Something I always heard growing up was, you burn more calories eating #celery than celery contains. Celery is a great snack that is super healthy, crunchy and actually filling. This marshland plant contains a large amount of liquid too. Hydration is a component of our Western diet that is lacking. When we don’t consume a large portion of fresh vegetables in our day, we miss out on the slow release of the natural liquid that nature provides, and our organs need.
Celery is a great carrier of nutrient-dense dips and spreads to help your day go better and on its own, boasts high sodium and magnesium content, making it a natural diuretic flushing our kidneys and intestines of all the gunk that makes your body sluggish.
Celery is also rich in vitamins and minerals with a low glycemic index. You’ll enjoy vitamins A, K, and C, plus minerals like potassium and folate. Plus, it’s low on the glycemic index, meaning it has a slow, steady effect on your blood sugar.
When we eat fruit, it is obvious we are getting a lot of liquid. Not something we usually associate with vegetables. Celery is one of those vegetables we don’t give much thought to outside of veggie platters or a vehicle for peanut butter. We should still keep eating that nostalgic snack in our lunch pack.
Cream of Celery Soup
1 bunch celery cut thin
3 cups alternative milk
3 cups vegetable broth
Add all ingredients together, warm and taste. Adjust seasoning if needed. Enjoy!