Once relegated as a co-star to various dips, celery has recently taken center stage. “Celery juice is a powerhouse of nutrients, specific salts, and anti-inflammatory benefits packed into a very low-calorie drink,” says Alexis Schulze, co-founder of Nekter Juice Bar. “Of all the health ‘fads’ to emerge, this one is really a no-brainer.” Full of vitamins K, C, and B6, as well as potassium, manganese, folate, calcium, riboflavin, and magnesium, celery juice is also loaded with electrolytes, making it a natural choice for a sports drink.
Nekter’s nationwide locations, including one in Delray Beach, offer a freshly made, pure celery juice called Celery Refresh and a Celery Detox blend for easy take-out and online ordering. The 16.9-ounce bottle of Celery Detox, which would take roughly two full heads of celery to make at home, is enhanced with lemon and mint to improve flavor. Drink it anytime for a nutritional boost or first thing in the morning to reap its purported digestive and detoxing benefits.