Tasty Recipes for Your Needed Autumn Liver Cleanse!

Are you experiencing abdominal bloating, having trouble digesting fatty foods, gaining weight even with deliberate calorie restriction, and/or experiencing pain on the right upper abdominal area under the rib cage? Your liver might be telling you it needs help. Your liver functions as the main organ for flushing out toxins, as well it is a key organ for digestion. Your liver might be working on overtime, and in need of you ‘pressing the reset button’ with a refreshing cleanse.

Take advantage of Fall harvest for liver-friendly cleansing treats (Photo credit: Creative Commons; Cale Bruckner).

Here are three tasty treats for your liver:


Mediterranean Apple Cider Recipe
INGREDIENTS:
4 cups of apple cider
Half cup of orange juice
1 cinnamon stick
8 whole cloves
Half teaspoon of ground allspice
Pinch of nutmeg
*Note: Allspice is a special herb that is commonly used to cook savoury dishes. This superb herb is made from dried pimenta fruit of the evergreen myrtle plant: Pimenta Dioica.


INSTRUCTIONS:
In a pot or thick saucepan, place the apple cider, followed by the cloves, pinch of nutmeg, and the half-teaspoon of Allspice. Stir to mix the spices with the apple cider. Poor the orange juice and then add the cinnamon stick.
Turn the stove to medium-high heat until the cider begins to boil. Then adjust the heat to lower setting and let the concoction simmer for 10 minutes. Don’t forget to occasionally stir the cider.


Let it cool for a while. Some people enjoy this drink warm; some people like to place this in the refrigerator to cool it overnight. Either way, your body will benefit from this tasty, healthy concoction!


Apple Cider Jam
INGREDIENTS:
5 cups of apple cider
1 cinnamon stick
1 strip of lemon or orange zest
1/2 teaspoon of whole cloves
1 cup of honey
1 package of low or no-sugar-needed powdered pectin (such as Ball)


INSTRUCTIONS:
Mix the honey and the pectin. Then set aside. Pour the apple cider into a large pot. Group the cinnamon stick, lemon zest, and cloves together in a cheesecloth and add to the pot. Boil the mixture. Add the honey-pectin mixture. Stir the mixture constantly. Remove the pot from the heat and take out the cheesecloth from the mixture. Skim any foam from the surface of the jelly. Pour the mixture into a jar then let it rest for at least six hours.


Onion-Apple Cider Soup
INGREDIENTS:
4 tablespoons of unsalted butter
3 tablespoons of olive oil
6 large onions (about 3 1/2 pounds), halved, thinly sliced
3 cups of low-salt chicken broth
2 1/2 cups of bottled apple cider
12 large thyme sprigs
Chopped fresh thyme


INSTRUCTIONS:
Put the butter and oil in a large pot. Sauté the onions in the butter-oil mixture. Add the chicken broth, cider, and thyme sprigs. Boil. Reduce the heat and then season with salt and pepper. Let the soup simmer for 25 minutes, then remove the thyme sprigs.


These are three simple apple cider recipes that will benefit your liver this autumn — especially with the quickly approaching holidays, where your liver will be in high demand.


Always remember, apple cider is a great way to cleanse your liver. It has a combination of minerals, vitamins and alkalinity that helps the liver get rid of accumulated toxins; and apple cider also helps keep the body’s PH balance from becoming overly acidic.


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