This recipe is so great. We are all looking forward to it tomorrow for day 3 of the cleanse. You can do it as part of this program or at any point in your life when you feel you need a little help with your liver or if you have been taking a lot of medications in the past or drinking a lot of alcohol.
To cleanse and support the liver and gall bladder I recommend you drink for 3 or more days on an empty stomach.
The Liver flush is a love-hate relationship, some love it and some hate it. Check it out and see how you feel. For the first time don’t try it as you are running out to work just in case you get nauseous which can be a symptom from liver detoxing. Drink daily over an extended time period to experience its effects. ‘Garlic is an antibacterial, Parsley detoxes the kidneys, Oranges have a high content of beta-carotene.
1/4 cup purified or spring water to facilitate the blending process
1/4 tsp whole cloves
1 pinch of cayenne pepper (pitta aggravating for some people so can be omitted)
3 sprigs of parsley
1 clove of garlic (pitta aggravating for some people so can be omitted)
2 oranges or tangerines, peeled, (cut off the peel and leave the white stuff on and chop into pieces)
1/2 grapefruit, peeled (cut off the peel and leave the white stuff on and chop into pieces)
1/2 lemon, peeled (remove the peel and leave the white stuff on and chop into pieces)
1–2 inches of fresh ginger, peeled
2 Tbsp cold pressed extra virgin olive, flax or hemp oil
Start adding the ingredients listed above one at a time while blending. Add olive oil last. Blend, approximately 1–2 minutes, until smooth. More water may be added if it is too thick. If you have a known sensitivity to oranges use 2 grapefruits instead. Personally I prefer it unstrained and then it is like a smoothie.
Best to drink on an empty stomach and refrain from alcohol and meat during the days that you drink this flush.
A nice adjunct to this drink would also be a tea of burdock, milk thistle and dandelion root for even more liver support.