If you’ve been feeling bloated, or not quite yourself, then you know more than anyone that you need to cleanse the junk from your body. It’s not always easy picking which path to take to cleanse your body for the results you want. But, I’ve made it super easy with this Easy 24 Hour Detox.
You may or may not have done detoxes before. It doesn't matter. This one gets results while still being gentle on the body.
I don’t believe in depriving myself, so you will not feel deprived in any way. In fact, you’ll feel quite the opposite.
The reality is, no matter how clean we eat, we live in a very chemical-laden world. Before we even open our mouths to take a bite of food, we are exposed to vehicular and industrial pollution in the air and toxins in our cleaning products and cosmetics. Not to mention the havoc wreaked on the body by stress. So, the question is not ‘am I toxic?’ but rather ‘how toxic am I?’
Your only prep for this detox is to shop for what you need and pick a day, even a work day! Happily your nearby grocery store takes care of the shopping.
So, are you ready to eliminate those toxins that cause weight gain, brain fog, loss of sleep, loss of mental clarity, and fatigue?
Here's my 24 Hour Detox:
UPON WAKING DRINK:
Morning Lemon Elixir
1 cup warm or room temp water
Juice from 1/2 lemon
Pinch of cinnamon and 1 teaspoon raw honey OR a couple of drops of stevia
Blueberry Superfood Smoothie Bliss
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond/coconut/hemp or rice milk
½ cup frozen or fresh, blueberries (organic when possible)
½ cup fresh spinach
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 tablespoon flax meal or chia seeds
Pinch of cinnamon
Stevia or raw honey to sweeten
Snack: 10 almonds and 1 apple
3 cups mixed greens or spinach, chopped
½ cup carrot, chopped
½ cup cucumber, chopped
1 cup artichokes (BPA free, canned in water)
1/2 avocado, cubed (save other half for snack)
¼ cup, sunflower, hemp seeds or seed of your choice
I also add onions, cause I rarely eat a salad without them :)
Small handful parsley, chopped
Chop vegetables and mix in a large bowl. Top your salad with avocado and hemp/sunflower seeds. Drizzle with dressing of choice.
Snack: ½ avocado w/ tomato & sea salt
Carrot Ginger Soup
4 cups chopped carrots
6 cups bone broth, vegetable broth or water
1 medium onion, diced
2-inch nub ginger root, peeled and grated
Sea salt to taste
Chopped fresh parsley, dill, or cilantro
Put carrots, ginger, and onion in a pot with broth. Bring to boil then cover and reduce heat and simmer 20-25 minutes. Remove from heat and carefully put everything in a blender or food processor to purée. (may have to do in batches) Serve hot topped with fresh herbs.
Early Evening Immune Boosting Ginger Elixir
1 cup warm or room temp water
Juice from ½ lemon
1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger or 1 tablespoon if tolerated
1 teaspoon raw honey or stevia
Bring the water and ginger to a boil, and then lower flame. Add the lemon and keep at a low simmer for a few minutes. Then pour into a mug & nourish your body.
I certainly hope you'll give this a try! You can do this often during the month to help get and stay on track. Yet even after one day, your body has already received the benefits!