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Raw Liver ‘Pills’: Recipe (an easy one)

Wondering why I’d write a recipe like this? Or, what the rave is about these little reds? Check out my story below called Liver…A  Bitter Pill to Swallow. Or, dive in and make these no-fuss, flavorless, real-food multi-vitamins.

Raw Liver ‘Pills’


High Quality 100% Grass-fed/Pastured Liver (partially thawed if frozen)


  1. Thaw liver if frozen, but not completely or it will be hard to cut.
  2. Rinse liver and pat it dry with a paper towel.
  3. Cut liver into pea-sized chunks– about the size of a regular pill.
  4. Place pieces, separated, on a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
  5. Flash-Freeze for about 15 minutes, or until solid, so they don’t clump together.
  6. Transfer frozen liver ‘pills’ into an airtight container and store in freezer.
  7. Swallow 2-4 frozen ‘pills’ a day or however many you deem fit for your body.

Important: Source liver from pasture-raised animals. Even better, buy some from a local farmer who freezes the liver immediately after butchering. Do NOT use conventional supermarket liver when consuming it raw. It can’t be trusted. Nor is it worth the health risk.

My ‘liver’ story: A Bitter Pill To Swallow

Tips & Tricks

  • Eliminate parasite risk by freezing the liver for 14 days before cutting into pills. If you know, and trust, your farmer you may not need to be as concerned about freezing, esp. if liver is 100% grass-fed (not grain-fed).
  • If liver is not frozen, place in freezer until it hardens up a bit to make the cutting process easier.
  • 2-4 liver ‘pills’ a day add up to 1/2 – 1 ounce per week, which equals 1 serving of beef liver per week (average of 2-3 oz of liver can be safely consumed per week by most source).
  • Do not make “pills” to big or you will gag them down.
  • Consume “liver pills” on a regular basis for best results.
  • Beef and bison liver delivers the most bang for your buck.

Liver Has A Ton of Benefits – my list here

Don’t want to make liver pills? CLICK to purchase Radiant Life’s desiccated liver capsules. Made from quality livers of grass-fed cows, they contain no fillers. They are expensive, so if you prefer liver in capsule form, check this site to make your own desiccated capsules.

Pastured Liver Resources

  1. Local Harvest – enter your zipcode and find local farmers.
  2. Weston A Price Foundation – get in touch with local chapters in your area for local, sustainable food resources.
  3. US Wellness Meats is a trusted online company with a variety of pastured liver, including bison liver (has amazing nutrient profile).

What about cooked liver? Nothing wrong with it. It’s just that raw liver has the advantage because it contains enzymes. Cooking destroys enzymes, but you still get nutrients – though delicate B vitamins decrease during cooking process. If your liver isn’t grass-fed, cook it. Recipe.


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Razaitis, L. (2005). Recipes & Lore About Our Most Important Sacred Food. Retrieved at

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Raw Liver ‘Pills’: Recipe (an easy one)

  • Tricia

    Ok thank you!

  • Tara

    What about chicken liver or pork liver? Different nutrient profile but still wonderful! Just make sure they are pastured and hormone free. I am right now about to make dessicated liver capsules. Will post a recipe for that soon, Tara

  • Tricia

    Hi! I am trying to heal nutrients defencieies and want to start raw liver. I tested blood positive to being allergic to beef. Do you think I should avoid beef liver? If so is there an alternative “liver pill” I dam consume? Thanks!

  • Tara

    Yes, soaking liver in lemon juice, milk, buttermilk, sour milk, or vinegar sort of draws any impurities. It will also improve the taste of liver by tenderizing it and neutralizing its strong flavor/bitterness.

    I source pasture-raised liver for making my raw liver capsules and desiccated liver capsules so I don’t find the need to soak due to impurities. I also don’t mind the flavor of liver when I take them as pills because I don’t taste anything when I swallow them…the beauty of taking liver in capsule form!! If I make a dish out of liver I do soak in one of the acids above.

  • Hello! I found your site while researching ways to prevent HG. I am blogging my journey and have linked to your articles, which I think are going to be invaluable to me. I have a question about preparing the liver. In Nourishing Traditions it is recommended to soak the livers in lemon juice before making pâté (my only liver experience), I’m wondering if, especially since these “pills” are raw, it would be a good idea to do that as well? Thank you!

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