Lemon Liver Flush

Lemon-and-ingredients-on-cutting-boardCreate a healthy habit with a daily gentle cleanse. This is my favorite cleanse that I have been personally incorporating into my routine for about 12 years now.

There are few fruits that nature gives to us in the winter. Most fruits are available in the summer. The few fruits that are available come winter are tart, sour fruits like persimmons, pomegranates, grapefruits, oranges, and lemons. It makes sense that we shouldn’t eat sweet and sugary fruits in winter, a time when we sweat much less and are typically less active. Eating too much sweet and not building enough heat to burn it off can result in damp conditions in the body. This lends to the perfect breeding ground for conditions like candida as well as colds and flu’s. It is important to eat in season and eat the fruits offered by mother nature at the time she offers them. Lemons are perfect to emphasize at this time. They are sour, the flavor which helps the liver to purge excess that we might have accumulated from over indulgences from the fall harvest.

This drink is a mild version of the Liver-Gallbladder cleanse which consists of days of preparation and then a final cleansing day of drinking ½ cup of olive oil and about equal parts of lemon juice. The result is usually the release of many gallstones. Of course, doctors never tell you there is a $10 cure for reducing inflammation of the gallbladder and releasing gallstones that is much cheaper and less painful then removing your gallbladder (which you have for a reason, by the way!). But, this natural remedy, which I have performed many times on myself does exist and works! If you are not up for such an extreme cleanse, try this beverage which is a much milder version of the Liver-Gallbladder flush and is great to keep your liver and gallbladder just a little happier.

 

5.0 from 3 reviews
The Barefoot Cook's favorite Lemon Liver Flush
 
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This drink is best enjoyed in the morning as the morning is the natural time of the day to cleanse.
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Recipe type: Beverage, Cleansing
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 whole lemon quartered (slice into 4 pieces)
  • 1 quart room temperature or cool filtered water (4 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (unfiltered, organic, cold pressed – the best you can find)
  • (optional) 5 drops of Stevia extract
  • (optional) 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Place quartered whole lemon (with peel) in a high power blender (Vitamix or a comparable blender is best).
  2. Add 1 quart (4 cups) water. Blend on high for 60 seconds.
  3. After 60 seconds, add olive oil and blend 5 seconds longer.
  4. Then strain though a fine mesh wire strainer. The drink will be creamy and tart.
  5. Add vanilla and stevia if you wish to round out the flavor.
  6. Drink and enjoy.

 

Comments

    • Amanda says

      Hi Kathy,

      Thanks for sharing your website and for coming by to check out The Barefoot Cook. Blessings, Amanda

    • Amanda says

      Hi Sarah,
      I drink Lemon Liver Flush all year but featured it for a winter blog as lemons are one of the only in season fruits available. Enjoy! Amanda

  1. Marsha says

    Your recipes and modes for living in general, are amazing and grounded in such common sense. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

    • Amanda says

      Dear Marsha, Thank you for your kind and appreciative comment. You said it, “common sense”. That is what I am talking about, just plain ol’ common sense living. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  2. Kira says

    Amanda, just listened to your interview with Patric Timpone, it was very interesting, thnx!
    Question about this method:
    – I understand that this cleanse does not require a week of preparation as the original version of Liver Flush? And would you do it for a week or more?
    – You take this drink first thing in the morning, and then you can eat breakfast, maybe 30 min after? And do you drink the whole portion?

    • Amanda says

      Hi Kira,

      This lemon liver flush is not meant to replace the Liver Gallbladder Flush but to be something you can do daily to keep your liver and gallbladder healthy. Yes, you can drink the whole portion at once or else over the course of a day or two days. Good to drink before breakfast, like you suggested. This is not the same as The Nourishing Cleanse which I mentioned on the show. That will be out soon. Thanks for stopping by. Blessings, Amanda

      • Kira says

        Thank you for you reply, Amanda:-) I am wondering what your thoughts are on Coffee Enemas? Some nutritionists say it is not doing a thing, some are into it…What is your opinion?

        • Amanda says

          Hi Kira, I think coffee enemas can be extremely helpful as they stimulate the liver to release stagnant bile and this has a very cleansing effect on the liver, gallbladder and colon. If done to excess, they can be depleting, but in moderation, they can be extremely helpful for moving toxins out of the body faster. I recommend them in my cleanse, The Nourishing Cleanse.

  3. veena says

    if i have a problem of ascites, can i also use this recepie .ascites is a disease in which water is filled in stomach. sometimes patient has to taken out this water from stomach by tapping. please suggest.

    • Amanda says

      I am sorry but I am not familiar enough with this condition of which you speak to be able to make a recommendation about whether or not to consume this drink. I would suggest asking your health care provider.

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    • Amanda says

      Thank you so much for your warm comments. Glad you found me. Feel free to sign up for my newsletter if you wish (on my home page). Thanks and blessings, Amanda

    • Amanda says

      Hi Christy,

      Yes, this should definitely be safe for pregnant women. It is a very mildly cleansing drink. Enjoy your pregnancy!

    • Amanda says

      Hi Gwen,

      Thanks for your message! I am glad you found me too. The liver and allergies are intimately connected. Let me know if this drink helps. Blessings, Amanda

    • Amanda says

      Hi Denise,

      I can speak from first hand experience that gall bladder flushes really do work. I have released thousands of gallstones from doing flushes over the years, and have felt much lighter after doing them. Quackwatch will say anything to discredit alternate approaches to healing. Just do some more research to learn about all of the people who have benefited from gall bladder flushes. Andreas Moritz book The Amazing Liver and Gallbladder Flush is a great book to help guide one on doing their own cleanse.

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