Cleansing and detoxing can be tricky. It takes a lot of discipline not to fall off the healthy wagon, so why make our lives even more difficult with recipes that take hours to prepare while the last thing we want is to think about food. We did a quick tour at Healthy Towers, our HQ, and here are team HUM’s favorite detox recipes.
Detox Recipes: Artichokes + Cucumber water
Adding just a few slices of cucumber to plain water can help give it a little bit of ultra-refreshing flavor and help you achieve your daily water goal.
Artichokes stimulate bile production which helps the body more efficiently digest and eliminate fat. All you need to do is to buy them, cut off their tops as shown on this pick and steam them for about 30 minutes, you can make a dressing with olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette.
You can eat them hot or cold, but I personally prefer them hot. Eat the soft part on the edge of the pedals one by one and once you are done, enjoy the heart, which is amazing. All you need to do is to cut off the fuzzy part, aka the choke.
Detox Recipes: Sauerkraut + Coconut Water
Coconut water contains a similar electrolyte composition to our own blood, which can help reduce dehydration.
Sauerkraut is also high in probiotics to help improve digestive function. Get some from the fridge of a health store. Ambient-sold sauerkraut doesn’t have the same benefits.
Detox Recipes: Virgin Mary + Celery
Fresh squeezed is best. Tomato juice contains lycopene, fiber, and water, all of which uniquely benefit the colon.
Celery is a great blood cleanser. It can even work to clear out toxins caused by environmental pollutants including cigarette smoke.
Here’s a healthy Virgin Mary recipe with a detox twist. We eliminated all processed ingredients and replaced them with nature’s best. You need a bunch of celery, horseradish, fresh squeezed tomato juice, horseradish, a shallot, fresh chilis (according to your desire for spice), and fresh lime juice.
Cut some of the celery in large dices, including the leaves, and puree in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the steel blade. Add the horseradish, shallot, chili, and lime juice and process until smooth. Pour the mixture into a large pitcher, add the tomato juice, and stir. Snack on the remaining celery. (Did we mention the negative calories yet?)