Summer break is coming up, which means you’ve gotta get ready to show off that beach bod. While you’re running and crunching your way to get that hot figure, you can’t forget another crucial part of the process- eating healthy. But after a long St. Patrick’s Day weekend of partying, or an even longer week of spring break debauchery, it’s probably fair to say that your healthy eating habits haven’t exactly been up to par. One of the quickest solutions to combating this slip up? Detoxing. I know that the word “detox” can come off sounding scary and intense, but it doesn’t have to be that way! Just think of detoxing as a way to eliminate the “bad stuff” in your body by eating clean…NOT by eating nothing at all. In fact, there are tons of detox recipes that are insanely delicious, I’ll bet you eat them even when you’re not detoxing!
1. Detox Salad
I know, I’m putting really two boring names together for the number one spot on this detox recipes list. BUT, this is probably my favorite one. Salads can be so much fun to eat because the possibilities of what you can put in them are virtually endless. You can get the recipe for this delicious and hearty salad from the blog, Half Baked Harvest.
2. Cleansing Soup
Stay warm on chilly day, while flushing out your system, by sipping this tasty soup. It is important to look for detox recipes with key ingredients, such as cinnamon, ginger and lemon. The Glowing Fridge suggests this recipe.
3. Carrot Autumn and Squash Soup
If you love carrots and want to work on building up your immunity, this recipe is perfect for you. This is a great option to make on a day when you think you might be coming down with a cold. Not only will it help prevent from you getting sick, The Glowing Fridge said this recipe will also help to “wash away the sadness.”
4. Blueberry and Coconut Oatmeal
Calling all breakfast lovers! This is one of my favorite morning detox recipes that will not only start your day off right, but will make you feel so good, it will encourage you to continue eating healthy for the rest of the day! Marla Meridith’s blog provides a delicious recipe that’s vegan and gluten free!
5. Lettuce Wraps
In a hurry and need to make a quick dinner or snack? These lettuce wraps and simple to make, and taste delicious! You can find this recipe on Ruffles and Truffles, who says the black beans in the recipe “pack a nice punch of protein, antioxidants and fiber.”
6. Sunrise Detox Sunrise
Amy, from the Kitchen blog, posted this recipe and says this smoothie is good for you because “our bodies need glucose to function properly.” Sip on this while you are studying for those midterms, or want to treat yo-self.
7. Ginger Cucumber Detox Juice
If you woke up groggy, with little-to-no motivation to go to class, ditch the coffee and whip up this detox recipe from Louisiana Bride. This drink is great for your body as the ingredients aid in digestion, relieve nausea and amp up your immune system.
8. Jillian Michael’s Detox Water
Let’s be honest, anything Jillian Michaels has to say about health, we will believe it. This detox recipe includes cranberry juice, lemon juice and a dandelion tea bag. Wait – tea?? Yes! Maybe it won’t give us her awesome muscles, but it’ll help flush out your system. *Warning: dandelion is known for it’s laxative properties.
9. Strawberries, Lime, Cucumbers and Fresh Mint Water
Feeling stressed about that upcoming test, the 3 papers you have yet to write, and that book you’re supposed to have read by Friday? Whew, take a deep breath and take a sip of this fruit-infused water. The Budget Savvy Diva says this drink will reduce stress.
10. Purple Power Smoothie
This smoothie is PACKED with all of your favorite fruits and veggies. Eating Rules’ blog says this smoothie “magically unites all of the other flavors in your cup.” Get the recipe here.
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Which one of these detox recipes are you going to try? Let us know down below!