Citrus Recovery Juice
- 12 cups filtered spring water
- 1 cucumber peeled and thinly sliced
- 1 stalk celery, sliced into 1/2 inch pieces
- 2 lemons thinly sliced
- 1 lime thinly sliced
- 1 small orange thinly sliced
- 10 -12 fresh mint leaves. *optional
Know that the lemon, lime and cucumber are important for the effect. Celery has great mineral salts, but some people don't like it. Parsley, rich in minerals, could be added in place of the mint.
Additional ingredient suggestions.: pineapple, cantaloup, sliced orange, kiwi, blueberries, pomegranate
In a large pitcher add all the ingredients.
Mix the night before or first thing in the morning. Let it sit overnight (or a few hours during the day). Strain it as you use it. After consuming a few cups, refill the pitcher with more fresh water. It will extend your batch for the day.
Drink the entire container (just the fluids - not the fruits and veggies) over the course of the day. You can pour it over ice or just drink it chilled. At the end of the day throw out the veggies, clean the container and start a new batch.
Use a straw and keep it off your teeth. Rinse your teeth with fresh water after each glass and don't brush for an hour as citric acid can be hard on your teeth.
NOTE: Not recommended for consumption prior to long car trips! IT DOES WORK and the minerals from the citrus, cucumber and celery are excellent for your healing. These minerals work with the protein in the healing diet to aid in your healing, so it does more than just reduce edema.
This is a cold recipe - you cannot make this hot. It's great for summer.
After drinking our Lemon Tea almost daily for years, we find this newest addition to our Healing Diet really seems to trump it. As in, affecting your ability to stay out of the smallest room of your house throughout the day. It's very effective for removing water retention.
It also smells wonderful, is beautiful and NO squeezing is involved.
No sweetener is needed but you could add a small amount of sugar, maple syrup, or stevia to taste. We have found we like it without anything, which reduces our intake of sugar even more.
If you do want to sweeten it, try it plain first and then add sweetener to one glass at a time so you can determine how you like it best.