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Spring is here which means Summer is on its way! It’s time to prepare for that perfect bathing suit you been eyeing out in the catalogues all winter long!

Have you been thinking about trying out a detox but unsure exactly what the benefits may be? Well if done correctly, this can help by getting your body clean and healthy which can result in a wide range of positive effects.

During winter, most of us go through hibernation mode, which means eat, sleep and stay warm. Now that spring is here, it’s time to shed off that winter coat and begin the ultimate Spring Detox.

No need to look further as we have you covered!! Check out this easy 7 Day Spring Detox.

During this Detox you say:

YES to Vegetables, Fruit, Nuts, Water, Fresh ORGANIC OR Local produce.

NO to Sugar, Caffeine, gluten, Dairy, Soy, Eggs, Peanut, Acritical Sweeteners.

The most important recommendations are smoothies, not eating after 7 pm, keeping dinner smaller than breakfast/lunch and Yoga.  However, if you drink a lot of coffee or have a lot of sugar intake during the week, we recommend that you take a week to wean off prior to the detox.  Gymnema is the key during the detox session. As this will help with food cravings, appetite and help regulate the blood sugar. Leaving you feeling great during your detox.

Day 1 – 2 and 6 – 7

  • Between 7:00 – 8:00: Smoothie (Vegetables and Fruit)
  • Between 10:00 – 11:00: Snack
  • Between 12:00 – 13:00: A light lunch
  • Between 15:00 – 16:00- Snack
  • 18:00 – 19:00: Smoothie

Day 3 – 5

  • Between 7:00 – 8:00: Smoothie (Vegetables and Fruit)
  • Between 10:00 – 11:00: Snack
  • Between 12:00 – 13:00: Smoothie
  • Between 15:00 – 16:00- Snack
  • 18:00 – 19:00: Smoothie

Let’s go a bit more into detail on what is the best snacks for you to eat:

  • Fruits and nuts
  • Celery and Almond butter
  • Snap peas and nuts
  • Rice crackers and hummus
  • Palin rice cake with Almond Butter
  • Avocado with sea salt

Now for the Delicious Smoothie

  • ½ a Banana or ¼ Avocado to make a creamy base
  • You can choose between 2 – 4 items from the list below:
  • Spinach
  • Cucumber
  • Kale
  • Chard
  • Collard
  • Fennel
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Parsley
  • Mint
  • Add a handful of Hemp seeds, Almonds or walnuts
  • Water to desired consistency or coconut water

When preparing for your meals much sure they are light. Take a look at these easy recipes that will defiantly tickle your taste buds.

  • The Delicious Detox Salad:

This yummy salad is packed with all the light and healthy features you need.

  • Kale
  • Cabbage
  • Broccoli
  • Green onions
  • Almonds
  • Cilantro

OR

  • The Roasted Detox Bowl:

Stuffed with nutritious ingredients that will help kick- start your detox process. But will also leave you wanting more!

  • Avocado
  • Cauliflower
  • Leafy greens
  • A clean protein (Chicken, low mercury fish)

To end the day off with a relaxing Yoga Session. Meditate for at least 10 minutes a day 3 – 6 times a week.

This detox is very simple and easy. Even if you are busy and don’t have a lot of time to cook or prepare food this detox is the one for you!

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