5 Healthy and Delicious Detox Meals

April 24, 2018 Recipes
5-Healthy-and-Delicious-Detox-Meals

When we hear the word ‘detox’, we instantly associate it with food that is unpalatable. To break that misconception, here are some amazing detox recipes, which will prove that healthy can definitely be delicious!

Honey Zesty Quinoa

Honey-Zesty-Quinoa

Ingredients required:

  • 1 tbsp organic honey
  • 1½ cups of uncooked quinoa
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp ground pepper
  • 1/3 cup each roasted peanuts and finely chopped coriander
  • 2 tsp of fresh orange zest (fresh)
  • Juice of one orange

How to prepare:

Cook the quinoa according to the instructions on package. Transfer the cooked quinoa instantly into a large bowl and add honey. Toss it well and set aside for 10-15 minutes. Then add the remaining ingredients to the quinoa mix. Serve chilled or warm.

Greek Tostadas

Greek-Tostadas

Now you can indulge in a healthy breakfast with these delicious detox Greek tostadas.

Ingredients required:

  • ½ cup crumbled feta
  • ½ cup red pepper (roasted) hummus
  • 8 eggs, well beaten
  • ½ cup chopped green onions
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • ½ cup tomatoes and cucumber each (diced)
  • ½ tsp powdered garlic
  • ½ cup skimmed milk

How to prepare:

Take a non-stick pan and place it over medium heat. Add pepper and stir fry it for 3-4 minutes until soft. Add milk, oregano, eggs, and green onions. Keep stirring it for two minutes or until the eggs are cooked. Spread hummus, cucumber/tomatoes, egg mix and feta on top of the tostada and serve.

Chia and Vanilla Pudding

Chia-and-Vanilla-Pudding

Pudding is a favorite with everyone! Who doesn’t mind a bit of indulgence, and if it guarantees to detox your gut, then it is all the more welcome!

Ingredients required:

  • 2 cups unsweetened almond/soya milk
  • 1 tablespoon of organic cane, coconut sugar or maple syrup (optional)
  • ½ cup chia seeds

How to prepare:

Put all ingredients inside a bowl and mix well. Cover it and put in the refrigerator, taking it out and mixing it after every two hours, until it is perfectly set. It is important to keep mixing at regular intervals; else the chia seeds settle at the bottom. After your first serving, you can refrigerate this pudding again. It stays for 5-6 days. Serve with your favorite fruits, nuts and seeds.

Blueberry Coconut Baked Oatmeal

Blueberry-Coconut-Baked-Oatmeal

Ingredients required:

  • 1½ cups of oats
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups unsweetened coconut milk
  • 4 cups unsweetened vanilla almond/soya milk
  • 1½ cup fresh blueberries
  • ¼ cup each of dried coconut flakes and blueberries
  • Maple syrup/honey for sweetening
  • (Optional) Toppings: Coconut milk, coconut flakes, toasted nuts

How to prepare:

Mix the wet ingredients and dry ingredients separately. Gently fold in the dry ingredients and mix. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and bake for 35-40 minutes, until the crust is golden and crisp. Cool and serve with your favorite toppings.

Cranberry and Quinoa Salad

Cranberry-and-Quinoa-Salad

This could be a healthy detox lunch and quite delicious too.

Ingredients required:

  • 2 cups arugula and spinach (mixed)
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 2 chopped onions
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries

Dressing:

  • 1 tsp miso paste
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup cashews and pine nuts
  • 1/3 tsp agave nectar
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp each of red pepper, black pepper, and sea salt
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest

How to prepare:

Cook the quinoa according to the instructions on the package. Mix all the dressing ingredients, and blend until smooth. Put the cooked quinoa, onions, greens, and dried cranberries in a bowl and stir in the dressing. Serve in a bowl.