Inspired by the changing of the seasons, I’ve been sharing my favorite tools for cleansing and detoxification. So far, I’ve shared some of my favorite holistic therapies and dietary recommendations to help you support your body’s natural detoxification processes.
To make these recommendations a little more accessible, I’m going to share five of my favorite recipes for cleansing and detoxification. They’re simple to prepare and are made from ingredients that can be found in most grocery stores.
I encourage you to get creative in the kitchen!
A few of these recipes for cleansing and detoxification are a product of my own kitchen experiments. I find some of my favorite meals are created this way!
Detoxifying Cabbage Slaw
- ½ medium head of red cabbage, shredded
- ½ medium head of white cabbage, shredded
- 1 bunch green onions (white and green parts), finely chopped
- 2 radishes, thinly sliced
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- 1 avocado, sliced
- 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice, plus more to taste
- 1 teaspoon Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
- ⅛ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Add all of the vegetables, except the avocado, in a large bowl and toss to combine.
In a separate bowl combine the oil, vinegar, lemon juice, salt and pepper, and whisk to combine. Add the oil mixture to the vegetables and toss until all the vegetables are coated with the dressing. Serve with avocado slices.
- Cabbage is high in vitamin C and sulfur, which help to remove free radicals and uric acid from the body.
- Avocado contains healthy fats which help protect the liver and support absorption of fat-soluble nutrients in the body.
- Lemons help detoxify the liver and promote alkalinity in the body.
Detoxifying Roasted Cruciferous Veggie Bowl
- ½ lb brussel sprouts, halved
- ⅓ of a head of broccoli, cut into florets
- ⅓ of a head of cauliflower, cut into florets
- 1 small yellow onion, chopped
- 6 sprigs of asparagus, chopped
- 4 artichoke hearts, quartered
- 2 Tablespoons avocado oil
- ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
- Salt and pepper to taste
In a small bowl, combine oil and mustard.
Place vegetables in a bowl and toss with oil mixture to coat. Spread the vegetables on a baking sheet in a single layer. Roast in a 400-degree oven for 25-35 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes, or until the vegetables are cooked through and browned.
- Cruciferous vegetables, like brussel sprouts and broccoli, contain phytonutrients, plant-based compounds that may help lower inflammation and reduce the risk of developing cancer.
- Onions are high in the antioxidant quercetin, which has been shown to protect against many different types of cancer in the body and boost immune response.
It’s simple and unassuming, but this protein and fiber-rich dip is great for cleansing and detoxification if prepared with the right ingredients. Here is one of my favorite recipes.
Leave out the feta and be sure to purchase a can of BPA-free, organic garbanzo beans. You can boost the fiber by adding a Tablespoon of ground flax meal and enjoying your hummus with an assortment of chopped vegetables, like carrots and broccoli.
- Garbanzo beans contain iron, phosphate, magnesium, manganese, and vitamin k, which are all essential for maintaining bone structure and strength.
- Sesame seeds used to make tahini, a key ingredient in hummus, contain plant lignans which can help to naturally lower cholesterol and normalize blood pressure.
Detoxifying Beet Salad
Not only are beets delicious, but they are also one of the most supportive foods you can consume when cleansing and detoxifying the body.
All of the benefits below can be found here in my favorite detoxifying beet salad.
- Beets contain betaine, which helps the liver eliminate toxins.
- They also contain pectin, a fiber that helps flush toxins from the body that have been removed by the liver.
- Beets are also rich Vitamin C, an antioxidant that helps support the health of your immune system.
The last recipe for cleansing and detoxification is…
Coconut Curried Chicken
For this recipe, use organic, free-range chicken and choose a curry powder that contains turmeric, a natural anti-inflammatory spice. Enjoy it with sauteed artichoke hearts, chopped and steamed broccoli, and a handful of chopped parsley for added detoxification benefits.
- Coconut milk contains a beneficial fat, lauric acid – a medium chain fatty acid that is easily absorbed into the body and used for energy.
- This recipe also contains garlic which helps to protect the body against oxidative stress and cognitive illnesses, like Alzheimer’s and dementia.
These delicious recipes will help you get through a week of cleansing and detoxification without a hiccup.
Remember to choose organic produce as much as possible and purchase cruciferous vegetables grown in areas that are free from fracking to avoid introducing heavy metals, like thallium, into your body.
Now that you know how to properly cleanse your physical body, it’s time to learn how to cleanse your spirit and detoxify your energy field. I’ll be sharing all the details fn this process in the next post in this series on detoxification.