Spinach, Carrots and Lemon: A Medicinal Drink to Eliminate Toxins

05 October, 2018
The purifying properties of ingredients like lemons or spinach make this drink an ideal option for detoxifying the body while also providing us with extra nutrients.

If you’re feeling tired, discouraged, nervous or are experiencing physical discomfort, it’s the ideal time to eliminate toxins from your body. At least twice a year, we all should devote a few days to purifying our body with the help of food or medicinal supplements.

In this article we will show you a medicinal drink that eliminate toxins that is made from spinach, carrots and lemon. The result is a delicious green shake that will help with the cleansing functions of the liver, kidneys and intestines. Try it and you’ll be surprised by the results!

Why is it important to eliminate toxins?

Our body continuously accumulates toxic substances due to different factors:

  • Foods that we don’t digest well.
  • Chemical ingredients such as pesticides, additives, etc.
  • Heavy metals such as mercury, arsenic, lead, etc.
  • Tobacco and alcohol.
  • Environmental pollution.
  • Chemical products found in hygienic products, cleaners, etc.
  • Stress and negative emotions.

To maintain good health and a good quality of life, it is essential to try to eliminate toxins with the help of a good diet, medicinal supplements and natural techniques. However, if we want a simple and economical option, at home we can make very effective purifying drinks, like the one in this article.

Purifying foods

We will include three very healthy and depurative foods in this drink. Below we’ll highlight their main properties:

  • Spinach: All the green leaves are excellent for detoxifying the body since they favor the functions of the liver because of their pigments. Spinach is also a diuretic, an alkalizer and a laxative. It is also known for its high iron content, ideal for fighting anemia, as well as its antioxidant power that helps to prevent premature aging.
  • Carrots: Carrots, rich in beta-carotenes, folic acid and minerals such as phosphorus and calcium, are a restorative and revitalizing food. They help us to alkalize and improve our eyesight, skin, hair and nails.
  • Lemon:  Lemons are one of the most depurative fruits that exist. Their reputation as a cleaner and purifier confirms this. Lemon acts as a detoxifier in the liver, kidneys and intestines, which is why it’s the main ingredient in our drink.
lemon to eliminate toxins

Purifying beverage

This drink is great at eliminating toxins, thanks to the nutrients found in its three main ingredients. With just these foods, we can improve the detoxifying capacity of our body’s organs and make our liver, kidneys and intestinal functions more efficient.

In addition, this drink also helps with nutritional deficiencies  since it’s rich in vitamins and minerals that our body can easily absorb. So, not only will our health improve, but also our physical appearance.


To make this toxin eliminating drink, we will need the following ingredients:

  • 2 handfuls of fresh spinach (50 g)
  • 2 carrots
  • Juice from 1 lemon and its peel
  • 1 glass of water (200 ml)
  • 1 spoonful of honey (25 g)

We recommend choosing organic ingredients, especially if the goal is to eliminate toxins. Otherwise, we run the risk of hindering the purification since there could be pesticides that are harmful to our health.

What should you do?

To make this medicinal drink, we will follow these steps:

  • First, squeeze the lemon and keep the juice. If it is organic, we can also grate its peel a bit and add it to the drink.
  • Mix the lemon juice with the other ingredients: spinach, carrots, water and honey .
  • If we want to make a smoothie-like drink, we’ll want the texture texture to be creamy. The drink will be very rich in fiber and satiating.
  • If we choose the juice, we will have a lighter drink. Both options have detoxifying properties.
drink to eliminate toxins

How do we drink it?

  • The best time to drink a purifying remedy is usually in the morning, on an empty stomach, at least half an hour before breakfast.
  • First thing in the morning, our body is very receptive to any nutrient and its effect is much more powerful.
  • We can also drink this at night. However, its diuretic properties could make us have to go to the bathroom the next few hours.
  • Drink this for at least a week. Ideally, you want to do it for two weeks and then repeat that every three months to eliminate toxins constantly.
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