Liver Detox & Gallbladder Cleansing Recipes
- 4 Large organic potatoes (ONLY use the skin)
- 4 large organic carrots (with skin)
- 2 sticks organic celery
- 3 whole organic beets sliced, plus greens
- 2 peeled and sliced organic onions
- 50 cloves of garlic
Potassium Broth Instructions:
Peel all the potatoes and reserve only the skin. Do NOT use the inside. Discard remaining potatoes (or put in a bag and set aside in the refrigerator for use after your cleanse). Add the skins to a large stock pot. Roughly chop the carrots, leaving skin on, and add to the stock pot along with the celery sticks. Slice the beets and add the sliced beets along with their greens to stock pot. Peel the onions and discard peel, then slice and add to the pot. If you purchased pre-peeled garlic cloves, add to the stock pot. If not, peel garlic cloves and add to pot. Add enough clean filtered water to the pot until it is filled to the top (the exact amount of water is not important, just enough to cover everything in the pot). Cover and simmer on low for 40-60 minutes. Strain out the vegetables and discard. Cool so you don’t burn your mouth and drink broth. Refrigerate leftover broth in glass containers for use over the next couple of days. If desired, add some “Bragg Liquid Aminos” for flavor.
Note: Potassium broth takes advantage of the fact that the outside of a potato is one of the highest plant sources of potassium.
Tip: For one person, we recommend using a 6-8-quart pot. If making for two people, use a 12-quart stock pot.
As much as possible, do not add spices to the potassium broth. If you must, though, you can add a little "Bragg Liquid Aminos" or real Tamari sauce for flavor.
- 1 cup of freshly squeezed organic orange juice (juiced or store bought)
- Juice of one lemon (use lemon squeezer)
- 1 Tbsp. organic extra virgin olive oil (increase by 1 Tbsp. each day)
- 1/2-1” organic fresh ginger root
- 1 clove organic garlic (increase by 1 clove each day, need 15 total to cover 5 days)
- 8 ounces of pure water
Morning Flush Drink Instructions:
First thing on rising, drink 8oz of pure water to flush your digestive tract. Roughly chop 1 garlic clove (increase by 1 clove each day) and add to blender first. Then thinly slice a 1” piece of ginger (cut across the grain into 1/8 inch pieces to help break up the fibers) and add to blender along with the lemon juice. This will allow you to totally liquefy the garlic and ginger before adding the remaining ingredients and minimize any “chunking”. One other trick is to slice the chunks of ginger into smaller pieces across the fiber. This will prevent longer fibers from appearing in your drink. Once liquefied, add 1 tbsp. of olive oil (increase by 1 tbsp. each day), orange juice, and 8 ounces of pure water. Blend on high until well blended and frothy.
Tip: Drink it down and follow with a fresh juice chaser to clear your mouth (if desired).
Note: Many people really like this drink. They say it sort of tastes like a tangy Orange Julius. Here's why. Most people are not aware that fast food outlets rarely use any dairy in their "ice cream" shakes. They use vegetable oil. When you whip the oil at high speed, it gets creamy. Well, the same thing happens with the olive oil: when mixed in your blender at high speed, it makes the drink really thick and creamy -- as if there were ice cream in it.
Liver Detox Tea Instructions
The Liver Flush Tea™ helps with the flushing process itself, but also helps minimize any discomfort or nausea. The key herb in the tea is dandelion root, one of the strongest herbal lipotropics known. That is to say, it flushes fat deposits from the liver. Other herbs that you will find in the tea include things like: ginger, clove, cinnamon, burdock root, and horsetail. Incidentally, some of the other herbs used in the tea (such as uva ursi, parsley root, and juniper berries) are also extremely beneficial to the kidneys.
Two cups of the tea should be consumed fifteen minutes after drinking your citrus and olive oil flush. But several cups can and should be consumed throughout the day. In fact, consuming the Liver Flush Tea as a regular part of your diet is a pleasant and tasty way to continually optimize your health. (Feel free to sweeten the tea with honey or real maple syrup as desired.)
You will want a small tea strainer to clean out the small tea bits in the water.
From Jon, "I like to make my tea in a big 8 quart Dutch Oven pot. I fill the pot the night before and add 4-5 tablespoons of Tea, which I let soak overnight. In the morning I simmer for 20 minutes. Then I turn the heat to as low as it goes to keep the tea warm and scoop out cups as I want during the day. I'll drink 5-8 cups a day."
It is essential that you purchase a juicer for this phase of the detox, and any good juicer will do. If you don't have one, look on the net for the Miracle Juicer, which you can pick up for less than $100. (Note: a good juicer is probably the single best investment you can make in your health.)
Any combination of all vegetable or all fruit will do. One exception is mixing apple and carrot--it is okay to combine them together in any fruit or veggie juice. Jon usually makes a juice of:
- 1 large apple
- 1 stick celery
- ½” piece of ginger
- enough carrots to make 20-24 oz of juice.