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Fresh celery juice recipes -- delicious and good for your joints

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Fresh celery juice recipes -- delicious and good for your joints

I bought a juicer about a year ago. I did it because I have terrible knees and had heard from a few sources that celery juice is anti-inflammatory and good for joint health. Well, I can't speak for anyone else, but the celery juice works for me. My knees aren't 100%, but I notice a distinct relief in pain, creaking, snapping and popping when I drink a glass of celery juice a day. Not to mention that having a juicer allows me to make any concoction I wish! And fresh juice tastes infinitely better than store-bought. That's reason enough alone. Here are my three favourite celery juice combos: Sweet celery: 6 stalks celery; 2 carrots; 1 apple ( The sweet carrots and apple mix it up, although I do like a glass of straight celery juice on occasion. Try it -- it's very refreshing!) Pucker-Punch: 1 red or pink grapefruit, peeled; 1 orange, peeled; 4 stalks celery ( Citrus fruit is supposed to combat cellulite. I'm still waiting for this to take effect...) Tropical Twist: 1 cup cubed papaya or mango; the core from one fresh pineapple or 1 cup cubed pineapple; 4 stalks celery ( Papaya is loaded with digestion-boosting enzymes and antioxidants. And this is a great way to use the core from a fresh pineapple!) Green Goddess: 8 stalks celery; 1 bunch cilantro or parsley; handful of kale or collards ( OK, this one is a bit hardcore. The kale can be bitter. Start with just the celery and cilantro at first and work to the amount of kale over time, if you want a gentler introduction to kale juice. But the nutrients in this drink? Come on.) [caption id="attachment_2831" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="I am enjoying a Tropical Twist right now. Look at that frothy top!"] Tropical Twist[/caption] Drinking fresh juice really is an experience. It's very revitalizing. It's far more energizing than coffee. And I love my coffee. But if anything can get you off caffeine, it's a blast of fresh nutrient- and enzyme-rich juice, first thing in the morning. Don't have a juicer? See our reviews for 3 different juicers here. Do you juice at home? Tell us in the comments, below!
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