Juice Fast recipes

Detox Tea, based on Yogi Spiced Tea, made from things you might have in your spice shelf. Use equal parts of the following, mix all the dry ingredients together in a jar:
black peppercorns, cinnamon sticks, clove buds, coriander seeds, fennel seeds, hawthorn berries, horsetail, juniper (these three I found in the health food store), roasted chicory, roasted dandelion root (as in dandelion tea or coffee), licorice root (we grow this, but it is available as licorice tea), carob pod ( we used to have carob trees, but now it is difficult for us to find carob pods as they are used for stock feed, however they add a very sweet malty and delicious note to this tea, so try to find one!)

The fresh ingredients are ginger, orange peel, and parsley. To make the tea, soak two tablespoons of the herbs and spices in 600ml water overnight. I add the fresh things then too. In the morning bring it slowly to the boil and simmer for 15 minutes, tightly covered.

Strain and drink while it is hot, place the herbs back into the pot, add another tablespoon of the dried mixture plus some more parsley, ginger and orange peel. You can do this for three days before throwing everything out and starting again. I sometimes put a big spoonful of honey in my tea, just for the wow factor!

According to herbalist Kitty Campion this tea is “stimulating to the digestion, and soothes the stomach, it is mildly cleansing for the blood, skin, liver and gall bladder…. it is a mild diuretic and disinfectant for the kidneys and bladder … best of all it is an excellent coffee replacement and tastes very nice

Potassium Broth
Fill one quarter of a large pot with thickly cut potato peelings then add the same amount of carrot peelings and whole chopped beetroot, chopped onions and garlic, celery and greens. Add hot chilli peppers to taste. Add enough water to cover the vegetables and simmer on a very low heat for up to two hours.
Strain the liquid, drink as much as you like, the rest can be stored in a glass jar in the fridge for up to two days. Put the vegetables in the compost, dont feel guilty, you only want the broth.

Once again quoting Kitty Campion ” it makes a delicious addition to any cleansing program and will flush your system of unwanted salts and acids while flooding the bloodstream with a concentrated amount of vitamins and minerals

I found these recipes in Kitty Campion’s book Menopause Naturally about twelve years ago, and have been using them ever since, because they really are delicious and very satisfying. My previous post is about juicing.

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17 thoughts on “Juice Fast recipes

  1. I have enjoyed the Yogi Spiced Tea before, but it would be great to make this wonderful concoction! It might take me quite a while to get all those ingredients, but it would be like a treasure hunt! It would also make a nice gift. Thank you!

    • what a wonderful idea to make it as a gift, thanks for that! i love your metaphor of a treasure hunt too, certainly for me finding the carob pods is just like that …. and of course you can make it with a few ingredients missing …. i use what i have at the time 🙂

  2. Both of these sound amazing, and I love teas and broths although I have a bit of work to do before I can exist only on broth, tea & juice for 3 days… I find them a wonderful supplement 🙂

    • glad to share it laura … i am sure anyone juice fasting will do their research and make the right choices for themselves …. often the first day is the hard one for beginners, but once they realise the body is not hungry with all the juice and broth they can relax and wait until it feels right to eat solids again…. i find it helpful to alternate vegetable juice and fruit juice days just for a change!

  3. I would love to try the tea, but that list of ingredients will take quite a while to pull together. I think I’ll make a list of all the things I need and keep it with me all the time so I can gather a bit here and a bit there. Fortunately, the best “nature” store I’ve ever seen is about a half mile from my house, so I should be able to get a number of those things, there. 🙂 Thank you!

  4. You’ve got some great ideas in this post. I’ve just moved into a house with citrus trees and have been making some lovely drinks. But I’m definitely going to try your tea 😀

    • have look online too robin, and adapt them to suit yourself,what is available etc …. the secret of success is to be prepared, have all the juicing fruit and vegetables ready, make up the tea and broth, then there is so much to drink you can never be hungry!

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