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It’s the perfect time to take advantage of this season’s abundance of fresh vegetables — especially the local produce arriving fresh-picked, ripe, full of flavor and essential nutrients. What better time to ‘eat the rainbow’? The body naturally goes through a cleansing process when the seasons change so now is a great times to focus on healthy eating and supporting the body’s healing systems by detoxing. Our Summer Detox plan is designed to nourish our bodies during hot summer days — refreshing, cooling and hydrating while flushing out toxins and reducing bloating.
What would a day on the cleanse look like?
Upon Waking: Lemon Water
7 am: Tea: Tulsi Raspberry Peach Tea
8 am: Green Juice: Sun Raven, Grasshopper, Green Monster or Jungle Juice + Lean Body supplement packets
9 am: Breakfast: Overnight Oats, Banana Coconut Chia Pudding, or Strawberry Rhubarb Chia Pudding
10 am: Lemon Water
Noon: Soup: Watermelon-Cucumber Gazpacho, Spring Pea or Cucumber Dill
Side Salad: Four Bean Salad or Quinoa, Edamame & Peach Salad
2 pm: Juice: Watermelon Cooler or Daily Detox
4 pm: Snack Pack: Veg & Hummus or ‘Cheese Board’
5 pm: Lemon Water
6 pm: Salad: Peaches & Greens, Strawberry Kale or Summer Market
8 pm: Dark Chocolate Square
Keys for the summer!
Hydrate. Hydrate. Hydrate. Drink glasses of water with a generous squeeze of detoxifying and alkalizing lemon juice throughout the day. (Shoot for 100 ounces per day in summertime.)
Go Raw. With the abundance of local, organic produce available and warmer temperatures, you may naturally crave lighter foods. Enjoy the many health benefits (and satisfying crunch) of eating fiber and enzyme-right raw foods.
Sun Saviors. Protect and repair skin from sun damage with antioxidants and phytochemcials lycopene and beta carotene, found in foods like berries, tomatoes, watermelon, carrots and sweet peppers that help block UV damage from the inside out.
Cool As A… Cucumber, watermelon, celery, melon, romaine, coconut water, citrus and other water-rich foods keep you cool when the temperature rises. They also help move fluid through the body, reducing bloat and water retention.
Did you know?
Watermelon is a super skin-hydrating ingredient. Lycopene (an antioxidant in watermelon and other red fruits and vegetables) provides strong UV-defense properties against sun damage. Watermelon reduces water retention, detoxified the body and is also a surprising source of iron
Peaches are a mineral-rich, high-water, high-fiber, low-acid fruit that help soothe the digestive system and maintain hydration. Peach aromas have been shown to reduce the feeling of pain, alleviate depression, and create a sense of well-being.
Tulsi is referred to as the “Queen of the Herbs” in India where it has been used for thousands of years to reduce stress, aid detoxification, increase energy and restore balance. Also know as holy basil, this herb is high in vitamin K, which is an essential vitamin for bone and hearth health. It has been known to treat fevers, asthma, lung disorders, heart disease, acne and more!