This liver cleansing beet juice recipe will help nourish your main detoxifying organ, the liver. This natural juice recipe is paleo, vegan, gluten free, dairy free, and refined sugar free.
I’m Kelly, and I have a lazy liver. Yup, I said it.
My liver can’t always keep up with all the outside toxins it must process, so I try and do some regular liver cleansing. Here’s why and how I keep my liver nourished.
Why the Liver Needs Cleansing
Sadly, if you breathe air in this world, your liver may be overloaded.
There’s toxins in processed food, cleaning products, the air, plastics, cars, and the list goes on. There’s really no avoiding toxins, but there are ways of bolstering the liver so it can more easily remove these intruders.
There are extreme forms of liver cleansing like fasting for several days and only drinking juice. I’m not a big fan of those strict diets, unless it’s doctor recommended for an extreme condition..
I do recommend supporting the liver with healthy liver-boosting ingredients like this beet cilantro ginger juice.
The Liver’s Job
The liver works as a filtration system. It helps escort nutrients to where they need to go, helps eliminate toxins from your body, and keeps your blood clean and flowing well.
When your liver gets lazy like mine, it can’t process all the toxins, so then they take up residence in the body. These aren’t the residents you want, especially because they nestle inside fatty tissue, causing weight gain.
The Health Benefits of Beet Juice
So how can the beetroot help cleanse the liver? Here are some of the health benefits of the mighty beet:
Improves blood flow
Lowers blood glucose
Detoxifies the liver
Helps with inflammation
Liver Cleansing Juice Ingredients
Are you sold on the beneficial properties of beets yet? If not, I’m adding more interesting ingredients to this liver cleansing juice recipe to not only bolster the health benefits, but to also enhance the taste.
Lemons: detoxifier, natural sweetener, helps prevent liver damage
Celery: reduces inflammation, boosts the immune system, helps fight cancer
Cucumbers: blocks harmful free radicals, hydrates, reduces blood sugar
Even if there weren’t all of these health benefits from this liver cleansing beet juice, but seriously though, it’s an impressive list, all of these ingredients just taste great together.
You get natural sweetness from the fruit and a bright red color for a healthy and tasty way to start your day.
Liver Cleansing Beet Juice Recipe
8 ounces cooked beets (I like buying them pre-packaged)
1 bunch cilantro
1” fresh ginger
1 peeled lemon
2 celery stalks
2 small seedless cucumbers
Place all ingredients in a juicer and enjoy.