9 day dandelion liver cleanse

9 day homemade dandelion liver cleanse

I did it! I darn did it. My first homemade dandelion liver cleanse. Oh, who am I kidding? My first cleanse, ever! Yep. It took me quite a while to try a cleanse. And even then, I didn’t go for a fasting sort. That’s because I still don’t believe it’s more beneficial to my body than cleansing while having a nutrient-dense, antioxidant-packed diet.

Then why did I do it? Oh oh why? Besides that I thought it would be fun? And that I knew I could whip it up in no time without any fuss? Well, I really wanted to give it a try. After all dandelion cleanse is a classic spring cleanse. It’s an excellent cleanse to flush out metabolic waste accumulated over the winter.

It’s easy to overeat in winter. Particularly rich foods. You know, those end of the year heavy dinners, mulled wine, Christmas cookies, etc. Apart from alcohol, I’m guilty of all December’s unhealthy pleasures. And dandelion is one of the best liver “aides” out there. It not only regulates the liver and gallbladder, it helps expel small kidney stones. It also reduces pain caused by rheumatism, arthritis and gout.

How I did the homemade dandelion liver cleanse

The dandelion liver cleanse was pretty easy to do. Not fussy and done in minutes. With all that dandelion growing like crazy in my garden, I harvested all I needed in less than 5 minutes. Add to it 3 minutes for blending and straining and another minute for gulping it down like, and I was done in less than 10 minutes.

On the day before I began the cleanse I went around my garden to spot the healthiest looking dandelions. Not having to look for dandelions every day saved me quite a lot of time the following days. And since I wasn’t supposed to wash them, I needed the healthiest and cleanest ones.

On day one, I took a handful of dandelions, rinsed them quickly under cold tap water, chopped them roughly and put them in an immersion blender. I, then, added 5 tablespoons of water (75 ml) and blended well until the water was very green. Then I put a sheet of paper towel on a large sieve on a glass and poured the dandelion juice on it. Lastly, I squeezed the paper towel to remove the remaining juice. This means no picking little pieces of dandelion leaf off the mesh strainer. Finished. Homemade dandelion liver cleanse ready to drink.

On day two, I took 2 handfuls of dandelions, rinsed them quickly under cold tap water, chopped them roughly, put them in an immersion blender and added 10 tablespoons of water (150 ml). Continue as in day one.

Day three: 3 handfuls of dandelion and 15 tablespoons of water (225 ml)

Day four: 4 handfuls of dandelion and 20 tablespoons of water (300 ml)

Day five: 5 handfuls of dandelion and 25 tablespoons of water (375 ml)

Day six: 4 handfuls of dandelion and 20 tablespoons of water (300 ml) like on day four

Day seven: 3 handfuls of dandelion and 15 tablespoons of water (225 ml) like on day three

Day eight: 2 handfuls of dandelion and 10 tablespoons of water (150 ml) like on day two

Day nine: 1 handful of dandelion and 5 tablespoons of water (75 ml) like on day one

Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. While I was doing this dandelion liver cleanse I felt more alert. I had no sugar cravings and no side effects. On day two, I craved the juice at about the same time I’d had it on day one.

 

9 day homemade dandelion liver cleanse
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Ingredients
  • Day one: a handful of dandelions and 5 tablespoons of water (75 ml)
  • Day two: 2 handfuls of dandelions and 10 tablespoons of water (150 ml)
  • Day three: 3 handfuls of dandelion and 15 tablespoons of water (225 ml)
  • Day four: 4 handfuls of dandelion and 20 tablespoons of water (300 ml)
  • Day five: 5 handfuls of dandelion and 25 tablespoons of water (375 ml)
  • Day six: 4 handfuls of dandelion and 20 tablespoons of water (300 ml)
  • Day seven: 3 handfuls of dandelion and 15 tablespoons of water (225 ml)
  • Day eight: 2 handfuls of dandelion and 10 tablespoons of water (150 ml)
  • Day nine: 1 handful of dandelion and 5 tablespoons of water (75 ml)
Instructions
  1. Take the dandelions, rinse them quickly under cold tap water, chop them roughly and put them in an immersion blender.
  2. Add the tablespoons of water and blend well.
  3. Put a sheet of paper towel on a large mesh strainer over a large cup or glass.
  4. Pour the dandelion juice on it and squeeze any excess juice.
  5. Enjoy it!

 

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