The purpose of the detox plan is to give our body a break and help detoxify the organs -kidney-liver-bowel .In the same time helps to improve digestion , boost energy levels and aid in loosing the extra kilos / pounds.
Foods to avoid during the detox:
- Process food
The five days detox program :
Morning lemon water is the perfect way to start the day.It helps clean the system and aids in digestion .Squeeze the juice of half a lemon in a cup of hot water and enjoy.
Hydration :Aim to drink at least 3 litters of water daily.Staying hydrated is essential of being healthy.If you don´t like to drink plain water try to incorporate , infused herbal/ fruit water.There are millions of ways to make infused water ; you can make the infused water by adding mint leaves, cucumbers, lemons, berries.Green tea , herbal tea and fresh squeezed vegetable juice is another way to keep hydrated during the day .
Body dry brushing and warm baths are the perfect way to relax after a busy day .The body brushing helps with the circulation and helps detoxify the skin , remove dead sells and improve appearance .The skin feels smother and softer.Start dry brushing with upwards stroke from your feet working your way up legs, stomach and arms avoid face and throat brushing or any sores.It is a bath time. A hot bath with essential oils ,sea salt and natural shower foam is the perfect day to finish the day .The body brushing helped opening the pores,any body products will penetrate and absorbed faster and better.
Mind detox : We all have heard of the healing power of meditation.Take the time to meditate 10-15 minutes daily.Deep breathing technique is another form of meditation .Sit down comfortable with back straight and take a deep breath in and count to four ,gently exhale on 4 counts. Repeat this exercise for 10 minutes. Chanting mantras or repeating a word is great exercise as well for example, Peace. Love. Health. Wealth.
Write a gratitude journal .Writing down on a pepper is a power tool to clear the mind and to focus on the positive rather than the negative. For example; I am grateful for my health and the health my family. I am grateful for my loving spouse . .
Prayer and affirmation. Prayer is the most powerful tool that we posses. Praying on a daily basis will help us to travel within and create a peaceful mind. Stay centered and keep positive focus.Listening to chants will help to relax and heal the mind.
Exercise. Exercise is a crucial to maintain good health. Aiming to exercise 40-50 minutes daily, brisk walk or any type of cardio are great during the detox period.The natural ability of the body to sweat will help expel toxins of our body.
Day 1 of the detox plan
Start the morning drinking lemon water followed Beetroot juice.
Juicing is the perfect way to start the day .Preferably juice the beetroot with the greens. The greens contains most of the vitamins and minerals.The beetroot is rich in folic acid and manganese. The greens of the beetroot are high on vitamins A,C,K, Iron ,Magnesium, Calcium .
Put all the ingredients in the juicer. Mix and drink immediately .
Lunch: Baked potatoes and salad
1 Sweet potato
Bunch of parsley /cilantro
Pinch of salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 250 degree or 350 F.
Pierce the skin of the sweet potato 3-4 times with fork.
Wrap the potato in a foil and place on baking sheet.
Bake until tender around 45-60 mins.
Meanwhile, cut the cucumber, tomato and a cilantro, mix it and enjoy. Try to avoid dressings and salt.
Sweet potatoes are definitely super food, rich in Vitamin A, C, B6,B1,B2, manganese , cooper, potassium and dietary fiber and the list goes on..
Half head of purple cabbage
Shred cabbage, apple, and carrot squeeze the juice of half a lemon and enjoy.
A cup of purple cabbage contains only 28 calories. Purple cabbage is high on nutrients and low in calories, which makes it the perfect choice for diet and detox.
The purple cabbage is rich in Vitamin K, C, B6. It is also a good source of manganese, dietary fiber, potassium, Vitamin B1, and cooper.
Start the day with lemon water followed by:
1 Cup of blueberries
1 Cup of strawberries
Small handful of chia seeds
1 Cup of water
In a blender mix 1 cup of blueberries, 1 cup of strawberries and 1 cup of water and chia seeds. Mix all of the ingredients and enjoy.
If you are on a search for alternative and in expensive ways to loose weight, keep wrinkles at bay and have a glowing skin, the humble yet powerful blueberry super fruit will do that for you. Blueberries are 85% water and a cup contains just 84 calories. Blueberries are powerful source of antioxidants. Antioxidants are very important, they protect our body from damage of free radicals that contribute to aging and various diseases. They are rich in Vitamin C and good source of Vitamin K and manganese.
1 whole wheat tortilla
Spoon some tomato sauce on top of the tortilla, add the rest of the ingredients bake for 10 minutes until golden brown. Voila ! We are done.
- 100 Cup red quinoa
- A quarter of medium onion
- Handful of walnuts
- Lemon /half
- Taco spice/to taste
- Salt and pepper/to taste
- Olive oil 1 table spoon
- 1 Carrot (medium to large)
Start by cooking the quinoa according to the instruction on the package. Once cooked, let the quinoa cool down and set it a side.
Preheat a pan with a table spoon of olive oil, add the onions and saute the onions until golden brown. Add finely chopped walnuts just for about a minute to enhance its flavor and remove the pan from the heat.
In a salad bowl, mix quinoa together with onions and walnuts, shred the carrot and season with salt, pepper and taco spice. Squeeze the juice out of a half lemon over the salad and mix well. Sprinkle with fresh dill and decorate with half walnuts.
Quinoa is one very healthy grain. Rich in protein and containing all nine amino acids. Quinoa contains, Iron ,fiber ,magnesium ,B2, manganese .Enjoy this healthy goodness.
Pineapple ginger smoothie
1 Tiny pineapple (ripe)
A tiny slice of ginger
Cut the pineapple into small pieces together with ginger place in a blender and blend until smooth. Mix and drink immediately.
Benefits of pineapple
Pineapple is a storehouse of many vitamins and minerals including potassium, cooper, manganese, Vitamin C, beta carotene, thiamin, B6, and folate. In combination with the one of the healthiest spices ginger root makes the perfect combination to support the body fight indigestion and inflammation.
4-5 Broccoli florets
Preheat oven to 250 degree- 350 F.
In a baking tray lined with baking sheet or foil , add potatoes , broccoli , carrots, mushrooms, or any vegetables you have at hand . Bake for about 45-60 minutes. Bon apetit!
1 small avocado
1 cucumber (medium size)
1 cup quinoa ( or any left overs )
Bunch of cilantro or parsley
Half a lemon
1 clove of garlic
In a mixing ball cut the kale and gently massage the leaf to soften them. Add chopped tomatoes and cucumbers a cup of quinoa and mushrooms, you can saute mushrooms or enjoy them raw.
In a mini blender add peeled garlic, avocado, parsley, pepper, lemon juice. Blend until smooth. Thin the salad with 3-4 table spoons of water or until desired consistency.
Benefits of kale:
Kale is the Queen of all healthy greens. It is great detox and anti- inflammatory food. Packed with omega 3 fatty acids, power antioxidants vitamins A, C, K, very high in beta carotene ,Iron and fiber to help digestion and elimination process .
Mango passion fruit smoothie
2 passion fruits
Chia and or flax seeds
In blender mix the peeled mango and passion fruit add flax or chia seeds blend until smooth and enjoy!
Mangoes are rich in Vitamin C,A, B6, Copper ,Potassium and Magnesium .
2 Portobello mushroom
1 bell pepper
Handful of sprouts
Preparation of the mushrooms and vegetables:
Rinse mushrooms and pat them dry. Remove the mushroom stem, now our mushrooms took the form of a hamburger bun. Right before grilling the mushrooms brush them slightly with olive oil. Place on the preheated grill and cook on each side for about 3-4 minutes. Cut the rest of the vegetables in a round shape and grill.
4-5 Table spoons of Extra virgin olive oil
1 Clove of garlic
Pepper and a salt to taste (Preferably a pinch of salt)
Handful of dill
Chopped garlic and dill, add the olive oil and season with pepper and salt.
Start assembling the burger, place mushroom on a plate and add on top tomato, pepper. Add dressing and make your way up by adding sprouts and fresh avocado. Cover with the other mushroom cup. We are done super easy and delicious. Enjoy!
Cucumber chickpeas salad
1 Cup of chickpeas
handful of sprouts
3-4 table spoons of tahini
The juice of half a lemon
Soak chickpeas for 3-4 hours . Drain the water and rinse the chickpeas.Place chickpeas in a pot and cover with water. Bring to boil and cook until chickpeas are tender.
Cut cucumber in chunks add the boiled chickpeas and sprouts . Mix the tahini with the lemon juice and add to the salad. Enjoy!
Start with lemon water.
Wash carrots, apples and cucumber
cut the produce into chunks to fit your juicer. Juice. Enjoy!
1-2 table spoons of extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Start by cutting zucchini into halves then cut in halves once more. Top each piece with a table spoon of tomato sauce, virgin olive oil, season with salt and pepper and back in pre -heated oven for 30-35 min.
1 Cup of corn
3 Table spoons of extra virgin olive oil
1 Table spoon of balsamic vinegar
In a large salad bowl combine lettuce, cucumber, tomato ,avocado , corn and olives.Whisk olive oil ,balsamic vinegar i oregano . Pour dressing over salad mix and serve. Enjoy!
We are done with the 5 days gentle detox.
Peace and love.