New Year Detox Recipes

Happy New Year! While you may have survived the chaos of the holidays, you may not be proud of the food and drink choices you made during all of the parties that come along with the celebration.

January 1st signifies a fresh start and the perfect time for post-holiday detox. Start the New Year off right with foods that are high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds to help neutralize toxins, boost the immune system and repair internal damage caused by overindulging during the holidays. Below are a few New Year detox recipes full of nutrient-dense ingredients and vibrant fruits and vegetables. Start today – your body will thank you.

healthy recipes for detoxing

  • Kale and Brussels Sprouts Slaw with Quinoa by Sprouted Kitchen – This fibrous salad features kale and Brussels sprouts, protein-rich quinoa and crunchy hazelnuts tossed in a sweet and tangy maple lemon vinaigrette.
  • Mushroom Rice & Hazelnut Loaf by Green Kitchen Stories – Commit to Meatless Mondays this month with this vegetarian loaf. Packed with mushrooms, spinach, hazelnuts and whole grain rice, this recipe takes the traditional vegetarian loaf to a whole new level!
  • Matcha Mint & Vanilla Latte by The First Mess – Bump up your greens with this warm peppermint latte featuring superfoods like matcha powder, spirulina and coconut oil. If you are going to be sipping something warm, frothy, creamy and delicious this winter, it might as well be green!
  • Lentil Chickpea Salad Sandwich by I Love Vegan – Did you resolve to bring your lunch to work every day in 2016? Swap out your traditional high-fat chicken salad for this high-protein, veggie-packed version!
  • Life Changing Loaf of Bread by My New Roots – This dense, whole-grain, gluten-free, no-knead loaf of bread is tightly packed with nutritious sunflower seeds, flax seeds, hazelnuts, oats, chia seeds, and psyllium husk. Whoa.
  • Winter Superfoods Parfait by 80Twenty – Layered with chocolate chia pudding, buckwheat groats and fruit, this luxurious dessert is absolutely stunning and festive.

 

If your New Year resolutions have you feeling like an overachiever, go the extra mile by implementing these additional detox tips during the month of January.

  • Cut The Sugar. Remove added sugar and artificial sweeteners from your diet to reset your “sweet” taste buds. Eliminate sugary drinks, snacks and treats and allow fruit to satisfy your sweet tooth.
  • Take a Break from the Booze. Alcohol adds calories to the diet without nutrients. You likely did enough drinking over the holidays to hold you over for the next month (if not longer), so give you liver a break. Participate in sober January and drink water instead.
  • Up the Veggies – Start by adding veggies to at least one meal every day of the week and increase your intake from there. Think green smoothies, side salads and vegetarian dinners.

 

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