Trust us, we know… it’s hard to maintain healthy eating habits during the holidays. REALLY hard. Your constantly being tested and bombarded with sugary desserts and drinks and all will power goes out the door. After a while you’re fighting a losing battle and you just GIVE IN. And it’s OK! The holidays are meant to indulge, enjoy, #treatyoself!
But now it may be time to think of some ways to rid yourself of sugar cravings and the beating your body took over the past few weeks. Detoxing is one option but it doesn’t have to be complicated or restricting. Here is a day of eating (detox style) to help get you back on track.
Get Your System Flowing
Start the day off with system cleansing detox water. Detox waters have become really popular lately, and that’s because they work. Not only do they help rid your body of toxins they are also super hydrating. This one has just the right amount of sweetness strawberries and detoxifying lemon to help flush your body of unwanted substances. Say bye bye to that sugar high!
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After your liquid cleanse you’ll want to fill your belly with a nutrient dense smoothie bowl. Smoothie bowls are a health trend we see sticking around for a while. We LOVE smoothie bowls because you can pack all of your fruit, nuts, veggies, and seeds into one meal. Also they are SO delicious and energizing. This one is made with detoxifying spinach and antioxidant rich berries–yum!
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By 11 o’clock you’ll be ready for a mid morning snack. We recommend a quick mixed berry smoothie with refreshing mint and filling avocado. This meal will hold you over until lunch or could even double as your lunch if you’re not as hungry. If you’re “smoothied” out skip this meal scroll down for your lunch.
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Now that’s what we call LUNCH. We love roasted ANYTHING, and these roasted brussels sprouts have sweet maple syrup and savory bacon to satisfy your palate. Not to mention brussels sprouts are antioxidant and fiber rich to keep your system in check.
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Around this time that 3pm craving will come knocking and these protein energy balls will save the day. Sweetened with energy rich dates these protein balls are made with just a few simple ingredients and require NO baking. Just throw everything into your food processor and you’re good to go.
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Finally it’s dinner time, and you can make this Sate Turmeric Chicken in about 30 minutes. This meal is so delicious with fresh ginger, turmeric and GF soy sauce. For detoxing purposes you’ll want to skip the rice and opt for quinoa, and steamed or sauteed vegetables.
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Don’t go to bed hungry–eat this snack instead. This Chocolate banana snack cake does double duty as a sweet street that is also nutritious! It’s sweetened with coconut sugar, ripened bananas and has satisfying walnuts which are rich in protein. Enjoy this cake with a glass of unsweetened almond milk–YUM.
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What are some of your favorite detox eats? Tag us #wholeyumdetox on Instagram to show us!
(Featured Image: Stephen Conroy)