Several years ago, Queen Mama Moon introduced a group of us to the concept of an internal deodorizer called gorilla juice. The juice contained three ingredients, chlorella, fresh squeezed lemon juice, and stevia. The concept is that chlorella is one of the most potent sources of chlorophyll, which is an internal deodorizer and lemon juice helps clean out the liver. This green drink has been a blessing to my life and I’ve “freaked it” to make it my own. Here’s my customized blend.
- 32 ounces spring water
- 1 tablespoon chlorella powder
- 1 tablespoon spirulina or moringa powder
- Juice of 1 lemon
- A few pinches of green stevia leaf powder (or more if you’d like)
The students in my herbal certification class have created a plethora of variations. Some have added kelp or Klamuth blue green algae. In fact, a few added turmeric. No matter which way you slice it, this beverage is the truth. I consume this drink several times a day and have noticed tremendous benefits and here’s why.
Both chlorella and spirulina are amazing, nutrient dense super foods that promote the production of new red blood cells. A higher red blood cell count increases the amount of oxygen in your blood, thus giving you an amazing boost of energy. All of the Gorilla Juice ingredients have detoxifying effects that help to regenerate the skin. Rumor has it that cancer patients who have no adverse reactions to the drink thrive and recover faster when consuming it. In fact, anyone suffering from a degenerative disease or seeking to boost their already great health should do their research and determine whether our not this drink is for you. Here’s some additional information about G Juice ingredients.
Chlorella is a type of single-celled, fresh water algae that has antiviral and antibacterial properties. It’s rich in plant-based, easily digested essential fatty acids, chlorophyll, beta-carotene (more than carrots), and protein (one of the highest sources). Also, this algae is famous for removing heavy metals from the body.
Spirulina is a blue-green algae that could end world hunger with one exception. It doesn’t have enough carbohydrates for survival over an extended period of time. Despite this fact, it’s one of the most nutrient dense foods you can ever consume. Some believe it can prevent cancer, common colds, and lower high blood pressure.
Moringa is a ground powder from the leaves of the moringa oleifera tree. It’s nutrient dense with a great deal of protein (in fact, it’s a complete protein), iron, magnesium, quercitin, chlorogenic acid, and vitamins A, B2, B6, and C. It helps moderate blood sugar levels, reduce inflammation, and lower cholesterol. It may even help protect against arsenic toxicity from contaminated food and water.
Lemons are full of dietary vitamin C and have antibiotic and anti-carcinogenic properties. They are great detoxifiers and promote great dental/oral health. Lemons can prevent constipation and may even relieve the pain of peptic ulcers.
Stevia is a plant with a naturally sweet taste. While that taste can be bitter, it happens to blend great with this drink. I believe it has something to do with how well it mixes with the lime juice. It’s a zero calorie sweetener that will not harm your body so it’s great for those who are watching their weight or experiencing diabetes or candida. This herb helps with heartburn, indigestion, and high blood pressure.
I encourage you to research this drink to determine whether or not it’s for you. Make it at home as you cannot ensure what has been added to those store bought brands. Here’s a toast to you and your awesome health. Cheers!
CAUTION: Research the source of your chlorella and spirulina to ensure purity and lack of contamination. Also, if you are allergic to seaweed or have been diagnosed with kidney disease, this drink is not for you.