Unfortunately when this time of year rolls around instead of raring to go, many of us just feel like a detox.
Well this year, forget the lemon water, a real detox means nourishing your body with quality nutrition.
Detoxifying doesn’t happen from starving yourself.
Cleansing comes from nourishing every cell in your body with powerful antioxidants. Here are my top 5 Antioxidant recipes I turn to when I'm feeling a bit blah from a little too much festive cheer!
The ‘toxins’ (xenobiotics) that build up in cells are in fact self-inflicted ... but you knew that didn’t you.
Mostly from chronic over consumption of sugar, carbohydrate-rich foods and alcohol (you also knew that didn’t you!)
Removal of these xenobiotics requires metabolic breakdown driven by enzymes in every cell of our bodies.
According to the research the way to detox effectively is to increase the activity of the natural cellular enzymes that detox the body. This only happens from the consumption of nutritious, low calorie food. Why endure some silly detox starvation fad when you can detox deliciously.
Yes, detoxing should be delicious! No.2 on my Best Detox Recipes list is My Apple Garbanzo Salad. It provides a potent mix of detoxing phytonutrients.
No.3 My Emerald Bliss is a quick easy way to get a great fix of detoxing nutrition and satisfy that creamy dessert craving.
Detoxing doesn't mean starving, it means nourishing your body. No.4 on my Best Detox Recipe list is My Plant Protein Burgers. These don't contain starches, fillers or additives. They just packed with natural plant protein full of detoxing nutrition.
It’s more about knowing how to get more plant foods into your traditional dishes so the meats you do use go a lot further.
Why not meat me in the middle!
For example, the ingredients for a traditional Lasagne is beef, pasta, tomato sauce and cheese. However, My No Bake Lasagne also contains lean beef, zucchini, carrot, peeled, parsley, spinach leaves, kidney beans, canned and fresh tomatoes, corn kernels, cucumber, shredded lettuce, jalapeños and even thinly sliced and peeled orange! Not to mention the lasagne sheets are made from eggs and chickpea flour. And my lasagne provides the same amount of protein per serving, with much less carbs and fat!
This time of year can be very easy to eat lots of calories/kilojoules that don't contain a lot of nutrition. So a key part of a healthy detox is to make sure every calorie consumed is as nutrition-packed as possible.
Simply increasing the nutrition of your meals and reducing the unwanted calories/kilojoules from your plan will be the most effective detox you’ll experience – heck, if you listen carefully, you might even hear your liver applauding!
Don't forget we have two great options to purchase my New Transformation Cookbook on-line only and on-line with hard copy.
Either way you get instant access to all my recipes.
Make this year your best!