Unplug your Arteries with Garlic, Lemon and Ginger Juice

You know how healing juicing can be-- you ingest all the fresh nutrients directly from the fruit or veggie. It's sort of like a blood transfusion! The recipe that we use is near the bottom of the post and highlighted (*I am not a health professional.  Please consult with your physician or preferred health professional before considering taking this mixture.)

 Today's juice recipe for a heart artery cleanse has made its way from natural healing lore onto the internet / Facebook / Pinterest / Twitter and into people's fridges all over the world. Although there is a 'cooked' version of this recipe (for those who want to make large portions at a time) I have chosen to make this Garlic, Lemon, Ginger, Apple Cider Vinegar concoction as a Raw Juice Elixir. I make it in smaller portions than the popularly-circulated recipe and keep it in a small mason jar in the fridge. We also do not use honey (in the original recipe as a sweetener) but instead 'chase the' 1 Tablespoon dose with some water. Actually, though, we have gotten quite used to it, and at least for us, the strong tart garlicky fiery flavour has become quite pleasant, really. As though we have actually "accomplished" something by letting it sit in our mouth for a couple of minutes before allowing it to travel warmly down the rest of the digestive tract.

The Garlic portion of the recipe is often referred to as "Russian Penicillin" since garlic is renowned as a strong natural anti-biotic.  Lemons, Ginger, and Apple Cider Vinegar each have their own fan support for anecdotal reported cases of curing various illnesses (from colds to heart disease) and for lowering cholesterol, blood pressure and helping with weight loss.  Again, I suggest you do your own due diligence in determining whether these natural whole food products work for you, and if you have medical clearance if you are on medication for any doctor-supervised illnesses.

Again, all you need to make the juice is a blender (we use a Vitamix, but any decent blender will work) and a strainer (we, of course, use a Nut Mylk Bag.  If you have decided to purchase a Vitamix machine, and purchase through me, let me know and I will make sure you get a free Juicerless Nut Mylk Bag as a thank you gift for your purchase).

One recipe reads:

1 Cup of organic Lemon Juice
1 Cup of organic Garlic Juice
1 Cup of organic Ginger Juice
1 Cup of organic Apple Cider Vinegar

This uses about 7 lemons, several cloves of garlic (3 heads?), and maybe 3-4 large hands of Ginger.  Juice and strain the lemons, garlic and ginger.  Add the ingredients above together in a pot and boil on low until the liquid has reduced by a cup to about 3 cups.  Your house will smell pretty ... hmmm... pungent, shall we say? After you have reduced the liquid, add 3 cups of good honey and heat and stir it until combined with the other ingredients.  Cool..  Bottle and take 1 T. a day.  Increase your daily intake until you are taking about 3T. a day (at different times during the day have 1 T. x3).

Another recipe goes like:

Put 1/2 C. of Lemon Juice and 1/2 C. Ginger Juice to a large bowl.  Blend up 25 cloves of Garlic in a blender.  Mix the foregoing with 1 Cup of Honey and 1 Cup of Apple Cider Vinegar in the blender together.  Bottle in a glass jar or bottle and keep in the refrigerator for 5 days.  Drink 2 teaspoons in warm water or orange juice in the morning, and again in the evening.  This recipe does not require straining... the fibre from the fruits is thus consumed as well as the juice.  A Vitamix is definitely the preferred blender in this case.

Our Recipe:

In Blender carafe combine: Juice of 3 ripe organic Lemons; 1 large claw of Ginger, grated; 10+ cloves of Garlic, minced; 1/2 C. of raw Apple Cider Vinegar.  Blend up everything into a smooth drink.  Pour through a  Mylk Nut Bag and bottle and cap (I use the small glass mason jars for this).  Start with 1 T. in the morning, with water as a "chaser".  Increase to 3T taken over the day.  We also include Green Smoothies and Juices, Astragalas, Cayenne, and Turmeric in our usual regimen over the course of the day.

**Thanks to our friend Eva for posting this recipe on Facebook and blessings to everyone who gives it the 'good old College try' period of at least 6 weeks! 

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