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5 Easy Meals to Help You Detox

2018 is here and if you’re anything like me you probably ate and drank way too much this holiday season. While I try to keep it healthy during the holidays (see here & here), I somehow always manage to slip up, and that’s okay, as long as it’s in moderation.

Now that the holidays are over, my body is ready for a reboot. I’ve been reading up on ways to detox and de-bloat and I’d like to share some of my findings with you. A lot of it has to do with nutrition and eating as clean as possible, and while that can be hard, I’m here to help. Keep reading for if you’d like to know 5 meals that can help you detox!

Breakfast

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I like to start my day out with a big glass of water and a protein shake or breakfast bowl. In order to detox and de-bloat, I’ve modified it a little.

Water:

  • half a lemon juiced
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • pinch of cayenne pepper

Protein Shake:

  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 scoop of Garden of Life Raw vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 cup spinach
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed
  • 1/2 inch fresh ginger
  • pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)

 

Snack

For a snack, I’ve been really into apples with cinnamon lately, but other snacks could be celery with 1/2 5oz can of tuna or a protein bar, my favorite are Lara bars. Or you can have some chia seed pudding.

Chia Seed Pudding:

  • 1/2 cup of coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup of unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup whole chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp raw agave
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened coconut shavings
  • 1 tsp cacao nibs

Lunch

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For lunch and dinner I’ve been meal-prepping to make it a quick and painless process in the morning. Here are a couple lunch ideas:

Collard Green Wrap:

  • 1-2 collard green leaves
  • 4 oz of lean protein (I like salmon, for vegetarians, throw in more veggies)
  • 1 cup of your favorite veggies
    • bell peppers
    • onions
    • cauliflower rice
    • beets
    • carrots
  • Healthy fat
    • 1 tbsp sunflower seeds
    • 1/4 avocado
    • 1 tsp olive oil
    • 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds

Beet Salad:

  • 1 cup shredded beet
  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • 1 apple, diced
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds (unsalted)
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • pinch of salt

Veggie Bowl:

  • 2 cups chopped kale
  • 2 cups of your favorite veggies
    • brussels sprouts
    • squash
    • cauliflower
    • broccoli
    • asparagus

Snack

If I’m hungry in the afternoon, I’ll have another one of the snacks I listed above, usually I reach for a protein bar.

Dinner

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For dinner, I like to stick to a lean protein with veggies. I like to meal prep a bunch of veggies so that all I have to do is re-heat them and can use them for lunch and dinner.

Tray Bake:

  • 1/2 cup onions
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup brussels sprouts
  • 1 cup chopped cauliflower
  • 1 cup asparagus
  • 6 oz salmon (can also do 6 oz shrimp or white fish. For vegetarians, do lentils)
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • pinch of salt
  • Optional
    • 1 tbps chili powder
    • 1 tbsp garlic powder
    • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
    • 1 tbsp curry powder
    • 1 tsp lemon pepper

Veggie Bowl:

  • 2 cups chopped kale
  • 2 cups of your favorite veggies
    • brussels sprouts
    • squash
    • cauliflower
    • broccoli
    • asparagus

AM & PM Options:

In addition to breakfast and dinner, here are some AM & PM options for ya!

  • coffee or green tea with a splash of almond milk or coconut milk (unflavored/unsweetened)
  • fresh green juice
  • ginger shot
  • water with cucumber or berries
  • 2 inch square of dark chocolate
  • Dandelion or Milk Thistle Tea

 

 

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