Now that you've treated yourself to multiple servings of lobster thermidor, an extra slice of that decadent chocolate cake, and enough alcohol to water a small village, it's time to give your liver a much needed rest. If you're feeling sluggish or find that your skin is breaking out from all that bacchanalian excess, you'll do best to grab a bunch of celery sticks on your next grocery round.
The humble celery might not wear the same superfood halo as kale does, but it's packed with powerful antioxidants and anti-cancer compounds such as phenolic acids and furanocoumarins. It can also help to flush out toxins from the body while hydrating it, making it a great candidate for cleansing the system internally. Looking to bring a dewy glow back to your skin? Celery is packed with vitamins A, B, and C — all crucial ingredients for repairing and nourishing your skin.
If you don't enjoy the taste of celery, try blending it with apple juice. The sweetness from apples helps to round out the vegetal flavours of this green fighter. You could also add a squeeze of lemon or lime to brighten this healthful concoction.
CELERY & APPLE JUICE
Here's what you'll need:
2 Celery sticks
1 Granny Smith apple
A squeeze of lemon or lime (optional)
How to make it
1. Wash celery sticks and apple to remove any dirt and impurities.
2. Slice celery into long pieces. Core and cut apple into quarters.
3. Juice the apple and celery and stir well to combine.
4. Pour the mixture into a serving glass. If you prefer a vibrant, acidic lift, finish the juice with a squeeze of lemon or lime.
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