5 Things to Remove from Your Refrigerator

Getting started on the Gerson Therapy usually means tossing out familiar, yet processed, staples from the refrigerator. Not to worry! We’ve got you covered with five common items to easily replace with healthy, homemade Gerson alternatives.


  1. Mayonnaise: Did you know that you can make a super delicious mayo-like spread using a day-old baked potato and some common ingredients like garlic, lemon and parsley? We call it “Potatonaise”, and all you need to do is combine those items in a food processor with flaxseed oil and apple cider vinegar for an instant replacement. Mayonnaise is loaded with saturated fats and sodium, so make a healthy alternative like our Potatonaise for a versatile spread without the guilt.
  2. Regular Cow’s Milk: Cow’s Milk is a definite no-no on the Gerson Therapy, but Oat Milk is a wonderful option and makes the perfect companion to breakfast quinoa and muesli “cereal”. Soak rolled oats in purified water for 5 minutes, blend with 3 cups purified water until smooth, then strain using a fine strainer, nut milk bag or cheesecloth.
  3. Ketchup: Ketchup is a must on a lot of dinner tables, but simple, natural and staple ingredients may surprise you with how tasty and easy homemade ketchup is to make. Added bonus: no high-fructose corn syrup. Simply combine tomatoes, garlic, onion and trusty apple cider vinegar and bring to a simmer (uncovered). Then, reduce heat, cover and cook on low for 30-35 minutes. Pass through a food mill or use a blender to blend until smooth, and place in refrigerator to cool and thicken.
  4. Cheese: Rich, flavorful… and processed. Strain yogurt through a cheesecloth to get rid of the moisture, and you’ve got the texture of cheese and a new, deliciously healthy alternative. Top off sliced tomato with our yogurt cheese and fresh basil – yum!
  5. Salad Dressing: While most ingredients aren’t terrible compared to many processed foods, salad dressings typically contain added sugar, sunflower oil and other preservatives. Making your own is as simple as blending lemon juice, apple cider vinegar and chopped onion and garlic. Or you can go wild and blend unexpected ingredients like mango, tomato and mint.

For more staple Gerson Therapy recipes, check out our Gerson Kitchen Digital Bundle and Gerson Therapy Cookbook!

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