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Celery Root (Celeriac) Juice

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Don’t judge a celeriac by its cover.  This winter vegetable is pretty down right wonderful!

This is a one ingredient recipe… so therefore, I am not even sure it can be classified as a recipe.   But it is raw, it is healthy, and there is much to be learned from this simple one ingredient wonder.    I have been familiar with celeriac root for about 5 years now.  I am sure I have seen in the produce department in the years prior but I kept my distance.  It looks like a genetic abomination!  I no longer fear strange looking fruits and veggies, heck, I am actually more drawn to them these days.  Celeriacis root also known as Celery root.  It’s hairy, it’s dirty, it’s full of craters and crevasses that could make any grown man to run for his momma!  haha  Celeriac is the corm, or the underground starch-storing lower stem of a particular variety of a regular celery plant.

Did you know that the benefits of celery juice include ridding the body of toxins and stimulating kidney function, among many others?  Overeating and the wrong kind of diet can place a great strain on the body.  pH levels are thrown out of balance, and that disrupts the body’s metabolism and allows harmful toxins to accumulate.   That is not a health path to be on.  The result can be kidney and bladder problems, a tendency toward kidney stones, gout, rheumatism, and arthritis.  The benefits of celery root juice include its action as a diuretic, its ability to help neutralize the pH balance, and its stimulation of the kidneys, which helps rid the body of toxins.

Many people find the benefits of celery root juice extend to a variety of other illnesses as well, including asthma, constipation, fever, fluid retention, headache, inflammation, insomnia, migraines, nervous problems and weight loss.  It also provides a significant source of potassium, which is great for a hydrated and healthy skin.  The list goes on!

So just what does celeriac juice taste like?  The best way I can describe it is, it is similar to the taste of V8 juice, minus the tomato.  There is a hint of celery, no doubt about that.  It also has a little sweetness to it and can be somewhat compared to a parsnip.  Shew, it is rather difficult to describe actually.  I go back to the V8 comparison.  Both Bob and I agree on that for sure.   I provided measurements below but that is just a guideline to show you that it took 1 good-sized celeriac root to create 1/2 cup juice.  This will always vary depending on the water content and freshness of your root.

Ingredients: yields 1/2 cup juice

  • 13 oz (weight) celeriac root

 Preparation:

  1. Wash and peel the celeric root with a potato peeler or paring knife.  Chop into the appropriate size to fit in the chute of the juicer.  I love the Omega juicer.
  2. Juice and drink right away!

How to select and store:

  • Select celery roots that feel heavy for their size. If any greenery or bits of stalk are discernible on the top of the root, they should be fresh looking and neither dried out nor slimy or wilted.
  • Celery root are difficult to peel because of the hairy nooks and crannies, so look for ones with as smooth an exterior as possible.
  • If you see celeriac at the market with long bright green stalks still attached, snap them up! Freshly harvested celery root tends to be more tender and easier to peel.
  • They store well and for an amazingly long time if  kept cool.  Celeriac loosely wrapped in plastic in the fridge will last up to several weeks, even longer if it was freshly harvested.

 

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22 thoughts on “Celery Root (Celeriac) Juice

  1. Anton Irante says:

    It’s super easy and efficient. I use with this simple “recipe” even beets. Simply add beetroot to give multiple beneficial beverage. If you are bothered by the smell earthy beetroot add lemon

    • amie-sue says:

      HI Anton… yes, beets are good to juice too. Shoot about any veggie and fruit out there! I have done tons of juicing over the years, just never gave celeriac second thought for some reason. Glad I finally did! Have a wonderful weekend, amie sue

  2. Ludia says:

    What a great idea! Never in a million years would I thought of that one! I actually like celeriac, but it’s a pain to peel.I combine it with apple, make grated salad, they call it remoulade. Now I can make a juice instead with it. And will! Thanks for the idea. Will report.

    • amie-sue says:

      Hi Ludia… a person wouldn’t think you could squeeze much juice out of those silly looking things, but it juices nicely. I look forward to hearing about it! Have a great day, amie sue

  3. Jesse Gabriel says:

    Hallo Amie Sue.
    Oh ja, ich liebe Sellerie, super auch für Rohkost – Salate, Rohkost Cracker oder man kann ihn auch z.B. so http://nouveauraw.com/raw-recipies/snacks/sweet-spicy-onion-rings/ panieren und dann in ein Dörrgerät geben. Das ist super lecker. Oder eine andere tollte Kruste von Amie Sue.
    Früher hat man immer gesagt, Sellerie ist gut für den Mann, ich sage jetzt nicht für was, zwinker. Lach.

    Apfel Sellerie Salat mit Walnüssen ist auch super.

    Wer nicht roh ist kann ihn auch wie ein Schnitzel panieren und in der Pfanne braten oder auch Pommes daraus machen, gut für Suppen. oh ja mit Sellerie kann man so viel machen. Entweder man liebt ihn oder man hasst ihn. Kartoffel Sellerie Püree habe ich früher als ich noch nicht roh war auch öfter gemacht, ach ja und ein wenig frischen Meerrettich kam auch (immer) mit rein.

    Ich hoffe ich habe nicht zu viel geschrieben aber so kann man vielleicht den Menschen Sellerie schmackhaft machen, die ihn noch nicht gemocht haben.

    Viele liebe Grüße,
    Jesse

    • amie-sue says:

      Google translate…

      Hi Amie Sue.
      Oh yes, I love celery, great for raw food – salads, raw vegetables or crackers you can also use it as Sun http://nouveauraw.com/raw-recipies/snacks/sweet-spicy-onion-rings/ bread and then place in a dehydrator. This is delicious. Or other romped crust by Amie Sue.
      They used to always say, celery is good for a man, I am not saying for what, wink. Lach.

      Apple celery salad with walnuts is also great.

      Who is not raw it can also as a cutlet breaded and pan fry it or even make french fries, good for soups. oh yes and celery can do so much. Either you love him or you hate him. Potato celeriac puree I used to when I was not yet made ​​even more raw, oh yes, and a little fresh horseradish was also (always) with pure.

      I hope I did not write too much, but one can perhaps make people celery tasty, who still disliked him.

      Lots of love,
      Jesse
      _______________________________________________________

      You can never write to much Jesse. I love what you shared. Others will too! You listed some great ideas that I will have to try! I hope you are doing well. Good to hear from you Jesse. amie sue :)

  4. Blanka says:

    Wow! I never thought about juicing celeriac! But shall try that today, what a fab idea!

    • amie-sue says:

      We love it Blanka. It has a taste of its own. :) If yours comes out really strong you can dilute it with some water. All veggies come stronger or weaker in taste. Enjoy!! amie sue

  5. GypsiSky says:

    I have never even considered this odd veggie, but now you have me most curious and I must give it a try! Do you find it’s taste to be comparable to celery itself?

    • amie-sue says:

      It has a hint of celery to me. But if you have had V8 juice ever, it does remind me of that too! I hope you try it. :) Have a wonderful weekend. amie sue

  6. Erin says:

    I have never even heard of this root. I’m excited to try it! I have learned so much from your website:)n Thank you for all your hard work!!!

    • amie-sue says:

      I am happy that I can still introduce a new veggie to people. :) It is so fun to explore all the wonderful “fruits” of Mother Nature. Keep me posted if you try it and what you think. Have a great weekend. amie sue

  7. Evelyn says:

    Hi Amie Sue,
    I am new to the raw food arena and I am just loving discovering how produce, fruit and veggies taste in the “Raw”. I also just received my Omega juicing center. It is wonderful. I have never heard of or seen this type celery but I am planning on going to market just for it so that I can juice it. Will let you know what I think of it soon. Thanks so much for this wonderful site of Raw Food Recipes.

    Evelyn

  8. sophie says:

    Hi Amie-sue
    I made this juice today and it was very good. Any ideas on what to with the pulp?
    Thank you!
    Sophie

    • amie-sue says:

      Hi Sophie… happy to hear that you enjoyed this juice. Was it your first time trying it? The pulp can be used in making flax crackers if you wanted. Do you have a dehydrator? Have a wonderful Valentine! amie sue

  9. Helen says:

    Could you blend the celeriac root with some filtered water and then drink it or do you think it would be too fibrous? I don’t have a juicer. :)

    • amie-sue says:

      Yes Helen, you can make juices in a blender and then strain through a nut bag / mesh bag. I taught my mom to do that since she doesn’t have a juicer either. :) Have a great day, amie sue

  10. linda says:

    Hi Amie-Sue,
    It’s been a while since I’ve corresponded with you.
    Do you make vegan hot beverages such as vanilla chi, espresso, coffee, frappe, and lattes I can not have caffeine and when I entertain I would love to offer hot drink to my friends who do not have caffeine either.

    • amie-sue says:

      Oh Linda, it is so nice to hear from you. I hope that time has been treating you well.

      I do enjoy hot drinks when the weather starts to get colder. In fact, I have been making one lately that I will share with you. I make a chia tea “concentrate” (you could do this with any tea). I place 6 tea bags in a quart jar and fill with hot water. Let it sit for several hours… the longer the stronger it will be. Once it is nice and strong, remove the bags and place the tea in the fridge.

      In the morning, I place 1/4 cup of the tea concentrate in the blender with 1 3/4 cup of water and 1/4 cup of coconut milk. Add a touch of sweetener (I use NuNaturals liquid stevia (alcohol free) and blend for 30-60 seconds. It will create a nice froth on the top of the drink once poured in a mug. There are so many wonderful things that you could add. Pumpkin puree, vanilla….I like to add lecithin to give the drink a creamy mouth-feel and for the added nutrients. You could even add chia seeds to the blender with this to give it a smooth creamy texture with the added bonus of nutrients.

      I hope that inspires you some. Have a blessed week and again, so wonderful to hear from you. amie sue

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