Binge-eating our favourite chocolate chip cookies while washing them down with a glass of Coca Cola may seem like a great idea at the time, but consuming copious amounts of processed sugar has some adverse effects on our bodies.
Persistent skin problems, sluggishness, unexplained headaches and constipation are often signs that your body needs to detox. Now, the word itself may evoke images of gulping down ten glasses of water laced with cinnamon and honey and calling that dinner, but getting rid of toxins doesn’t have to be this extreme.
If you’re to put down the cookies and start cleansing your body, here are a few recipes that are both delicious and will keep your body strong and healthy.
Kimchi Tofu Scramble – Simply Quinoa
If you’re looking for a vegan-friendly breakfast option, this protein-packed tofu scramble is the one. The added ingredient of kimchi is loaded with probiotics that ensures your gut is in tip-top shape. It also boasts vitamins A and C, along with 10 different minerals, and over 34 amino acids.
Grilled Chicken with Pineapple-Mint Salsa – Autoimmune Wellness
There’s nothing more mouth-watering than digging into a few crispy chicken thighs, and this recipe is sure to give you a tangy flavour that you won’t want to live without. It’s simple and easy to make, but the star of the show is the pineapple. This prickly fruit has a ton of vitamin C, B vitamins and minerals, and contains a special enzyme called bromelain which helps support digestion.
Healing Carrot Soup with Turmeric and Ginger – Hello Glow
With winter forcing us to stay indoors, reaching for a delicious bowl of soup is a great way to warm your insides. This is a delicious lunch or dinner time recipe and is teeming with minerals, fibre, and nourishing phytonutrients thanks to ginger and turmeric. Not only is this a great meal to help cleanse your gut, but the nutrients in the turmeric and ginger help to fight off any signs of colds and flu.
Delicious Broiled Salmon – Alexa Frederico Wellness
If you’re looking for something to sink your teeth into, this juicy salmon is bursting with flavour and nutrients. If you’re a little finicky about cooking fish (not everyone knows how to), this recipe is incredibly easy – just season and pop it into the oven for 10 minutes on each side. Not only is this dish delicious, but it has a ton of incredible benefits, including omega-3. This nutrient is an anti-inflammatory (perfect for gut health) and has been known to combat anxiety.
Green Smoothie – The Fox and She
No gut-healthy recipe list would be complete without a smoothie. This particular smoothie recipe includes collagen and prebiotic powder, which is sure to keep your gut as healthy as possible. Spinach also has tons of Vitamin C and K1, along with folic acid, which helps maintain your blood cells.