Monday, June 2, 2014

Detox Recipes For Spring Health

The past two weeks I've had more than a few clients tell me that they are starting a detoxification regiment.  Well, it is that time of year!  

Getting the feel for what kind of detox is right for your body can be a challenge, and for many, working with a qualified healthcare practitioner is a great choice.  I've left a few of my tried and true recipes below that you can incorporate into any detox diet.  Keep in mind that it is essential to listen to your body.

Detoxification Tea

-1 part Echinacea Root                -1 part Yarrow
-1 part Red Clover Blossoms      -1/2 part Dandelion Root
-1/2 part Peppermint                   -1/4 part Parsley

*Mix herbs well.  Infuse 1 tablespoon of tea in 1 cup hot water for 10-15 minutes.  Drink 5-7 cups for 7-10 days.

Spring Master Cleanser

-2 tablespoons fresh lemon or lime juices            -1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
-1/10 teaspoon cayenne pepper                             -8 ounces filtered water

Mix and drink 8-12 glasses a day. 
*This tastes way better than it sounds!

 Rejuvenation Ration

-3 cups filtered water                                -1 tablespoon ginger root, chopped
-1-2 tablespoons miso paste                      -1-2 stalks green onion, chopped
-cilantro to taste, chopped                         -1-2 pinches cayenne pepper
-2 teaspoons olive oil                                 -juice of 1/ 2 lemon

*Boil water.  Add ginger root.  Simmer 10 minutes.  Stir in miso paste to taste.  Turn off heat.  Then add green onion, cilantro, cayenne, olive oil, and lemon juice.  Cover and steep for 10 minutes.  Enjoy!

Of course incorporating fresh greens and fresh fruits this time of year is a great choice too. Just focusing on fruits and greens, the springtime master cleanser, and detox tea is a great plan to follow for many of us.  

Figure out what will realistically work best for you, and start planning your menu. And don't forget to include some yoga in your week to support you through the cleanse.

Be Well,
Kristin Henningsen, MS, CH, RYT


Post a Comment

About Me

Kaplan Center for Health and Wellness
View my complete profile