Detox Day

I have been feeling so bloated this week, so I decided to make today a detox day. When I detox I like to make yummy smoothies that are both nutritious and filling. That way I can focus on cleansing my system and not feel hungry and “snacky” during the process. The main ingredient in my smoothies today will be “green plants”.  Green plants contain chlorophyll which give your digestive system a boost and helps rid the body of harmful environmental toxins as well as cleaning out the liver. You can detox by having a salad, or using a juicer as well. But I love that smoothies are fast and I also know that they work with my body.  A couple other things I will be adding today to help make it a successful detox is detox tea, water,  a few workouts and one of my own “sassy” waters!

Some of my favorite Green Plants to use in my detox smoothies are:

  • kale
  • spinach
  • celery
  • cilantro
  • parsley
  • aloe vera

You can also add Chia seeds to your smoothies or to your detox day. Chia seeds are amazing and have so many great health benefits. Chia seeds have a gelatinous texture which helps detox and digest. As well as the fact that they expand when moist which help create that extra full feeling!

This morning I started with 12 oz of my:  Detox Morning Smoothie 

Ingredient list:

  • Pineapple 1 cup
  • zico pure coconut water 24 oz.
  • shredded carrots 1 cup
  • sambazon acai smoothie pack organic berry puree 1 packet
  • raw spinach 2 cups
  • raw ginger root 2 tbsp
  • raw banana 1 small
  • walls berry farm coconut creme spread 3 tbsp
  • Chia seeds 3 tbsp
  • raw kale 2 cups

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Flushing my digestive system is the biggest part of my detoxing. And the best way I know to help my body flush out all those toxins is through drinking liquids. So I love creating new fun “sassy” waters that will not only keep me hydrated but the more liquid the better my detox.

Sassy Water can be really anything you add to your water to spruce it up a bit. Some great choices on a detox day would be:

  • ginger
  • aloe
  • bragg apple cider vinegar
  • fresh parsley or cilantro
  • watermelon
  • lemon
  • grapefruit
  • cucumber

Tea can also really help!!!! I love tea and own a variety of detox aiding flavors, such as:

  • Traditional Medicine: smooth move (chocolate or peppermint)
  • Yogi Skin Detox
  • Yogi Peach digestive Detox
  • Traditional Medicine: weightless (water weight cranberry detox)

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Now there are cleanses and detox’s that can last days, weeks and even months. But this is a mild day detox just to give my week that extra push to achieve my goals. Keep in mind that some of  those cleanses and detox’s you wouldn’t really add physical activity too. But that is why I love my detox because I can still get a great workout in with it, I even consider it a crucial part of my flush! Yoga is one of my favorite  detoxing workout’s!!!

XO,

Dez O

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