3 Nourishing Deep Cleanse Recipes

Your body is a temple, but even temples need a clean.

Fitness expert and clean living guru Sally Matterson says, “It’s amazing how the body has the ability to heal itself when you give it a chance. Once we stop the overindulging it starts to rid toxicity.”

She lists the symptoms of a toxic body as, having a “foggy” brain, weight and body fat gain, depression and anxiety, mood swings and lack of motivation and productivity.

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Beauty expert Emma-Charlotte Bangay suggests that tapping into the toxins weighing you down is essential in maintaining health inside and out. “Fat may not be the culprit that is bulking you up, it may in fact be due to hormone imbalance and an impaired lymphatic drainage of toxins,” she says.

“The latter is really hard to move through the body and if your liver is sluggish (piled up with toxins) the body stores fat in the nearest tissues.“

When it comes to detoxifying through what and how we eat, holistic health expert and naturopath Anthia Koullouros says the key is elimination.

“Sometimes, my clients can feel quite deflated when they hear the word ‘eliminate’,” she says. “Rather than focusing on ‘giving things up’ focus on what you gain – an abundance of energy, clarity and balance and a light and lean body.”

She cites the following foods are devoid of nutrition, hard to digest, fattening and addictive: sugar, grains, processed dairy, caffeine, artificial additives, refined salt and alcohol.

Here are RESCU’s top three cleansing (and delicious) recipes to up your intake of the good stuff:

1. Anthia Koullouros’ Berry Omelette Recipe

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Anthia’s recipe contains nutritionally dense, highly digestible and absorbable ingredients that will gently cleanse and nourish your body.

Ingredients

2 eggs
1/4 teaspoon organic Green leaf stevia powder
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon vanilla bean powder
Coconut oil
1/2 cup berries

Method

Beat 2 eggs per person and add 1⁄4 teaspoon of each of organic Green leaf stevia powder, cinnamon and vanilla bean powder.
Pour into a well coconut oiled pan.
Swirl the pan so that the egg mixture covers the whole pan.
Add 1⁄2 a cup of berries to half the omelette and flip into half. Serve as a breakfast or dessert.

2. The Blender Girl’s Antioxidant Avenger Recipe

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Blender Girl Tess Masters describes her antioxidant recipe as a powerful “field to shield’.
“With the antioxidant weight of these ingredients, nothin’s gettin’ the better of you!” She says, “You can enjoy this booster in summer with a little sweetener and omit the trio of orange zest, cinnamon, and ginger.”

Ingredients

1/2-cup (120ml) coconut water
1/2-teaspoon probiotic powder (optional)
1 packet (3.5 ounces/100g) frozen açaí pulp, or 2 tablespoons dried açaí powder
2 teaspoons maqui powder
2 cups (320g) mixed fresh or frozen berries (1/2 cup each of blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries)
1/2 cup (85g) red seedless grapes
1 ripe pear, skin on, cored and diced
1/2 teaspoon minced ginger (optional)
1/4-teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
1/2 teaspoon finely grated
Orange zest (optional)
1-cup (125g) ice cubes
1 chopped pitted date, soaked

Method

Throw everything into your blender and puree on high for 30 to 60 seconds, until smooth and creamy. Tweak the sweetness to taste. Serves 2.

 

3. Brynley King’s Fruit Infused Coconut Water

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Brynley King, coconut guru and author of cook book, Going Coconuts’ own Fruit Infused Coconut Water recipe is the perfect way to inject coconut oil in your daily dietary intake with detox benefits.

“The thing to look for with buying fresh coconuts is always get certified organic young coconuts (the green ones), as these will not have been sprayed when entering the country,” Brynley says. “Coconut water is rich in dietary fibre, enzymes, vitamin C and minerals such as magnesium and potassium.”

Simply add your choice of fruit to you coconut water and place in the fridge overnight:

Coconut Water infused with Mint and Kiwi Fruit

1 litre fresh coconut water
1 small handful fresh mint leaves
1 kiwi fruit, peeled and sliced

Coconut Water infused with Watermelon and Rosemary

1 litre fresh coconut water
1 small handful fresh rosemary
1 cup watermelon, diced

Coconut Water infused with Lime and Raspberries

1 litre fresh coconut water
½ small lime, sliced
1 cup raspberries

Coconut Water infused with Lemon and Lime

1 litre fresh coconut water
½ small lime, sliced
½ small lemon, sliced

 

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