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Sugar, sugar and MORE sugar. That about sums up the holidays. There’s nothing wrong with indulging during the seasonal celebrations, but now it’s time to detox and cleanse your body.
Contrary to popular belief, detoxes are not just about restricting food and drinking fluids. They’re about nourishing your body and eliminating its addiction to sugar and processed foods. The best way to do this is by cutting back on your intake of these foods in favor of real, whole foods.
Clean eating is easier than you might think too. All it takes is a little willpower and preparation. While we can’t help you out much on the willpower front, when it comes to preparation we have you covered.
Here are 17 easy, healthy recipes to detox your body from all the holiday sugars:
They may not taste like much, but chia seeds are chock-full of fiber and protein. This combination will keep you satisfied until lunch.
Sweet, crunchy, and healthy! This winter fruit granola mix is a great go-to for when you’re running short on time in the morning.
Prefer a more savory breakfast? Then you’ll love this veggie quinoa breakfast bowl. The best part? It’s loaded with protein.
Warm, comforting, and delicious. Those are the three words that will come to mind as soon as you try a slice of this blueberry and raspberry baked oatmeal. It may as well be dessert!
There’s just something about curling up with a hot bowl of soup on a cold winter day that makes the whole day better. This soup doesn’t just warm you up; it’s filled with immune-boosting ingredients such as lemon juice, ginger, and cinnamon.
6. Detox Salad
Cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, kale, cauliflower) are naturally detoxifying and provide support for your immune and digestive systems with a whole host of vitamins and minerals.
This salad is not only beautiful, but also nutritious. Both savory and sweet, it really does have something for everyone.
You can’t get much healthier than this creamy broccoli spinach soup. Don’t let the creamy title scare you off either since it uses coconut milk instead of heavy whipping cream.
You really can’t go wrong with this healthy-yet savory dish. It will leave you feeling satisfied until bedtime.
This stew will warm your body and soul in a way that leaves you craving more. Plus, it’s packed with savory seasonings and vegetables. Can’t go wrong with that.
You don’t typically associate casseroles with healthful eating, but this one is definitely an exception. Instead of heavy creams and fillers, it’s packed with vegetables, spices, rice, and turkey. Yum!
So many textures, so many flavors. This tomato, mozzarella, and basil quinoa salad is perfect for when you want something light and satisfying.
This Thanksgiving detox smoothie is crammed to the brim with flavorful cranberries, which are a great source of antioxidants. It will leave your tummy feeling healthy and happy!
Mmm, apples! This holiday detox smoothie is festive, healthy, and delicious. You can’t ask for much more than that.
15. Zucchini Chips
So simple, yet so irresistible. If you have a habit of munching on salty chips, this snack will be a delightful alternative.
16. Apple Cookies
Okay, so these aren’t cookies per se, but they are a great twist on an old favorite. And they’re guaranteed to satisfy both your sweet and salty cravings.
Winter is all about the hot chocolate, so warm up and indulge with this healthy alternative.