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One-Day Healthy Detox

Posted on March 27th, 2015 @ 11:30 am in Health, Food by Jen Risser
One-Day Healthy Detox

If you’re bloated, feeling tired, lacking energy, or have been overeating, you might be in need of a juice detox. There’s no downside to using fresh juice, raw veggies, protein, and healthy fats in order to jumpstart a healthy lifestyle. Replacing unhealthy foods with a fresh juice alternative means that you are taking in less processed food, added sugars, and chemicals, and instead benefiting from vitamins and nutrients as well as staying hydrated. You can reap the positive benefits of a juice detox by replacing a daily snack, a meal, or an entire weekend’s worth of food with a combination of juices and healthy meals.

This one-day detox will flush out toxins leaving you feeling slimmer and healthier.
In order to get the most out of your detox, avoid gluten, dairy, caffeine, soda, alcohol, processed foods, sugar, and salt. If your diet normally includes these items, expect that you may encounter mild side effects: food cravings, diarrhea, fatigue, and feeling light headed. To stave off negative side effects, drink plenty of water and make sure to include raw veggies and protein snacks like nuts, seeds, and fish as part of your plan.

To get the most out of your detox, you’ll need to decide how long your detox should last, as well as make a plan for when your juice detox will occur. Avoid trying to start a detox on days when you have obligations for dinner out with friends or parties, because the temptation to eat foods not on the plan will be too great or possibly unavoidable. This plan can be followed for a one-day refresh of your eating plan, for a weekend, or for up to a week. Make sure to drink at least eight ounces of water with each meal or snack.

Breakfast:

Drink eight ounces of water upon waking.

Green Lemon Toxin Eliminator

* 2 stalks celery
* 3 cups kale
* 2 apples, cored
* 1 lemon, peeled

Place all ingredients in a high-powered blender. Blend until smooth, and drink immediately.

Mid-Morning Snack:

Citrus Blast

* 1 grapefruit, peeled
* 1 lemon, peeled
* 1 orange, peeled
* 2 carrots, peeled

Place all ingredients in a high-powered blender. Blend until smooth, and drink immediately. If you need to prepare this juice before work so that it can be transported, make sure to store the juice in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.

Lunch:

Pineapple Cleanse

* ½ cup pineapple
* 1 apple
* ½ fennel bulb
* ½ inch piece ginger (peeled)
* 1 teaspoon aloe vera juice
* ice

Place all ingredients in a high-powered blender. Blend until smooth, and serve over ice. If you need to prepare this juice before work so that it can be transported, make sure to store the juice in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.

Fresh Greens Salad

* 2 cups spinach
* ¼ cup yellow pepper
* 1 Tablespoon hemp seeds
* dressing (2 teaspoons flax seed oil and 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar)

Late Afternoon Snack:

Berry Blast

* ½ cup water
* 1 lemon, peeled
* 1 ½ cups grapes
* ½ cup blueberries
* ½ cup strawberries
* ½ cup raspberries
* 1 teaspoon flaxseed oil

Place all ingredients in a high-powered blender. Blend until smooth. If stored in an air-tight container and the fridge, this can be made ahead of time.

Dinner:

Baked Fish and Veggies

* 4 ounces salmon, cod, or haddock
* ¼ cup red onion
* ½ cup red pepper
* 10 asparagus spears
* 1 teaspoon olive oil

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a baking dish with cooking spray. Arrange the fish and veggies in the dish. Drizzle with olive oil, and bake until the veggies have softened and the fish is cooked.

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