If you’re looking for a great way to shed a few pounds and feel healthier overall, then you may be in need of a detox! Here are some surprising (and maybe not so surprising) recipes that will improve your health!
When it comes to junk food cookies may be at the top of the list – unless you add the detoxing power of brazil nuts! The Brazil nuts in this Brazil nut chocolate chunk cookie recipe from Yummly is high in selenium which help fight free radicals and boosts the immune system. Selenium can also help remove mercury from the body as well! So what are you waiting for? Get to snacking!
If you love the traditional Russian soup, borscht, then you’ll love this recipe from Natasha’s Kitchen. The beets in this soup can help reduce the chance of getting cancer. The addition of beef to this recipe will help fill you up while you’re flushing your body of harmful cancer cells. It doesn’t get much better than that!
Do you ever feel sluggish in the morning? This lemon tea with goji berry recipe from HealthyHappyLife.com can help kickstart your morning and get you on the right foot. The reason why is because Goji berries are energy boosting, but they cleanse the blood, improve circulation, and lower both cholesterol and blood pressure. Don’t start another morning without sipping on this delicious drink!
This pan roasted baby artichoke with pistachios, lemon, and black quinoa recipe hits checks every box on the healthy checklist. Now, you may be thinking that we are going to highlight the numerous benefits of quinoa like how it reduces the risk of obesity, colon cancer, and type 2 diabetes, but we’re not. We’re going to focus on the numerous benefits of artichokes. Artichokes are packed with the liver cleansing silymarin which can help regenerate liver tissue. There’s no good reason to avoid adding this delicious dish into your regular rotation of meals.
When you think of cinnamon rolls you probably think of a buttery, creamy ball of dietary regret. Well the good news is that you can stop! This whole wheat vegan cinnamon roll recipe from Side of Sneakers has all the yummy goodness that you love, but substitutes many of the unhealthy ingredients with more diet friendly ones. So, what about the detox? Cinnamon can help regulate blood sugar, reduce triglycerides, improve digestion and even contains antibacterial and antiviral properties. Say goodbye to feel guilty whenever you bite into one of these delicious breakfast rolls!
If you’re detoxing you may be looking for a more traditional recipe and this is one you don’t want to pass up! This super quick and easy fennel salad recipe from TheHealthyFood.com is perfect as a small lunch or a great addition to your main course. Fennel can help reduce inflammation and it can also help prevent cancer. If that’s not enough for you, fennel is also packed with vitamin c which neutralizes free radicals that can cause cell damage.
What’s better than a delicious risotto recipe? One that’s healthy and has detoxifying properties! This seaweed risotto recipe from the incredible Heidi Swanson of 101 Cookbooks is delicious and has numerous health benefits. The protein rich seaweed specifically can help lower your chance of getting cancer while improving overall bone health. This risotto may not only be the highlight of your next dinner, it may help you live a longer and healthier life!
Here’s another dish with quinoa, but that’s still not our focus! This quinoa stuffed bell pepper recipe from The Fresh Find is another one of those meals that are full of antioxidants. Red peppers have one of the highest concentrations of the cancer preventing component lycopene. Pair this with quinoa, onions, basil, and tomatoes you’ll be on the road to a healthier and happier you!
Living a healthier life doesn’t have to be impossible and these delicious recipes prove that. Make sure that you save all of these foods to your and give us a shout out either in our comment section below or on Twitter and Facebook! Thanks for reading!