5 Detoxifying Spring Recipes

Posted by Kardish Team on Apr 12, 2018 /  comments

5 Detoxifying Spring Recipes

Good news! You don't need to be on a cleanse in order to incorporate detoxifying foods into your daily diet. In fact, you can actually detoxify the body on a regular basis by focusing on whole foods that support the liver and the body's natural detoxification process. So here are 5 detoxifying recipes that will help you get out of that winter slump and ensure you have an extra spring in your step.

1. Spring Green Minestrone

Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

This simple soup is not only filled with seasonal greens, but loaded with detoxifying ingredients. Garlic, onion and asparagus are all considered natural detoxifiers and contain many anti-inflammatory properties as well. Eating seasonally is the most natural way to eat, and one of the most beneficial to our bodies, so this Spring Green Minestrone full of bountiful spring produce is a great way to give our body exactly what it needs.

Get the recipe HERE.

2. Make-Ahead Broccoli and Quinoa Salad

Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

Broccoli has a strong positive impact on our body's detoxification system. Broccoli increases glutathione, which helps the liver transform toxins into a form that can be easily eliminated. This make-ahead broccoli salad is not only check-full of this fibrous green vegetable, but it's quick and easy to make and stores well in the fridge for the entire week.

Get the recipe HERE.

3. Slow-Roasted Salmon with Fresh Herbs

Paleo, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

Although often overlooked, fresh herbs are nutrient powerhouses and potent detoxifiers. Parsley helps to support and promote good digestion, while chives are a rich source of antioxidants and salmon is rich in anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids. Plus, the foolproof slow-roasting method helps ensure that you get moist and flaky salmon every time.

Get the recipe HERE.

4. Asparagus & Radish Spring Salad

Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

The combination of fresh asparagus, radishes and arugala help to make this simple salad a spring detox powerhouse. Arugala is an immune-boosting vegetable that packs an incredible nutritional punch. Also known as rocket, arugala contains special chemical compounds called isothiocyanates, which have anti-carcinogenic and anti-inflammatory properties. This Asparagus & Radish Spring Salad is a light dish filled with all of the flavours of the season.

Get the recipe HERE.

5. Pineapple Mint Smoothie

Paleo, Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

Not only does it taste delicious, but the ingredients in this smoothie make it great for detox and digestion. Pineapple is a known digestive aid as it is rich in an enzyme called bromelain, mint is know to be a natural digestive aid, and fresh ginger root has been used medicinally for thousands of years and offers anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcer and antioxidant activities. So, not only is this Pineapple Mint Smoothie extremely refreshing and tasy, but it is a little tummy-tamer too, and I know everyone can be a fan of that.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 lime, juices
  • 1/4 inch ginger root, peeled
  • 4 - 6 mint leaves

Instructions:

  1. Add all ingredients to the blender and process on high until smooth.
  2. Serve with a mint leaf and enjoy!

                                                                                                                                

Steph's approach to nutrition is simple and sustainable, she believes in real food first: eating fresh, whole foods and cooking with real ingredients. She believes that food is a fundamental key to our health and wellness, and that you can't outwork a good diet. Through her blog, group programs and with individual clients, Stephanie works to teach people how to make better food choices, fuel our bodies and learn to love real food. In her space time, she lives a very active lifestyle working out, running, spinning and practicing yoga and on weekends you can find her hanging out at the local farmer's market or enjoying dinner out at her favourite restaurants.

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