Alkaline Apple Lemon Asparagus Juice

April 17, 2013

This apple lemon asparagus juice from The Decadent Detox 3-Day Juice Cleanse has a mild sweet lemon flavor. This alkaline detox drink cleanse the liver.

Alkaline Apple Lemon Asparagus Juice

This apple lemon asparagus juice from The Decadent Detox 3-Day Juice Cleanse is an alkalizing avenger.

This mineral-rich green juice with asparagus will build your blood, regenerate your cells, relax the body, and prepare it for rest. Cucumber hydrates and cools the body, flushes toxins, and acts as a diuretic that nourishes the skin and connective tissue with silica. Lemon and parsley purify the blood. This surprisingly delicious juice has a mild, lemony flavor that will make you ape for asparagus.

The Health Benefits of Parsley Juice

One of the most common herbs, parsley offers a myriad of health benefits. It’s a brilliant blood purifier, and is rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, which help control blood cholesterol, prevent constipation, and protect the body from free-radical damage. Its essential volatile oils can be used as a local anesthetic and as an antiseptic for teeth and gums. Rich in polyphenolic flavonoids, parsley rates among the richest plant sources of antioxidants. It is also a good source of potassium, calcium, manganese, iron, and magnesium, and vitamins A, B, C, E, and K, and folates.

As a warming herb, parsley’s perfect for moderating cooling foods, especially in the colder months. We use the flat-leaf variety, as it has a more intense flavor than its curly-leaf restaurant-garnish cousin, with less bitterness. Light as a feather, parsley will throw its weight around in a juice, delivering that aromatic and pungent “clean” taste. In the right amounts, it combines well with leafy greens, sweet fruits like pineapple and mango, as well as apples, lemons, and limes. A handful juices easily, stems and all.

The Health Benefits of Asparagus Juice

Asparagus is an alkalizing superstar, and a great source of antioxidants such as lutein, zeaxanthin and carotenes. These flavonoid compounds along with vitamins A, C, and E combat free radicals to boost immunity. Rich in B-complex vitamins, these sensational spears help support cellular, enzymatic, and metabolic function. An excellent source of vitamin K, asparagus also promotes bone health, and with iron and copper, helps build blood. Asparagus doesn’t produce a huge amount of juice, and that juice has a very assertive flavor. It’s best tempered with apple, pineapple, orange, lemon, and lime.

The Health Benefits of Cucumber Juice

This vege-fruit truly is the ultimate cool-hydrate-cleanse food. It’s right in there regulating body temperature and easing inflammation. A relative of squashes and melons, the cuke is a natural diuretic (due to that abundant water), aiding in cell hydration, waste removal, and dissolving kidney stones. Cucumber’s high silica content is great for the skin, and helps alleviate eczema, psoriasis, hair loss, and strengthen nails. The silica in cucumber also reduces the concentration of uric acid, which causes inflammation in the joints, muscles and tendons. A natural blood-pressure regulator, cucumber is high in vitamin A (mostly in the peel), B complex, C and folic acid, amino acids (methionine and tryptophan), potassium, sulfur, and natural chlorine. To take advantage of the nutrients in the skins, we always use the less-bitter-skinned English/Dutch variety. Any cucumber, though, goes well in our recipes.

We add cucumber to many juice blends as a way of adding mineral-rich water that’s way more beneficial than the plain filtered stuff. Cucumber juice is chock-full of nutrients, yet barely alters flavor. Cucumbers are intensely alkalizing, and a half (or whole) cucumber worked into a batch of juice offsets the acidic effects of high-sugar fruits and aids detox. Cucumber is our go-to base for sugar-free, alkaline juice blends, too. Make sure your cucumber is organic and hasn’t been embalmed in a coating of wax.

The Health Benefits of Apple Juice

Tasty, able to break down toxins, lower cholesterol, and enhance digestion, apple is a popular, versatile, and cost-effective go-to for juices. With phytonutrients, powerful antioxidants like quercetin, vitamin A (in the peel), vitamin C, and significant potassium, apple is a prime detox food that’s available year ‘round. As an aid to cleansing, apples’ high pectin content provides a great bowel regulator, able to slow the colon down or speed it up, as the body needs.

Apple is a cooling food, and we include it in juices to balance the bitterness of leafy greens and other vegetables. The sweet tang of apple blends with almost all fruits and vegetables; our preferred variety is Granny Smith, which has a tarter flavor and lower sugar content than common reds like Fuji, Delicious, and Honeycrisp. That said, this fruit is versatile, and our recipes work with any apple you have on hand.

We recommend coring apples before juicing, as the jury is still out as to whether the bit of cyanide occurring naturally in the seeds is detrimental to health.

The Health Benefits of Lemon Juice

This alkalizing tart tamer is a potent detoxifier and natural antibiotic that improves liver function, relieves constipation, and can help dissolve kidney and gall stones. High levels of vitamin C help boost immunity and alleviate symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, as well as combat heart disease. Lemons provide calcium and magnesium for strong bones and teeth, along with unique compounds that have powerful antioxidant properties. The flavonoids in lemons have even been shown to halt abnormal cell division.

While lemons are cooling, this superstar can be balanced with warming foods like cayenne and fennel. We use lemons in lots of juice blends to lift the earthy and pungent quality of leafy greens and vegetables, add zip and tang, and balance the acidifying impacts of high-sugar fruits. You may want to remove the rinds of these fruits before juicing, as in substantial quantities they’re slightly toxic, or you may enjoy the zesty punch it adds—a good compromise is a bit of the peel along with the flesh.

The Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

ACV really is a health-promoting superstar. It alkalizes the body, calms inflammation, promotes detox, and boosts immunity. We use this elixir in juices to add flavor, amp up cleansing power, and deliver potassium and natural probiotics. Rich in certain enzymes, ACV is a powerful digestive aid and cleanse booster. To reap the full array of health benefits, we recommend the organic, raw, unfiltered, unpasteurized stuff. It should be cloudy, unrefined, and showing the strand-like enzymes of connected proteins called “mother of vinegar.” We always use Bragg Organic, which you’ll find at health food stores and online. Whatever brand you choose, use just a tiny splash to start—no more than a quarter teaspoon—in your juices. Too much ACV bangs the tang up to a mouth-curling pucker.

Other Green Juice Recipes For You

Green-Aid – The Best Green Juice
Immune-Boosting Green Juice
Allergies-Be-Gone Green Juice
Alkaline Low-Sugar Green Juice

Get Healthy With a 3-Day Juice Cleanse

1. DOWNLOAD the FREE 5-Day Energy Boost.
2. START the 3-Day Juice Cleanse.
3. JOIN our Cleanse Facebook group to get support.

Let me know what you think of this recipe in the comments!

Your feedback is important to me, and it helps me decide which recipes to post next for you.


Alkaline Dreams Evening Cleansing Juice

This apple lemon asparagus juice from The Decadent Detox 3-Day Juice Cleanse has a mild sweet lemon flavor. This alkaline detox drink cleanse the liver.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 16-ounce glass
Author Tess Masters


  • 1 bunch flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 stalks asparagus
  • 1 green apple, cored, plus more to taste
  • 1 whole lemon,.  rind removed
  • 1/2 English cucumber
  • 1/4 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • Pinch of Celtic sea salt


  1. Push everything through your juicer

Recipe Notes

Recipe from The Decadent Detox 3-Day Juice Cleanse.
Photo by Trent Lanz; styling by Alicia Buszczak


Comments 6

  1. I don’t have a juicer, but I have a blender. Will I still have some results from following a blended process?

    1. If using a blender instead of a juicer you will need to add in some water. If you’re juice fasting you should strain it, but if not just enjoy it as it is. Yes, you will get some of the benefits if you blended the ingredients instead of juicing them.

    2. Yes, you can absolutely blend these recipes with water, tweak the ingredients to taste, and then strain to make juice!

    3. Yes, you can absolutely blend these recipes and have amazing results. If you are fasting and cleansing make sure you blend and then strain the juice to allow for a very gentle digestive process which leaves more room for cleansing and detoxing. But, if just for every day enjoyment, you can blend or juice these recipes. You just may have to tweak the ingredients a little to get the taste juuuust right. Enjoy 🙂

    1. If you want to participate in the 3-day juice fast, yes, it is just juice, broth, and juice popsicles for 3 days. You can also use these recipes to cleanse, where you don’t need to fast. Or, just drink the juices you want along with the rest of your diet. Do what feels comfortable for you.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *