Celery is a very trendy vegetable these days – and for good reason! Most people think of celery as a plain item that’s just an easy snack or the base for a soup, but there is way more to it than meets the eye.
Celery is great for managing your weight – with a high fiber and water content, celery is great for helping promote digestion, providing energy, absorbing nutrients, which in turn can actually help promote weight loss. It is also very low in calories, which makes it a great alternative to other high-calorie snacks.
Celery is packed with good stuff! – there are tons of nutrients, vitamins and minerals packed into celery that not many people may be aware of. It is high in vitamin K, which is involved in blood clotting, metabolism and bone growth, as well as folate, which plays a part in the production of blood cells and energy conversion.
It contains antioxidants – vitamin C, in particular! This we know is very important when it comes to protecting skin from UV damage, fighting the flu, and more.
Try this warming soup recipe, with celery as the main ingredient:
CELERY, LEEK AND POTATO SOUP:
In a medium-heat pot, cook 1 chopped onion and 5 chopped garlic cloves for 3-5 minutes. Once browned, add 5 cups of chopped celery, 1 large yellow potato (chopped and peeled) and 1 C leek and let cook for another 3 minutes. Add 4 cups of bone broth, 1 cup of water, salt and pepper to taste, and cover with a lid. Let simmer for about 10 minutes on low heat, or until potatoes become soft. Once cooked, emulsify mixture, pour into bowls and enjoy!