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I have to admit, I’ve gotten a little unhealthy as of late. I started a new job in a new city, which has definitely been an adjustment. I’ve been prioritizing the new job, exploring the new city, and trying to build a social and spiritual community outside of work.
Not burnt out yet, but definitely in need of some of my detox drink fallbacks to help my body cleanse the excess non-whole foods I’ve been eating.
Here are some of my favorites:
Lemon Ginger Detox
This is one of the easiest, simplest, and most effective detox drinks you can make. As I’m writing this, I’m actually drinking one myself 🙂
Lemon stimulates the liver and eases natural cleansing of the body. Ginger helps digestion and inflammation of the body, both of which are one of the largest predicting factors of many western diseases.
Boil water over the stove until bubbles appear at the bottom of the pot. Pour into a cup or mug. Juice (or squeeze) half a large lemon into the cup. Grate 1/4 tablespoon fresh ginger. Stir and enjoy.
Apple Cider Vinegar Lemon Detox
This drink calls for apple cider vinegar, lemon, water, cayenne pepper, and stevia. Apple cider vineger balances the PH levels in your body, and aids digestion. Lemon and cayenne detox and stimulate the liver.
Boil water of the stove. Add 1 tablespoon of raw organic apple cider vinegar, juice of half a lemon, a pinch of cayenne pepper, and a pinch of stevia. Stir and enjoy.
Green Smoothie Detox
This recipe contains lots of fiber, antioxidants, and ingredients that stimulate cleansing of internal organs. Romaine, parsley, pears, and spinach are high in fiber and essential nutrients, lemon stimulates the detoxing of the body, and tumeric and ginger provide anti-inflammatory properites.
Combine in a blender: 1 bannana, 1 cup spinach, 1 cup romaine, 1 small pear, juice of half a lemon, a small bunch of parsley, 1/4 tablespoon of grated fresh ginger, 3/4 cup almond milk, and a pinch of tumeric. Add more water or almond milk as needed.