The Christmas festivities are behind us but New Years is knocking on the door. More delicious rich food to eat and of course more bubbles and cocktails to drink. So I am giving my body a 24hr detox break .
Detox ingredients I use are: grapefruit, lemon, avocado, beetroot, spinach, broccoli, cilantro, mint and ginger.
Start your day with a fresh mint, lemon, and grapefruit juice with a little honey for sweetness. Grapefruit is rich in vitamin C needed to boost your immune system and helps lower cholesterol. Mint is a natural antiseptic and treats stomach aches.
For lunch enjoy a salad with avocado, beets, spinach, cilantro and lemon zest. Avocados are rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals. Beetroot contains manganese, a metal aiding your metabolism. Spinach is full of iron, magnesium and calcium – yes your bones will thank you.
For dinner, cuddle up with a turmeric broccoli lemongrass ginger soup. Turmeric in Ayurvedic practices threats indigestion and liver ailments. Ginger is a stimulant to a slow gut and helps with nausea. Cilantro or coriander contains a ton of vitamins as does broccoli.
need: 1 lemon, 1 pink grapefruit, 1 tea spoon of honey ( serves 1)
go: Juice the citrus, add equal parts of water and use honey if too tart.
need: 1 avocado sliced, 1 beetroot cooked and sliced, handful of baby spinach fresh leaves, lemon zest (serves 1)
go: Combine the ingredients and season with salt and pepper to taste.
need: 1 onion sliced, 1 carrot peeled and chopped, 3 broccoli fleurettes sliced, coriander leaves, 1 lemongrass, 1 cm ginger peeled and diced, 500ml vegetable stock, 1 table spoon turmeric (curcuma) – (serves 1)
- Let the onion sweat in some olive oil, add the carrots and ginger; add turmeric and mix so all is coated.
- Add stock, bring to the boil, add broccoli and lemongrass. Cook for 10 minutes.
- When serving add the fresh coriander leaves.
Happy detox my lovelies!