Kidney Cleansing Juice

January 29, 2013

This kidney cleansing juice with asparagus, celery, cilantro, cucumber, lemon, and apple helps flush the kidneys, purify the blood, and detox the body.

Kidney Cleansing Juice

This kidney cleansing juice with asparagus, celery, cilantro, cucumber, lemon, lime, and apple is one my go-to alkaline juices. This magical elixir will top up your alkaline buffers, purify your blood, detoxify your muscles and tissues, clean up your kidneys, and restore alkaline balance to your body after an “acidic orgy” eating binge!

I ate pizza the other night, and felt a little out of whack, to say the least. I juiced up this s’blended concoction before I went to bed, and again when I woke up the next morning, and was back on track.

Lemons, limes, cucumber, and celery are four of the most alkaline-forming foods on the planet, and green apple has the lowest sugar content of all varieties.

As you get used to the flavor of the asparagus, you can reduce the quantity of apple to lower the sugar content even further. Start with 1 apple, then reduced it to 1/2 an apple, then 1/4, and then no apple. This juice is most alkaline forming without the apple. If you do add the apple, use green apples, which typically have the lowest sugar content.

Pick up some alcohol-free lemon stevia for your juices. This stevia is one of the best I’ve used. Just a few drops sweetens tart juice blends and smoothies.

Tips For Juicing Asparagus

You don’t see many juice recipes utilizing asparagus, because the flavor can be funky! Most asparagus juice recipes contain sweet elements like apple or carrot. You can also pair with tomato, cilantro, garlic, and salt for a savory blend. But, don’t miss out on juicing this sexy stalk. It is a healthy hero.

The Health Benefits of Asparagus Juice

Surprisingly high in plant-based protein, asparagus is rich in minerals like calcium, phosphorus, iron, sodium, potassium, selenium, manganese, and copper, and vitamins A and C, E and K, folate, niacin, riboflavin, and thiamin.

Amped up with antioxidants, this green queen contains high levels of glutathione to fizzle free radicals; quercetin (a flavanoid) that acts as an anti-inflammatory agent; and rutin, a blood vessel protector. Asparagus also contains the amino acid asparagine, which is a dynamic diuretic, helping to dissolve uric and oxalic acids. Asparagus juice alleviates arthritic pain, can prevent and dissolve kidney stones, and is amazing to reduce water retention during pregnancy.

Asparagus also boosts the function of the pineal, adrenal, and thyroid glands, as well as the heart, lungs, liver, pancreas, and spleen. Asparagus juice is especially helpful for renal and kidney health, is brilliant for clearing respiratory congestion, and is sensational for the skin, helping to clear acne, eczema and other skin disorders.

If You Have a Kidney Condition

Please note: For people with kidney conditions, consult your doctor or healthcare professional before consuming asparagus juice.

Other Asparagus and Green Juice Recipes For You

Apple Lemon Asparagus Juice
Morning Detox Green Juice
Immune-Boosting Green Juice
Allergies-Be-Gone Green Juice
Alkaline Low-Sugar Green Juice

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Kidney Cleansing Juice

This kidney cleansing juice with asparagus, celery, cilantro, cucumber, lemon, and apple helps flush the kidneys, purify the blood, and detox the body. 

Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1
Author Tess Masters


  • 8 large or 16 small asparagus spears
  • 2 ribs celery
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • English cucumber
  • 1 lemon peeled
  • 1 lime peeled
  • 3 – 5 drops alcohol-free lemon liquid stevia
  • 1 green apple cored (optional, read post)


  1. Push the ingredients through your juicer, and strain with a fine mesh sieve. 

Recipe Notes

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Comments 42

  1. I’m fairly new to juicing as part of a healthy lifestyle. Thank you so much for this alkalizing recipe. I will give this a shot at the start of my journey to health.

    1. You are so welcome. This is pretty hard core for an introductory juice. I LOVE it, but I rarely eat fruit. Try some of the sweeter juice recipes I shared for the rest of the month as well to get some variety, and to know that juices can taste so different and wonderful. Great to be connected. Enjoy 🙂


  3. What a great blog thank you my hubby and I are very new to juicing but feeling so well on it. We will keep reading.

  4. Hi totally new to Pinterest etc.. My husband’s prostate cancer is now in hormone resistant phase. I’ve been reading where having an alkaline body is much better for fighting this. We have started a vegan diet but I need to do more. Don’t have juicer will Ninja blender work?

    1. Hey Shea, so sorry to hear about your husband’s health. My partner has cancer at the moment too, and an alkaline plant based diet has helped him enormously in his recovery. Please feel free to message me on the contact form and I can send you a full list of all of the alkaline recipes on the site. You can absolutely make this recipe in your ninja blender. Just blend and then strain. I will be thinking of you and your husband and am sending you healing light and love.

    2. You can. If you’re paying attention to traditional food combining rules, asparagus shouldn’t be mixed with fruits. But, if you’re just asking for flavor, absolutely.

  5. I am looking for a juice for my grandmother who’s 88 years old for her kidneys one is giving up on her what do you recommend of juice for her?

    1. This juice is generally good for kidneys, and any alkalizing green juices low in natural sugar. However, for elderly people with serious medical conditions, please consult your doctor. I am not a health care professional, and I wouldn’t want to advise you.

  6. I am a body builder and right before a show I have to consume as much asparagus as I can because it is a natural dieretic and will draw out the water in my body. I am so sick of eating it and I am desperate to find a different way to get the asparagus into my system. I will be trying this!

    1. Thankyou so much for your interest Carol. I am working very hard to make an android app happen. I’m not sure if we will be able to do it or not. But, I will certainly announce it in my newsletter. In the mean time, The Blender Girl Smoothies book (same info as the app) will be released June 30th, 2015.

  7. Yeah it’s good for everyone to be aware about the cleansing and detoxification process. Totalcleansedetoxdiet also provides cleansing processes which involves drinking lots of water, eating fresh fruit and vegetables.

  8. can you suggest a combination of juice recipes for type 2 diabetics. please common vegetables ie asparagus, broccoli lettuce, cucumber etc and time to take them including regular meals

    1. I recommend low-sugar alkaline green juices containing spinach, kale, chard, collards, or dandelion greens, and then cucumber, lemon or lime, ginger, and a bit of green apple (which typically have the lowest sugar content). Stay away from high sugar fruits. I hope this helps.

  9. I must be my own species. I drink my asparagus juice straight! I juiced the greens off my asparagus (I Grow my own) and got about 1/4C through my Omega. After juicing the asparagus I cover the juice port with the ball of my hand then put 8 ounces of purified water into the juicer. Allow to run for about 30 seconds then empty into catch cup. I like to strain my juices, but it’s not necessary at all.

  10. I drink 2T asparagus juice mixed with 1T raw vinegar and 1 T local honey in a glass of water every morning. My friends gag at the thought but I think it tastes great. Should I increase the amount?

  11. I just tried that asparagus lemon cucumber cilantro drink I have been experience kidney stones and I’m in a lot of pain have not been able to go to the bathroom so I hope it does work

    1. I am so sorry you experience pain Andrea. I am sorry I missed you comment. There was a bug in my comment notifications. Always consult your doctor when these things happen. I hope you are feeling alright.


    1. That is fine, as long as you enjoy it. I like to mix things up and do a variety of blends so I’m not drinking the same thing every day. Because asparagus is a diuretic, I prefer to drink it during the day and keep moving to gain the most benefits.

    1. For maximum nutrition and to reduce oxidation as much as possible, this juice is best enjoyed right after it’s made. But, I understand you want to keep it. I would drink it within 24 hours of juicing for the most balanced flavor. Or freeze it.

  13. Hi, thats a superb recipee, but I think it works well because of the general nutritional value of the food and not the alkalinity take. The alkaline thing is a myth and a dietary fad out of control.

    1. Thanks for your feedback J. I’m sorry, but I totally disagree. pH and acidity and alkalinity is not a myth, it’s a biological reality. I have done a lot of research, and yes, while there are fad diets and companies taking advantage of trends, gimmicks, and false marketing with alkaline water (which is indeed a falsehood) and silly supplements, there is some substance to the scientific reality of the pH balance in the body.

  14. When boiling asparagus in water , can you keep the juice that you boiled it in to take tie spoon of it daily . The reason I am asking this question , the readed where a lady she would sip three table spoon a day . So the way I look at it is , i not only get a oppsion to eat it but also have tie spool of it daily . Hope this makes senice

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