4 oz organic diluted juice
1 1/2 tsp black cherry powder
3/4 tsp orange peel powder
1/4 tsp lemon peel powder
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/8 tsp Matcha green tea powder
3 drops of Iodine
Mix all ingredients together. Must be shaken just before drinking because it does not dissolve and will settle on the bottom.
This is for one dose. I usually mix up enough for 6 days and keep it in a pitcher in the fridge. That dose is roughly 24 oz of juice, 3 TBSP black cherry powder, 4.5 tsp orange peel powder, 1.5 tsp lemon peel powder, 1 tsp green tea, 1.5 tsp ground ginger, and 18 drops of iodine. There are links directly to the products at the bottom of the page to where I buy my powders (and in the ingredients list).
You can play around with the amounts. Some only need 1 tsp of black cherry powder while others use 1 tablespoon. You can also go up to about 1 tsp, maybe more of orange and lemon peel powder. You can do a bowel tolerance test with the orange peel powder to see what the maximum amount is that you should take. I will post about that later.
A lot of the information on the internet and even on some of the powders, say to only use for a maximum of two weeks at a time and then take a short break from it. I try not to miss it at all because my hands start to hurt when I don’t take it for a couple days. This is completely up to you.
The orange peel powder is full of vitamin C, folic acid, B1, beta-carotene and many other nutrients. There are substantially more enzymes, flavonoids, and phyto-nutrients in the peel of an orange than there is in the fruit.
Lemon peel powder is also high in vitamin C, high in antioxidants and helps your body become more alkaline than acidic.
Black cherry powder is loaded with anthocyanins, quercetin, potassium, fiber, vitamin C, carotenoids, and melatonin and protects the body from free radicals. Certain cherries contains a chemical, prunasin, which can possibly cause birth defects, but this is unclear at this time.
Matcha green tea has been reported to be a cancer fighter along with being high in antioxidants and minerals. It also helps with an energy boost without the jitteriness of other forms of caffeine; sort of like a calming energy.
Ginger helps tremendously with pain caused from arthritis, Fibromyalgia and other related illnesses, as well as many other health benefits. Ginger can react with many drugs (heart meds, meds for diabetes, blood thinners, NSAIDS, and others), usually making the drugs more effective, not contradictory.
Iodine is something many people are deficient in and don’t even realize it. I take 3 drops because I also have hypothyroidism and this helps to support the thyroid as well as prevent cancers. It is a very popular myth that someone can be allergic to real iodine, but that will be addressed in another post.
Always research everything before making a final decision. What works for one, may not work for another and remember; there is always a chance of an allergic reaction with anything you consume.