Usually when we think of detoxing we think of chunky kale smoothies, cayenne pepper/maple syrup/lemon juice fasting, and other unpleasantness. But detox doesn’t have to be about denial. When you know what you’re doing, you can make choices – every day – that help you lose weight, improve digestion, sleep better, and feel great.
While most diets and cleanses have all-or-nothing rules that encourage unhealthy cycles of intense restriction followed by inevitable bingeing, Everyday Detox is a healthy guide to detoxing naturally.
Because the recipes were developed with digestion mechanics in mind, detoxers won’t feel bloated or uncomfortable after eating. And crowd-pleasing recipes—such as Banana Coconut Muffins, Chocolate Chia Shake, Broccoli Cheese Soup, Mediterranean Chopped Salad, Skillet Fish Tacos, Cauliflower Flatbread Pizza, and Peppermint Fudge Bars—are packed with all-natural, whole-foods ingredients designed to stave off feelings of deprivation.
With helpful information on how to stock your detox-friendly kitchen, plus a handy food-combining cheat sheet that demystifies this cutting-edge health principle, Everyday Detox makes it easy to start eating this way today.
strawberry lime sorbet
serves 4 to 6
You’re just minutes away from enjoying a refreshing sorbet that tastes just as delicious as one you’d find at an ice cream shop. Frozen strawberries, whose red flesh contains a compound that may help promote fat loss and boost short-term memory, are the key to this delectable treat, as they provide a slushy, sorbetlike texture when pureed. No need for an ice cream maker! Once you get the hang of it, feel free to use any other frozen fruit you like for an endless number of flavor possibilities.
1 pound frozen strawberries
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
¼ cup maple syrup
¼ cup water, or more as needed to facilitate blending
In a large food processor fitted with an “S” blade, combine the strawberries, lime juice, maple syrup, and water. Process until the strawberries are completely broken down, which may take several minutes, creating a smooth and thick consistency similar to sorbet. Add more water, if needed, to achieve this smooth texture, and then serve immediately.
NOTE: Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the freezer, but they will become rock hard when frozen. To serve again, remove from the freezer and thaw for 20 to 30 minutes, until the sorbet can be stirred and restored to its original texture.
Reprinted with permission from Everyday Detox, by Megan Gilmore, copyright © 2015, published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. Photographs copyright © 2015 by Nicole Franzen.
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