Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie: Powerful Recipe For The Best Cleanse

heavy metal detox Smoothie
Heidi Moretti AuthorHeidi Moretti, MS, RD
Functional Medicine Nutritionist
Detoxification Expert

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Heavy metals are good if they are rock bands, but they have no place in our bodies!  All kidding aside, I am often surprised at how little the medical community speaks about heavy metals, because over the course of a lifetime, they can take a toll on the cardiovascular system, brain, nervous system, digestive tract, skin health, and liver function.

When I was in graduate school, the idea of mercury was obscure, and we only thought that people who ate swordfish had to worry about it.  Today, the concern for heavy metal toxicity has grown because of pollution in the oceans, in the air, and in the soils has grown exponentially across the globe.

In this article, I will share with you several evidence-based healthy, simple, natural and safe steps we can all take to begin to gently remove heavy metals from our body.

Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie Recipe

Below is my favorite heavy metal detox smoothie recipe, using a combination of foods and herbs known for their heavy metal detox abilities, such as moringa, chlorella, cilantro, probiotic foods, and selenium-rich foods.

I will also discuss the research behind the ingredients I use including different options to help you tailor the smoothie recipe to your own preferences.

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Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie Recipe

My favorite heavy metal detox smoothie recipe, using a combination of foods and herbs known for their heavy metal detox abilities, such as moringa, chlorella, cilantro, probiotic foods, and selenium-rich foods.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast, Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie
Cuisine: American, Indian
Keyword: Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie
Servings: 1 people
Calories: 530kcal
Author: Heidi Moretti, MS, RD

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup wild blueberries
  • 2 cups almond milk unsweetened, plain
  • 1 ml moringa drops
  • 2 nuts brazil nuts
  • ½-2 grams Chlorella around 5-10 capsules, start with the lowest serving size
  • 1 ounce cilantro
  • 2 whole kiwi
  • 1 ounce chia seeds
  • 1 medium banana optional
  • 8 fl oz kombucha optional

Instructions

  • Soak chia seeds in two cup of almond milk overnight, store in the refrigerator
  • Blend all the ingredients together until smooth.
  • Add 1 ml moringa drops
  • Drink in the morning on an empty stomach

Nutrition

Calories: 530kcal

Other options I often do:

  • Simply mix chlorella into my kombucha drink
  • Add chlorella and cilantro in my other smoothies recipes.

Related Recipes: Overnight colon cleanse
Related Supplements: Organic selenium,  Zeotrex, Moringa extract drops.

Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie Nutrition Label

Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie Nutrition Label

Heavy Metal Detox Ingredients: Summary of Research

Below is a summary of the ingredients used in the recipe, and their main benefits for heavy metal detox.

  • Wild blueberries: (Anthocyanin)
    Are rich in anthocyanin (purple pigment) known to protect the body from heavy metals, including neuroprotective benefits.
  • Moringa:
    Different parts of the moringa plant are reported to have the ability to remove heavy metals from the body, and to reduce their oxidative stress.[1]
    Moringa extract drops make it easier to use in smoothies and juices.
  • Brazil nut:  (Selenium)
    One brazil nut (5 grams) provides over 150% of your daily value of selenium, an important mineral known to bind and detox heavy metals in the body.
  • Chlorella:
    Has the ability to bind to heavy metals, and is also a concentrated source of nutrients, including chlorophyll, another potent natural detoxifier.
  • Cilantro:
    Known ability to bind to heavy metals.
  • Chia seeds: (Fiber)
    Very high in fiber to help eliminate heavy metals and promote healthy bowel movements.
  • Kombucha: (probiotics)
    Probiotic many healing benefits also includes detox heavy metals (see research section below). I know this may sound like a strange combination, but kombucha actually taste good in this smoothie!
  • Almond milk: (Vitamin E)
    Rich in vitamin E, which may help chelate lead.[2]
  • Kiwi: (Vitamin C)
    Rich in vitamin C, which also may chelate lead, by itself or with vitamin E.[3]
  • Banana: (Fiber, taste)
    Added due to its fiber content, and also to improve flavor and creaminess.

Chlorella for Heavy Metal Detox

Chlorella for Heavy Metal Detox

Chlorella is a powerful single-celled algae shown in studies to bind to toxins and heavy metals in water, and also inside our body.

According to research, chlorella acts like a sponge to heavy metals such as mercury and can “soak them up” so they can be eliminated with the stool.

In fact, several studies found that chlorella can bind to heavy metals in people who have silver fillings.  It may even remove mercury from nerve tissue by eliminating this harmful substance through the bowel movements and urine.  The benefits of chlorella aren’t just for mercury either; some evidence suggests it may be helpful in removing other dangerous heavy metals like cadmium from the body.

Not only does chlorella bind with toxic metals, it also provides healthy nutrients for the body like iron, chlorophyll, and protein. As a natural way to improve health, there isn’t much to lose by adding some chlorella into your daily life to gently help the body remove unwanted metals.

I use a daily dose of chlorella, at about 1 -3 tsp per day in my smoothie.  A little bit goes a long way!  Start with ½-1 tsp per day and work your way up.  If you add too much, you may experience some digestive side effects or a healing crisis. Remember, detox is all about restoring balance. It’s not a sprint, but rather a part of an ongoing healthy lifestyle.

Cilantro’s Powerful Effects Against Heavy Metals

Cilantro’s Powerful Effects Against Heavy Metals

Another easy step anyone can do to help the body clear heavy metals is to eat cilantro regularly.  This relative of parsley has the ability to safely remove heavy metals from the body too.

While we only have about a dozen case reports where cilantro has been used for heavy metal toxicity, all these cases showed impressive improvements.  The case reports even visualized a reduction in heavy metal content in the body by observing MRI’s. Animal studies also show that cilantro can safely remove lead from the body.

It is still not clear how exactly cilantro works to detox heavy metals, but since it’s safe and also delicious, this is an easy add-in to your daily meals.  In fact, I’m going to buy some more for dinner tonight!

A great way to have cilantro is to chop it up and add it to salads, add fresh cilantro as a condiment to soups, make a cilantro pesto, and add to your green smoothies.

Zinc & Selenium for Heavy Metal Detox

Zinc & Selenium for Heavy Metal Detox

Both zinc and selenium are essential minerals that can also naturally bind to heavy metals and safely remove them from the body.

Unfortunately, with selenium, our soils content affects how much selenium our food will have.  For example, the region I live in is very low in selenium, so if I am to eat local foods, I better consider taking selenium supplements routinely. People who work in agriculture are very aware of this because their livestock will die without enough selenium. For humans, an average daily dose of selenium is around 100-200 mcg.

The required amount of zinc per day varies, depending on your body size, the form it comes in your diet, and more.  For example, zinc in plant foods is poorly absorbed, while it is well absorbed from fish and meats. Also, many medications make zinc absorption poor, such as stomach medications, blood pressure pills and others.  In these cases, it is important to consider zinc supplementation. On average, a normal daily amount of zinc is around 10-15 mg.

As in many essential minerals, more is not always better. So no need to get overboard with zinc and selenium. Try to get your daily supply from whole foods such as oysters, wild salmon, and brazil nuts, and consider supplementation if needed.

Probiotic Foods & Heavy Metals

Probiotic Foods & Heavy Metals

Did you know that fermented foods like kombucha, sauerkraut, kefir, and kimchi can help remove heavy metals from the body too?

According to research, certain type of bacteria found in these foods have the ability to bind to toxic metals in the gut, so they can be eliminated with the stool.

I love fermented foods and won’t go a day without them in my diet.  I feel that anyone struggling with heavy metal toxicity symptoms should do the same.

While you can supplement probiotics too, the complexity of fermented foods supports many aspects of digestive health and provides healthy polyamines for the body. The only caution I would give here is to people who are sensitive to tyramines or need to avoid tyramines.

Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie – How Often?

All the ingredients in this heavy metal detox smoothie support your body in a natural, safe, and gente way. You can drink it regularly, as a part of a healthy lifestyle to promote health and well-being.

Best Tea Detoxes For Weight Loss : Gentle Cleanse Without Side Effects

Best Tea Detoxes For Weight Loss

The recipe below is one of the best tea detoxes for weight loss you can make at home.

Every ingredient in the weight loss detox tea cleanse recipe has a long history of traditional use that is also supported by modern science.
For a natural, effective, safe and gentle cleanse using whole foods and herbs you can easily find at your local store.

Main benefits: the ingredients in the detox tea work together to boost metabolism, promote weight loss, increase energy, supress hunger, improve digestion as well as to detox and cleanse the body.

Use the detox tea hot or cold  as a natural healthy way to detox and cleanse your body and support your weight loss plan.

Best Tea Detoxes For Weight Loss : Summary Of Evidence

Jump to the recipe.

Click on each ingredient to learn more about the benefits for detox and weight loss. We included links to the relevant scientific studies when available.

To see more detox tea, juice, drink & meals recipes: cleansing recipes.

Weight Loss Detox Tea Cleanse Recipe

Best Tea Detoxes For Weight Loss

Since we published the recipe, we have received many suggestions. See the different options and top tip from our members in the section below. You may want to adjust the detox tea recipe based on your personal preferences and needs.

Drink first thing in the morning and up to four times a day. Always drink on an empty stomach, one hour before or after other meals or drinks.

Weight Loss Detox Tea Cleanse Recipe

See the different options and the complete ingredients list in the section below. You may want to adjust the detox tea recipe based on your personal preferences and needs.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Tea
Cuisine: American, Chinese, Cleanse Tea, Indian, Japanese, Mediterranean
Keyword: Detox Tea Cleanse
Servings: 1
Calories: 60kcal
Author: Cleanse Joy

Ingredients

Detox Tea Ingredients

  • 1 cup spring water
  • 1 bag organic green tea
  • 1-2 inches ginger root
  • 1 oz goji berries
  • ½ small lemon
  • pinch cayenne pepper optional
  • a few drops of stevia or monkfruit optional
  • non alcoholic vanilla extract to taste optional

Add Ons

  • 1 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil optional
  • anti stress herbs optional
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder optional
  • pinch ground black pepper optional

Instructions

  • Peel the ginger root and cut to thin slices.
  • Boil the ginger in water for 5 minutes with the goji berries. If you like to use cayenne pepper powder, add a dash (no more than ¼ tsp). 
  • Reduce the heat, cover and allow the to simmer for additional 5-10 minutes.
  • Strain the tea into your tea cup.
  • Add the green tea bag for 2-5 minutes.
  • Remove the tea bag. Squeeze the juice of ½ lemon (optional) into the tea.
  • Add a few drops of stevia / monkfruit.
  • Add the vanilla extract (optional).
  • Drink first thing in the morning and up to four times a day. Always drink on an empty stomach, one hour before or after other meals or drinks.

Nutrition

Calories: 60kcal

Weight Loss Detox Tea : Top Tips From Our Members

Weight Loss Detox Tea : Iced Tea Version

The detox tea also tastes great when it is cold. This can help to hydrate your body during summer, as well as a healthy alternative to sugary beverages and sodas.

A popular effective way to make the cold version of the detox tea:

  1. Place the detox tea in a mason jar or other glass container.
  2. Add 32 ounces (about 1 liter) of cool water.
  3. Store in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.
  4. If you have digestive issues such as bloating or gas, add 1 tablespoon of raw unpasteurized apple cider vinegar.
  5. You may add 2-3 more bags of organic green tea. No need to heat again, just place the green tea bags in the container.

Apple cider vinegar on its raw unpasteurized form, is well known to naturally detox and cleanse the body. According to research, apple cider vinegar has the ability to regulate blood sugar levels, promote satiation after a meal, regulate lipid metabolism in the liver, and support healthy kidneys and liver function [1,2,3].

If you have never tried to drink apple cider vinegar before, start with 1 teaspoon first in this recipe.

To Boost Energy & Manage Stress

Best Tea Detoxes For Weight Loss Ginseng

Many of our members like to add 1 dropper of Dr. Group’s Ginseng Fuzion just before they drink the tea, which includes the adaptogenic herbs ashwagandha and ginseng.

  • Ginseng is well known for its ability to naturally stimulate energy production in the muscles, improve fats metabolism, and reduce appetite [4,5.
  • Several studies found that ashwagandha can decrease body fat, increase lean muscle mass, support healthy body weight management and reduce stress and anxiety [6,7].

Keto or Low Carb Diet : Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil Best Tea Detoxes For Weight Loss

If you follow a low carb, paleo or keto diet, you may want to add 1 tablespoon of raw extra virgin coconut oil to the detox tea, just before you drink it. According to research, the body can quickly digest and use the coconut oil to produce energy. Taken before a workout, some evidence suggests that the MCT oils in coconut oil may also increase exercise performance [8].

If this is the first time you have coconut oil as a part of a drink, start with 1 teaspoon first in this recipe.

Detox Tea & Turmeric

Detox Tea & Turmeric

While this may sound surprising, a lot of our members also like to add ¼ teaspoon of turmeric powder to the hot detox tea recipe.

Turmeric for weight loss?

Multiple studies found that Curcumin, the main active compound of turmeric can reduce inflammation in the body, detox and cleanse the liver and kidneys [9,10,11].

Due to curcumin’s potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, many researchers also believe it may indirectly influence weight management as well [12,13].

Turmeric has a very distinct taste that not everyone likes. For this reason, if you are not a big fan of the way turmeric tastes, you may want to not include it as a part of this recipe.

If on the other hand, you like turmeric, you may want to also combine it with black pepper. According to research, piperine, the major active component in black pepper, can enhance the bioavailability of curcumin. This combination has a long traditional use that is also backed up by science. According to one study, piperine increased the bioavailability of curcumin by 2000%. [14].

Best Tea Detoxes For Weight Loss : Main Ingredients

Green Tea Weight Loss

best tea detoxes for weight loss green tea

Main benefits: promotes fat loss, suppresses appetite.

There’s a good reason why the best tea detoxes for weight loss usually contain green tea. Multiple studies found that green tea can increase energy expenditure and fat oxidation at rest and during exercise, promote weight loss and improve insulin sensitivity [15, 16].

According to research, green tea weight loss benefits are due to two components in green tea: catechins polyphenols, and caffeine. The researchers believe that both the catechins and caffeine in green tea work in synergy together to decrease body weight more effectively than each of these alone [17,18,19].

For this reason, for best weight loss benefits, we prefer unprocessed green tea with naturally occurring caffeine, over decaffeinated green tea.

Additional evidence also suggests that green tea may be able to suppress the hunger hormone, ghrelin. This can be very beneficial, since when ghrelin is high, then you are hungrier [20,21].

If you prefer to drink oolong tea instead of green tea, the research data also suggests you may still get some weight loss benefits [22].
We recommend to stick with green tea though, as the number of evidence for its weight loss benefits is higher.

Ginger

Ginger best tea detoxes for weight loss

Main benefits: promotes weight loss, improves digestion, detoxes liver & kidneys.

Multiple studies suggest that ginger and its major constituents have the ability to reduce body weight, supress hunger, and improve glucose levels and insulin sensitivity [23,24,25,26].

Another reason you may find ginger as a key ingredient in many detox teas, is that ginger is well known as a natural traditional remedy for digestive issues such as constipation, bloating, excess gas, indigestion, nausea and vomiting [27].

Furthermore, ginger may also help to naturally detox and cleanse the kidneys and liver. According to research, ginger has the ability to protect kidneys from different toxins, regulate liver enzymes, control liver inflammation and reduce the risk to develop nonalcoholic fatty liver disease [28,29,30].

Lemon Juice

lemon juice best detox tea for weight loss

Main benefits: stimulates digestion, detoxes and cleanses the body.

Drinking warm water with lemon juice in the morning is an ancient ayurvedic practice to stimulate digestion and detox the body. According to research, lemon juice may also support the liver and kidneys [31,32].

Some evidence suggests that lemon polyphenols can modulate lipid metabolism and therefore may help to suppress body weight gain [33].
Most health experts and nutrition experts, however, do not consider lemon juice as an effective weight loss tool.

For this reason, the main reason we still recommend to include lemon juice as a part of the detox tea recipe, is due to its cleansing and detoxifying benefits.

Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne Pepper Best Tea Detoxes For Weight Loss

Main benefits: boosts metabolism, suppresses appetite.

Multiple studies suggest that capsaicin, the active components responsible for the spiciness of cayenne pepper, has the potential to boost metabolism, increase thermogenesis and lipid oxidation, suppress appetite, and boost the metabolism [34,35,36,37].

In this detox tea recipe, however, we have cayenne pepper as an optional ingredient. The reason is that not everyone can tolerate cayenne pepper in a drink.

A lot of people do enjoy the cayenne kick flavor. Quite a few people, however, experience stomach pain after they add cayenne pepper to the detox tea. For this reason, if you want to try the cayenne pepper option, start with just a dash to see if you can tolerate the cayenne on an empty stomach.

Goji Berries

best detox tea for weight loss goji berries

Main benefits: detoxes and cleanse liver & kidneys, supports healthy weight loss and vision, anti-aging.

Goji berries or wolfberries (Lycium barbarum) are ones of the best known and admired berries in the traditional chinese medicine. According to the evidence, for more than 2000 years, goji berries have been used to detox and cleanse the liver and kidneys, control weight, support healthy vision and promote anti-aging [38].

Modern science found that the active polysaccharides in goji berries have promising potential health benefits including anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, antioxidative, anti-fatigue, anti-diabetic, antiviral and others. For this reason, you may see more and more studies that evaluate the therapeutic and health-promoting effects of goji berries [39].

In traditional chinese medicine, tea is one of the most preferred carriers of goji berries. In addition to their health benefits, in this detox tea, goji berries add natural sweetness despite being very low in sugar content.

Best Teas For Detoxing : Homemade Recipes For Natural & Safe Cleanse

best teas for detoxing

What Are The Best Teas For Detoxing?

The best teas for detoxing should always match your individual preferences and agree with your body. Choosing the best detox tea can significantly boost your cleansing and detoxing goals. Naturally, safely, and effectively.

Below is a list our most popular detox teas recipes based on their main functions.

More on this post: herbs.

Important: Safety should always come first.
Every ingredient in our detox tea recipes has a long history of safe traditional medicine use that is also supported by modern science. See the links to the evidence and published studies to learn more.

Pomegranate Green Tea Detox Recipe

Pomegranate Green Tea Detox Recipe

Main benefits: best overall detox and cleanse recipes.

Voted as the best tea for detoxing by our members two years in a row now.

The pomegranate green tea has been one of our most popular cleansing tea recipes. In addition, it is also one of the best tasting detox teas, both hot and cold.

See the different options and top tip from our members in the section below. You may want to adjust the detox tea recipe based on your personal preferences and needs.

Drink first thing in the morning and up to four times a day. Always drink on an empty stomach, one hour before or after other meals or drinks.

Pomegranate Green Tea Detox Recipe

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Drinks, Tea
Cuisine: American, Chinese, Cleanse Tea, Indian, Japanese, Mediterranean
Keyword: pomegranate green tea
Servings: 1
Calories: 128kcal
Author: Cleanse Joy

Ingredients

  • 1 cup spring water
  • 1 bag organic green tea
  • 1 inch ginger root
  • ½ small lemon
  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds
  • ½ cup pomegranate juice 100% not from concentrate
  • 1 tbsp raw local honey optional
  • a few drops of stevia or monkfruit optional
  • non alcoholic vanilla extract to taste optional

Adds On

  • anti stress herbs optional
  • ½ medium red grapefruit instead of lemon

Instructions

  • Peel the ginger root and cut to thin slices.
  • Peel the pomegranate and get 1 cup of pomegranate seeds. If you use pomegranate juice, skip this step.
  • Boil the ginger in water for 5 minutes with the pomegranate seeds.
  • Reduce the heat, cover and allow the to simmer for additional 5-10 minutes.
  • Strain the tea into your tea cup.
  •  If you use pomegranate juice and not the seeds, add ½ cup.
  • Add the green tea bag for 2-5 minutes.
  • Remove the tea bag. Squeeze the juice of ½ lemon into the tea.
    If you like the taste of grapefruit better, use the juice of one medium size red grapefruit instead.
  • Add 1 tbsp of raw local honey or a few drops of stevia / monkfruit.
  • Add the vanilla extract (optional).
  • Drink first thing in the morning and up to four times a day. Always drink on an empty stomach, one hour before or after other meals or drinks.

Nutrition

Calories: 128kcal

Top Tips From Our Members

Pomegranate Green Tea – Iced Tea Version

The recipe also tastes great when it is cold. This can help to hydrate your body during summer, as well as a healthy alternative to sugary beverages and sodas.

A popular effective way to make the cold version of the detox tea:

  1. Place the detox tea in a mason jar or other glass container.
  2. Add 32 ounces (about 1 liter) of cool water.
  3. Store in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.
  4. If you have digestive issues such as bloating or gas, add 1 tablespoon of raw unpasteurized apple cider vinegar.
  5. You may add 2-3 more bags of organic green tea. No need to heat again, just place the green tea bags in the container.

Apple cider vinegar on its raw unpasteurized form, is well known to naturally detox and cleanse the body. According to research, apple cider vinegar has the ability to regulate blood sugar levels, promote satiation after a meal, regulate lipid metabolism in the liver, and support healthy kidneys and liver function [1,2,3].

If you have never tried apple cider vinegar in a drink before, start with 1 teaspoon first in this recipe.

To Boost Energy & Manage Stress

Best Teas For Detoxing ginseng

Many of our members like to add 1 dropper of Dr. Group’s Ginseng Fuzion just before they drink the tea, which includes the adaptogenic herbs ashwagandha and ginseng.

  • Ginseng is well known for its ability to naturally stimulate energy production in the muscles, improve fats metabolism, and reduce appetite [4,5.
  • Several studies found that ashwagandha can decrease body fat, increase lean muscle mass, support healthy body weight management and reduce stress and anxiety [6,7].

Best Tea Detoxes For Weight Loss

Best Tea Detoxes For Weight Loss

Voted as one of the best tea detoxes for weight loss, this homemade recipe offers a safe natural way to support your weight loss plan. It is also one of the most tasting detox tea recipes, both hot and cold.

The ingredients in the weight loss detox tea work together to boost metabolism, promote weight loss, increase energy, supress hunger, improve digestion as well as to detox and cleanse the body.

Ingredients: green tea, ginger root, lemon, goji berries, cayenne pepper, stevia, vanilla extract, coconut oil, anti stress herbs, turmeric powder, black pepper.
Learn more.

Colon Cleanse Detox Tea

Colon Cleanse Detox Tea

Main benefits: cleanses and detoxes the colon, supports healthy digestion.

This simple recipe is one of the best teas for detoxing the colon, naturally safely and effectively, without the side effects and risks of laxatives teas.

In addition, this recipe is also one of the best detox teas to stimulate healthy digestion and help with digestive issues such as constipation, bloating, excess gas, indigestion, and nausea.

Ingredients: lemon, ginger root, raw local honey, stevia.
Learn more.

Liver Cleansing Detox Tea

best teas for detoxing liver

As a part of our liver cleanse protocol, we spent a lot of time researching for the best teas for detoxing the liver. We looked into historical traditional use, modern research data, reviews, benefits and side effects.

The liver detox tea evidence based recipe offers a great natural way to support your liver and gallbladder health. We focused on safe and effective ingredients you can easily find at your local store.

Ingredients: lemon, ginger root, cloves, cinnamon, honey, stevia.
Learn more.

Best Teas For Detoxing The Kidneys

Best Teas For Detoxing The Kidneys

The homemade kidney cleanse tea recipe uses kidney cleansing herbs and foods such as dandelion, turmeric, lemon, and black pepper, all known to enhance the kidneys ability to naturally cleanse, detox and flush unwanted substances.
Learn more.

Best Teas For Detoxing The Lungs

Best Teas For Detoxing The Lungs

The Lung cleansing tea recipe is designed to support normal lung and respiratory system function, using natural lung cleansing foods and herbs you can easily find at your local store. The golden milk version of this recipe is one of the best tasting teas for detoxing.

Ingredients: ginger root, turmeric, black pepper, honey, stevia, cinnamon, coconut milk.

Use it as a part of your lung cleanse, or as a natural alternative that may help to relieve congestion, alleviate allergies, and ease airway inflammation.
Learn more.

Best Teas For Detoxing Candida & Parasites

Candida Cleanse Tea Detox Recipe

The anti parasites & candida tea recipe is a great natural home remedy to safely cleanse and detox candida yeast, parasites and other pathogens from your body. The recipe uses natural antifungal foods and herbs you can easily find at your local store.

In addition to its antiparasitic & antifungal properties, the tea may also give you jittery free energy to support your anti parasite candida diet and daily activities.
Learn more.

Detox Tea Ingredients

As you can see, all our detox tea recipes are based on whole foods you can easily get at your local store.

There are a number of medicinal herbs that can further improve the effectiveness of your detox tea, due to some unique properties in them.

It is always best to use fresh herbs in your tea you grow yourself or from a trusted source. You want to make sure you use high quality fresh herbs (ideally organic or wildcrafted) that are well suitable for the exact purpose of your cleansing and detoxifying goals.

Getting fresh cleansing herbs, however, is not always possible. Since many teas you buy at the store may be months and even years old, a good alternative is liquid tinctures that can preserve the freshness and potency of the herbs.

Common cleansing herbs include:
See the below links to the herbs we often use in our body cleanse protocols.

best detox tea

 

Liver Cleanse Recipe : Safe Evidence Based Flush Without Side Effect

liver cleanse recipes

In this guide, we gathered the best liver cleanse recipe options for the liver and gallbladder cleanse.  Use these to enhance your liver cleanse results, or as a natural way to promote healthy liver and gallbladder health.

These liver cleanse recipes are also a great fit for people who want to do a liver cleanse without epsom salts or would like to avoid the liver flush side effects. Safety should always come first.

Liver Cleanse Recipes & Main Ingredients

See the different options and the complete ingredients list of each liver cleanse recipe. You may want to adjust based on your personal preferences.

  • Drink: apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, grapefruit juice, coconut oil.
  • Juice: apple juice, beet juice, carrots, ginger.
  • Tea: ginger, lemon, cinnamon, cloves.
  • Salad dressing: olive oil, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, turmeric, garlic.

Additional resources:

  • Complete liver cleanse protocol, see: protocol.
  • Liver cleanse diet, see: diet.
  • List of liver cleansing foods & evidence, see: foods.

Liver Cleanse Recipe

List of all the Ingredients you need for one day of liver cleanse. See the different options and the complete ingredients list for each liver cleanse recipe. You may want to adjust based on your personal preferences.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Juice, Salad
Cuisine: American, Chinese
Keyword: liver cleanse recipe
Servings: 1
Author: Cleanse Joy

Ingredients

  • 2-4 tablespoon 1 raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar 15 ml
  • 2 medium apples
  • 1-2 medium lemons
  • 1 large grapefruit
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil extra virgin cold pressed
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil extra virgin, raw
  • 2 medium beetroot
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 1 inch ginger root
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 stalks celery
  • ½ bunch spinach
  • 2-4 cloves garlic
  • dash ground black pepper
  • himalayan salt to taste
  • 2 medium cucumbers optional
  • dash cinnamon optional
  • stevia optional

Instructions

  • See the different options and the complete ingredients list for each liver cleanse recipe. You may want to adjust based on your personal preferences.

Liver Cleanse Drink

Liver Cleanse Drink

The liver cleanse drink recipe is a true staple for the liver and gallbladder cleanse. It makes a great option for people who wants to avoid the high sugar liver cleanse juice recipes many protocols include.

This recipe uses apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, and liver cleanse herbs to cleanse, detox and help the body to flush out toxins from the liver and gallbladder.

Please see below the tops tips from our members and popular add-ons, as these can boost the liver cleanse recipe, and help you to tailor it based on your needs.

When to drink: drink first thing in the morning and up to four times a day. Always drink on an empty stomach, one hour before or after other meals or drinks.

Liver Detox Drink Cleanse Recipe
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Liver Detox Drink Recipe

Prep Time1 min
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, Chinese, Indian
Keyword: Liver Detox Drink Recipe
Servings: 1
Author: Cleanse Joy

Ingredients

  • 1 liter distilled or spring water (33 ounces)
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar (15 ml)
  • liver cleanse herbs (see below)

Instructions

  • Squeeze the juice of 1/2 organic lemon.
  • Add to 1 liter of distilled or spring water.
  • Shake the bottle of the apple cider vinegar until the cloudy part ("the mother") is well mixed.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of organic raw unpasteurized apple cider vinegar. 
  • Shake and drink.
  • Drink first thing in the morning and up to four times a day. Always drink on an empty stomach, one hour before or after other meals or drinks.

Liver Cleanse Drink Recipe : Top Tips and Add-Ons

Here are the most popular options you may want to add to the liver cleanse drink:

  • Liver cleanse herbs (4 full droppers of Dr. Group’s LivaTrex) to improve the liver cleanse. The formula combines science proven herbs such as Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) and Chanca piedra (Phyllanthus niruri) that can help to repair and regenerate the liver, as well as to dissolve and soften liver and gallbladder stones (gallstones).
  • Grapefruit juice (from one grapefruit) is a very popular option instead or with the lemon juice.
  • Coconut oil (1 tablespoon) to boost energy and additional liver support.
  • Beet juice (1 cup) 30 minutes before your workout. If you choose to use this option, do not add the coconut oil.
  • Stevia (a few drops) to add sweetness if needed. Stevia with alcohol free vanilla extract is the most popular option.

Liver Cleanse Juice

Liver cleanse Juice

The liver cleanse juice recipe offers an easy quick way to provide your body with many liver cleansing foods and nutrients.

The nutritional profile of this juice is exceptional. This goes above and beyond the liver cleanse protocol. You can actually feel the difference. For this reason, many of our members who love how this juice make them feel, drink it on an ongoing basis. See the complete recipe.

  • Ingredients: celery, spinach, carrots, beetroot, ginger root, lemon, apple, cucumbers, stevia, cinnamon.
  • When to drink: drink the juice on an empty stomach, when you still didn’t eat solid foods that day. Ideally 1-2 hours after you had your liver cleanse drink.

Liver Cleanse Tea Recipe

Liver Cleanse Tea Recipe

In addition to the liver cleanse drink and juice recipes, we also include a hot tea version for the winter. This is when you may prefer to drink something hot and shooting during the liver cleanse.
See the complete recipe.

  • Ingredients:  lemon, ginger root, cloves, cinnamon, raw honey, stevia.
  • When to drink: drink the tea anytime during the day as a part of your liver flush or cleanse, or by itself as a natural way to support liver and gallbladder health.

Liver Cleanse Salad Dressing Recipe

Liver Cleanse Salad Dressing Recipe

The liver cleanse salad dressing recipe is one of the best liver cleanse remedies that actually taste really good. This allows you to easily turn any salad into a liver detox salad, due to the many liver cleansing foods and herbs we combined in this recipe.

Notice that this recipe also has potent antiparasitic properties. Don’t be surprised if you see dead parasites in your stool as a part of the cleanse.

Apple Cider Vinegar Parasite Cleanse Salad Dressing

Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
Keyword: Apple Cider Vinegar Parasite Cleanse Salad Dressing, Lemon Vinaigrette
Servings: 2
Calories: 240kcal
Author: Cleanse Joy

Ingredients

  • 1-2 tablespoons raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil unrefined cold pressed extra virgin
  • 1 medium lemon
  • 2 cloves raw garlic
  • ¼ tsp himalayan salt to taste
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper optional
  • ½ tsp mustard optional
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder optional
  • stevia optional

Instructions

  • Shake the apple cider vinegar bottle to mix the cloudy part at the bottom.
    ("The mother").
  • In a glass bottle or a mason jar, place 1-2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar.
  • Squeeze the juice of 1 lemon and add to the bottle.
  • Add 4 tablespoons of olive oil. Shake the bottle.
  • Mince the garlic, add to the bottle and shake well.
  • To make the healthy lemon vinaigrette version, add ½ tsp of mustard.
  • Add himalayan salt and black pepper to taste. Shake well.
  • If you like turmeric, add ¼ tsp of ground turmeric and shake well. To add a little sweetness to balance the turmeric flavor, add a few drops of stevia.
  • Add to your salad. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 240kcal

This recipe works with any veggie salad.
A good example is our colon cleanse detox salad.

Candida Diet Recipes : Best Staple Foods & Recipes For Candida Cleanse

Candida Cleanse Recipes

The main idea behind candida diet recipes is simple: you starve the yeast. You avoid foods that can feed candida.

This is far more important than eating foods that kill candida. According to research, the carbohydrates we eat from the diet are the primary and preferred nutrient sources for candida albicans yeast [1].

For this reason, most candida cleanse diet plans and menus restrict high carb foods. There is, however, a catch with this approach that can cause many challenges:

You have to make sure you replace the carbs with enough healthy fats and proteins so you still have the energy and nutrients to support your daily activities, emotional state, and body’s needs.

So you want to starve the yeast, but not yourself. We specifically address this important point in this guide and in all our candida diet recipes.

All our candida diet recipes are: healthy, vegan, vegetarian, keto, paleo friendly, and gluten free. They are all based on whole natural foods you can easily get at your local store.

Candida Diet Recipes : Table Of Content

Important topics: common mistakes, find your staples.

Key Ingredients For Candida Recipes – Summary of Evidence

Candida Recipes : Starve The Yeast, But Not Yourself

Based on our 15+ years of experience with candida cleansing, here are the main reasons many people experience challenges with the candida diet.

We specifically address all of these in all our candida diet recipes.

  • Cut the carbs but…still consume too much carbs. The research data on this is very clear. Very often, eating carbs can make you want to eat more…carbs. It is a known vicious cycle you want to avoid.
  • Still consume foods that can feed candida yeast, such as dairy, gluten, alcohol.
  • Don’t eat enough calories, specifically don’t consume enough fats and proteins to replace the carbs.
  • Don’t consume enough fiber to support gut health, digestion and satiation.

The result: Many people find themselves constantly hungry, with low energy, feeling miserable. They don’t see enough benefits from the candida cleanse diet, and give up.

Candida Diet Recipes Plan : Find Your Staples

candida diet food list

To make the candida cleanse diet work, you need to find your staples. All you need is a few basic candida recipes that agree with your body, that you enjoy, and can easily make.

So you make your staple recipes every day, eat, repeat.
Until you get better.

Focus on candida diet recipes that have:

  • Enough calories.
  • High fat, high protein, high fiber content.
  • Foods that agree with your body.
  • How you feel after you eat these: energy, mood, and satiation.

According to research, fats, protein and fiber play a key role:

  • Fats and proteins have a positive effect on satiety and appetite. Fats appear to regulate appetite through several mechanisms including the release of appetite hormones [2, 3].
  • Fiber is also known to increase satiety after meals, decrease hunger, and promote gut health. This is very important considering that in many cases, the root cause and source of candida issues is in the gut [4, 5].

This surprises a lot of people, but one of the benefits of the candida diet is that you can eat a lot of healthy fats. High fat meals usually taste much better to most people, are more satisfying and make you feel full longer.

This also means that there’s no need to chase “healthier” carb foods such as grains, legumes, beans, quinoa, buckwheat or sprouted wheat breads that don’t taste good anyway.

Apple Cider Vinegar – Coconut Anti Candida Drink

Apple Cider Vinegar - Coconut Anti Candida Drink

Main features: antifungal, gut health, digestion, energy, reduce candida sugar cravings.

There’s a reason why we start the candida recipes guide with a drink and not a meal. Sugary beverages! It appears that many people find it hard to give up these during the candida diet.

The apple cider vinegar – coconut drink is designed as a healthy alternative. Drink first thing in the morning and up to four times a day. Always drink on an empty stomach, one hour before or after other meals or drinks.

Apple Cider Vinegar - Coconut Anti Candida Drink

Prep Time2 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Candida Diet Recipes
Servings: 1
Calories: 120kcal
Author: Cleanse Joy

Ingredients

  • 1 liter distilled or spring water (33 ounces)
  • ½ lemon
  • 1 tbsp raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar (15 ml)
  • 1 tbsp raw extra virgin coconut oil (15 ml)
  • xylitol, stevia or monk fruit to taste optional
  • alcohol free vanilla extract to taste optional

Instructions

  • Squeeze the juice of 1/2 organic lemon.
  • Add to 1 liter of distilled or spring water.
  • Shake the bottle of the apple cider vinegar until the cloudy part ("the mother") is well mixed.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of organic raw unpasteurized apple cider vinegar. If this is the first time you make this drink, start with 1 teaspoon.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. If this is the first time you make this drink, start with 1 teaspoon.
  • Add a few drops of vanilla extract, xylitol, stevia or monk fruit to sweeten. 
  • Drink first thing in the morning and up to four times a day. Always drink on an empty stomach, one hour before or after other meals or drinks.
  • Typical serving size is 1 cup (8 oz, 250 ml) each time, up to four times a day. Shake well before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 120kcal

A few popular add-ons:

  • Sparkling water:
    If you like sparkling drinks, you can add ½ cup of pure sparkling spring water. A few studies suggest that sparkling water can have a satiating effect, and may also help with indigestion [67].
    The research data on these benefits, however, isn’t consistent. So you may want to see if adding sparkling water made any difference to you.
  • Need more energy but still want to avoid coffee?
    Many of our members like to add 1 dropper of Dr. Group’s Ginseng Fuzion just before drinking, which includes adaptogenic herbs such as ashwagandha and ginseng. Besides its ability to naturally improve energy [8], Ginseng has demonstrated antifungal activity against Candida albicans in a few studies [910and is also well known for its ability to naturally boost the immune system function [11].

Candida Diet Breakfast

candida diet breakfast

The noatmeal (low carb oatmeal alternative) recipe is one of our most popular candida breakfast recipes. The nutritional profile is exceptional. We gave special considerations to key nutrients that often become lower on the candida diet.

Just to give you a quick example, when you eat one serving of the noatmeal detox recipe, you get:

  • 28 grams protein.
  • 21 grams of fiber.
  • Over 100% of the daily values of: vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, and manganese.

Ingredients: flax seeds, hemp seeds, almonds, almond milk, coconut butter, himalayan pink salt, black pepper, chipotle powder, spinach, broccoli.
See the complete recipe.

Candida Diet Recipes : Meals For Lunch & Dinner

The lunch and dinner options for candida diet may change based on your schedule and preferences. For this reason, and to avoid cases where you find yourself hungry during the day without anything to eat, we highly recommend to prepare the meals and snacks in advance.

Here are the most popular options for meals:

Cauliflower Rice Candida Cleanse Recipe

Cauliflower Rice Candida Cleanse Recipe

This cauliflower rice recipe has been one of our most popular body cleansing recipes. It makes a perfect fit for the candida diet as well.

The cauliflower rice detox meal brings a healthy exciting culinary experience to the candida diet cleanse, with a superb nutritional profile and potent antifungal properties.

Ingredients: cauliflower, red onion, cayenne peppers, garlic, red bell peppers, carrots, scallions, hemp seeds, almonds, coconut oil, himalayan pink salt, chipotle chili powder, turmeric powder.
See the complete recipe.

The Healthy Detox Guacamole Recipe

Guacamole avocado candida diet recipes

Another candida diet recipe staple, especially if you like avocados. This recipe is delicious, super nutritious, naturally detoxes and cleanses your body, promotes healthy digestion, protects the heart and above all, it makes you feel full, satisfied, happy and energized.

Ingredients: ripe hass avocados, jalapeño chili peppers, tomato, red onion, cilantro, hemp seeds, sunflower seeds, lime juice, himalayan pink salt, carrots, celery stalks.
See the complete recipe.

The Colon Cleanse Detox Salad

candida diet salad recipes

The detox salad recipe was developed after many years of research, testing and collaboration with our partners.

What makes the detox salad unique, is that it is very high in insoluble fiber. This fiber doesn’t dissolve in water, and can pass through the gut largely intact. Insoluble fiber adds bulk to the stool which can help to promote regular healthy bowel movement.

Think about insoluble fiber as rough brooms inside your colon that grabs accumulated waste buildup and toxins on their way out.

Ingredients: cabbage, carrots, beetroot, garlic, cayenne peppers, apple cider vinegar, lemon, olive oil, hemp seeds, pink himalayan salt.
See the complete recipe.

Candida Salad Dressing Recipe

Candida Salad Dressing Recipe

This simple salad dressing recipe combines natural ingredients with very potent antifungal and antiparasitic properties. It also tastes really good, and can bring life to boring salads.

Most of our members like to use it as is, as a base lemon vinaigrette, or add their favorite herbs such as parsley, basil, oregano and others.

Ingredients: apple cider vinegar, olive oil, lemon, garlic, himalayan salt, black pepper, mustard.
See the complete recipe.

Candida Diet Desserts

All our candida diet desserts are very healthy and function also as whole meals. This means that you can eat them by themselves as a meal without the guilt.

This surprises a lot of people, but this is one of the benefits of eating low carb – high fat.

Here are a few of our most popular desserts recipes for the candida diet.

Anti Candida Dark Chocolate – Chia Pudding Recipe

Anti Candida Dark Chocolate - Chia Pudding Recipe

This simple candida recipe has been one of our most popular desserts not only for the candida diet, but also as a part of our other body cleanse protocols.

The high content of fiber, protein and the balanced healthy fatty acids profile, will make you satisfied, full and provide you with sustained energy levels. Many of our members find it very helpful to make the recipe overnight, and eat when the famous candida sugar cravings attack, or when you need a little boost.

We get many comments on the blending topic. Blending may make the consistency smoother. You do not need however, to use a blender for this recipe.

Anti Candida Dark Chocolate - Chia Pudding Recipe

Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Anti Candida Dark Chocolate - Chia Pudding Recipe
Servings: 1
Calories: 450kcal
Author: Cleanse Joy

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pure unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 oz chia seeds
  • 1 oz hemp seeds
  • 1 tbsp raw extra virgin coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp raw organic cacao powder
  • xylitol, stevia or monk fruit to taste
  • ¼ tsp alcohol free vanilla extract optional
  • pinch himalayan pink salt to taste optional
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon optional

Instructions

  • Add 1 oz of chia seeds to 1 cup of pure almond milk. Mix well. Wait for 10 minutes. Mix again.
  • The chia - almond milk will turn into gel consistency.
  • Place the chia seeds - milk gel in a blender, with the hemp seeds, cacao powder, and coconut oil. Blend until desired consistency is reached.
  • Taste, and add xylitol, stevia or monkfruit to taste. Little goes a long way! Balance the flavor with very little himalayan pink salt.
  • To enhance flavor further, add vanilla extract, and cinnamon.
  • Refrigerate for 2-4 hours, or overnight. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 450kcal

Chocolate Mousse – Smoothie Candida Cleanse Recipe

Low Carb Chocolate Mousse Candida Cleanse Recipe

This recipe is an extended version of the anti candida diet chocolate pudding recipe. The nutrients work together to boost the energy, reduce inflammation, and promote gut health and natural cleansing.

The nutritional profile is exceptional. One serving provides you with 24 grams of protein, 8 grams of omega 3, over 70% of your daily values of vitamin E and fiber, along with antioxidants, minerals and vitamins.

Ingredients: almond milk, chia seeds, hemp seeds, hazelnuts, cacao powder, coconut butter, stevia, cinnamon, vanilla extract, himalayan pink salt.
See the complete recipe.

Candida Diet Snacks

Avocado

Avocado candida recipe

If you like the way avocados taste like, you may want to buy a few more. Fresh, ripe avocado is the perfect candida snack. You don’t need to refrigerate it, it has an exceptional nutritional profile, and the options to use it are endless.

A study of 26 healthy adults found that one-half an avocado consumed at lunch significantly reduced self-reported hunger and desire to eat, and increased satiation [12].

In addition to its high fiber content, versatile nutritional profile, health benefits, avocado is very low in sugars and net carbs. How low? an average size avocado has less than 3 grams of net carbs.

You can eat avocado as is, or for added flavor, add a few drops of fresh lemon or lime juice with himalayan salt to taste. Like a little more spice? add a little chipotle powder to the mix.

Feel like snacking more? use the avocado as a dip with celery and carrots instead of the unhealthy tortilla chips.

Raw Nuts & Seeds

nuts candida recipes

Fresh raw nuts and seeds (unsalted, unroasted) are excellent natural snacks for the candida diet. You can eat them by themselves, or with a salad.

A few important comments about nuts and seeds:

  • To improve digestion use raw nuts and seeds, and soak in water for a few hours or overnight before you eat.
  • To avoid mold contamination, make sure to get the nuts and seeds that are fresh from a trusted source. It is common to see low quality nuts and seeds at stores. Even at premium health stores. For this reason, if they do not taste good, look or smell weird, chances are they are not fresh.
  • Typical serving size: 1-2 oz.

Ideal nuts and seeds for the candida diet include almonds, brazil nuts, chia seeds, flax seeds, hazelnuts, hemp seeds, macadamia nuts, pecans, sunflower seeds, walnuts.

Pumpkin seeds are also known for their strong antiparasitic properties [1314].

Candida And Fruit

candida and fruit

We do not consider sugary fruits as staples for the candida diet. We do however, get many questions on this topic. So here’s our take on it.

Eating fruits while on the candida diet has always been a controversial topic. Since most fruits are high in sugars, and sugars feed candida, we can conclude that fruits can feed candida as well. Right?

According to research data, however, there’s not enough evidence.

Based on our experience, fruits consumption on the candida diet can be helpful for some people. How do you know?

  • If you eat a small piece of fruit in the morning, and feel great, energized, happy and satisfied, then you may want to continue to do so.
  • In case you don’t feel anything positive after eating the fruit, then feel free to avoid sugary fruits while on the candida diet.

If you consider eating fruits, a few guidelines:

  • Best fruits for the candida diet: fresh ripe berries. 2 cups in the morning (around 10 grams of net carbs) is a safe serving size.
  • Always eat fruits on an empty stomach, preferably in the morning.
  • We do not recommend fruits smoothies while on the candida diet.

To clarify – fatty fruits such as avocados are extremely low in sugars, and are allowed on the candida diet. In fact, they are one of the best foods to eat while on the candida diet.

Candida Tea

Candida Cleanse Tea Detox Recipe

The candida tea recipe is a great natural home remedy you can easily make at home. Drink it hot or cold, to safely cleanse and detox candida yeast from your body and boost your energy levels.

Ingredients: green tea or black tea, ginger, cinnamon, coconut oil, lemon, stevia.
See the complete recipe.

Candida Diet Recipes Ingredients – Evidence

Below you will find a summary of the evidence and links to the published studies. While there are many additional benefits of course, we focused on the benefits for the candida cleanse.

Apple Cider Vinegar

apple cider vinegar candida diet

Apple cider vinegar on its raw unpasteurized form, is well known for its ability to naturally detox and cleanse the body. It is the only vinegar that is widely accepted as a candida friendly food.

According to research, apple cider vinegar demonstrated antifungal activity against Candida albicans as well as antibacterial action against E. coli, and Staphylococcus aureus. The research data suggests that apple cider vinegar has the ability to destroy the structural proteins and metabolic enzymes of the pathogens tested [1516, 17].

On its own, apple cider vinegar may not be the strongest candida killer. There are definitely more potent natural antifungal foods and herbs out there. For this reason it makes a great addition to candida recipes along with other natural antifungals.

Another important benefit of apple cider vinegar for the candida diet, is its ability to regulate blood sugar levels and promote satiation after a meal [18].

Dark Chocolate & Candida

Many people that experience strong sugar cravings during the candida cleanse, are surprised to learn that dark chocolate may be able to help.

One study had 16 men eat milk or dark chocolate. The researchers looked into the impact of chocolate to appetite. The study found that [19]:

Dark chocolate promotes satiety, lowers the desire to eat something sweet, and suppresses energy intake compared with milk chocolate.

This is exactly why chocolate can make such a big difference in the candida diet. This is also the reason that gives chocolate its bad rap. Most of the chocolate products you find at the store contain high amount of sugars, and low quality heavily processed cacao beans.

Chocolate and cacao are not the same. Chocolate is made from the beans and seeds of the cacao tree, together with other ingredients that may not be as healthy. Cacao, on its own, however, is very healthy and has been consumed for many centuries in its natural unprocessed form.

In fact, according to research, cacao has more phenolic antioxidants than most foods. Multiple studies suggest that cacao consumption may help to protect nerves from injury and inflammation, improve satiety, cognitive function, and mood [2021].

Due to these benefits, many health experts recommend to consume cacao on an ongoing basis. We recommended to use raw organic cacao powder as a part of the candida diet recipes.

Chia Seeds & Candida Recipes

Chia Seeds & Candida Recipes

There are a few reasons we consider chia seeds as a staple on the candida cleanse diet. The first, chia seeds are well known to promote satiation. A study that had 24 young women add chia seeds to their breakfast, concluded that chia seed consumption may induce short-term satiety in healthy individuals [22].

The second reason, is the nutritional profile of chia seeds. Chia seeds make an excellent source of alpha-linolenic acid omega-3 fatty acid (ALA), vegetable protein, dietary fiber, antioxidants, and important minerals. [23].

Chia seeds are high in soluble fiber, which can act as prebiotic, a food source for the healthy bacteria in the gut. This means that it can promote the growth of probiotics and contribute to better gut health [24].

When you put chia in water or other liquids, they form a gel within 5-10 minutes. This is a very popular way to make poudings, cakes, cookies, ice creams, crackers, pancakes recipes, and also to thicken smoothies and soups. Once in gel form, the body can digests the chia seeds without the need to blend.

Coconut Oil : Candida Diet Staple

Coconut Oil : Candida Diet Staple

Coconut oil is a true staple you see in many candida diet recipes that use oils. Many studies were able to support its antifungal activity against Candida albicans and other pathogens. According to the evidence, capric and lauric acids, two of the medium chain fatty acids in coconut oil, are the ones mainly responsible for its ability to kill candida [25, 26].

There’s another reason coconut oil makes such a great fit for the candida diet. Coconut oil is an effective alternative energy source to carbs.

This helps with one of the biggest challenges with the candida diet. You have to reduce your carbs as they tend to feed candida. As a result, many people don’t have the energy they used to have. This is where coconut oil can significantly help, as the body can quickly digest and use it to produce energy. Much easier than other fats. This is a well known use of coconut oil you can see in many low carbs dietary protocols such as keto diet, as well as in pre workout recipes.

The research data was able to validate this use as well. According to the evidence, the Medium-chain triglycerides in coconut oil (MCT oil), can increase exercise performance [27].

Natural Sweeteners For The Candida Diet

Stevia candida

Natural sweeteners can play a key role in the beginning of the candida diet. You may find you do not need them, however, as your taste buds get used to the high fat low carb meals. For this reason, it is best to use them in moderation and reduce as your taste preferences change.

So what are the best natural sweeteners for the candida diet?

  • Organic monkfruit, also known as Luo han guo.
  • Stevia (look for brands that specifically mention they remove the bitter aftertaste).
  • Xylitol from non-GMO corn or birch bark.

All of these options have very minimal impact on blood sugar levels. Xylitol actually demonstrated antifungal activity against Candida albicans in one study [28].

Taste wise, we find that every person’s preference may be different. Stevia seems to be the most popular one, although not everyone likes its taste.

We like to combine natural sweeteners with a little himalayan salt to balance the overall flavor of the recipe. Always make sure these sweeteners are 100% pure without any additional ingredients.

Noatmeal Detox Recipe – Healthiest Low Carb Oatmeal Alternative

Noatmeal

The noatmeal (low carb oatmeal alternative) recipe below offers a great healthy way to start your morning. The recipe uses natural whole foods and spices you can easily find at your local store.

Noatmeal Detox Recipe Highlights

  • Diets: low carbs, candida diet, paleo, keto, vegan.
  • Benefits: energy, gut health, cleansing, antimicrobial, antifungal, inflammation.
  • Body cleanses: candida and parasite cleanse.

The nutritional profile is exceptional. We gave special considerations to key nutrients that often become lower on low carb diets.

Just to give you a quick example, when you eat one serving of the noatmeal detox recipe, you get:

  • 28 grams protein.
  • 21 grams of fiber.
  • Over 100% of the daily values of: vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, and manganese.

And the net carbs? only 10 grams.
See nutrition facts section for the complete list.

Noatmeal Detox Recipe -Summary Of Evidence

Jump to the Recipe.

Noatmeal Detox Recipe

Since we published the original noatmeal detox recipe, we got hundreds of suggestions and different ways you can make the recipe.

So we looked into all the great feedback we got, and updated the recipe to reflect the most popular options.

There are essentially two ways we like to make this recipe. With or without the veggies. Both are healthy, taste great, and easy to make, just a matter of a personal preference.

We recommend to try the version with the veggies, as we find it an easy and tasty way to get your greens.

See the top tips from our members and faq below the recipe.

Noatmeal Detox Recipe
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Noatmeal Detox Recipe

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Keyword: Low Carb Oatmeal, Noatmeal Detox Recipe
Servings: 1
Calories: 670kcal
Author: Cleanse Joy

Ingredients

  • 1 oz whole flax seeds
  • 1 oz hemp seeds
  • 1 oz almonds
  • 1 cup pure unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tbsp coconut butter
  • 1 cup water
  • pinch himalayan pink salt
  • pinch ground black pepper optional
  • ¼ tsp ground chipotle powder optional

Veggies (optional)

  • ¼ bunch spinach
  • 1 cup chopped broccoli

Instructions

  • Add 1 oz of flax seeds to 1 cup of water. Mix well. Wait for 10 minutes. Mix again.
  • The flax seeds- water will turn into gel consistency. Put in the fridge for a few hours or overnight.
  • Place the flax seeds - water gel in a blender, with the almonds and almond milk. Blend until desired consistency is reached.
  • Remove from blender, and place in a large saucepan, over medium heat.
  • Add one cup of chopped broccoli and spinach.
  • Cook and stir for 5 minutes. Do not boil.
  • Add a little more almond milk if you find the consistency too thick.
  • While cooking, add himalayan pink salt, black pepper, and chipotle to taste.
  • Remove from heat. Add the hemp seeds, 1 tbsp of coconut butter and mix. 
  • Place in a bowl. Add more himalayan pink salt, black pepper, and chipotle if needed. Your noatmeal detox recipe is ready!
  • For added nutrients, crunchiness and flavor, add 1 oz of your favorite fresh raw nuts or seeds.

Nutrition

Calories: 670kcal

Top Tips From Our Members & FAQ

  • No Veggies – Sweet Version – Most Popular:
    This is by far the most popular option, as the classic breakfast option to replace the traditional oatmeal porridge.
    Instead of the spices in the recipe below, use the following:
    ¼ tsp of vanilla extract, dash of cinnamon and stevia or pure monkfruit. Add salt to taste to balance the flavor. Many people like to also add fresh raw nuts and seeds just before serving.
  • No Veggies – Savory Version – 2nd Most Popular:
    To get a savory flavor, use the salt, pepper, and chipotle powder as shown in the recipe directions. If you don’t have candida concerns, add 1 tablespoon of unfortified nutritional yeast just before serving.
  • Flax seeds, ground vs. whole:
    When you consume whole flax seeds, they pass through the gut intact. In order for the body to better absorb their nutrients, you need to grind them. When you grind flax seeds, the exposure to oxygen overtime can make some nutrients break down and become rancid. For this reason it is ideal to buy whole seeds and grind them just before you make the recipe. As an alternative, if you do buy ground flax seeds, look at the expiration date and make sure they are fresh.
  • Veggies: Should I cook, sauté, steam or eat raw?
    The research suggests that certain nutrients may become more available by cooking. Other nutrients however, may get destroyed by heat.
    The option you choose of course, can also change the way the veggies taste.
    For this reason, we like to use a combination of raw, and lightly cooked veggies together. You can put some in the saucepan as you cook, and leave a few raw and add to the recipe just before serving.

Chocolate lovers: you can add 1 tablespoon of raw organic cacao powder to the sweet version of the recipe. You may also want to see our healthy, low carb chocolate mousse recipe.

The Nutrients In The Noatmeal Detox Recipe

Noatmeal Detox Recipe Nutrition Facts Label

Noatmeal Detox Recipe Benefits

There are many reasons recipes for low carb oatmeal alternatives are so popular. Whether it is the need to reduce carbs, eliminate gluten or other cereal grains, you still want to make sure you get enough nutrients, so you avoid deficiencies.

For this reason, when we developed the noatmeal detox recipe, we focused on both taste and nutrients. The nutritional profile is exceptional. We gave special considerations to key nutrients that often become lower on low carb diets.

Below is a summary of the main benefits, with links to the published studies when applicable.

Low Carbs Doesn’t Mean Low Energy

The recipe specifically includes different nutrients that boost your energy levels. We strategically used fast and slow acting ingredients, so you get both the quick energy boost with the sustained energy that may last for many hours as well.

The coconut butter has unique nutrients the body can quickly digest and utilize, so you feel the energy boost shortly after you eat the notemal. The energy from the nuts and seeds will come hours later.

Fiber & Gut Health

The importance of dietary fiber for overall health is well known, especially to promote intestinal regularity and healthy digestion. The average fiber intake in the US, however, is less than half of the recommended levels [1].

The daily value for fiber is 25 grams per day (based on a 2,000 calorie diet). This recipe provides you with 21 grams of fiber. No fiber supplements, no powders. Just natural whole foods.

The noatmeal detox recipe is high in soluble fiber, which can act as prebiotic, a food source for the healthy bacteria in the gut. This means that it can promote the growth of probiotic and contribute to better gut health [2].

Natural Cleansing & Detoxification

In addition to the soluble fiber, the recipe is also high in insoluble fiber.

Insoluble fiber doesn’t dissolve in water, and can pass through the gut largely intact [3]. This fiber adds bulk to the stool which can help to promote regular healthy bowel movement.

Think about insoluble fiber as rough brooms inside your colon that grabs accumulated waste buildup and toxins on their way out.

Reduce Inflammation

Both omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acids are essential and are needed to support good health. A growing number of evidence, however, suggests that excessive amounts of omega 6 fatty acids in the diet can lead to inflammatory, autoimmune, cardiovascular diseases, and may increase the risk to develop cancer.

According to research, western diets are deficient in omega-3 fatty acids, and have excessive amounts of omega-6 fatty acids. In comparison, human beings evolved on a diet with equal amounts of omega-6 to omega-3 essential fatty acids. In the average western diet, however, the amount of omega-6 is up to 15 times more than the omega-3 [4].

We addressed both concerns in the noatmeal detox recipe:

  1. Omega 3 : 9.4 grams (590% of your daily values).
  2. Omega 6: 13 grams (77% of your daily values).

Noatmeal Detox Recipe Ingredients : Summary Of Evidence

Flax Seeds

Flax Seeds Noatmeal

Flaxseeds make a great source of both soluble and insoluble dietary fiber, and one of the best plant based sources of omega 3 fatty acid [5].

According to research, the oils, fibers and flax lignans in flaxseeds have many potential health benefits and may help to reduce the risk to develop cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, arthritis, osteoporosis, autoimmune and neurological disorders [6].

Why Soaking & Grinding

When you consume whole flax seeds, they pass through the gut intact. So you may not absorb all their useful nutrients. For this reason, a common traditional best practice is to soak the seeds with water and grind them before eating.

Nuts & Almonds

Almonds Noatmeal

Many studies suggest that nuts have nutritional characteristics that can benefit human health and prevent many diseases. When you introduce nuts into your diet on an ongoing basis, you significantly increase in the quality of the diet. Nuts are rich in essential fatty acids, protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals and bioactive compounds with antioxidant potential [7].

Unlike carbs that often cause a quick energy boost followed by a crash when the blood sugars drop, the energy you get from nuts and seeds in more subtle and can last much longer. For this reason, nuts play a key role in many low carb diets, as an alternative source of fuel.

Why Almonds

When we made the recipe, we tested different nuts and seeds. The nuts that our testers liked the most, were the almonds. Second place – pecans, third place – macadamia nuts (for the savory option).

As for the health benefits of almonds, out of the different options of nuts, they are well known for their balanced profile of fatty acids. So if you are looking to control the levels of omega 6 in your diet, but still enjoy the health benefits of nuts, almonds are an excellent choice. Almonds also make a great source of vitamin E. Just 1 oz of almonds provide you with 50% of the daily values.

Coconut Butter

Coconut Noatmeal

Coconut butter is the meat of the coconut after it goes through grinding process that turns the coconut meat into butter consistency. So you get both the coconut oil, and in addition, the other nutrients in the coconut meat.

The reason we included coconut butter as a part of the recipe, has to do with a few unique characteristic of coconut: energy, cleansing, antifungal, anti microbial, and flavor.

Coconut oil is well known for its antimicrobial and antifungal properties, and demonstrated significant antifungal activity against candida yeast and other pathogens [89].

Coconut oil is a rich source of medium-chain triglycerides, commonly known as MCT oils. These oils are different from most oils in the way the body digests them. The body can utilize the MCT oils much quicker to significantly boost the energy levels.

This is a well known use of coconut oil you can see in many low carbs dietary protocols such as keto diet, pre workout supplements, and as a way to improve exercise performance [10].

For this reason, many nutrition experts consider MCT oil as one of the best alternative energy sources to carbs.

Hemp Seeds

Hemp Seeds Noatmeal

The are two reasons we recommend to include hemp seeds as a part of the noatmeal recipe.

The first reason is the nutrients in hemp seeds. The nutritional profile is simply exceptional. Similar to chia seeds, hemp seeds are one of the only plant sources of alpha-linolenic acid omega-3 fatty acid (ALA). Hemp seeds are also very high in easily to digest high quality protein [1112].

Just to give you an idea, when you eat 1 oz of hemp seeds (the amount in this recipe), you get:

  • 9 grams of protein.
  • 3 grams of omega 3.
  • Over 40% of your daily values or iron, magnesium, manganese and phosphorus.
  • Over 25% of your daily values of zinc, and B1.

And the carbs? less than 1 grams of net carbs.

The second reason we like hemp seeds, is their taste and texture. Hemp seeds bring a very mild nutty flavor and a fluffy texture to the recipe.

Broccoli

Broccoli Noatmeal

Broccoli is well known for its  high content of bioactive phytochemicals such as glucosinolates, phenolic compounds, vitamin C, and minerals. Many studies suggest that a diet high in broccoli may help to prevent cardiovascular diseases, different types of cancers and oxidative stress [13].

In addition to its nutrients and health benefits, we like to use broccoli for this recipe as its texture and flavor blend very well with the other ingredients. If you prefer other cruciferous vegetables, you may use them instead or in addition to the brocoli as well. Brussels sprouts also work very well in this recipe.

Common cruciferous vegetables include: cauliflower, cabbage, kale, garden cress, bok choy, broccoli, brussels sprouts.

The health benefits of cruciferous vegetables are well known and supported by many studies. Cruciferous vegetables contain unique nutrients and  phytochemicals that are suggested by the medical community to induce detoxification, stimulate the immune system and prevent oxidative stress [14].

Spinach

Spinach Noatmeal

Spinach makes a great source of vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and bioactives known to promote health. Due to its exceptional nutritional composition, many researchers consider spinach as a functional food. (Meaning its nutrients go beyond basic nutrition).

According to research, spinach-derived phytochemicals and bioactives are able to prevent oxidative damage, modulate metabolism, inflammation, antioxidant defence, regulate blood sugar and lipids, and may help to curb food intake by inducing secretion of satiety hormones [15].

Low Carb Chocolate Mousse Detox Recipe : Energy, Health & Cleansing

Low Carb Chocolate Mousse Candida Detox Recipe

Healthy, low carb chocolate mousse recipe you can make at home to boost the energy during low carb diets, reduce inflammation, and promote gut health and natural cleansing.

The nutritional profile is exceptional. One serving provides you with 24 grams of protein, 8 grams of omega 3, over 70% of your daily values of vitamin E and fiber, along with antioxidants, minerals and vitamins.
(See nutrition facts section).

  • Diets: low carbs, candida diet, paleo, keto, vegan.
  • Body cleanses: candida and parasite cleanse, colon cleanse.
  • Benefits: energy, gut health, cleansing, antimicrobial, antifungal, inflammation.

Low Carb Chocolate Mousse – Summary Of Evidence

Jump to the Recipe.

Low Carb Chocolate Mousse Detox Recipe

This is one of our most popular breakfast detox recipes. It is also very versatile. See the top tips from our members below.

You can easily change the consistency of the mousse, by adjusting the amount of the almond milk. Add an additional cup of almond milk when you have the ingredients in the blender, to turn the mousse into a thick smoothie.

Low Carb Chocolate Mousse Detox Recipe

Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: low carb chocolate mousse
Servings: 1
Calories: 690kcal
Author: Cleanse Joy

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pure almond milk
  • 1 oz chia seeds
  • 1 oz hemp seeds
  • 1 oz hazelnuts
  • 1 tbsp raw organic cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp raw coconut butter
  • stevia pure monkfruit to taste
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon powder optional
  • ¼ tsp alcohol free vanilla extract optional
  • pinch himalayan pink salt optional

Instructions

  • Add 1 oz of chia seeds to 1 cup of pure almond milk.
    Mix well. Wait for 10 minutes. Mix again.
  • The chia - almond milk will turn into gel consistency.
    You can proceed with the recipe, put in the fridge for a few hours or overnight.
  • Place the chia seeds - milk gel in a blender, with the hazelnuts, hemp seeds, cacao powder, and coconut butter. Blend until desired consistency is reached.
  • Taste, and add stevia or monkfruit to taste. Little goes a long way! Balance the flavor with very little himalayan pink salt.
  • To enhance flavor further, add vanilla extract, and cinnamon. Enjoy!
  • For added crunchiness : sprinkle a few raw cacao nibs before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 690kcal

Top Tip From Our Members

Based on the many suggestions we have received, here are the top tips from our members:

  • Add an additional cup of almond milk when you have the ingredients in the blender, to turn the mousse into a thick smoothie.
  • Pure coconut milk and cashews milk also provide great tasting results. Just read the label to make sure there are no added sugars or unwanted ingredients.
  • Add raw fresh nuts and seeds right before serving to add more nutrients and crunchiness. Popular choices: walnuts, pecans and cashews.

Low Carb Chocolate Mousse Detox Recipe : Benefits

When we developed the low carb chocolate mousse detox recipe, we focused on both taste and health benefits. Below are the main benefits, with links to the published studies when applicable.

Low Carbs Doesn’t Mean Low Energy

The low carb mousse recipe includes different nutrients that boost your energy levels. We strategically used fast and slow acting ingredients, so you get both the quick energy boost with the sustained energy that may last for many hours as well.

The coconut butter and cacao have unique nutrients the body can quickly digest and utilize, so you feel the energy boost shortly after you eat the mousse. The energy from the nuts and seeds will come hours later.

Fiber & Gut Health

The importance of dietary fiber for overall health is well known, especially to promote intestinal regularity and healthy digestion. The average fiber intake in the US, however, is less than half of the recommended levels [1].

The daily value for fiber is 25 grams per day (based on a 2,000 calorie diet). This recipe provides you with 21 grams of fiber. No fiber supplements, no powders. Just natural whole foods.

This is very important. The research data suggests that high intake of dietary fiber can significantly reduce the risk for developing certain gastrointestinal diseases such as gastroesophageal reflux disease, duodenal ulcer, diverticulitis, constipation, and hemorrhoids. A diet high in fiber may also reduce the risk to develop coronary heart disease, stroke, hypertension, diabetes, and obesity [2].

Furthermore, the low carb chocolate mousse is high in soluble fiber, which can act as prebiotic, a food source for the healthy bacteria in the gut. This means that it can promote the growth of probiotic and contribute to better gut health [3].

Natural Cleansing & Detoxification

All our detox recipes are specifically designed to help the body to naturally cleanse and detox. The low carb chocolate mousse recipe is no exception.

In addition to the soluble fiber, the recipe is also high in insoluble fiber.

Insoluble fiber doesn’t dissolve in water, and can pass through the gut largely intact [4]. This fiber adds bulk to the stool which can help to promote regular healthy bowel movement.

Think about insoluble fiber as rough brooms inside your colon that grabs accumulated waste buildup and toxins on their way out.

The recipe also includes natural antimicrobial and antifungal ingredients such as coconut oil and cinnamon, which can help they body to get rid of parasites, candida yeasts and other pathogens.

Inflammation: The Omega-3 / Omega-6 Fatty Acids Ratio

Both omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acids are essential and are needed to support good health. A growing number of evidence, however, suggests that excessive amounts of omega 6 fatty acids in the diet can lead to inflammatory, autoimmune, cardiovascular diseases, and may increase the risk to develop cancer.

According to research, western diets are deficient in omega-3 fatty acids, and have excessive amounts of omega-6 fatty acids. In comparison, human beings evolved on a diet with equal amounts of omega-6 to omega-3 essential fatty acids. In the average western diet, however, the amount of omega-6 is up to 15 times more than the omega-3.

Multiple studies suggest that proper omega-6/omega-3 ratio may be able to decrease risk for breast cancer, cardiovascular disease, suppress inflammation in patients with rheumatoid arthritis,  beneficial effect on patients with asthma [5].

We addressed both concerns in the low carb chocolate mousse recipe:

  1. Omega 3 : 8 grams (500% of your daily values).
  2. Omega 6: 11.5 grams (68% of your daily values).

The Nutrients In The Low Carb Chocolate Mousse

Low Carb Chocolate Mousse Miracle Nutrition Label

The Ingredients In The Low Carb Chocolate Mousse

Below is a summary of the scientific evidence on the ingredient in the recipe.

Chia Seeds

Chia Seeds carb chocolate mousse

Chia seeds have a long history of traditional use for over 5,500 years, and were one of the most important staple foods in the the diet of Mayas and Aztecs [5].

The research data suggests that chia seeds are an excellent source of alpha-linolenic acid omega-3 fatty acid (ALA), vegetable protein, dietary fiber, antioxidants, and important minerals [6].

When you put chia in water or other liquids, they form a gel within 5-10 minutes. This is a very popular way to make pouding, mousse recipes, and also to thicken smoothies and soups. Once in gel form, the body can digests the chia seeds without the need to blend.

Chia seeds are also well known to promote satiation. A study that had 24 young women add chia seeds to their breakfast, concluded that chia seed consumption may induce short-term satiety in healthy individuals [7].

Coconut

Coconut low carb chocolate mousse

Coconut butter is the meat of the coconut after it goes through grinding process that turns the coconut meat into butter consistency. So you get both the coconut oil, and in addition, the other nutrients in the coconut meat.

The reason we included coconut butter as a part of the recipe, has to do with a few unique characteristic of coconut: cleansing, antifungal, anti microbial, energy, and flavor.

Cleansing, Antifungal, Antimicrobial

Coconut oil is well known for its antimicrobial and antifungal properties, and demonstrated significant antifungal activity against candida yeast and other pathogens [89].

Energy

Coconut oil is a rich source of medium-chain triglycerides, commonly known as MCT oils. These oils are different from most oils in the way the body digests them. The body can utilize the MCT oils much quicker to significantly boost the energy levels.

This is a well known use of coconut oil you can see in many low carbs dietary protocols such as keto diet, pre workout supplements, and as a way to improve exercise performance [10].

For this reason, many nutrition experts consider MCT oil as one of the best alternative energy sources to carbs.

Flavor & Texture

Flavor & texture wise, coconut butter adds a creamy mousse like texture, with a rich full coconut flavor into the recipe.

Cacao

cacao low carb chocolate mousse

For most people chocolate is a treat. For many people who try to stay healthy, however, chocolate may be one of these forbidden foods.

Good new. Chocolate may me good for you after all. What gives chocolate the bad rap, is that most of the chocolate products you find at the store, contain high amount of sugars, and low quality heavily processed cacao beans.

According to research, however, cacao has more phenolic antioxidants than most foods. Multiple studies suggest that cacao consumption may help to protect nerves from injury and inflammation, and improve satiety, cognitive function, and mood [1112].

Due to these benefits, many health experts recommend to consume cacao on an ongoing basis.

It is important to remember the difference between chocolate and cacao: chocolate is made from the beans and seeds of the cacao tree, together with other ingredients that may not be as healthy. Cacao, on the other hand, has been consumed for many centuries in its natural unprocessed form.

We recommended to use raw organic cacao powder as a part of this recipe.

Nuts : Hazelnuts

hazelnuts low carb chocolate mousse

Many studies suggest that nuts have nutritional characteristics that can benefit human health and prevent many diseases. When you introduce nuts into your diet on an ongoing basis, you significantly increase in the quality of the diet. Nuts are rich in essential fatty acids, protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals and bioactive compounds with antioxidant potential [13].

Unlike carbs that often cause a quick energy boost followed by a crash when the blood sugars drop, the energy you get from nuts and seeds in more subtle and can last much longer. For this reason, nuts play a key role in many low carb diets, as an alternative source of fuel.

Why hazelnuts?

When we made the low carb chocolate mousse, we tested different nuts and seeds. The combination that our testers liked the most, was the hazelnuts – coconut butter – cacao. Second place – pecans, third place – cashews.

As for the health benefits of hazelnuts, out of the different options of nuts, they have one of the best balance profile of fatty acids. So if you are looking to control the levels of omega 6 in your diet, but still enjoy the health benefits of nuts, hazelnuts are an excellent choice. Hazelnuts make a very good source of vitamin E, copper, magense, and other minerals.

Not surprisingly, the research data suggests that hazelnuts may improve inflammatory markers and reduce the risk to develop cardiovascular risk [14]. One study that tested the combination of hazelnuts and cacao, found that this combination improved the artery blood flow in smokers [15].

Hemp Seeds

Hemp Seeds

The are two reasons we recommend to include hemp seeds as a part of the low carb chocolate mousse recipe.

The first reason is the nutrients in hemp seeds. The nutritional profile is simply exceptional. Similar to chia seeds, hemp seeds are one of the only plant sources of alpha-linolenic acid omega-3 fatty acid (ALA). Hemp seeds are also very high in easily to digest high quality protein [16, 17].

Just to give you an idea, when you eat 1 oz of hemp seeds (the amount in this recipe), you get:

  • 9 grams of protein.
  • 3 grams of omega 3.
  • Over 40% of your daily values or iron, magnesium, manganese and phosphorus.
  • Over 25% of your daily values of zinc, and B1.

And the carbs? less than 1 grams of net carbs.

The second reason we like hemp seeds, is their taste and texture. Hemp seeds bring a very mild nutty flavor and a fluffy texture to the recipe. You can blend them with all the ingredients or add them just before you eat the mousse.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon  low carb chocolate mousse

Cinnamon has a long traditional history of use as food (spice) and medicine. We put cinnamon as optional for this recipe, because not all people like cinnamon with their chocolate.

Besides the flavor, as far as the health benefits of cinnamon in the recipe:

  • Cleansing, antimicrobial, antifungal:
    Multiple studies suggested that cinnamon may be effective against different types of pathogens, including MRSA bacteria, streptococcus mutans, mycoplasma hominis, and candida yeasts [18192021].
  • Healthy Sugar Levels:
    Additional studies also suggest that cinnamon intake is associated with a statistically significant decrease in fasting glucose levels [22]

Low Carb Chocolate Mousse

Candida Tea Recipe : Natural Antifungal Energy For Candida Cleanse

Candida Tea

The candida tea recipe below is a great natural home remedy to safely cleanse and detox candida yeast from your body. The recipe uses natural antifungal foods and herbs for candida you can easily find at your local store.

In addition to its antifungal properties, the tea may also give you jittery free energy to support your daily activities.

Use the candida tea to:

  • Enhance the results of your the candida cleanse.
  • On its own to promote healthy candida yeast balance.

The Antifungal Herbs & Foods In The Candida Tea

Evidence Based Recipe, Jump to the recipe.

Every ingredient in the candida tea recipe has a long history of safe traditional use that is also supported by modern science. In this post we included a summary of the evidence and links to the published studies.

Candida Tea Recipe : Natural Antifungal Energy

This candida tea recipe has been one of our most popular recipes drinks for the candida diet cleanse. Its main functions:

Antifungal: The tea uses known antifungal ingredients that have a long history of traditional use and published studies on their effectiveness against candida. (See the evidence section below).

Energy: The green tea and coconut oil combination can also provide jittery free energy. Not as potent as coffee, still a great alternative that is completely candida friendly.

Reviews: Many of our members like to drink the candida tea several times during the day, even after they are done with the cleanse. We also share the top comments and suggestions from our members below the recipe.

Candida Tea Recipe

Candida Tea
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Candida Cleanse Antifungal Energy Tea

Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Breakfast, Tea
Cuisine: American, Chinese, Indian, Japanese
Keyword: Candida Cleanse Tea, Candida Tea
Servings: 1
Calories: 120kcal
Author: Cleanse Joy

Ingredients

  • 1 cup spring water
  • 1 bag organic green tea or black tea
  • 1 inch ginger root
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil raw, extra virgin, 15 ml
  • ½ lemon
  • pure stevia or monkfruit to taste

Instructions

  • Peel the ginger root and cut to thin slices.
  • Boil the ginger in water for 5 minutes together with the cinnamon.
  • Reduce the heat, cover and allow the to simmer for additional 5-10 minutes.
  • Strain the tea into your tea cup.
  • Add the green or black tea bag for 2-5 minutes.
  • Remove the tea bag. Squeeze the juice of ½ lemon, add into the tea.
  • Just before drinking:
    Add 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) of coconut oil. If you have never tried coconut oil before, start with 1 teaspoon first.
  • Add a few drops of stevia or pure monkfruit to taste.

Nutrition

Calories: 120kcal

Top Tip From Our Members

  • Cold vs. Hot:
    The candida tea also tastes great when it is cold, which makes it a great fit for the summer. For best results, if you plan to drink it cold, most of our members prefer it without the cinnamon. You can make more servings of the tea in advance without the coconut oil, and store the tea in the refrigerator for a few days. Add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil just before you drink the tea.
  • Like Vanilla?
    You may want to add a few drops of alcohol free vanilla extract, as it seems to really improve the flavor. Some stevia brands combine natural vanilla extract with the stevia drops.
  • More Energy:
    Need more energy but still want to avoid coffee? Many of our members like to add 1 dropper of Dr. Group’s Ginseng Fuzion just before they drink the tea, which includes adaptogenic herbs such as ashwagandha and ginseng. Besides its ability to naturally improve energy [1], Ginseng has demonstrated antifungal activity against Candida albicans in a few studies [2, 3and is also well known for its ability to naturally boost the immune system [4].

What’s In My Candida Tea : Summary Of Evidence

As we mentioned, every ingredient in this recipe has a long history of traditional use and is also supported by science.

Below you will find a summary of the evidence and links to the published studies. While there are many additional benefits of course, we focused on the benefits for the candida cleanse.

Green Tea

Candida Tea green tea

EGCG, the most abundant catechin in green tea demonstrated antifungal activity against candida albicans in multiple studies [5, 6].

Another known health benefit of green tea, which it is important to mention. Many human studies also suggest that green tea catechins may help to reduce the risk of metabolic syndrome, such as obesity, type II diabetes, and cardiovascular risk factors [7].

What about black tea for candida?
We do prefer to use green tea for candida, as it has more evidence and research data on its antifungal properties. If you prefer black tea, however, it may still provide benefits for the candida cleanse as well. According to research, black tea polyphenols also have antifungal properties that can be effective against different candida species [8].

Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil Candida Tea

Coconut oil is well known for its antimicrobial and antifungal properties, and demonstrated significant antifungal activity against Candida albicans and other pathogens [9].
According to the evidence, capric and lauric acids, two of the medium chain fatty acids in coconut oil, are the ones mainly responsible for its ability to kill candida [10].

There’s another reason coconut oil makes such a great fit for the candida diet. Coconut oil makes an effective alternative energy source to carbs.

This helps with one of the biggest challenges with the candida diet. You have to reduce your carbs as they tend to feed candida. As a result, many people don’t have the energy they used to have.

This is where coconut oil can significantly help, as the body can quickly digest and use it to produce energy. Much easier than other fats. This is a well known use of coconut oil you can see in many low carbs dietary protocols such as keto diet, as well as in pre workout recipes.

The research data was able to validate this use as well. According to the evidence, the Medium-chain triglycerides in coconut oil (MCT oil), can increase exercise performance [11].

Cinnamon

Cinnamon Candida Tea

Cinnamon has a long traditional history of use as food (spice) and medicine. According to research data, Cinnamon demonstrated potent antifungal activity against different species of candida [12, 13].

Additional studies also suggest that cinnamon intake is associated with a statistically significant decrease in fasting glucose levels [14]. This indirectly may benefit the candida diet as well, especially if you have a history of high blood sugar.

Ginger

ginger Candida Tea

Ginger is a well known home remedy for candida and other pathogens. According to research data, ginger demonstrated significant antimicrobial, antibacterial and antifungal activity against Candida albicans, Candida Krusei yeast as well as other types of human pathogens [151617].

There’s another reason we recommend to have ginger in the candida tea recipe. According to one study, green tea, cinnamon and ginger may work together in synergy to lower blood sugar levels after a meal. When the researchers combined all the three together they noticed the best results, better than when they tested each herb by itself [18].

Lemon

lemon Candida Tea

Drinking warm water with lemon juice in the morning is an ancient Ayurvedic practice to stimulate digestion and detox the body. According to research, lemon juice may also support the liver [19] and kidneys [20].

Flavor wise, lemon juice complements the green tea and ginger taste. Interestingly, is also blends very well with the cinnamon and coconut flavor.

Lung Cleansing Drink : 2 Natural Recipes To Detox & Clear Your Lungs

Lung Cleansing Drink

Evidence based lungs cleansing drink recipes to detox, clear and flush excess mucus, phlegm, and toxins from your lungs, with the best foods for lung healing respiratory health.

Use these lung detox drinks to enhance your lung cleanse program, or as a natural way to support normal lung function and promote the health of your respiratory system.

Table Of Content

  • Juice : recipe, nutrition facts.
  • Smoothie: recipe, nutrition facts.

Lung Cleanse Juice

Lung Cleanse Juice Recipe

This recipe is based on traditional medicine principles, as well as modern science recommendations.

All the ingredients have a long history of safe use for long health that is also supported by the medical community. See the evidence section to learn more about the science behind each ingredient.

Lung Cleanse Juice

Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Juice
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Lung Cleanse Juice
Servings: 1
Calories: 300kcal
Author: Cleanse Joy

Ingredients

  • 2 medium carrots
  • 1 medium apple
  • 4 cups chopped kale
  • 4 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 2 medium cucumbers
  • 4 oz pomegranate juice 100% pure & fresh, not from concentrate
  • 2 inch ginger root
  • 1 tbsp raw local honey or stevia to taste optional

Instructions

  • Peel the ginger.
  • Run the carrots, apple, kale, lettuce, and cucumbers through a juicer.
  • Add the pomegranate juice. We recommend to only use 100% pure fresh juice.
  • Mix and taste. You can add a few drops of stevia, or use raw local honey to add sweetness (optional). Another popular option is to add another apple to the recipe.

Nutrition

Calories: 300kcal

Lung Cleanse Juice – Nutrition Facts

As you can see below the lung cleanse juice provides your body with a lot of nutrients. Out of these nutrients, we would like to highlight iron and magnesium, that according to research, may play a key role in the health of your lungs.

  • Iron (60%):
    Research data suggests that iron deficiency can lower lung function and may even increase the risk to develop asthma. [1].
  • Magnesium (35%):
    According to research, magnesium may also play a key role in healthy lung function. The evidence suggests that low magnesium intake may increase the risk of asthma and chronic obstructive airways disease. [2].

Lung Cleanse Juice Drink Nutrition Facts

Lung Detox Smoothie

lung detox smoothie recipe

Another potent lung cleansing drink we recommended to include in the lung cleanse is the lung detox smoothie. The consistency of the smoothie is much thicker than the lungs cleansing juice, which many people enjoy.

The smoothie provides you with much more fiber. Around 50% of the recommended dietary allowance (RDA). As research suggests, a diet rich in fiber-containing foods may play a role in improving lung health [3].

Lung Detox Smoothie

Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Lung Detox Smoothie
Servings: 1
Calories: 330kcal
Author: Cleanse Joy

Ingredients

  • 1 cup spring water 250 ml
  • 1 cup chopped kale
  • 1 cup chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup whole blueberries
  • 1 cup strawberries (halves)
  • 1 cup pineapples (chunks)
  • 1 medium apple
  • stevia vanilla flavor optional

Instructions

  • Place water, kale and romaine lettuce into the blender. Blend until they turn liquid.
  • Add the berries, pineapples and apple, and blend again until desired consistency is reached.
  • Drink immediately. Add a few drops of Stevia if you need to add a little sweetness. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 330kcal

Lung Detox Smoothie – Nutrition Facts

In addition to its high fiber content, the lung detox smoothie also provides your body with many essential nutrients, including a few key ingredients that may play a key role for lung health:

  • Bromelain:
    Bromelain is an enzyme found in pineapple. According to research, Bromelain has the ability to reduce lung inflammation, decrease airway sensitivity to irritants, and benefit sinus infection. [4].
  • Anthocyanins:
    Anthocyanins are the blue, red, or purple pigments of berries. Multiple studies suggested that Anthocyanins may play a key role in the health of the lungs. The researchers believe that anthocyanins can slow down age-related decline in lung function, reduce airway inflammation, prevent asthma, and suppress growth of some types of lung cancer. [5].
  • Quercetin:
    Research data suggests that, Quercetin, a major flavonoid in apples can provide therapeutic relief of asthma symptoms, and may also suppress growth of lung cancer cells [6].

Lung Cleanse Smoothie Nutrition Facts

Liver Detox Tea : Best Recipe For Liver Cleanse You Can Make At Home

best teas for detoxing liver

As a part of our liver cleanse protocol, we spent a lot of time researching for the best liver detox tea remedies and recipes. We looked into historical traditional use, modern research data, reviews, benefits and side effects.

The liver detox tea evidence based recipe below offers a great natural way to support your liver and gallbladder health. We focused on safe and effective ingredients you can easily find at your local store.

We hope this recipe and review will help you in your journey for a safe effective and happy cleanse.

Liver Detox Tea Ingredients : Summary Of Evidence

Quick links: Recipe, side effects, benefits.

What Is The Best Tea To Detox The Liver?

Most liver detox tea products you get at the store, include a combination of common liver herbs, especially the top liver cleansing herbs: milk thistle seed, chanca piedra, borotutu bark, greater celandine, chicory root, dandelion root, turmeric, peppermint, and others.

Are these liver detox tea a good and safe option to cleanse your liver? Not exactly. Not always.

Liver Detox Tea Side Effects

Safety wise, there are reports of side effects and issues. The medical literature report cases of patients that had liver toxicity after they consumed liver detox teas. Moreover, many liver detox teas contain ingredients that have very little research on their effectiveness for liver cleansing, or safety in general. Other contain problematic ingredients that can cause stress to the liver.

Other reviews mention side effects such as digestive issues, diarrhea, excess gas, bloating and headaches. While a few practitioners explain these as temporary liver detox symptoms, we do not believe these discomforts are necessary. In our experience, you do not need to feel bad before you feel good.

The first key takeaway: if you consider to use a liver cleanse tea, get it from a trusted safe source, ideally that is specialized in cleansing.

Liver Detox Tea Benefits

As a part of our liver cleanse protocol, we tested a large number of liver herbs. The results have not being consistent. This is very common when it comes to natural herbs, since there are many factors that can impact the potency of the herbs. The origin of the herbs, their freshness, harvesting time, and many other factors can all impact the concentration of the active ingredients and effectiveness of the herbs.

In our testing, we didn’t see a big difference in the cleanse results after we used liver detox tea products. Liver herb extracts usually work better. The only exception was when we used fresh organic liver herbs. We literally took these from the ground and made a tea a day after. Fresh liver herbs, however, are usually not available to most people.

Liver Detox Tea Recipe

The liver detox tea recipe below offers a great natural way to support your liver and gallbladder health. We focused on safe and effective ingredients you can easily find at your local store.

Considering that most liver cleanse drinks are cold, many people prefer to also drink something hot during the liver cleanse, especially in the winter or as a healthy alternative to other hot beverages.

Liver Detox Tea

Homemade liver detox tea recipe to cleanse and flush your liver and gallbladder with safe & effective natural liver herbs, foods and spices.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Tea
Cuisine: American, Chinese, Indian, Japanese
Keyword: Liver Detox Tea
Servings: 1
Calories: 60kcal
Author: Cleanse Joy

Ingredients

  • 1 cup spring water
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 2 inches ginger root
  • dash ground cloves optional
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon * optional
  • 1 tbsp raw local honey or a few drops of stevia optional

Instructions

  • Peel the ginger root and cut to thin slices.
  • Boil the ginger in water for 5 minutes.
  • Add the cinnamon * and cloves (optional). See comments below.
  • Reduce the heat, cover and allow the to simmer for additional 5-10 minutes. The longer, the stronger the taste.
  • Strain the tea into your tea cup.
  • Squeeze the juice of ½ organic lemon, add into the tea.
  • Add the raw honey or stevia to taste (optional).

Notes

* See concerns about cinnamon in the evidence section below.

Nutrition

Calories: 60kcal

Liver Detox Tea : Top Tips From Our Members

  • Cinnamon & Clove:
    Both choices show in studies potential as a natural way to support liver health, with some concerns about cinnamon (See evidence below).
    Taste wise, both add a very strong taste to the tea. Some people love the way they taste, others may not.
    For this reason, if you usually don’t like the way cinnamon or clove taste, do not add them to the recipe. If you like to try, always start with very small serving size, and adjust based on the way the tea tastes.
  • Stevia vs. Honey:
    Both options have evidence (see below) on safety and even effectiveness to promote liver health. We prefer stevia over honey, as it doesn’t have any calories or impact on blood sugar levels. If you choose honey, we recommend to prefer organic raw and local.

Liver Detox Tea : Summary Of Evidence

Ginger

ginger Liver Detox Tea

Ginger has a long history of use as a natural remedy for digestive issues such as constipation, bloating, indigestion, nausea and vomiting. When you cleanse your liver, you want to make sure your digestion system works well so it can effectively eliminate any toxins released from the liver during the cleanse.

Specifically to liver, the research data suggests that ginger can improve liver enzymes profile and other nonalcoholic fatty liver disease characteristics [1].

Lemon

lemon Liver Detox Tea

There are many reasons to include lemon in your liver cleanse tea, juice or in fact in any detox recipe you make. The first reason, is that lemon juice can enhance the body’s overall ability to detox and cleanse. Naturally, safely and effectively.

As for the liver detox benefits of lemon, the research suggests that lemon juice can regulate elevated levels of serum ALT and AST liver enzymes as well as triacylglycerol and lipid peroxidation in the liver [2].

Clove

clove liver cleanse tea

If you like the way cloves taste, you may want to include cloves in the liver detox tea. The research data suggests that Eugenol, one of clove’s main active ingredients, has a strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to decrease oxidative stress and protect the liver against injury. [3].

Another reason to add clove to the liver detox tea, is that clove is well known for its antibacterial and antifungal properties, which may be helpful during the cleanse. [4].

Cinnamon : Good or Bad For The Liver?

Cinnamon liver detox tea

Taste wise, cinnamon compliments very well the flavor of clove. But is cinnamon a good option for the liver cleanse? The evidence in this case, is not conclusive.

Benefits

On one hand, cinnamon comes with a very long history of traditional use that is also supported by modern research. The data suggests that cinnamon may have therapeutic benefits on lipid profile, liver enzymes, insulin resistance in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease patients.  One study suggests that taking 1500 mg cinnamon daily may help to improve nonalcoholic fatty liver characteristics.  [5].

Concerns

There are however, some concerns regarding potential liver toxicity of cinnamon. These concerns are linked to cinnamon’s active ingredient, coumarin. And here’s the challenge. The recommended safe daily intake of cinnamon is 0.1 mg/kg/day. For a 200 pounds male of female, this means 9 mg of cinnamon a day. Obviously, this means that most people who consume cinnamon easily exceed this amount.

A study that further tested this concern in the traditional Japanese herbal medicine (Kampo medicine), found no cases of abnormal liver function in patients that exceeded the recommended daily intake. [6].

The bottom line

Cinnamon is a very popular natural spice, that can add a lot of flavor to your recipes, along with health benefits.

If you like the way it tastes, you can continue to use cinnamon. You may want however, to take breaks just to be on a safe side. Another option for you to consider, is ceylon cinnamon. Also known as “true cinnamon”, this type of cinnamon has much less coumarin content compared to the cassia cinnamon type.

If you have concerns about your liver health, or do not like the taste of cinnamon, we do not see a reason to start adding it to your recipes. There are better and safer ways to detox and cleanse your liver.
At least until the medical community will conduct more studies on the question of cinnamon – liver toxicity.

Stevia

Stevia liver detox tea

Stevia is a natural sweetener that is made from the leaves of the plant species Stevia rebaudiana. The biggest benefit of stevia over honey, is that it has zero calories with very minimal impact of blood sugar levels.

For this reason, we usually prefer to use stevia over other sweeteners including honey. If you like the way stevia taste, stevia may be a very good option to sweeten your recipes.

As for the liver benefits of stevia, the research data suggest that stevia can prevent oxidative stress in the liver and may be useful for acute and chronic liver diseases. [7].
On that note, there is definitely a need for more studies to confirm such a strong claim. The evidence does suggest, however, the potential of stevia as a safe option.

A few comments about stevia:

  • When you use stevia, little goes a long way. Stevia is just very sweet. Just add a few drops and see how the tea tastes.
  • Always look for 100% pure stevia on the label. Many stevia products also contain other ingredients.
  • Some stevia products have a bitter aftertaste. It is best to choose a stevia product that removes the components that cause the bitter taste when they extract the stevia. You can usually see this on the label.

Honey

Honey liver detox tea

Not everyone likes stevia. We see it very clearly in our testing. If you are not happy with the way stevia taste, honey may offer a very good natural option to sweeten the liver detox tea.

While most people think of honey as a natural sweetener, Honey does have a long history of traditional use as medicine for many centuries [8].

Research data suggests that honey can increase the nitric oxide levels in the liver tissues, which can protect the liver against damage. [9].
The data also suggests that honey may also have a protective effect for diabetes, respiratory, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, and nervous systems issues [10].

On that note, a quick reminder. 1 tablespoon of honey has 17 grams of sugars. Something to consider if this is a concern to you.

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