It’s Juicing with Julie Friday!
Before I began writing this blog post, I did a survey on the Juicing with Julie fan page and asked my followers whether I should stick with a fun St. Patty’s Day Theme this week, or do something more “health related” like a Liver Detoxifying Juice. The majority vote came in with a liver juice, but then I thought, Why not combine the two!? How about a Liver Cleansing “Green” Juice Tonic? Gotta keep ‘em all happy, right!? Wishing everyone a Happy HEALTHY St. Patrick’s Day!!! Hope you find that Pot O’ Gold you’re looking for! 😉
Now, let’s get to the good stuff…..
Your liver is the second largest organ in your body, with skin being number one. It is your liver health that is responsible for processing virtually everything you consume and turning it into glucose that is used as fuel. But, since everything you consume passes through your liver, it means your liver is subjected to a whole array of toxins such as pesticides, hormones, food additives, alcohol, medications and much more on a regular basis.
Your first line of defense against toxins is your liver. Cleansing the liver helps it produce efficient bile, which helps your body flush toxins and break down fat more effectively. Many fruits and vegetables help to cleanse the liver, but dandelion greens are particularly effective.
This amazing green helps to increase bile flow so that the liver can be properly detoxed. The incredible mineral and vitamin density of these greens also helps flush out toxins, binding to them and transferring them to the kidneys to be eliminated via urination.
Celery is also a diuretic while increases urine flow to help expel toxins at a faster rate, while ginger helps to eliminate bacteria, viruses and any inflammation that might be harming our precious detox organs.
Liver Cleansing Green Juice Tonic
- 1 bunch organic dandelion greens
- 5 large organic carrots
- 1 head organic celery
- 2 lemons
- 4-5 inches ginger
- *Optional: add 2 granny smith apples (to make dandelion greens less bitter)
- Take the above ingredients and juice them in a juicer. Enjoy!
*If you like this green juice, check out my 30-Day DIY Juice Feast Program!
*IMPORTANT: Pregnant or Nursing Women should not participate in any type of juice fast or detox program. But, they can incorporate fresh, organic juice into a well-rounded, healthy meal plan.
- CNCAHealth.com, Top 10 Ways to Protect Your Liver
- naturalcuresnotmedicine.com, Detox Your Liver By Using These 5 Ingredients
Julie Kemeny aka Juicing with Julie is a leading coach and expert in the juicing industry. She is most recognized for creating the 30-Day Juice Feast & Weight Loss Challenge and has helped transform thousands of people’s lives around the globe through the Power of Juicing. Julie coaches, trains, motivates and educates health enthusiasts on the juicing lifestyle through her international private coaching, guided group programs, and juicing classes. Find out more at www.juicingwithjulie.com or to connect with Julie daily for juicing tips, advice and recipes LIKE her on facebook: https://www.fb.com/juicingwithjulie.