3 Delicious Detox Diet Recipes for a Post-Holiday Cleanse

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We all know that we need to cleanse our bodies from time to time by giving the body a break. If every detox diet plan has left you starving with no success, then we have some healthy recipes that are just as delicious as they are satisfying. These detox meal recipes are guided with the principles of Ayurveda so it’s clean eating with antioxidant-packed vegetables and fruits, plant-based protein and detoxifying drinks.

1. Detoxing Turmeric Tea

Typically, you will not be drinking coffee with processed sugar. Start your day with this turmeric tea that is a delightful way to detoxify. Try to consume at least two quarts of this tea for each day you follow the detox Ayurvedic diet.

Ingredients:

  • 1 quart boiling water

  • 1-2 tbsp thinly sliced ginger

  • 1 tbsp thinly sliced fresh turmeric

  • 1-2 tsp cumin seeds

  • 1-2 tsp fennel seeds

  • 2 sticks of cinnamon

  • 1 pinch black pepper

  • 1-2 bags (or tablespoons) of green tea

  • Raw honey to sweeten

Directions:

Place all the spices in a pot and simmer for 5-7 minutes. Take off heat and strain. Add the raw honey.

2. Split Pea and Spinach Soup

This recipe is a must-have on your detox diet menu simply because it is hearty and healthy. Being filling, it is one of the perfect detox diet recipes for weight loss sans deprivation.

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp olive oil

  • 1/4 cup chopped onions

  • 3 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 cup dry split peas

  • 2 carrots, diced

  • 7 cups of vegetable/chicken broth

  • 2 cups spinach, chopped

  • 1 tsp turmeric powder

  • 1 tsp cumin powder

  • 1 tbsp coriander, toasted and ground

  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Heat the oil in a large pot and then add the onions. Once they turn slightly pink, add the garlic and let it cook for a minute. Put in the split peas, carrots, salt and pepper. Combine well with constant stirring. Pour in the broth. Cover and cook for 30-40 minutes, till the carrot and peas turn soft. You may need to check the pot after 20 minutes to ensure that there is enough water. Now, adjust the quantity of liquid as needed. Add the spinach and continue cooking for 5 more minutes. Serve with a portion of rye bread.

3. Asparagus and Baby Carrots with Lemon Sauce

Pile your plate high with this star of detox diet recipes. The veggies are crunchy, the sauce is super tasty and this colorful dish is extremely easy to create.

Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch of asparagus, about 250 grams, each stalk cut into thirds)

  • 200 gms baby carrots, cut into halves lengthwise)

  • 1 lemon

  • 1 tbsp honey

  • A sprig each of cilantro, basil and parsley

  • A pinch of dried chili

  • A pinch of salt

  • 1/2 tsp ginger, chopped

Directions:

Steam the asparagus and carrots till they are slightly softer than al dente but not mushy.

Lemon Sauce: Juice the lemon. Combine the salt into the honey. Mix in a blender with the herbs. Puree until smooth in consistency.

Post-Detox Diet Tips

While these delicious recipes will definitely get you through your detox, you need to keep in mind the following guidelines for after your detox is done.

  • Opt for seasonal food and fresh herbs.

  • Start with light, nurturing foods as overloading your system will undo the benefits of the detox.

  • Eat with a respect for nature’s gifts – give thanks and ask to be nourished!

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