Being healthy from the inside out goes beyond just the foods you eat. The reality is, no matter how clean we eat, we live in a very toxic world. Before we even open our mouths to take a bite of food, we are exposed to vehicular and industrial pollution in the air and toxins in our cleaning products and cosmetics. Not to mention the havoc wreaked on the body by stress. The overload of stress and daily toxins can overwhelm our bodies detoxification systems, and leave us feeling sluggish and rundown. A detox gives our bodies the time, space, and right conditions to restore balance.
So, the question is not ‘am I toxic?’ but rather ‘how toxic am I?’
If you’ve been feeling fatigued and bloated, you could benefit from a cleanse to remove the junk from your body. It’s not always easy picking which path to take to cleanse your body for the results you want. But, I’ve made it super easy with my Epic 24 Hour Detox.
Here are some reasons your body would benefit from a holistic, natural detox:
- Prevention of chronic diseases
- Stronger Immunity
- Assistance in losing a few pounds
- Increased energy levels
- Radiant, glowing skin
I don’t believe in deprivation, so you will not feel deprived in any way. In fact, you’ll feel quite the opposite.
Ready to eliminate those toxins that cause weight gain, brain fog, loss of sleep, loss of mental clarity, and fatigue?
Here’s my Epic 24 Hour Detox:
Upon Waking Drink:
Morning Lemon Elixir
1 cup warm or room temp water
Juice from 1 lemon
Pinch of cinnamon and 1 teaspoon raw honey OR a couple of drops of stevia
Blueberry Superfood Smoothie Bliss
1 cup unsweetened almond/coconut/hemp or rice milk
½ cup frozen or fresh, organic wild blueberries
½ cup spinach
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 tablespoon flax meal or chia seeds
Pinch of cinnamon
Stevia or raw honey to sweeten
Snack: 10 almonds and 1 apple
2 cups mixed greens or spinach, chopped
½ cup carrot, chopped
½ cup cucumber, chopped
1 cup artichokes (BPA free, canned in water)
1 avocado, cubed
¼ cup hemp seeds or seed of your choice
Handful parsley, chopped
Handful basil, chopped
Chop vegetables and mix in a large bowl. Top your salad with avocado and hemp seeds. Drizzle with dressing of choice.
Snack: ½ avocado w/ tomato & sea salt
Carrot Ginger Soup
4 cups chopped carrots
6 cups bone broth or water
1 medium onion, minced
2-inch nub ginger root, peeled and grated
Sea salt to taste
Chopped fresh parsley, dill, or cilantro
Put carrots, ginger, and onion in a pot with broth. Bring to boil then cover and reduce heat and simmer 20-25 minutes. Remove from heat and put everything in a blender or food processor to purée. Serve hot topped with fresh herbs.
Early Evening Immune Boosting Ginger Elixir
1 cup warm or room temp water
Juice from ½ lemon
1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger or 1 tablespoon if tolerated
1 teaspoon raw honey or stevia
Bring the water and ginger to a boil, and then lower flame. Add the lemon and keep at a low simmer for a few minutes. Then pour into a mug & nourish your body.
During your 24 Hour Detox, be sure to drink plenty of water to aid in the detoxification process. Aim for 1/2 your body weight in ounces!
So there you have it! A simple, nourishing detox plan you can follow whenever you need a little reset.