Ever feel like you need to reboot your body? Whether it’s from last night’s pizza and wine binge or a winter’s worth of hibernating at home, you can make a comeback. Detoxing is a great way to jump-start a new diet plan, a new exercise routine or a cleaner lifestyle all around. The warmth and vibrancy of spring couldn’t be a better time to make the change. If you’ve never endured a thorough body cleanse, however, you’ll want to ease into it. Stick to only a day or two of detoxing, and keep it simple with these refreshing drinks that hydrate and nourish you along the way.
Fruit is a natural detox choice, because it provides a great array of vitamins and minerals, plus fiber. You’ll get all of that goodness and more, thanks to the addition of essential fatty acids from flax oil. The Greek yogurt offers some satiating protein, as well as good-for-you bacteria (aka probiotics). This fruity detox can be enjoyed any time of day.
4 oz. water
8 oz. orange juice (fresh, if available)
1 Tbsp. spirulina powder
1 Tbsp. flax oil
1 Tbsp. lecithin granules
1/2 cup strawberries (frozen works best)
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 small garlic clove
1/2 inch ginger slice
Directions: Going in the order they’re listed above, place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and process until smooth.
Ginger Detox Tea
You’ve probably never had tea like this before. It’s sweet, spicy and tangy. Cayenne pepper lends some serious kick to help get the blood flowing. Drink this first thing in the morning or mid-afternoon when you start to feel sluggish.
- In a juicer or blender, combine ginger, turmeric and lemon chunks.
- Pour water into a large pitcher.
- Pour lemon-spice mixture into pitcher. Add stevia and cayenne pepper to taste.
- Toss in sliced lemon and stir with a large wooden spoon.
- Let stand at least 10 minutes before serving.