Sensational Recipes Designed for Detox

Indulged a little too much this festive season? Maybe you’re in need of a little detox.

So, why detox you ask?

Put simply, detoxing is a vital process that rids our bodies of toxins that are ingested and/or inhaled from our immediate environment.

Although Australia is regarded as one of the top places to live and Melbourne known as one of the most liveable cities, there is no escaping an array environmental toxins.

It may sound like a daunting process, however it is actually a fairly basic concept. Detoxing involves eating wholefoods that are packed with nutrients to help boost our bodies overall functionality to eradicate these unwanted contaminants from our system.

Don’t fret; Moby has some great recipes to help you succeed.

 

Iced Ginger & Lemongrass Herbal Tea

Lemongrass tea is a great choice for your detox period as it is not only delicious but also has an abundance of health benefits. Lemongrass not only has a calming effect on the nervous system but also aids the fight against coughs and colds.

Ingredients:

  • 3 black tea bags
  • 1L boiling water
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 2 cups ice

Syrup ingredients:

  • 2 lemongrass stalks, pounded and sliced
  • 2cm piece ginger, peeled and pounded
  • 1 ½ cup water
  • ½ cup sugar

In a jug, add the tea bags to the hot boiling water. Stand aside to cool.

Whilst cooling, make the syrup by adding lemongrass, ginger and water in small saucepan and simmer until the water reduces by one third. Add the sugar and stir to dissolve.

Set aside to cool then add syrup to desired taste.

Acai Smoothie Bowl

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium frozen bananas
  • ½ cup frozen blueberries
  • 100g frozen unsweetened pure acai
  • 1 cup Greek yoghurt

Blend together bananas, blueberries, acai & yoghurt until smooth, pour into bowls & finish with your choice of toppings.

Garnish with berries & seeds – even add a little homemade muesli or toasted coconut.

Fennel, Apple & Beetroot Salad

Ingredients:

  • Bunch kale – stalks removed
  • Coconut oil
  • Sea salt
  • 2 Fennel bulbs – thinly sliced
  • 2 Red apples – sliced into strips
  • Whole beetroot – quartered
  • Flat leaf parsley – torn
  • Coriander – torn
  • Selection of seeds OR dukkah

Massage kale leaves with coconut oil & salt, place in 180degree oven and cook for 10-15mins until crispy.

Combine fennel, red apple and herbs.

Next, combine 2tbs apple cider vinegar, 3tbs extra virgin olive oil & juice of 1 lemon. Toss through fennel mix.

Assemble mix in a serving bowl and top with beetroot, kale & seeds/dukkah

Protein Balls

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup macadamias (could also use almonds or cashews)
  • 1 cup Medjool dates, pitted
  • 2 tbs vanilla protein powder
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • Zest of ½ lemon
  • ½ cup shredded coconut

Process macadamias in a food processor with the protein powder, until a powder forms – put aside. Next, process dates until broken down.

Combine macadamia mix, dates, ½ coconut, lemon zest and lemon juice.

Roll into balls & roll in coconut – set in fridge.

*Adjust ingredient quantities based on tastes and consistency

Kale Crisps

These are not new to food scene however they are such a great snack when trying to eliminate unwanted sugars from your diet.

Ingredients:

  • Bunch of kale – stalks removed
  • 1 tsp paprika (also chilli if you want some extra spice)
  • Sea salt flakes
  • Oil

Lightly coat kale with paprika, salt and oil.

Place in a moderate oven (160 degrees fan forced), and cook until the edges start to crisp up.

 

With a few of the above recipes from us at Moby, you’ll be well on your way to completing a tasty detox that will remove toxins, help prevent disease and enhance immune system function.

 

Good luck!