Christmas is now just a few weeks behind us and holiday parties and gatherings are all wrapped. Tis the season for the average person to eat about 4500 calories per holiday meal. So it maybe a good idea to start detoxing ASAP to get your body to burn as much of those unwanted calories as it can.
The good news, your body naturally eliminates toxins and purifies itself. But, rich foods and desserts will slow this process tremendously. Using these THREE options will help boost your metabolism, increase your energy and speed up your body’s ability to continue detoxing well after the holidays!
1 Warm Water + Lemon/Lime + Ginger
Start your day with a glass of warm water.
Specifically use this mixture of lemon and ginger root to help stimulate your liver to begin your body’s natural cleansing process.
1 cup water
1 tbsp ginger root
2 Eat your Veggies, ESPECIALLY RAW!
Cooked veggies are all good and delicious, but when you’re detoxing, consuming raw leafy greens like kale, spinach celery will help purify your blood stream and provide important enzymes. Here’s a fantastic way to get your greens below!
- 1 tbs ground flaxseed
1 cup frozen peaches
½ frozen banana
½ cup pineapple
2 cup kale
8 ounces almond milk
Also fruits such as pineapples, berries, bananas and melons are packed with detoxifying elements, making smoothies a great option when you’re doing a pre-Christmas detox.
3 Eat meals composed mostly veggies with small portions of lean protein. Raw nuts are fantastic sources for protein, they also aid in detoxing your body.
Ginger Shrimp with Asparagus
6 oz grilled shrimp
- 1 cup grilled asparagus
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- ½ cup brown rice
- 1 lemon wedge
- ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
1 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed, cut in half
1 tablespoon fresh sage, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons toasted hazelnuts, chopped
¼ teaspoon salt
⅛ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper