Detox Recipes You’ll Absolutely Love
Do you ever wonder why people are obsessing over detox? Detox diets are currently on trend and people are going gaga over it. The concept of detox is actually quite simple; it is designed to rid our bodies of toxins.
As you may have noticed, our environment is slowly dying. Smog and pollution are everywhere thereby exposing our bodies to harmful toxins on a daily basis.
And even though we are hardwired to withstand it, there are instances wherein our immune system gets compromised and when that happens we get sick.
But experts found a way to naturally help us get rid of toxins and that’s where detox recipes come in the picture.
The following are some of the most sought-after and widely copied detox recipes today.
Let’s Start Detoxing!
Green Detox Smoothie
You can have this for breakfast or for your snacks. This recipe contains 264 calories around 1.8 grams of fat, 53.8 grams of carbs, 8.8 grams of fiber, 32.8 grams of sugar and 5 grams of protein for every 16-ounce glass. For this recipe you’ll need the following:
3 cups diced pineapple, frozen
3 cups baby spinach
1 celery rib
1 cup diced banana, frozen
1 Tbsp. chia seeds
1 Tbsp. fresh ginger, grated
½ Lime juice
Directions: Pour all ingredients into a blender and pulse it until you acquire a smooth consistency. You can add some water or juice if desired.
This detox smoothie is absolutely refreshing and not only does it taste good it’s also packed with vitamins and nutrients. You can even add a scoop of protein powder if you like to make it more filling.
Thanks to the frozen slices of banana and pineapple you’ll get your fill of fiber and potassium.
And since this recipe also includes spinach you’ll get vitamin K which helps keep your tissues and your bones healthy as well as vitamin A for healthy skin.
And if you’re worried about the carbs, don’t be. If you drink this smoothie in the morning during breakfast, it will give you enough energy for the day. It’s not going to make you fat because you’ll burn it even before the day ends.
Baked Blackberry Oatmeal
This delicious and healthy treat contains 237 calories with 4.7 grams of fiber, 8.6 grams of protein, 25.5 grams of carbohydrates and 10.7 grams of sugar for every ¾ cup serving.
To make Baked Blackberry Oatmeal you’ll need the following:
1 1/3 cups rolled oats
2 ½ cups fresh blackberries
2 whole eggs
1 ½ cups milk
1 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. ground cinnamon
a pinch of salt
¾ tsp. vanilla extract
butter to grease the pan
¼ cup maple syrup
½ cup pumpkin seeds
½ cup hazelnuts or pecans, chopped
¼ cup sunflower seeds
Directions: Preheat the oven to 325°F. Prepare the loaf pan and grease it with butter. Place the blackberries at the bottom and spread them so they are all even in height.
In a bowl, mix baking powder, cinnamon, salt and oats. Pour the mixture over the blackberries.
In the same bowl, whisk together the milk, vanilla extract and eggs. Pour the mixture over the oats until it has soaked everything evenly.
In a small bowl, mix the maple syrup nuts, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds until all the seeds are completely coated with the maple syrup.
Sprinkle the seed mixture on top of the oatmeal and put it in the oven. Allow it to bake for fifty minutes to an hour until the oatmeal and the seeds are crunchy and browned.
Serve in room temperature and drizzle with maple syrup.
This detox recipe contains loads of fiber because of the presence of oats and fresh blackberries. The nuts and the seeds not only add texture but also gives you a chockfull of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which by the way are considered healthy fats.
One scoop of this crunchy snack and you will already feel full and sated. It’s great for breakfast or for your snack. You can even pair it with a warm cup of green tea.
Cherry Chia Seed Pudding
This mouthwatering detox recipe contains 260 calories, 11 grams of fat, 8 grams of sugar, 9 grams of protein, 13 grams of fiber and 32 grams of carbohydrates for a single cup serving.
To make this recipe you’ll need the following ingredients:
To make the pudding:
2 ½ cups of unsweetened almond milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. sweetener
½ tsp. ground cardamom
½ cup cherries, pitted and halved
½ cup chia seeds
To make the cashew cream:
¼ tsp. vanilla extract
1/8 tsp. sweetener
2 tbsp. cold water
¼ cup cherries, pitted and halved
¼ cup cashews
Directions: Blend the cherries, milk, sweetener, vanilla and cardamom together in a blender until the consistency becomes smooth.
Pour the mixture over the chia seeds and whisk it completely. Allow it to rest for five minutes and stir it again. Wait another ten minutes and stir it again. Cover with a cling wrap and place it in the fridge overnight.
For the cream, blend the cherries in the blender until it becomes fully pureed.
Drain and rinse the soaked cashews and pour it into the blender together with cold water. Blend until the cashew turns liquid and the texture becomes smooth.
Add the sweetener and the vanilla and blend again until it is fully incorporated.
Before you serve it, give it another stir and divide the mixture into four equal cups. Top it with whipped cream or add more cherries.
Research will tell you that chia seeds are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids. Chia seeds offer tons of health benefits. When you soak these tiny seeds in liquid it turns into a gel-like substance like pudding and it’s loaded with fiber.
And when you add cherries to the mix like in this recipe you’re not only getting fiber from the chia seeds and omega-3 you’re also getting loads of antioxidants, potassium and vitamin C.
These detox recipes taste so good you’ll forget that they’re healthy and you’ll even forget that you’re detoxing! If you’re going to enjoy a meal or a light snack, then better incorporate these healthy ingredients so you’ll feel full while you’re on detox.
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