Cilantro Detox Juice

This Cilantro Detox Juice is packed with cilantro, a super food full of healing properties and incredible phytonutrients. Cilantro chelates heavy metals from the body, which is important since I have the MTHFR genetic mutation which can impair detoxification. I began drinking 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 cilantro. Since I wasn’t sure how to consume an entire bunch of cilantro each day, I juiced it.

Cilantro also helps build healthy skin and hair, and reduces the risk of heart disease and diabetes. 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.

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!

Cilantro Detox Juice

Print Pin Recipe


  • 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
  • Serve
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Tried this recipe?Mention @elanaspantry or tag #elanaspantry!

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. Juice is not a whole food, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t extremely healthy. Pushing super foods through the juicer gives me extra micronutrients that my digestive system would not have space for. 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.

When I make my Cilantro Detox Juice I leave the skin on the produce. I use a Breville juicer and the company advised me not to push unpeeled citrus through it. You may decrease the lifespan of your juicer if you do this. Still, I leave the skins on, as I want all of the bioflavonoids found in the citrus skin.

I love my healing Cilantro Detox Juice! If you are looking to add a bit of variety to your juicing regimen try these juices too!

This post is an oldie but goodie from the archives, I first published this recipe in January 2015.

Buy My Books!

paleo cooking from elana's pantryGluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook

Thank you so much for helping our family stay healthy, one delicious recipe at a time!


165 responses to “Cilantro Detox Juice”

    • 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.

  1. 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?

  2. 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 :-)

Have Something to Add?

Recipe Rating

Your comment will need to be approved before it will appear on the site.

Recipes » Drinks » Cilantro Detox Juice