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

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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.

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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.

Cauliflower Rice Detox Meal Recipe : Happy, Healthy & Yummy Cleanse

Cauliflower Rice Candida Cleanse Recipe

Who said detox recipes have to be boring? We designed the cauliflower rice detox meal to bring a healthy exciting culinary experience that can boost most natural body cleansing and detoxification plans. The flavor, nutritional profile (see below), and the natural cleansing properties are exceptional.

Try it, share with the world, and enjoy a happy, healthy, tasty and super nutritious cleansing cauliflower rice! If you have any suggestions and want to share your own version, please comment below.

You can make this recipe raw or stir-fry. Both options are healthy & super tasty.

Cauliflower Rice Detox Recipe

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Indian, Mexican, Raw Vegan, Vegan
Keyword: Cauliflower Rice Detox Recipe, Detox Recipes
Servings: 2
Author: Cleanse Joy

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 2-4 small cayenne peppers optional
  • 2-4 clove garlic
  • 2 medium red bell peppers
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 1-2 stalk scallions optional
  • 2 oz hemp seeds
  • 2 oz almonds unroasted, unsalted
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil extra virgin raw
  • himalayan pink salt to taste
  • ½-1 tsp chipotle chili powder optional
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric powder optional
  • 1 oz unfortified nutritional yeast Not for candida diet

Instructions

  • Cut the cauliflower into florets. Remove the stem.
  • Grade the cauliflower florets to get white rice grains size. You can use a food processor or a box grater with medium size holes.
  • Using paper towels, press the grated cauliflower to remove excess moisture.
  • Chop the red onion, garlic, carrots, scallions, and peppers.
  • Heat the coconut oil in a wok or cast-iron skillet, medium-high heat.
  • Add the chopped red onions and garlic. Sauté until onions turn light brown color, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the grated cauliflower and mix well for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the rest of the veggies and mix well.
  • Taste and add the chipotle chili powder, turmeric powder Mix well. Add himalayan pink salt as needed.
  • Do not overcook the cauliflower. Keep stir-frying until all liquids are absorbed and it has your desired consistency. 
  • Remove from heat.
  • Right Before Serving: Add the hemp seeds, almonds, and nutritional yeast. Mix well. Enjoy! The nutritional yeast is not recommended for the first few weeks of the candida diet.

The Nutrients In The Cauliflower Rice Detox Meal

Effective cleansing is more than just helping your body to get rid of toxins. You also want to provide your body the needed nutrients so it can become healthier.

As you can see below, this is one area where the cauliflower rice detox meal delivers.

Cauliflower Rice Cleanse Meal Recipe Nutrition Facts

Main Ingredients Health Benefits

  • Cauliflower: high in fiber (colon cleansing, gut health), great overall nutritional profile.
  • Cayenne peppers: promote healthy circulation, natural anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Garlic: natural antiparasitic properties.
  • Red bell peppers: excellent source of vitamin A and C.
  • Carrots: excellent source of fiber and vitamin A.
  • Hemp seeds: excellent source of protein, omega 3, and minerals.
  • Almonds: excellent source of protein, healthy fatty acids, fiber and vitamin E.
  • Coconut oil:  natural antifungal properties, highly stable oil that is an excellent oil for cooking, quick energy source, sweet exotic aroma.
  • Unfortified nutritional yeast : excellent source of B vitamins (with the exception of vitamin B12), minerals and protein.

Is Guacamole Good For You? Try Our Detox Healthy Guacamole Recipe

Healthy Guacamole Recipe

Many years ago, we published our detox healthy guacamole recipe. A week later, it went viral. The reviews and feedback have been very encouraging. Everybody loves it!

This recipe is delicious, super nutritious (see nutrition facts below), naturally detoxes and cleanses your body, supports weight loss, promotes healthy digestion, protects the heart and above all, it makes you feel full, satisfied, happy and energized. And it only takes 5 minutes to make.

What we found amazing, is that after all this time, we made no changes to the original recipe, which is based on an authentic guacamole recipe (Mexico).

Based on your many requests, in this post, we’ll revisit the original recipe and share your wonderful comments and suggestions.

Is Guacamole Healthy For You?

The health benefits of avocado, the main ingredient in guacamole are well known and supported by many published studies. But is guacamole healthy for you?

When you stick with the authentic guacamole recipe, it is very healthy. The beauty of guacamole recipe is that it has a very long history of traditional use, with the health benefits of each of the ingredients also supported by modern science. Specifically to avocado, avocado consumption is associated with improved overall diet quality, nutrient intake, and reduced risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes (metabolic syndrome) [1].

Modern versions of the guacamole recipe however, may not always be healthy or good for you. Use of refined heavily processed table salt, high carb chips and other “modern” additions may take this healthy recipe to a completely different direction.

For this reason, we always recommend to stick with homemade guacamole recipes you make. Especially considering how easy it is to make.

Detox Healthy Guacamole Recipe

Our detox healthy guacamole recipe is based on the authentic mexican guacamole recipe. We made the preparation easier and quicker, and added hemp seeds and sunflower seeds to boost the nutritional content.

Use carrots, celery or other crunchy veggies instead of the tortilla or corn chips, and you get a wonderful, yummy, happy and healthy guacamole recipe. In fact, it is probably one the world’s most healthiest detox recipes.

Healthy Guacamole Recipe
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Detox Healthy Guacamole Recipe

Prep Time5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Detox Healthy Guacamole Recipe, spicy guacamole recipe
Servings: 1
Calories: 1230kcal
Author: Cleanse Joy

Ingredients

  • 2 medium ripe hass avocados
  • 2 small jalapeño chili peppers optional
  • 1 medium chopped tomato
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 2 oz hemp seeds
  • 1 oz sunflower seeds raw, unsalted unroasted
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp himalayan pink salt to taste
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 2 medium celery stalks

Instructions

  • Cut the avocado in half and remove the pit.
  • Using a scoop, remove the flesh of the avocados and place in a round bowl.
  • Add the lime juice.
  • Mash the avocados until you get a smooth consistency.
  • Add the spicy peppers, tomatoes, onions, hemp seeds and sunflower seeds. Mix well.
  • Taste and add salt if needed.
  • Use the carrots and celery as healthy alternatives to corn or tortilla chips and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 1230kcal

The Nutrients In The Detox Healthy Guacamole Recipe

As you can see below, when you eat the detox healthy guacamole recipe, you get a very impressive list of nutrients.

But what about all these calories? One of the most common question we get is how much and when to eat the recipe. Should you eat all of it at once or multiple times throughout the day?

The answer is very simple. Listen to your body. Some people enjoy eating big meals. Others may prefer to eat smaller frequent meals. Here’s a quick summary:

  • Serving Size:  if this is the first time you make this recipe, start by eating half the serving, and see how it makes you feel. You may find that you only need half a serving.
  • Your Diet:  The idea is to replace unhealthy meals with healthy options such as this recipe. Since this recipe is going to make you feel full for many hours, chances are you will end up eating less calories overall.
  • Do You Prefer To Eat Big Meals?  Replace your biggest meal of the day with this recipe, ideally at night. This works very well as a part of a low carb, keto (26 net carbs) diet plans, as well as with intermittent fasting.
  • Smaller Meals: If you prefer to eat smaller meals, store the guacamole in the fridge, and use it as a dip with raw crunchy veggies like carrots, celery stalks, broccoli, etc.

Detox Healthy Guacamole Recipe Nutrition Facts

The Fat Content In The Detox Healthy Guacamole Recipe

If you wonder about the fat content of this recipe, these are all healthy essential fats on their natural raw state. The recipe is rich in omega 3 (6.2 grams) and monounsaturated fats (MUFA) which are linked to many health benefits. In fact, according to the scientific community, the fats in avocado may help to support cardiovascular health, weight management and healthy aging [2].

As we mentioned, you do need to take into consideration the overall calories. The idea is to replace unhealthy meals with healthy options such as this recipe. Weight loss wise, the detox healthy guacamole recipe will make you feel full and satisfied for many hours. So you may find that you need to eat less overall.

Spicy Guacamole Recipe

We put the jalapeño chili peppers as optional, since not all people like spicy foods. If you do like spicy foods, here are a few suggestions you may want to consider to make a spicy guacamole recipe:

  • In our testing, jalapeño chili peppers work the best. If you can’t however get fresh jalapeños, you can still use other chili peppers.
  • Sometimes you can’t get fresh hot peppers at all. If this is the case, an easy way to spice things up that we actually love, is to use chipotle powder. Need to add more heat? add a little ground cayenne pepper.

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.

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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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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.

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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].

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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

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

Colon Cleanse Recipe : The Detox Salad Your Gut Would Love

Raw Fruits And Vegetables gut cleanse

A Complete Detox Meal For The Colon Cleanse Diet

The detox salad recipe was developed after many years of research, testing and collaboration with our partners. It is a complete colon cleanse meal you can easily make at home, using natural healthy whole foods.

Main Benefits: Natural Colon Cleansing, Detoxification, Gut Health & Flavor.

Table Of Content

When To Eat The Detox Salad

Ideally, you should eat the detox salad by itself as your last meal of the day. You can include the salad as a part of your colon cleanse diet or with other body cleanses.

We hear from many people that also like to eat the detox salad 2-3 times a week to promote healthy bowel movements.  Especially when you feel the need to get things going. These usually occur the following day.

Colon Cleanse Recipes And Hunger

A known issue with many colon cleanse recipes is that most of them do not make you feel full and satisfied.  Especially colon cleansing juices, smoothies, drinks and teas.

This recipe is specifically designed to make you feel full, happy and satisfied.

The Detox Salad Colon Cleanse Recipe

Raw Fruits And Vegetables gut cleanse
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Colon Cleanse Recipe : The Detox Salad Your Gut Would Love

A complete colon cleanse meal you can easily make at home, using natural healthy whole foods.
Prep Time25 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Colon Cleanse Diet, Colon Cleanse Meal, Colon Cleanse Recipe, Detox Salad
Servings: 2
Calories: 575kcal
Author: Cleanse Joy

Ingredients

  • 1 medium head raw cabbage
  • 3 medium raw carrots
  • 1 small raw beetroot
  • 2 cloves raw garlic
  • 1-2 small hot cayenne peppers optional
  • 1-2 tbsp raw apple cider vinegar unpasteurized "with the mother"
  • 1 small lemon
  • 4 tbsp olive oil unrefined cold pressed extra virgin
  • 2 oz raw hemp seeds
  • Pink himalayan salt to taste

Instructions

  • Peel the beetroot.
  • Shred the cabbage, carrots and beets. Place in a large bowl.
  • Add minced garlic.
  • Cut the hot peppers into small pieces. This is optional for spicy foods lovers.
  • Squeeze the juice of 1 lemon and add to the bowl.
  • Shake the apple cider vinegar bottle to mix the cloudy part at the bottom (the mother).
    Add organic raw unfiltered unpasteurized apple cider vinegar.
  • Add the olive oil and mix well.
  • Add the salt to balance the flavor.
  • Add the hemp seeds and mix.

Notes

If possible, try to use as much organic & local ingredients as you can.

Nutrition

Calories: 575kcal

The Nutrients In The Detox Salad

The Detox Salad Your Gut Would Love Nutrition Facts

As you can see, when you eat the detox salad, you get a lot of nutrients.

But what about all these calories? Should you eat the detox salad as one meal, or should you eat it multiple times throughout the day? Are all these fats in the salad good for me? Here is a summary of our answers to the FAQ:

  • One big meal vs. smaller frequent meals: Listen to your body. Some people enjoy eating big meals. Others may prefer to eat smaller frequent meals.
  • Serving Size: if this is the first time you make this recipe, start by eating half the serving, and see how it makes you feel. You may find that you only need half a serving.
  • Calories: Take into consideration the overall calories. The idea is to replace unhealthy meals with healthy options such as this recipe.
  • Weight loss: The detox salad recipe will make you feel full and satisfied for many hours. So you may find that you need to eat less overall.
  • Fat Content: If you wonder about the fat content of this recipe, these are all healthy essential fats on their natural raw state. The recipe is rich in omega 3 (6.2 grams) and monounsaturated fats (MUFA) which are linked to many health benefits.

Ingredients Analysis: Colon Cleansing Foods

The foods you see in this recipe have a long list of health benefits, supported by a traditional use and many studies. In the analysis below, we focused on the main benefits that are more related to colon cleansing and detoxification.

Cabbage, Beets, Carrots: Brooms Inside Your Colon

Raw non-starchy vegetables such as cabbage, beets and carrots are rich 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.

Some people who don’t enjoy raw beets, prefer to make a coleslaw version, and stick with the cabbage and carrots without the beets. Other common suggestions we get include adding fresh green herbs.

We highly encourage you to experiment and use different raw non-starchy vegetables you enjoy.

Lemon – Apple Cider Vinegar – Olive Oil : Natural Detox Salad Dressing

The lemon – apple cider vinegar – olive oil combination is a very popular healthy salad dressing. It tastes great and can help the body to naturally detox and cleanse.

  •  Lemon juice is well known for its ability to stimulate healthy digestion and to naturally detox and cleanse the body. Lemon also helps to balance the flavor of the other ingredients.
  • Apple cider vinegar on its raw unfiltered unpasteurized form can help the body to remove toxins at a faster rate. In addition, raw apple cider vinegar has naturally occurring acids and good bacteria (“the mother”) that can promote healthy digestion and gut health. The mother is the cloudy part you see at the bottom of the bottle.
  • Olive oil is one of the best tasting oils with natural colon cleansing properties: it lubricates the bowels which can add moisture to the stool, and increases the production of certain digestive enzymes which can help promote healthy digestion.

Hemp Seeds : Turn a Salad Into a Meal

We added raw hemp seeds to boost the nutrients in the detox salad. This is the part that turns the colon cleanse recipe from a salad into a complete meal. Hemp seeds make a good source of protein, healthy omega 3 & 6 essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. Hemp seeds also add a pleasant nutty flavor & fluffy texture.

Many people are surprised to learn how much nutrients they get when they eat seeds. Here’s an example of the main nutrients you get when you add 2 oz of hemp seeds:

  • 19 grams of protein.
  • 6 grams of omega 3.
  • Over 80% of the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) of Magnesium, Iron, Phosphorus, and Manganese.
  • Less than 1 grams of net carbs.

Other options of healthy raw fresh nuts and seeds (ideally sprouted) work as well, so feel free to experiment. Based on our testing and reviews we got over the years, many people love the sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds with this recipe.

Cayenne Peppers – Inflammation, Circulation & Digestion

Cayenne peppers are well known for their many health benefits, especially as a natural way that may help to stimulate healthy digestion, control inflammation and promote healthy blood circulation.

Eating hot spicy peppers however, may also cause issues to some people that have sensitivity to spicy foods, or to the nightshade vegetables. If this is you, do not include cayenne peppers in the recipe.

Garlic : Natural Parasite Cleanse

The main reason we like to add garlic to the detox salad is due to its natural antibacterial, antimicrobial and parasite cleansing properties.

When you cleanse your colon, your body may also flush harmful organisms and intestinal parasites. While this may not be the most pleasant topic people like to share, it is very common. For this reason, you may want to combine some sort of antiparasitic support as a part of the colon cleanse.

Raw garlic makes a great choice to get started. Pumpkin seeds are also known to have a natural antiparasitic properties.

If intestinal parasites are a concern to you, or if you consider doing a parasite cleanse, you may want to also look into antiparasitic herbs such as clove, wormwood and black walnut which are much stronger.

Pink Himalayan Salt

Last but not least – we added the pink himalayan salt for both flavor and the naturally occurring electrolytes and trace minerals.
(Much healthier than table salt that is heavily refined with most of the trace minerals removed during the process).

The Green Smoothie Detox Cleanse : Breakfast Of Champions

Green Smoothie Detox Cleanse Recipe

The green smoothie detox cleanse breakfast recipe is a delicious healthy drink designed to refuel and boost your energy in the morning, with easy to digest nutrients your body can easily assimilate and utilize.

Similar to all our detox recipes, the nutritional profile of this recipe (see below) is exceptional. You will be getting a lot of health promoting benefits and nutrients in just one serving.

When To Drink The Green Smoothie Detox Recipe

Ideally, you want to drink the recipe in the morning on an empty stomach, before you ate or drank anything else. There’s one exception; you can still drink the lemon juice cleanse drink recipe.

Use the green smoothie detox as a healthy tasty way to start your day:

  • Boost your cleanse or detox plan.
  • Give your digestive system a break. Especially if you have digestive issues such as bloating, and excess gas.
  • Jumpstart your weight loss plan. This recipe should make you happy, satisfied and full.

The Green Smoothie Detox Cleanse: Breakfast Recipe

Green Smoothie Detox : Strawberry Breakfast Delight

Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Green Smoothie Detox
Servings: 1
Calories: 300kcal
Author: Cleanse Joy

Ingredients

  • 1 cup spring water 250 ml
  • 1 cup spinach 3 oz
  • 1 cup chopped romaine lettuce 5 oz
  • 2 stalks chopped celery
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1 medium apple
  • 1 cup strawberries 5 oz

Instructions

  • Place water, celery, spinach and romaine lettuce into the blender. Blend until they turn liquid.
  • Add apple, banana and strawberries and blend again until desired consistency is reached.
  • Drink immediately. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 300kcal

The Nutrients In The Green Smoothie Detox

As you can see below, you get a lot of nutrients when you drink the green smoothie detox breakfast recipe. If you wonder how much of it you should drink, here are a few tips:

  • If this is your first time, drink half a serving first and see how it makes you feel. You may find that you only need half a serving.
  • Some people like to drink the green smoothie detox recipe before they leave the house in the morning. Others prefer to drink it throughout the morning. In any case, we recommend to finish drinking the smoothie at least one hour before you eat any solid foods.

Green Smoothie Detox Breakfast nutrition facts

The Greens In The Green Smoothie Detox

The spinach – lettuce combination that we use in the recipe blends very well in terms of flavor and nutritional profile:

  • Spinach:  excellent source of folate, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, Iron, Manganese and chlorophyll.
  • Romaine lettuce:  excellent source of folate, vitamin A and vitamin K. It offers a mild sweet flavor for smoothies that helps to balance other greens and veggies.

Since each green may offer different nutrients , we highly recommend to rotate your greens throughout the year.

To make sure your green detox smoothies always taste great, it is best to combine greens that have a more mild taste with different dark leafy greens such as spinach, kale, arugula and others that may have a more aggressive taste on their own.

The Fruits In The Green Smoothie Detox

Bananas, apples and strawberries are very popular fruits to use when you make smoothies. Their natural sweetness help to balance the taste of the greens. They also add a pleasant texture to the smoothies.

Just like we recommend to rotate your greens, you may also want to  experiment with different fruits. Great options are tropical fruits such as pineapple, mango and papayas.

It is important to look at the sugar content and see how much you really need. Based on our experience, some people may need less fruits in their smoothies. For this reason, when you change the recipe, always start with half a serving.