Kidney Cleansing Juice


January 29, 2013

This asparagus juice of my go-to alkaline aids. 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 alkalizing 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. I started Scott on this blend 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. Make sure you 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.

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.

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.

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

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Kidney Cleansing Juice

This alkaline asparagus blend is surprisingly tasty, and is a detox dynamo fantastic for digestive and urinary tract health.

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

Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

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

Recipe Notes

Try our 3-Day Juice Fasts or 14-Day Detox Dynamo Cleanse
Photo by Trent Lanz; styling by Alicia Buszczak

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