3 SPRING DETOX RECIPES FROM GRACIOUS LIVING RETREAT IN NICARAGUA
This is a great time of year to think about cleaning the gunk out of your body. Detoxing not only gives your digestive system a break but it also helps to refocus on a healthy eating lifestyle if you’ve gotten off track.
Grace Van Berkum (gracevanberkum.com) is a certified holistic nutritionist with extensive experience in guiding people through with love, support, food and advice. These three recipes are just a little taste (pun intended) of all of the delicious options available to you for cleaning the body. Who says detoxing has to be grueling?
Energizing Chocolate Banana Smoothie
-1 cup almond milk
-1 tbsp cacao or carob powder or ground nibs (or Sunwarrior chocolate Protein Powder)
-Handful of ice
-*optional: handful of fresh mint,drop of peppermint oil or Sunwarrior Greens powder
-*optional: 1 tsp chorella or spirulina
-*optional: 1 tbsp DandyBlend (tastes like coffee & cleanses the liver)
SOUP/GAZPACHO TO BLOW YOUR SOCKS OFF
Sweet Red Pepper-Cilantro Soup
-1 medium red bell pepper, stemmed and seeded
-2 cups water
-1/4 cup chopped cilantro
-2 cloves garlic
-DASH cayenne pepper
-1 tbsp dulse flakes (optional)
-Pinch of oregano
-spoon chia seeds
In a food processor, combine all ingredients and purée until smooth. Transfer soup to bowl and serve immediately (or keep chilled until ready to serve).
Electric Raw Spinach/Cilantro Pesto With Raw Pasta
-1 bunch fresh, cleaned spinach
-1/2 cup fresh cilantro
-1 cup raw walnuts or pine nuts or macadamia nuts
-1/2 fresh squeezed lemon
-1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, or hemp oil (I also like to add a couple tbsp virgin coconut oil)
-2 or 3 fresh garlic
Blend all of these ingredients into submission in a strong blender or food processor. Toss with raw zucchini pasta. This is easy to make by turning 4 or 5 fresh zucchini (tastes great+added detox benefits with fresh carrots & fresh beets spiralized and mixed in too) in a spiralizer.
Those are some great, delicious recipes to get you started. For more information, recipes or to attend a detox retreat yourself, click on any of the following links:
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