Has you carbohydrate cravings gotten out of hand, your favorite jeans don't fit anymore? Reason enough to jump on your detoxification journey and try our absolute favorite, easy and effective detox snacks.
Many ladies live with the misconception that detoxification and deprivation are the same thing. Newsflash: they most certainly are not. Deprivation is unnecessary, unhealthy and not beneficial. Detoxification is the exact opposite necessary, healthy and extremely beneficial. If your carbohydrate cravings have gotten out of hand, your favorite jeans do not fit you anymore or you are simply feeling under the weather, you have reason enough to embark on your detoxification journey. Chow down on these delicious snacks detox friendly snacks which are delicious and effective:
This super healthy drink has been all the rage in Central America for years now. Today, it is making waves across the rest of the world because of its ability to provide a natural energy boost. Adios, harmful energy drinks! To make this tasty beverage, soak half a tablespoon of chia seeds in a glass of water at room temperature for ten minutes. Before downing the drink, add a squeeze of lemon juice for some extra flavour. Not only will Chia Fresca instantly up your energy levels; it will also provide you with oodles of essential nutrients like magnesium, omega-3 fatty acids and protein.
Dried Tart Cherries
If you are craving a slightly sweet kick, dried tart cherries are the way to go. These babies come with a host of health benefits such as battling belly bloat, reducing post-workout soreness, decreasing the risk of a stroke and helping with sound sleep. With only 87 calories per serving, dried tart cherries make for the ultimate weight friendly snack. Happy munching, senoritas!
It is common knowledge that leafy greens are good for you but I bet you had no idea just how good! Like avocado, sprouts and kale, asparagus is herbaceous which means that it is loaded with glutathione. Glutathione, an effective detoxifying nutrient, combined with plentiful antioxidants, break down harmful compounds in your body, neutralize free radical damage and help your body to flush out all the bad stuff and maintain your Bikini Body. Grilled asparagus with a dash of lime is the way to go!
When it comes to detox-friendly snacks, never forget that the unassuming green apple is your best friend. Not only is it super easy on your digestive system (critical during detoxification); it is also a great source of energy, making it ideal to combat the post-lunch lethargy. As if that wasn۪t reason enough, green apples also encourage hair growth, eliminate dandruff, nourish your skin and promote weight loss. To quench your thirst, throw a couple of apples into a blender for homemade sugar-free juice or try your hand at making infused water with green apple and lemon slices.
DIY Trail Mix
More often than not, store bought varieties of trail mix contain chocolate, candy and other artificially sweetened ingredients which make them super unhealthy. Never fear! It is easy to rectify this problem by whipping up your own mix at home. Lauren Conrad recommends pistachios, almonds, dried unsweetened cranberries, hemp seeds and goji berries for the perfect balance of vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants. I can't wait to try this out!
Some other great and delicious snacks are avocado, watermelon, blueberries and pineapple. Munch away beach babes!