Crisp, clean and refreshing sounds like an iced tea commercial but I'm talking about green juice! Vibrant, health-giving, alkalinizing, celery fennel green juice. While celery is the star and core of many juices (and many drink it alone thanks to the Medical Medium), celery and fennel is a terrific combination. Try switching up your usual green juice for my current favorite, celery fennel green juice.
Celery Fennel Green juice
Many people are surprised to hear I juice fennel. While I love cooking with fennel in soups and stews, shaved raw salads, and as a standalone vegetable, juicing highlights it lightly licorice flavor. Instead of discarding the top stalks and fronds that you don't cook with them, use them for juicing.
With an impressive list of vitamins and minerals, fennel provides a wide range of health benefits supporting bone health, blood pressure, and heart health. It also boosts immune function and lowers inflammation. The real benefit of juicing fennel is in a unique phytonutrient called anethole. WHFoods reports that in animal studies, the anethole in fennel has repeatedly been shown to reduce inflammation and to help prevent the occurrence of cancer.
Depending on your juicer brand, cut the celery and fennel into small pieces. Fennel is particularly hard when raw, so chop it into small chunks. Some juicers, like what I use, handle whole ribs of celery easily, or chop them up as well.
Celery fennel green juice tastes amazing fresh out of the machine. Depending on your juicer, it may hold for 24 to 72 hours. For a juicer that stabilizes juices for up to 72 hours (so you can juice a few days at a time) check out this juicer from Tribest. When buying vegetables for juicing, be sure to buy organic.
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- 1 ½ heads celery 12-14 ribs
- 1 medium fennel bulb with or without tops
- 1 Granny Smith apple
- 1 lemon
- ⅓ bunch flat leaf parsley or cilantro both is good too
- 1-2 Persian cucumbers optional
- Chop vegetables according to the directions of your juicers manual. Core the apple and discard the seeds. Chop the fennel into smaller pieces as it is a hard vegetable. Cut the lemon into quarters. Process according to the juicers directions and enjoy.