Recipes for Detox Diet

A strict seven-day regimen can help your body rid itself of toxins and contaminants while at the same time, helping you to lose weight. If you're ready to challenge yourself and reap the benefits, try these recipes for a detox diet.

Juice fast
If you're embarking on a weeklong juice fast, start by buying a juicing machine - the juices you can make at home will contain more live enzymes to help your body digest quickly. Cabbage, spinach, carrot, apple, cranberry and pineapple are a few top choices to turn into juices.

For a great body cleansing smoothie, combine fresh spinach, a banana, one stalk of celery, a few slices of cucumber and water. If you can replace two meals per day with this drink you'll increase your weight loss and detoxification.

Warm broccoli soup
If you're detoxing during cold weather months, you might prefer a soup detox instead. Steam broccoli and use a blender to puree it with avocado, red onion, celery, spinach, root ginger and cumin.

Gazpacho soup
Cold gazpacho soup is another popular recipe for body cleansing detoxification because it's made of raw, uncooked veggies. Mix tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumbers, garlic, olive oil, vinegar and ice water together to create a vegetable soup.

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