Your Perfect Post-Thanksgiving Detox Menu
Beat the bloat and kickstart your metabolism with this delicious (and healthy!) 2-day meal plan.
MORNING BEVERAGE: 8-10 ounces of Lemon Water
Moskovitz says: Water naturally cleans out the system and helps transport critical nutrients throughout the blood for more energy, while lemon adds vitamin C, which helps the liver detoxify the body.
BREAKFAST: Fruit & Nut Oatmeal
Make It: Prepare 1/2 cups teel oats with water, then mix in 1 cup fresh or frozen berries and 2 tbsp ground flaxseeds. Top with 2 tbsp chopped walnuts and a drizzle (about 1 tbsp.) of Agave Sweetener.
Moskovitz Says: After drinking more than normal amounts of alcohol or eating a high-fat meal, digestion can be disrupted for days. So this high-fiber and antioxidant-rich breakfast helps push waste through the GI track and eliminate toxins. And flaxseeds and walnuts also add healthy fats, including Omega-3s, which decrease inflammation in the body.
Make It: Blend fresh spinach, cup beets, cup kale (1/2 cup of each), 1 tablespoon shaved ginger, parsley, ½ apple and fresh squeezed lemon until smooth
Moskovitz Says: Blending together these fiber- and water-rich veggies will give you a nutrition-packed smoothie that pushes toxins through the body and decreases bloating.
LUNCH: Crunchy Spinach & Chicken Salad
Make It: 1-2 cups raw spinach, artichokes, beets, tomatoes (¼ cup each); chickpeas (½ cup); pumpkin seeds, ½ an avocado; top with grilled chicken and dress with olive oil, lemon juice with crushed garlic
Moskovitz says: A bulky salad with plenty of antioxidants and high-fiber, water-filled veggies is the perfect way to flush out sodium or toxins from the body while helping improve energy levels and concentration.
SNACK: Chips and Dip
Make It: Whole grain pita chips, veggies sticks, 1/3 cup hummus, black bean dip or guacamole; serve with Dandelion Tea
Moskovitz says: To avoid the inevitable afternoon slump, reach for these energizing foods instead of an empty-calorie or high-sugar pastry. Dandelion is a natural diuretic, so it’ll help detox the liver as well.
DINNER: Ginger-Seasoned Seafood and Veggies
Make It: Season 6 ounces grilled salmon or shrimp with ginger; serve with grilled asparagus with 1 tablespoon of Olive Oil and 1 cup of brown rice; water with fresh squeezed lemon
Moskovitz says: This gives you the perfect blend of vitamin-rich whole grains, vegetables, protein and healthy fats. Salmon is one of the best sources of inflammation-fighting Omega-3s, and asparagus is a natural diuretic, which can help flush your body of all that extra water it’s still holding on to from Thanksgiving.
Or try our Salmon en Papillote recipe