My Morning Essentials: Grapefruit and Celery Juice
As I grow into my healthy lifestyle I like to find new ways to improve my overall health and wellness. Recently, I've adopted the habit of morning juices. My go-to's are Grapefruit and Celery Juice, which I alternate, with the greater proportion of mornings being dedicated to Grapefruit Juice.
Why? Both have a number of good health benefits and are a great way for me to start my mornings off. Generally they give me a good boost of energy and make me feel well-hydrated. I've settled on these two because they address the most of my health-related concerns.
The Benefits of Grapefruit Juice
Grapefruit juice is a great detoxifier and can help breakdown bile stuck in your liver and digestive tract. It's also packed with vitamins and acts as an extra serving of fruit. Historically, I am not great about getting my daily value of fruit, seeing as I don't really like fruit.
The Benefits of Celery Juice
Like grapefruit juice, celery juice is a great detoxifier. I add in an apple, which gives it cancer fighting and liver detoxifying properties as well. I highly recommend celery juice if you're feeling bloated and/or constipated.
How I Make my Grapefruit Juice
I use fresh squeezed grapefruit juice and typically squeeze 1 full grapefruit to make 1/2 cup of juice and top it off with 1/2 cup of cold water to make it easier to drink. Grapefruit juice can be VERY tart when consumed raw and without anything added. You can also add honey and lemon juice.
How I Make my Celery Juice
I use a juicer to juice about 12-15 stalks of celery and 1 apple. All of that should give you enough juice for one morning, approximately 10-14 ounces depending on your juicer.
What My Average Week of Juices Looks Like:
5-6 Mornings of Grapefruit Juice
1-2 Mornings of Celery Juice
And I rarely do the Celery Juice on back-to-back mornings.