We love to bring you a wealth of perspectives on detox and cleansing. Wellness coach Nadya Andreeva of Spinach and Yoga has the in on traditional Ayurvedic practices and we love the idea of integrating a few of these ancient ideas into our daily routines. Follow Nadya’s plan for a full day of cleansing or just jot down a few of her tips for making detox an everyday kind of thing!
Detox doesn’t have to mean lots of expensive supplements, complicated recipes, or starvation. A simple nourishing diet without allergens, lots of hot herbal teas, enough rest, and a few other cleansing practices that we will discuss below will allow your body to recharge and rest. A good way to stimulate the detox process in the body is with a diet full of greens, spices, and warm herbal teas. The juice recipe below includes tons of mineral and vitamin-rich young greens, digestion stimulating and blood sugar-balancing spices: cinnamon and ginger; and bloating preventing fennel.
Here is my simple plan for a full day of gentle Ayurvedic cleansing. Work this day-long schedule into your calendar every so often or simply add some of these details to your routine during a detoxifying juice cleanse!
A Day's Worth of Ayurvedic Detox
- Upon Waking:
Stretching, yoga, or cardio
Oatmeal, chia pudding, or eggs
Berries or other low glycemic fruit
Your biggest meal: lentil soup, lean protein with roasted or steamed veggies
Bath soak with Epson salt, ginger and baking soda
Keep it light with soup, veggie curry or fish
- Before bedtime:
Guided relaxation before sleep
- Ayurvedic Spring Cleanse Juice
● 1/2 bunch of parsley
● 4 leaves of Swiss Chard
● 1/2 pink grapefruit
● 1/2 cucumber
● 2” ginger
● 2 green stalks fennel
● Dash of cinnamon
Juice and sip slowly! If you are feeling a need to intensify the cleansing power of this juice, add a few stalks of dandelion. This amazing weed has some amazing super powers when it comes to detox and weight loss.