in December Christmas was approaching and I had no idea what to get Mike for Christmas, when the idea of cooking lessons popped in my head. We both love to cook and it seemed like a fun date night. I found a local place that does lessons called Taste and Technique. You can choose the night based on the cuisine you want. I knew there would be no football today because the super bowl is next weekend and the meal was Tuscan Farmhouse so I immediately booked it.

We started the night with bruschetta with goat cheese, tomato and a balsamic glaze. The chef made this in advance and it was delicious.

Next each couple made a dish. We were in charge of the braised tuscan chicken with white beans and kale which the instructor said was the most labor intensive dish. We were up for the challenge!

 

After everyone prepped the food they were assigned it was time to cook in front of the class.

The first couple started by making sausage and potato soup and while that was simmering the next couple started making the Tuscan greens and beans salad. After we enjoyed the salad the next couple started on the mushroom risotto with pesto pork loin. While that was cooking Mike and I started by crisping the chicken stovetop before placing it in the oven to bake. By this time the soup was ready to be served. After we enjoyed the soup it was time to enjoy my favorite dish which was the risotto with pork loin. Finally, it was time to enjoy our dish which was also Delicious!

The night ended with homemade biscotti with a lemon glaze.

Overall, we had a really great time. The instructor was really sweet and knowledgeable and I would definitely go again.

 

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Shifting your Perspective

Let’s talk about perspective. According to dictionary.com the definition is, ” a particular way of viewing things that depends on one’s experience and personality”.

This week I changed my perspective on things and it totally changed my mood. You see on Thursday I woke up and went to yoga but wasn’t feeling myself. Then I went to American Eagle to do the try on session and the pant size I usually wear was too small on me. My mood went from lousy to down right mad. I wasn’t mad at anyone except myself for letting it get to this point. I got home and immediately got on the scale to see I gained 5 pounds since my 5 day detox.

I have been doing the peloton and studio Tone It Up workouts pretty consistently, however; I am not seeing the results I want. I follow this girl on Instagram name Samantha who is a Beachbody coach (no I am not becoming a coach) and she is doing a new 20 minute program that seems to be giving people crazy results. I immediatly direct messaged her and signed up for the new program called, transform: 20. Luckily she has a new group starting February 11th. Yay! I’m excited.

I am still going to follow the Tone It Up nutrition plan. So I am still a TIU girl!

Anyway, this morning I woke up and I was in a great mood. I had my healthy shake and then went to barre. I decided to wear the brightest sweater I own because I wasn’t going to be down on myself anymore. You see I shifted my perspective and had such a better day.

Sometimes that’s all we have to do is shift perspective and we have such a better day. How have you shifted perspective?

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Wellness Wednesday: My Favorite Beauty Products

For today’s Wellness Wednesday post I am talking about some of my favorite beauty products.

  • Ice Roller: This beauty costs $12. I use it in the morning and it helps with puffiness  under my eyes plus it feels good. The other day I had a headache and I put it on and I swear it made my headache go away. 

  • Tula Purifying Cleanser: I won this in a giveaway about a month ago and I’m obsessed. My skin has never been so soft or clear. I just ordered the ph balance and day and night cream and have been loving those so far too!

  • Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzymatic Dermal Resurfacer: I’ve been using this since the summer and it’s total game changer. After I use it my skin feel so soft and sooth and I haven’t had any of my usual winter dry skin this year. Also my makeup goes on so smoothly for a few days after I use it.

Have a beautiful Day!

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Never Giving Up

As many of you know I broke my hip in July and had a complete hip replacement. From the moment I broke my hip I promised myself I would not let this stop me from doing what I love, working out. After my surgery the surgeon told me I can leave the hospital when I can climb stairs without a walker. Well the day after my surgery I was not only climbing stairs without my walker I was walking as well. But let me tell you my hips were tight. I mean really tight like can’t even bend over to pick up a piece of paper tight.

Fast forward to September I was back doing my studio Tone It Up workouts and looking for more. I began taking yoga class once a week and started to gain some flexibility back. Then in December I purchased my Pelaton bike, and just this week I took my first barre class in over two years. It felt so good to be back.

And guess what? I can pick up a piece of paper. In fact, when I bend over I can almost touch the ground. You see, I wasn’t going to let this injury stop me from doing what I love. Just like I am not going to let the cancer stop me from living my life. I will never stop fighting because life is too precious to give up hope. So next time you say I can’t, change that can’t into can and you will!

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My Weekend

How was everyone’s weekend? Mine was really nice. Friday night my parents, Mike and I went to a local restaurant. I got really delicious steak tacos. Then Saturday I woke up and did a 30 minute HIIT peloton ride followed by the studio Tone It Up workout and the daily moves.

The studio workout was not for me, since I broke my hip in July my left side is really tight and I have a lot of trouble touching the ground. The workout involved a lot of touching the ground and I found myself really frustrated. I know I shouldn’t be frustrated with my body because it’s been through so much and it’s still strong, however; sometimes I wish I had the same flexibility I had prior to breaking my hip.

Sunday was an active recovery day for me so I did a Peloton yoga class. This was my first time doing a peloton class and I really enjoyed it. I think I will start incorporating those workouts into my schedule.

Today I am heading to a barre class for the first time in a year. When I lived in Hoboken I did barre all the time and I really miss it. I found a local barre studio and signed up for a class this morning. Hopefully I like the studio and can go more often.

The goal is barre 2 X per week. Yoga 1 X per week. Pelaton 3 X per week. Studio Tone It Up workouts 3 X per week. Daily Moves 5 X per week.

Here’s my workout schedule for this week:

  • Monday: Barre, Daily Moves

  • Tuesday: Pelaton, Studio, Daily Moves

  • Wednesday: Pelaton, Studio, Daily Moves

  • Thursday: Yoga, Daily Moves

  • Friday: Barre, Daily Moves

  • Saturday: Pelaton, Studio, Daily Moves

  • Sunday: Rest

This is week 2 of the Tone It Up Love Your Body challenge and we are talking about something you love about your body, I chose my arms. I love my arms because they have never given up on me. Even when I was at my sickest or when I broke my hip my arms always stayed strong and helped me when I only had one working leg. They literally served as my second leg. My arms were the first part of my body that the cancer started to go away on. My arms helped me get in and out of bed when I couldn’t get up and helped me get up from sitting when I struggled to stand. They are strong and I am grateful they never let me down.


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