When I think of spring, I think of spring cleaning which makes me think of detoxing.
This brings green juice to mind, and I have the perfect go-to green drink for you.
Cilantro Detox Juice Recipe
This Cilantro Detox Juice is packed with incredible phytonutrients that have healing properties.
What is Cilantro Good For?
Cilantro chelates heavy metals from the body, which is important since I have the MTHFR genetic mutation which can impair detoxification.
Is Cilantro Good for Cleansing?
Since cilantro is so great for cleansing, I drank a quart of this green juice every day when I was diagnosed with heavy metal toxicity in 2004.
Rather than doing medical chelation, which I thought would be too hard on my body, my doctor suggested that I eat A LOT of cilantro.
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Can You Drink Cilantro Juice?
Since I wasn’t sure how to consume an entire bunch of cilantro each day, I juiced it. I love cilantro juice, and yes, you can drink it!
Cilantro Detox Juice
- 1 bunch cilantro
- 2 fingers ginger
- 1 lemon
- 1 lime
- 3 large cucumbers
- Push cilantro through juicer
- One at a time, push ginger, lemon, and lime through juicer
- Push cucumbers through juicer
What is Detox Juice Good For?
In addition to helping detox heavy metals, cilantro also helps build healthy skin and hair and reduces the risk of heart disease and diabetes.
Further, it contains antimicrobial properties, which is likely why it’s been widely used in cooking for cultures in warmer climates, prior to the development of refrigeration.
Cilantro Health Benefits
The health benefits of cilantro are numerous. This superfood contains compounds that reduce the risk of:
- Heart Disease
Further, cilantro contains a substance called dodecenal. This antimicrobial compound is thought to protect the body against infections caused by food spoilage.
Healthy Green Detox Juice Recipe
For this healthy juice recipe, I use all of the cilantro, both leaves, and stems.
I also do this for cooking because it stretches my food dollars, and reduces prep work and food waste.
The stems of cilantro taste every bit as good as the leaves!
Is Cilantro Parsley?
I’m often asked if cilantro and parsley are the same thing. To this, I must reply with a resounding NO.
While both are very bright leafy greens that grow on long, thin stems, to me they taste nothing alike.
Many people confuse flat-leaf parsley with cilantro because they look so similar. Parsley is more of a Mediterranean herb while cilantro is often used in Mexican, Thai, and Indian food.
Both parsley and cilantro have numerous health benefits. Herbs in general are packed with micronutrients and healthy anti-inflammatory compounds.
Is Juicing Good for You?
When it comes to juicing some people worry about losing the fiber.
If that concerns you, blend your veggies in a high-speed blender such as a vitamix or blendtec.
I haven’t tried that, so I’m not sure if it will taste as good as my Cilantro Detox Juice.
I get plenty of fiber since I eat many servings of vegetables each day. For me, juicing is like taking a supplement.
Green Juice Detox Recipe
While juice is not a whole food, that doesn’t mean it isn’t extremely healthy.
Pushing superfoods through the juicer gives me extra micronutrients that my digestive system would not have space for.
Health Benefits of Juicing
Because our soil is depleted, even organic food has diminished nutritional value.
Juicing is my insurance, it may not be for everyone, but it’s perfect for me.
The Best Juicer
You’ll notice I reference my Breville Juicer not only in this recipe but quite often on the site. I find this is one of the best bang for your buck juicers.
Better yet? I’ve had mine for ten years now with no issues.
Easy Juicing Recipe
When I make my Cilantro Detox Juice I leave the skin on the produce.
When I spoke to the company (Breville) they advised me not to push unpeeled citrus through it as this may decrease the lifespan of the juicer.
Still, I leave the skins on, as I want all of the bioflavonoids found in the citrus skin.
Green Juice Recipes for Detoxing
As you can see, I love juicing and I adore my healing Cilantro Detox Juice! If you’re looking for more healthy green juice recipes try these too.
Mojito Green Juice
My Mojito Green Juice is a total winner. Mint, parsley, lime, ginger, cucumbers, and apple come together in this infusion for the ultimate refreshment.
My inspiration for this Mojito Green Juice was from a favorite website of mine, Dr. Frank Lipman. I hope you’re inspired to try this detoxifying delight.
Simple Green Juice
As the name suggests, my Simple Green Juice is just that, simple.
With only three healthy ingredients –parsley, cucumbers, and lemon you’ll be surprised by how flavorful it is!
My Green Lemonade contains similar ingredients to the above recipes, however, this one is supercharged with kale. Anytime I can sneak kale into my diet I’m in!
Pro tips for newbies to juicing?
- Serve your green juice in a wine glass to feel festive and fancy
- Sip slowly to enjoy and absorb all the benefits of your juice
If green juice recipes aren’t your jam I have something else for you –healthy electrolyte drinks.
Cocktails with Electrolytes
To say we LOVE LMNT is an understatement. The boys and I can’t get enough of it.
My favorite flavor is orange, the boys like lime, and Mr. Pantry is a fan of watermelon.
When the boys are home they make amazing detox-retox cocktail recipes.
Here are two detox-retox cocktails we created using LMNT:
Healing Green Juice Recipes
So there you have it! My favorite green juice recipes for detox, plus some fun healthy cocktails –if such a thing exists!
What’s your favorite juice? Any new combinations you can recommend? Leave a comment and let me know!
This post is an oldie but goodie from the archives, I first published this Cilantro Detox Juice in January 2015.
This drink would be PERFECT for people with Lyme Disease. a+
Travis. yes I concur! A nice slow heavy metal detox is fantastic for many folks with Lyme disease.
How long do you drink this for! How long does it take before you notice it working.
Erica, I drink it for around a month and then look at my blood work to see if I’ve achieved the desired results, ie lowering my heavy metal levels.
I can’t eat cucumbers can o add a kiwi or blueberries?
Diana, I haven’t tried juicing those fruits, I would use celery instead of the cucumbers :-)
Thanks for sharing your cilantro bjuice recipe. How long did you drink your juice and how did you know if it was working to eliminate the toxicity?
Nydia, I drank it for years and did standard labs at our local hospital to look at my mercury levels :-)
What is labs called ?
I thought I couldn’t eat cilantro without chlorella . I am very confused .
I need a gentle detox as I just had my amalgam removed .
Diana, I buy chlorella tablets :-)
For measuring ! What is 1 bunch of cilantro?
Ben, one bunch is how it is sold in US :-)
Can you make a couple days worth and keep it in the refrigerator? Thx
Kathy, that depends on the juicer. What type do you have?
Can this juice be used to improve kidney functioning?
Ayyub, I would speak to a functional medicine practitioner about that matter :-)
can you make this juice in a blender? i do not have a juicer.
Lynn, I haven’t tried that, but it sounds interesting :-)
Could you maybe blend them strain?
Jordan, feel free to experiment :-)
A Renee Smith says
And thank you for being a fixture in my health life. You have helped me constantly.
Renee, you are so very welcome! Glad we’re on this healing path together :-)
A Renee Smith says
Hi Elana. I had so much success with this juice a couple years ago, and now in the midst of quarantine eating (and drinking ) I looked it up to try again. But mine makes only a pint at best! Do you add water??
Renee, I don’t add water because the three large cucumbers in the recipe result in a ton of juice :-)