Christmas hasn’t arrived yet, so we shouldn’t be focusing on the new Year just yet, however the fact is, the new year is less than a month away!
After indulging over the holidays (hey, we aren’t judging), chances are you are going to want to fill up on healthy, nutritious foods that will get your energy levels up so that you can start your new year right.
The quickest way to feel like yourself again is to fill up with foods that will help to detoxify and cleanse your body, so that you can say goodbye to toxins and hello to antioxidants that will leave you looking and feeling wonderful!
We do realize that it’s a chilly time of year, so recommending cleansing smoothies and fruit bowls might not be too enticing for you. The good news is that there are some delicious, warm meals that will heat up your bones and cleanse out your system, filling up your body with vitamins and minerals that will keep you strong and healthy, and protected against viruses that are all too common at this time of year.
So make a cup of your favourite tea, sit back and let us help you start your new year in the healthiest way possible!
Apple Pie Oatmeal
Oatmeal is truly one of the best ways to start your day, as healthy grains prevent a spike in blood sugar and keep you full for hours. Fiber also helps to flush toxins out of the system, making oatmeal a key breakfast in your detox food plan.
Apples provide antioxidants and additional fiber, and the addition of cinnamon and ginger makes it feel like you are enjoying a yummy dessert rather than breakfast, and that’s how breakfast should feel in our opinion!
Kale Salad with Warm Vinaigrette
Seeing salad in the title might have had you a little worried. Salads are usually cold, and sometimes a little boring. Well, this may be a salad but the warm vinaigrette transforms this salad into a festive delight that will warm you up, and leave you wanting second helpings.
Kale is a leafy green you should include in your diet at least a few days a week. Rich in protein, fiber and other vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, it will flush toxins from your system and leave your gut healthy and happy.
Vegan Squash Soup
Of course this list just wouldn’t be complete without a warming and comforting soup to enjoy on those extra chilly days while the snow falls gently outside.
Squash is loaded with a class of antioxidants called Carotenoids, that not only fight free radicals in your body, they leave your skin glowing too! Garlic, along with spices such as chili powder, turmeric and cinnamon help to get your blood pumping and toxins sweated out of your system.
We hope you enjoy these delicious recipes as much as we do!