This traditional cleansing carrot-daikon drink recipe helps discharge solidified fatty deposits. It can also help to dissolve calcified stones in the kidneys and the gallbladder.
Despite the colder days creeping up on us, autumn is not quite over yet. So, it is still a good time to get rid of unwanted stuff from our bodies.
This traditional cleansing carrot-daikon drink is easy to prepare. Here is the recipe.
Carrot-Daikon Drink Ingredients
- 1/2 cup finely grated carrots
- 1/2 cup finely grated daikon
- 1/2 an umeboshi plum
- 1/3 sheet of nori seaweed
- 2 cups of filtered water
- A few drops of soy sauce or tamari
- 1 teaspoon of finely chopped scallions (optional)
- Place the grated vegetables in a small pot with the water. Then bring the vegetables to a boil and simmer for about 3 minutes. Or until the vegetables are cooked.
- Add the soy sauce, the nori, and umeboshi. Continue to cook for another 2-3 minutes.
- Remove from the stove and serve in a bowl.
- Garnish with the chopped scallions.
- Drink the broth and eat the vegetables, seaweed, and plum.
Drink this every day for 10 days or on alternate days for three weeks.
A good time to have this traditional cleansing carrot-daikon drink is in the evening as the last meal of the day.
Cleansing Carrot-Daikon Drink: Effects
The carrot, a more yang vegetable, has a strengthening effect, while the daikon is yin and produces a dissolving effect. Carrot and daikon cooked together this way have a deep cleansing effect but also weaken the body.
Umeboshi plum and nori seaweed are more yang and balance the yin effects of the drink, helping your body maintain its strength and allowing you to eat the combination for a longer period.
Umeboshi plums are widely known for their healing properties and are naturally pickled with red shiso leaves, which makes them red. Be sure to avoid any brands that use dyes instead of shiso, also known as beefsteak leaves.
Variations for Carrot-Daikon Drink
Here are a few variations to consider when trying out this cleansing carrot-daikon drink.
Organic Ginger: Consider adding some grated ginger to the pot while you boil the vegetables. The ginger will give the carrot-daikon drink a warming effect.
Lotus Root: For lung or lymphatic conditions, you can add 1/3 cup of grated lotus root to the carrot-daikon drink.
Finally, if you choose to do this cleansing carrot-daikon drink, a very important rule of thumb is to always listen to your body. If you start to feel weak or tired, stop taking the cleansing drink.