Thanksgiving, the middle child of the last quarter holiday season coming between Halloween and Christmas can be an obstacle if you’re looking to look great for the festive season and you don’t want to interrupt your current disciplinary diet plan.
A good way therefore to avoid the all the refined sugars, oily processed manufactured foods, alcoholic calories and sugar laden energy drinks is to get creative and consume both great detox dishes as well as some wonderful detox smoothies.
Here are 3 detox fixes that will flush the body of toxins and reinvigorate your skin tone.
1. The Festive Foodie Smoothie
- 1 cup spiced apple cider
- 1 banana cut into pieces
- 1 cup organic spinach
- 1/2 cup red seedless grapes
- 1 scoop Vega One Vanilla Chai nutritional shake
- 4 or more ice cubes
- Tip: 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar (Ideally the brand “With the Mother.”)
Apple cider vinegar is argued to really help this smoothie pack a punch plus acetic acid in ACV as it’s termed is excellent for assisting weight loss.
Acetic acid has been observed to help people lose abdominal weight, triglycerides and weight circumference when taken over a 3 month period.
It’s a little bit like staying on an alkaline diet as it helps sustain balanced pH levels allowing the body to maintain a prolonged detox.
This power packed breakfast smoothie will help reduce heartburn and contribute to a clearer skin tone.
2. Kale Salad with Garlic Avocado Cream plus Roasted Peppers
This is a great meal that will fill you up and additionally provide you with extra servings which you can store for later and it’s also a sensational detox.
- 2 bunches curly kale
- 2 ripe avocados
- 1 red bell pepper
- 6 cloves garlic
- 1 small knob of ginger
- 1 orange bell pepper
- 1 yellow bell pepper
- 2 lemons – squeezed fresh juice
- 4 Tbsp coconut aminos
Simply strip the seeds and stems from the red bell pepper and broil them lightly on both sides.
Chop the greens up and remove the stems from the kale then simply toss them into a large bowl, blending the remaining ingredients by hand.
Coconut aminos are delicious and go well with roasted vegetables, dips, salads, almost just about everything.
3. Aloe vera raspberry detox smoothie recipe
Aloe vera is a bona fide super-food that has been used as a topical treatment as far back as the Egyptian period, and is essentially a gel made of water with 18 amino acids, 12 vitamins, 200 active plant phytonutrients and 20 nutrients.
It’s great for your skins health, a powerful anti-inflammatory, boosts immune function, accelerates recovery after exercise, helps lower high cholesterol, reduces high blood pressure and is excellent for digestion, and has been shown to alleviate and even cure acid reflux, ulcers, IBS, Celiac and Crohn’s disease.
- 1 cup of coconut milk
- 1/2 cup fresh raspberries + 1/2 cup fresh or frozen mango chunks or 1 cup of fresh raspberries
- 1 medium aloe vera leaf, filleted (approximately 1/2 cup)
- 1 handful of fresh basil
- A little honey
- Maple syrup
Raspberry’s keytones which are compounds extracted from the pulp of the berry are now supported to both increase and regulate a steady metabolism while instructing the prevention of absorption of fatty acid break down when consumed.
Simply take all the ingredients and put them in a blender.
This is a wonderful cleansing detox smoothie, however taking aloe vera orally may cause cramps and diarrhea as the CSPI (Center for Science in the Public Interest) has reported.