They stare and you know they do. Walking into the subway car with my mason jar of green juice, I get curious eyes peering over Starbuck venti cups. And I used to be one of them. Guzzling copious amounts of coffee to JUST. STAY. UP, until I could go home, sling my bra off through my sleeve like a ninja and curl up with a glass of wine…or three. After relying on these crutches, my adrenals were shot, stress reached an all time high and I began gaining weight where my belly began competing in size with my girls. So if you’re anything like I used to be, then you’re going to love this post because I’m going to share with you,
My Liver Detox Juice Recipe…and it’s easier than you think.
Let me preface this by saying that I don’t believe that you need to starve yourself and drink nothing but juice to detox your liver. The liver, according to Chinese Medicine is generally in excess (think toxins, hormones, fat congestion etc.) and it does need nourishment. Starving yourself on a juice fast if you’re already in a deficient state (think low iron, adrenal fatigue, pale, weak digestion) is a bad idea. But it doesn’t mean that you can’t add in juice in conjunction with a highly nourishing diet…because you can.
Here is what you’ll need:
CITRUS LIVER JUICE DETOX RECIPE
1 cup coconut water
1 small handful ice
Large handful greens (I love a mixture of spinach, sprouts, romaine lettuce and kale)
½ tsp Blue Majik powder or 1 oz E3Live
1 major handful parsley
1 handful grapes
1 pink grapefruit
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Stevia to taste
Peel citrus fruits and throw everything else into a blender and enjoy.
*Please note, if you’re on cholesterol lowering medications, please do not make this juice since grapefruit juice is contraindicated when taking statin-lowering medications.
This drink will have you seriously flying through the day and tastes incredible. The E3Live or Blue Majik will give you a major dose of nutrients and this drink is especially good for hangovers! And wondering why all the citrus fruits? Well the sour flavour according to Chinese Medicine are the most active in the liver where they counter the effects of rich, greasy food, and function as a solvent breaking down bad fats and proteins.
In the meantime, give your liver some love and enjoy