Drink Your Bitters Juice

By: Claire Georgiou, Reboot Naturopath, B.HSc ND

Bitter is better! The bitter taste that comes from some fruits and vegetables has a very important place in our diet. Bitterness stimulates (as does sour) digestive enzymes which can improve digestion and bile production. There are numerous foods that have these important bitter properties.

Traditionally bitter foods were often consumed as an appetiser before your main meal to improve digestion. The radicchio in this juice is what gives it a nice bitter taste! It is high in vitamin K, folate, and has a high ORAC score as it is high in anti-oxidants due to the red colour.

The pulp of the radicchio and celery can be used in any salad or healthy coleslaw recipe, too! Need more ideas for your leftover pulp? Here are 9 ways to use it!

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  • 2 baby radicchio lettuce leaves (about 200 g)
  • 3 celery stalks
  • 2 apples
  • 2 lemons 


  1. Wash all ingredients well.
  2. Peel the lemon.
  3. Chop the produce to fit through the juicer.
  4. Juice all produce and enjoy!


  • Radicchio lettuce – endive lettuce, red lettuce
  • Celery – zucchini, cucumber
  • Apple – pear, green pepper (capsicum)
  • Lemon – Lime

Servings: 1

  • Nutrition per serving:

Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on produce size and equipment used.

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Claire Georgiou, Reboot Naturopath, B.HSc ND

Claire Georgiou is an Australian Naturopath, Nutritionist and Herbalist who has completed a Bachelor of Health Science (Compl. Medicine) and an Advanced Diploma of Nutrition, Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine. She has more than 14 years of clinical experience specializing in liver disease, autoimmune disease, thyroid conditions, diabetes, insulin resistance, digestive disorders, chronic infections, children’s health, fertility and pregnancy care. Claire consults in private practice in Sydney and also offers consults out of area and is an accredited member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society. Claire has worked closely for many years with Dr. Sandra Cabot, who is known as the “Liver Cleansing Doctor” and has written more than 25 health related books. Claire writes health related articles, creates healthy recipes and is one of the nutritionists who runs our Guided Reboot programs.

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