I hope you had a great Thanksgiving! I didn't go out for sushi as I had planned because we couldn't find any sushi restaurants that were open, so I ended up getting lobster tail, which I was happy with!
We've all been there before - feeling guilty after eating too much on Thanksgiving or another party, which there will be plenty of coming up. If you’ve been feeling bloated, then you know more than anyone that you need to cleanse the junk from your body. It’s not always easy picking which path to take to cleanse your body for the results you want. But, I’ve made it super easy with my 24 Hour Detox.
Of course, one day isn't going to heal everything and get rid of all of the toxins, but it will help decrease bloat. You'd have to follow a longer cleanse (such as my seasonal cleanses) in order to have a drastic effect on your health, but this is a start. You can do anything for 1 day. So, anytime you're feeling super bloated, go on this for a day and see how much better you feel the following day. If you feel you can do it for longer and really want to take that step for your health, check out my 14 day seasonal cleanses by clicking here.
I don’t believe in deprivation, so you will not feel deprived in any way. In fact, you’ll feel quite the opposite.
The reality is, no matter how clean we eat, we live in a very toxic world. Before we even open our mouths to take a bite of food, we are exposed to vehicular and industrial pollution in the air and toxins in our cleaning products and cosmetics. Not to mention the havoc wreaked on the body by stress. So, the question is not ‘am I toxic?’ but rather ‘how toxic am I?’
Ready to begin eliminating some toxins and get rid of some of your bloat?
Here’s my 24 Hour Detox:
Upon Waking Drink:
Morning Lemon Elixir
1 cup warm or room temp water
Juice from 1 lemon
Pinch of cinnamon and 1 teaspoon raw honey OR a couple of drops of stevia
Blueberry Superfood Smoothie Bliss
1 cup unsweetened almond/coconut/hemp or rice milk
½ cup frozen or fresh, organic wild blueberries
½ cup spinach
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 tablespoon flax meal or chia seeds
Pinch of cinnamon
Stevia or raw honey to sweeten
Snack: 10 almonds and 1 apple
2 cups mixed greens or spinach, chopped
½ cup carrot, chopped
½ cup cucumber, chopped
1 cup artichokes (BPA free, canned in water)
1 avocado, cubed
¼ cup hemp seeds or seed of your choice
Handful parsley, chopped
Handful basil, chopped
Chop vegetables and mix in a large bowl. Top your salad with avocado and hemp seeds. Drizzle with dressing of choice.
Snack: ½ avocado w/ tomato & sea salt
Carrot Ginger Soup
4 cups chopped carrots
6 cups bone broth or water
1 medium onion, minced
2-inch nub ginger root, peeled and grated
Sea salt to taste
Chopped fresh parsley, dill, or cilantro
Put carrots, ginger, and onion in a pot with broth. Bring to boil then cover and reduce heat and simmer 20-25 minutes. Remove from heat and put everything in a blender or food processor to purée. Serve hot topped with fresh herbs.
Early Evening Immune Boosting Ginger Elixir
1 cup warm or room temp water
Juice from ½ lemon
1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger or 1 tablespoon if tolerated
1 teaspoon raw honey or stevia
Bring the water and ginger to a boil, and then lower flame. Add the lemon and keep at a low simmer for a few minutes. Then pour into a mug & nourish your body.
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