12 Recipes To Naturally Detox Your Body Daily
Over the years of doing a detox seasonally, we have come to realize that it is best to keep things light in the lead-up to the actual detox. So here are some recipes to get your body prepared if you are about to take on a detox.
It makes up 60-80% of our entire body mass so it makes sense to consume more when we are prepping for a detox. Water will help flush out toxins and waste from the body. Struggling to get enough? Make these DIY Vitamin Water Boosters (there are 3 delicious recipes)!!! They'll be perfect to sip on throughout your detox, too.
2. Lemon Water
Warm lemon water serves as the perfect 'good morning' drink. It aids the digestive system and makes the process of eliminating waste from the body easier. Keep reading here to discover more detoxifying benefits of drinking warm lemon water.
3. Green Juices
Fresh vegetable juices present a potent blend of easily-digestible, alkalizing minerals. Alkalizing green juices will help to detoxify the blood and assist in the cleansing process by keeping bad bacteria, yeast and fungi in check. Stuck for green juice inspiration? We've got plenty for you!
4. Turmeric Ginger Tea
A detox will help to reduce inflammation within the body but including spices like turmeric into your normal daily routine will assist your body to detox and reduce inflammation often. Turmeric has a long list of benefits, making it a healing guru. But maybe you're not sure how to use it? This cleansing turmeric and ginger tea (Recipe 4) is the perfect recipe!
Fermented foods offer a wonderful list of benefits to support a healthy gut. When these foods go through a process of fermentation, the friendly bacteria convert the natural carbohydrates in food to lactic acid, enzymes, vitamins, fatty acids, and healthy probiotic strains - all of which support detoxification and gut function. Here are some of our favorite fermented food recipes:
To get your body prepared for a detox, start cutting back on heavy meals, animal products, gluten, and refined sugars. But more importantly, rather than focusing on cutting out foods, concentrate on adding in color! Choose meals that have as many colors as possible so that your body is receiving an array of nutrients. Soups are also a great, nourishing option, and can be easily packed with extra vegetables. Here are some of our favorite salad and soup recipes:
- Recipe 9: Colorful Salad Recipes That Aren't Boring
- Recipe 10: Thai Quinoa Salad
- Recipe 11: Minestrone Soup With Quinoa & Kale
- Recipe 12: Roasted Tomato & Red Lentil Soup With Avocado Cream