The Best Liver Detox Drink for Spring Mornings!
Welcome to part 2 of the Spring Liver Detox Series. Now that we’ve prepared for the detox, its time to begin!
And it all starts with mornings.
How we start our day has a big impact on how the rest of the day goes, both physically and emotionally. The first thing we eat or drink in the morning can determine how well we digest, eliminate, and detox that day. You’ll want to start your morning right to get the most out of all the healthy foods and juices you cleanse with.
Daily Morning Liver Detox Tonic
20oz warm water (½ boiling, ½ cold)
½ lemon or 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp raw honey
1 tbsp cold-pressed walnut oil (or olive oil)
1 drop of peppermint oil or a bunch of fresh mint leaves (optional)
Lemon supports the liver’s natural detoxification process and enhances bile flow, according to studies. From a Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective, sour flavor corresponds to and benefits the liver. You can also use apple cider vinegar instead of lemon, perhaps on alternate days. ACV has been scientifically shown to flush the liver, boost circulation and reduce liver inflammation.
The raw honey is a must – don’t be fooled in thinking a detox has no place for sweet things. According to studies and TCM theories, honey aids in detoxification. When used in this warm drink, it will loosen the intestines and get the body ready to eliminate waste.
Walnut oil mixed with citrus helps the liver and gallbladder get rid of toxins and waste. You can also use Olive oil can also if taste you prefer the taste or if you are allergic to nuts. Both oils must be cold-pressed to maximize available nutrients and antioxidant properties.
For added benefits, add some mint. Peppermint is said to have a soothing effect on liver energy TCM. Studies have shown that it can improve bile flow and support liver function.
Stir all the ingredients together in a large cup. Sip slowly throughout your morning. Wait about half an hour before eating breakfast.
Depending on your body, you may experience results within hours, by the end of the day, or within a few days. It’s normal to find pellets in the toilet – that’s your gallbladder doing its job. You may also notice relief from allergies, irritability, and body aches and pains.
It’s best to drink this each morning during Spring, or even throughout the day. This recipe is balanced and gentle enough to be enjoyed by all body types. And it is powerful and cleansing enough to effectively improve liver and gallbladder function. It really is the best liver detox drink recipe you’ll find, and it’s all natural and delicious. Enjoy!
Isabella Gucci-Ruffalo xoxo