Detox

It’s that time of the year again to shed some of those unwanted holiday pounds and to re-set the body for a fresh start to the year. I am a big fan of detoxing the body every few months or whenever you are feeling sluggish, heavy and tired. There are some crazy methods and cleanses out there such as drinking water, cayenne pepper and lemon juice for days? NOT GOOD! I believe in cleansing the body internally through whole foods.

Also, I would recommend investing in a high quality Juicer. Apart from detoxing, juicing at least once a day will help to boost your health and vitality

Detox - Babycupcakes Healthy Eats

Some benefits of detoxifying the body are:

  • weight loss
  • mental clarity
  • radiant skin
  • increased energy
  • improved immunity
  • better digestion

DETOX DIET PLAN

3 DAY DETOX

I will detox anywhere from 3 to 7 days. If I just want to do a 3 day detox it will consist of TONS of lemon water, fresh pressed juices, smoothies and homemade soup.

  1. Green Lemonade – juice together 1-2 apples, 1 peeled lemon and 2 bunches of kale (2 of these throughout the day)
  2. Green Smoothie – 1 cup almond milk, 1/2 cup berries, 1 cup spinach, flax and cinnamon
  3. Beet Juice  – juice together 1-2 apples, 3 carrots, 1.2 beet and ginger
  4. Pureed Vegetable Soup – sautee 1 chopped onion, 2 cloves of minced garlic, 4 stalks of chopped celery and 3 diced carrots in a bit of olive oil. Add 3 cups of frozen peas, 1 box of organic reduced sodium vegetable broth, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 45 min. Let cool and blend together in a blender or food processor. Add more salt & pepper to taste.

Days 2 and 3 will be the same with the addition of fresh salad, raw veggies and fruit.

Babycupcake's 3 Day Detox

7 DAY DETOX

For an amazing 7 day detox I always follow a cleanse I found online years ago by Gwentyh Paltrow’s doc Dr. Alejandro Junger. I have done so many different cleanses throughout the year’s and I always come back to this one! (Unless I am doing a full juice cleanse such as OTG3…which is the BOMB!)

This detox is for 7 days and is totally manageable. The first couple of days you may have a headache or feel extremely tired, but keep on truckin’! You will feel and look like a million bucks when you reach the finish line. You can find all of the recipes on her GOOP website. I sometimes substitute her soups for my own as well as my own green salad.

Day One

  • 7am (or upon rising): Glass of room temperature lemon water
  • 8am: Herbal tea
  • 10am (breakfast): Blueberry and Almond Smoothie
  • 11:30am: Coconut water*
  • 1:30pm (lunch): Salad with Carrot and Ginger Dressing
  • 4pm (snack): A handful of mixed pumpkin and sunflower seeds
  • 6pm (dinner): Broccoli and Arugula Soup
  • *Make sure that the coconut water has no added sugar. Fresh is ideal but the brands Zico or Vita Coco are readily available.

Day Two

  • 7am (or upon rising): Glass of room temperature lemon water
  • 8am: Herbal tea
  • 10am (breakfast): Raspberry and Rice Milk Smoothie (follow method for Blueberry and Almond Smoothie)
  • 11:30am: Coconut water
  • 1:30pm (lunch): Detox Teriyaki Chicken and Steamed Greens
  • 4pm (snack): Miso Soup with Watercress
  • 6pm (dinner): Pea and Basil Soup (follow method for Broccoli and Arugula Soup)

Day Three

  • 7am (or upon rising): Glass of room temperature lemon water
  • 8am: Herbal tea
  • 10am (breakfast): Oatmeal (make with rice or almond milk instead of water so it’s a bit more substantial)
  • 11:30am: Coconut water
  • 1:30pm (lunch): Blueberry and Almond Smoothie
  • 4pm (snack): Cucumber, Lime and Basil Juice
  • 6pm (dinner): Super Greens Juice / Miso Soup with Watercress

Day Four

  • 7am (or upon rising): Glass of room temperature lemon water
  • 8am: Herbal tea
  • 10am (breakfast): Mango and Coconut Milk Smoothie (follow method for Blueberry and Almond Smoothie)
  • 11:30am: Coconut water
  • 1:30pm (lunch): Miso Soup with Watercress
  • 4pm (snack): A handful of blueberries
  • 6pm (dinner): Steamed Salmon and Greens

Day Five

  • 7am (or upon rising): Glass of room temperature lemon water
  • 8am: Herbal tea
  • 10am (breakfast): Peach and Almond Smoothie (follow method for Blueberry and Almond Smoothie)
  • 11:30am: Coconut water
  • 1:30pm (lunch): Raw crudite (carrots, green beans, radishes, cucumbers, zucchini) withCarrot and Ginger Dressing
  • 4pm (snack): Beet, Carrot, Apple and Ginger Juice
  • 6pm (dinner): Cucumber and Avocado Soup

Day Six

  • 7am (or upon rising): Glass of room temperature lemon water
  • 8am: Herbal tea
  • 10am (breakfast): Blueberry and Almond Smoothie
  • 11:30am: Coconut water
  • 1:30pm (lunch): Mixed Greens with Steamed Salmon, Olive Oil & Lemon Juice
  • 4pm (snack): Super Greens Juice
  • 6pm (dinner): Detox Teriyaki Chicken, brown rice, steamed zucchini

Day Seven

  • 7am (or upon rising): Glass of room temperature lemon water
  • 8am: Herbal tea
  • 10am (breakfast): Raspberry and Rice Milk Smoothie (follow method for Blueberry and Almond Smoothie)
  • 11:30am: Coconut water
  • 1:30pm (lunch): Miso Soup with Vegetables
  • 4pm (snack): A handful of almonds
  • 6pm (dinner): Steamed fish, quinoa, roasted squash

 ENJOY!

Mich xo

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