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Alkaline Ginger Lemon Gut Flush

raw vegan Alkaline Ginger Lemon Gut Flush for digestion

~ raw, vegan, gluten-free, Paleo ~

Have you been overindulging in all the festivities swirling around us or perhaps just overindulging in general? How can you not? It’s the time of year that brings everyone together, and what is one common thing that we tend to congregate around? Food!

We step into our sweatpants with the elastic band and eat things that we typically don’t because there’s the seduction of “it only comes but once a year,” whispering in our ear. Therefore, we must eat all the holiday goodies before they’re gone again for the year.

I have been in this position many times over the years and have learned a few tricks to help save my tummy from pits of despair. Or from becoming a pit of despair.  This year I did a liquid cleanse that took me right on through the holidays, but that’s not always feasible.

If you have found your digestion feeling a tad sluggish, I highly recommend this Alkaline Ginger Lemon Gut Flush. You can make a batch up to last you through the week. Then you pop a ginger coin into your mouth about fifteen minutes before eating.

The ginger and lemon juice are both valuable for warming the stomach, stimulating proper digestion, and for “waking up,” a congested, slowed down or weakened digestion.

Now I realize that with this recipe, you won’t be drinking the lemon juice.  Even if you just bite a lemon wedge… you will start the digestion process by activating the saliva glands your mouth.

If you question whether your digestion is suffering, ask yourself if you often feel fatigued after eating.  If so, this may be the result of weak digestion. Of course, there are other tell-tale signs when the digestion is stressed. But that’s a matter of learning how your own body speaks to you.

One of the many ways that you can do to improve digestion is to stimulate digestive fire before you begin eating.  According to Ayurveda practices, it is recommended to eat a one-inch piece of fresh ginger with few drops of lemon juice and few pinches of salt on it before a full meal.  This recipe is just another way of presenting that in an easy, grab-n-go fashion.

Once the digestion fire is activated, don’t put it out by drinking cold water, drinks, or milk with your meals.  I know it can be difficult but start the practice of drinking your liquids at room or body temperature.  In fact, try not to drink large amounts of liquid with your food.  It can leave you with a false sense of feeling full, which will only catch up with you sooner than later… plus it dilutes the digestive juices. If you do indeed suffer from digestive issues, sipping liquids at room temp will make a significant improvement.  I tested this for over six months and felt a difference.

There are so many tips and tricks when it comes to the digestive system, gather them up, and give them a try. See what works for you!  P.S. I didn’t invent this recipe, it is all over the web… but I felt it was worth sharing due to the health benefits. Many blessings, amie sue


  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • Fresh ginger
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan pink salt


  1. Fresh squeeze the lemon juice and pour it in a pint mason jar.
    • Do not use the store-bought bottled lemon juice. It is dead and tastes terrible.
  2. Peel the ginger, cut into 1/8″pieces, and add the lemon to the jar.   Fill the jar with a reasonable amount to last you for a week.
    • Ginger has a strong, often hot, and pungent taste, so slice the ginger into thin coin sizes.  Don’t go all Rambo, thinking more is better… work yourself up to it if you are new to eating raw ginger like this.
    • To peel the ginger, grab a spoon with a thin edge, and scrape away the skin. This will make less waste.
    • You want to make sure that the ginger is covered with lemon juice.
  3. Add the sea salt, place the lid on tightly, and shake well.   I recommend shaking it before each use.
  4. Store in the fridge and eat one to two pieces of the soaked fresh ginger before each meal.


18 thoughts on “Alkaline Ginger Lemon Gut Flush

  1. S. Lorraine says:

    Thank you for sharing your recipes, I will be trying a few.

  2. Julia says:

    Amie, I need help!!

    I have been on a juice fast on and off for two months, but now I’m sick. I’ve had to go to the ER twice. What can I do if my gallbladder is inflamed and the Dr.s want to take it out? 15 days a go when I started doing the juice fasting, I passed a stone and now my gallbladder is not working for me. Every time I eat it swells up and i suffer with pain and discomfort. I have only juiced with fruit and few legumes. What Can I do? All the Dr.s are only recommending surgery even though there is no infection. I also have a fatty liver and I need to lose weight.

    • amie-sue says:

      Good morning Julia,

      It pains me to hear about the health situation that you currently are in and the decisions that you are facing. I am not a doctor therefore I can’t give you advice except that if it were me, would find a good naturalpathic doctor to help you with your liver, gallbladder, and to help you get your body get in a healthier state. I would quickly, start looking for an alternative doctor who will have another view to healing other than removing organs. There is a lot going on in your body and you need support to help you through it. I am sending you healing thoughts and prayers in the meantime. amie sue

  3. Drew Mackenzie says:

    Julia – you could contact the team at http://www.rebootwithjoe.com – they will be able to offer support as well. But totally agree with Amie Sue about finding a naturopathic doctor that can offer something more than just surgery. Even if you have to undergo the surgery having support to heal and with your other health challenges. Good luck!!

  4. Cheryl says:

    Hi Annie Sue, Can the ginger lemon flush be made without salt if someone is on a salt restricted diet?

    • amie-sue says:

      Good afternoon Cheryl,

      Yes, it will still be beneficial without the salt. :) Have a wonderful weekend! amie sue

      • Cheryl says:

        Thank you so much, Amie Sue (got it right)

        • amie-sue says:

          lol Cheryl, it’s all good. Growing up I visited the same doctor every summer to get stitches for some crazy stunt that I did… for 12 years he ALWAYS called me Annie. It’s easy to confuse with my spelling. Have a blessed day, amie sue

  5. Lisa says:

    This is an excellent resource. THANK YOU!

  6. Chris Brown says:

    Transitioning to a raw fruit

  7. Chris Brown says:

    Thank you

  8. Brigitte says:

    Hi Amy
    How long is this good for in the fridge?

    • amie-sue says:

      Hello Brigitte,

      I don’t have an exact time frame but it will last several weeks. The acid in lemons preserves fruits and vegetables, partially by inhibiting the growth of bacteria. It slows down the ability of oxygen molecules to interact with the molecules on the surface of the food. As a result of the slowdown in a chemical reaction, foods age and turn brown more slowly. Plus, your food retains more healthy vitamins when the nutrients aren’t lost to oxidation.

      Sorry that I can’t give you an exact answer. Make a small batch and see if you like it and how quickly you go through it, that way you know if you should make a larger batch or not. blessings and good health to you! amie sue

  9. Myriam says:

    Hola mi querida amie sue me gustaría me llamo myriam soy de Venezuela me encantaría poder tener la membresía pero no tengo cuenta en Paypal o zelle

    • amie-sue says:

      Good morning Myriam,

      So wonderful to hear from you… all the way from Venezuela. :) If you don’t have PayPal you can use a credit card to pay for your membership. I hope that is an option for you. blessings, amie sue

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