Spring offers us a chance to start fresh. By ridding ourselves of those things that no longer serving us, we provide the space to create visions, set goals, and plan for the life we want. A great way to "spring clean" our physical, as well as our energetic body is to cleanse the liver.
According to Dr. Irina Matveikova, "the liver may be compared to an intelligent “central processing unit” that filters, controls, and cleans a liter and a half of blood per minute and simultaneously processes around 500 vitally important biochemical metabolic reactions.
Some of these processes involve the division and breakdown of chemical substances (catabolism); others, involve synthesis (anabolism), primarily of protein molecules. Knowing how to cleanse your liver is knowing how to flush the body’s processor of nutrients.
There are many references in both ancient and modern medical literature to the influence of the liver on our mood, emotions, and intellectual state and instructions for how to cleanse the organ as well. According to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), for example, the liver holds “the soul”; it is associated with the fire element and it is considered more important than the heart. It is an organ full of energy and powers, making it extremely important to cleanse the liver regularly." You can read more about liver detoxing on our blog.
Our Liver Vitality powder is a nutritionally dense, therapeutic green cleanse with the power to detoxify your liver and gallbladder. This highly cleansing mix can jumpstart your overall digestion! It contains a mega-load of anti-cancerous chemicals known for their ability to help eliminate heavy metals, environmental toxicity accumulation, and stressors inhibiting overall organ function. By adding it to this absolutely delicious chia pudding along with fruits, granola, and coconut milk, we are providing a delicious way to detoxify the body, and nourish the soul.
We love chia puddings, as they are super easy to keep ready in the fridge as a functional snack for any time throughout the day.
Liver Loving Chia Pudding
Recipe by the wonderful Sarah Kermalli of @sculptedkitchen.
- 1/4 cup of chia seeds
- 1 1/2 cup of plant-based milk (you can add less but I find the consistency best when adding 1 1/2 cup)
- 2 tsp of liver vitality
- 1 - 2 tsp of rose powder
- 2 tbsp of sweetener of choice (I used maple syrup)
- 2 heaping tablespoons of dairy-free yogurt + 4 tbsp extra for the jar
- Garnishes: granola, rose petals, fruits of choice :)
- Combine your chia seeds and milk. You will need to stir it quite well a few times for the first 10 minutes to avoid clumping
- You can now leave this overnight or if you’re in a hurry leave it for at least an hour.
- After it’s finished thickening, add in your yogurt and sweetener, and stir well.
- Divide your pudding into two bowls. Add your rose to one and liver vitality to the other
- I added some fruits to the bottom, followed by 2 tbsp yogurt, rose chia pudding, the remaining 2 tbsp of yogurt, and finishing off with liver vitality chia pudding.
- Enjoy right away with garnishes or stick back into the fridge for a chilled dessert for later.