30 Day Celery Juice Challenge - Success!

Hey Y’all!

I just finished my 30 day celery juice challenge and wanted to share how my experience was! I’ve heard about this trend before, but just thought it was like a juice cleanse. I had NO clue how many benefits celery had and what it can do for your body.

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I followed the Medical Medium about a month ago who has a New York Times Best Selling book on celery juice. It sounds so silly because I’ve always thought celery was a crunchy stalk of water… But, I’ve felt so great juicing this whole month and will continue to do so. The testimonials posted on the Medical Medium’s Instagram page are amazing. This juice has changed so many peoples’ lives for the better and I’m so thankful I jumped on this trend!

For me personally juicing has helped mostly with my digestion and energy. I eat fruits and veggies daily and this still makes such a difference in my digestive system. One of the main benefits of celery juice is how it helps with chronic illnesses and acne. I don’t have either of these, but I have noticed how hydrated my skin looks and feels. Another benefit I’ve noticed is less foggy brain and anxiety. I usually nap most days and I haven’t this whole time so I’m assuming it’s been from the celery juice. Also, if I can prevent any disease or virus happening to my body I will absolutely do just that! I am completely for finding preventions to illness and will do anything to stay as healthy as possible.

I want to do a little q & a to help answer some questions I had when I first started!

Questions you asked me on Instagram Stories:

Is the taste super strong? And how much do you spend a week on celery bunches?

  • The taste honestly isn’t bad at all. Yes, the juice turns out to be dark green, but the taste is practically water! My mama and I both juice it each morning so we spend around $20 a week ($10 each person) and you use about 10 stalks each time you juice.

Does it taste like you’re drinking celery?

  • The first few days, yes… But after you get used to it it’s easy to down. I even sip on it some mornings when I don’t feel like chugging it.

Drinking it each day, where did you store all the celery?

  • I keep a couple bags in the kitchen fridge and we have a garage fridge as well that we keep the rest in. We do go to the store once a week to get it because it does take up a lot of room and you want it fresh.

How much celery did you use each day?

  • I used about 1 bunch each day so 10 stalks

Is it something you will continue to do every day?

  • YES!! I feel like it’s a 30 day challenge because something becomes a habit after 20 days of doing it. I got so used to waking up and juicing first thing that it has become an easy step in my everyday life. I feel so good drinking it daily and the two times I’ve made it later in the day or forgot it I noticed a difference in my digestion and bloating.

How did your results differ from others?

  • Personally my results are the same as others with digestion and foggy brain. I don’t have acne or an illness that I know of, so I am mainly using it now to prevent further issues and sustain my health.

What benefits does it provide someone who doesn’t have gut issues?

  • If you have any skin conditions like acne or eczema, it helps treat that along with giving your body the natural supplements to flush out strep and bacteria. I’m no expert, but I have read this information from the Medial Medium’s blog and Instagram page. He has a podcast talking all about it linked here.

What result was the most shocking?

  • Honestly how fast it digested my food and ZERO bloating. I consider myself very healthy and make regular bathroom stops, but I do even more now and my stomach is never bloated.

What results did you get?

  • My whole body feels extremely hydrated and alert in the morning. I feel more focused than I used to and less tired throughout the day!

When do you drink the juice?

  • First thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Wait 30 minutes until consuming anything else after.

How much do you drink?

  • 12-16oz so about one bunch of celery (7-10 stalks)

What juicer do you use?

  • I use the Jack La Lanne’s power juicer (many options on amazon too that are cheaper)

Can I make celery juice ahead of time?

  • You should try and make it fresh, but if you have to the longest you should go is 24 hours

Is it okay to add lemon, lime, or apple to my celery juice?

  • You should try your best to drink it straight. If you absolutely have to then you can for the first few days, but they say the best benefits are from straight celery juice. Adding other things take away from the celery’s medicinal properties. I promise it doesn’t taste bad - try and plug your nose the first few times if you’re worried.

Does it taste bad?

  • Honestly, no. However, if you’re not used to celery or vegetables then it will be an acquired taste. I hate bad tastes and plugged my nose the first time cause I was freaked out that I’d be grossed out. It’s practically water with a little flavor.

From Google:

Celery is low-energy vegetable. Due to low level of calories, celery is suitable for diets. Celery contains certain amounts of vitamins C, K, B2 and dietary fibers. Celery was initially used as medicine in treatment of toothache, insomnia, hypertension, anxiety, arthritis, rheumatism and to purify the blood.


I hope this helped you all learn more about celery juice! If I can do anything to help prevent my body from disease I absolutely will. I think it’s so cool that this is becoming a trend and helping so many people because it is SO CHEAP!!! I get about 5 bags of celery each week with 3 bunches in each one and it costs around $20. That’s over a 2 weeks worth for only 20 bucks! If you can prevent bacterias and diseases from entering your body for that cheap it’s crazy not to try. It also holds a ton of vitamins as seen above, so you can juice it for extra vitamins and nourishment.

Love you all! xoxox

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If you want to check out my challenge head over to my Instagram @megancarolineblog and click the celery juice highlight!

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Homemade Key Lime Popsicles

Friends!!!

You are going to die when you try these popsicles. I was at my family friends house watching their girlies and they pulled these out of the freezer to have after dinner. They’re green (and mama is super healthy) so I didn’t think they’d be delicious, but I was so wrong! That night when I got home I went on Amazon and got their exact popsicle molds and bought the Vital Proteins Beef Gelatin. I had all of the other ingredients already so once my package got here I made them that day!

These also work if you are on the GAPS diet, Paleo friendly, and primal.

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This recipe is from Mommypotamus Blog. She shares amazing natural recipes and great health tips if you’d like to check her out!

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup lime juice

  • 1/3 cup raw honey or maple syrup to taste

  • 1/4 cup coconut milk

  • 1 cup avocado (about 2)

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

  • 1/8 teaspoon unrefined salt

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil (buy high quality for this)

  • 1 teaspoon grass fed gelatin (I use Vital Proteins Beef Gelatin)

Instructions:

  1. place gelatin in small bowl

  2. heat coconut milk so that it is very hot to the touch, then add it to the gelatin and whisk until completely dissolved

  3. pour coconut oil/gelatin mixture into the blender and add remaining ingredients. Blend until smooth and pour into molds and freeze fro 4-6 hours.

MAKE SURE to heat the coconut milk (not oil) and mix it with the gelatin. My first time making these I added all the ingredients to a bowl and totally forgot to heat the coconut milk with the gelatin so I had some gummy chunks… They were still delicious, but if you make these right they are the perfect creamy texture. And they truly taste like a sour key lime pie! I’d eat these as dessert over any sugary recipe any day! I hope you all love them, enjoy!

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Mindful Living: Part I

Hey Friends!

I’ve decided to start a new series on my blog that focuses on mindful living 🌲🌿🌞The last few months I’ve been very thankful and strangely mindful of everything I’ve been doing/thinking. It could be the holidays, but I feel like something just clicked in my head and I’ve been working to maintain this positive mindset.

I honestly don’t know where to start with this other than explain what I’ve been experiencing. You know how we always say “I’m so thankful for…..” and of course we mean it, but we may not always feel it. I’ve always been able to express my thankfulness and gratitude, but it would feel like something that just came out of my mouth and I didn’t always register the actual feeling of being thankful. I probably already lost some of you…

One night a couple months ago I was laying in bed and started crying thinking about John (the security guard) who sits outside of our gate to enter our neighborhood. I got so worked up over the thought of me closing my eyes to sleep and the fact he was up at 1am letting people through the gate. But then I felt so selfish for thinking that because what if he loves his job? What if it’s the best job to support his family and he likes working those hours so he can spend the day with his wife and kids? After all that thinking I felt inspired to be more mindful of myself and other people around me.

I usually start my day by listening to podcasts while driving because it helps me wake up. That next morning I listened to an episode of Angie Lee’s podcast called The Angie Lee Show, and I really understood and felt the message she was sharing. She was speaking about mindful living and gratitude. One of her guests on the episode said to write down 10 things you are thankful for and read them daily to yourself. I always thought this was so silly because in my head I thought “what would reading a list do when I can already think it to myself?” But this time something was different. While driving I was thinking I’m so thankful for my health, my parents love for health and fitness, my home, my car, my family, friends, Austin, my school, my job, my dog, the meals my mom makes, and more. And I was really feeling it like I’ve never felt so thankful and gracious for this amazing life I have. I was worried it was only going to last a couple days since that was my mindset in the moment, but thankfully it has stuck with me and it’s really helped me stay positive daily, so why not share this and hopefully speak to one person if anything.

I always wonder what people take away from my blog posts, and I hope this new series can make it more meaningful. I absolutely love posting about life, nails, and clothing more than anything, but I also love to focus on mental health and our well-being. Since this is part 1 of my mindful living journey, I don’t want to ramble on and on since I will be posting more. I will share some of my favorite podcasts below that motivate me to succeed, love myself and those around me, and to live a positive life.

  • The Mindset Mashup: Michelle Sorro

  • 10% Happier with Dan Harris

  • The Angie Lee Show - great for business motivation and work life

  • The Goal Digger Podcast - same as above - more mindful

If y’all have podcasts you love in any topic I’d love to listen. Let me know! xoxox

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