Wow, here’s a great free resource put together by Swanson Vitamins to help with doing your spring cleaning…..on the inside! Lots of inspiration here for what to fix when you’re in the kitchen this weekend….
SPRING BODY CLEANSE DIET: 25 DETOX RECIPES & DRINKS
Spring cleaning doesn’t only apply to your home – it applies to your body as well. We’ve rounded up a selection of spring detox recipes to help you clean out and refresh your system so you feel revitalized and energized as the weather warms up.
When you hear “detox,” you may automatically think of juice cleanses or restrictive, super low calorie meal plans that are marketed as a weight loss cleanse. That’s not what we’re after here—we think it’s important to eat enough calories (including protein and carbohydrates) to keep your body functioning properly or your detox could do more harm than good. You can accomplish a natural cleanse while still eating delicious foods.
These recipes feature liver-and-gastrointestinal-nourishing foods with a variety of fruits, veggies and spices. So yes, you can do a body cleanse diet and still feel satisfied!
You may notice that this list doesn’t contain any smoothies. We put together an entirely separate list of green and detox smoothies for you because they are so popular.
1 Antioxidant Fruit Salad with Bee Pollen – Life by Daily Burn
With a myriad of fruit and a topping of vanilla-infused honey and bee pollen, this salad is practically dessert!
2 Detox Cookies – Sweetashoney
These delicious little cookies are sweetened by fruit only – so you can snack on them (or even eat them for breakfast!) without the dreaded sugar crash.
3 Beet Blueberry Muffins – Nutrition Stripped
All the beets and blueberries make these minimally-sweetened muffins Antioxidant Central!
4 Dark Chocolate Detox Bites – The View from Great Island
Each nibble of these dark chocolate bites provides loads of antioxidants and heart healthy flavonoids.
5 Super Summer Detox Salad – Well Plated
This antioxidant-rich salad is full enough to be a main meal without weighing you (and your digestive system) down.
6 Chopped Green Goddess Salad – Pinch of Yum
Chopped veggies plus a light dressing? That’s the recipe for a fantastic detox salad.
7 The Mean Green Detox Salad – Half Baked Harvest
Yet another example of a detox salad that will actually be filling!
8 Asparagus Salad with Lemon & Caraway – Homespun Capers
A simple asparagus salad that’s filling enough to make a meal. Yum!
9 Roasted Beet Noodles with Pesto & Baby Kale – Inspiralized
Full of vitamins and antioxidants, this salad also features a dairy-free pesto sauce.
10 Spring Beets & Citrus Detox Salad – The Raw Food Kitchen
Salads are a staple for detoxing…but don’t worry, this one is full of flavor and has a “zingy” dressing to go with it.
11 Avocado Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppyseed Dressing – Gimme Some Oven
This summery salad is bursting with flavor. You don’t need to be on a detox to enjoy a salad like this!
12 Detox Slaw – Naive Cook Cooks
This simple little salad features a mix of veggies and a light tahini dressing.
13 Turmeric Broth Detox Soup – Feasting At Home
Turmeric is a great addition to any detox as this comforting turmeric broth soup shows.
14 Detox Vegetable Soup – The Healthy Maven
This soup is bursting with veggies but absolutely won’t leave you unsatisfied! Your body is going to love all the clean nutrition in each spoonful.
15 Coconut Lentil Soup with Lemongrass and Ginger – Cafe Johnsonia
This warm soup is gluten free, vegetarian and vegan. A Thai dish full of flavor!
16 Roasted Fennel and Cauliflower Soup – In Sonnet’s Kitchen
Soups are a great way to enjoy lots of veggie goodness, aren’t they? Perfect for a detox.
17 Asparagus & Avocado Spring Rolls with Citrus Dipping Sauce – Oh My Veggies
You would never guess that these adorable little spring rolls are helping you flush toxins. Well done, cute little spring rolls!
18 Roasted Nourish Bowl with Lemon Tahini Dressing – A Couple Cooks
First, love that this is called a “nourish” bowl. Second, can a healthy dinner get any prettier?
19 Roasted Salmon with Apple Fennel Salad – Lexi’s Clean Kitchen
Salmon makes the perfect light protein, and paired with all the flavorful produce? Astounding.
20 Green Goddess Enchiladas – Eats Well With Others
What? Detox enchiladas? Well, basically. You’d never know there are tons of greens and chickpeas in those tortillas.
21 Mushroom Quinoa Lettuce Wraps – Love & Lemons
Trust us, you won’t miss the meat with these vegetarian wraps.
22 Detox Tonic – In Sonnet’s Kitchen
This easy-to-make detox tonic features ginger, lemon, honey, cayenne and turmeric. It makes a perfect morning coffee replacement.
23 Ayurvedic Detox Tea – Feasting At Home
This detox drink promotes easy digestion, and it couldn’t be easier to make if you have a french press.
24 Apple Ginger Drink – Swanson Health Products
This refreshing drink features apple cider vinegar, which is known to help cleanse your system!
25 Super Yellow Juice – Nosh and Nourish
This vibrant Super Yellow Juice is bursting with fruits, veggies, and flavor!
Geez, these all look so yummy! Which detox recipe or drink are you most excited to try? And do you have any favorite foods or drinks that you use during a whole body cleanse?
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Disclaimer: Please note that any information here is provided as a guideline only, and is not meant to substitute for the advice of your physician, nutritionist, trained healthcare practitioner, and/or inner guidance system. Always consult a professional before undertaking any change to your normal health routine.