Fall Detox and Recipe Guide

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Fall is a great time to make a healthy transition through a cleanse, resetting your body and mind while preparing for a winter of wellness. While most of us indulged in the delectable offerings of the summer, these foods likely created congestion or metabolic waste leaving you feeling sluggish, heavy, and tired. In this day and age we are exposed to a number of environmental pollutants in the air, our water, and in our food, inhibiting our bodies from properly performing their detoxification processes. Whether you call it cleansing or detoxing, eliminating metabolic waste from the body is an ancient practice. All of the major religions include some form of fasting as a vehicle for well-being and spiritual awakening.

Detoxing through the diet is a great way to give your body a break and support its natural self-cleaning system. Just as with diet and nutrition, there are various opinions as to detox. While we at Thrive Cleanse believe a juice cleanse is beneficial seasonally, you can also cleanse more gradually with some of Fall’s harvest bounties. Below are some delicious seasonal recipes that will aid your body in naturally getting rid of toxins. While you don’t have to follow the recipes exactly, just make sure to keep these guidelines in mind:

Foods to include:

  • Whole, unprocessed foods
  • Vegetables
  • Fruit
  • Seeds
  • Fresh pressed juices
  • All fruit smoothies

Foods to eliminate:

  • Processed foods (anything that comes in a package)
  • Wheat
  • Dairy
  • Meat (including poultry and fish)
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine (including tea and chocolate)

FALL DETOX BREAKFAST: Cinnamon Apple Oats

Ingredients:

1cup steel cut oats

2 cups hot water

1 apple, cored and chopped

1 1/4 tsp. cinnamon

Pinch of sea salt

1/4 cup pure maple syrup, if desired

Directions:

1. Bring water to a boil, and then add in oats, cooking according to directions.

2. About 1 minute before the oat meal is done, add in chopped apple and cover.

3. Transfer to a bowl and sprinkle in cinnamon and sea salt. For a sweeter dish, add in maple syrup.

FALL DETOX LUNCH: Detox Salad

Ingredients:

1 head of broccoli, stems removed

1/2 to 1/4 head cauliflower, stems removed

1 carrot

1 -2 tbs. currants

7 sprigs of fresh parsley, chopped finely

1 tbs sunflower seeds

Pinch of turmeric

Pinch of cumin

Pinch of sea salt and pepper, to taste

2 -3 tbs fresh lemon juice

Directions:

1. In a food processor (or chop by hand) process the broccoli until fine. Remove to a large bowl, and repeat with the cauliflower, and then carrots.

2. Stir in the currants, parsley, and sunflower seeds. Season with rest of ingredients, to taste.

FALL DETOX DINNER: Roasted Root Veggie Salad

Ingredients:

1/2 pound root vegetables (any variation of sweet potatoes, carrots, turnips, parsnips), diced

4 tbs. extra virgin olive oil

2 medium shallots

1/2 tsp chopped fresh rosemary (optional)

3 cups frisee (or other bitter salad green)

1/2 tbs apple cider vinegar

1 tbs. dijon or stone ground mustard

Dash of sea salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 475 degrees

2. Line baking sheet with piece of parchment paper

3. In medium bowl, toss diced vegetables and shallots with 1 tbs. of olive oil and 1/2 tsp sea salt to coat.

4. Spread the veggies out in one layer on a baking sheet.

5. Roast in oven until all veggies are tender and some are starting to brown at the edges. (about 22-25 minutes)

6. Drizzle another tablespoon of olive oil and add fresh rosemary to the vegetables and toss to coat.

7. Meanwhile, combine remaining 2 tbs. of olive oil, vinegar, and mustard in a small bowl and whisk with a fork until well-combined.

8. Place frisee in a mixing bowl, pour dressing over greens and toss to coat.

9. Serve salad, top with roasted vegetables.

If you would like more seasonal detox recipes, please contact us at info@thrive-cleanse.com

Fall Detox & Cleanse

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This ultra-fab cleanse will involve 5 days of eating clean, whole foods, clean, nutritional juices, and cutting out the things that make us feel lethargic and heavy. We will guide you through what to eat and how to make it. We will assign you daily journal topics to work through the clutter in your mind as an added bonus. You will focus on breaking up and removing toxins, rebuilding your immune system as you replenish the nutrients, raising your body’s energy levels, eliminating gas and bloating, reaching your optimal weight, overcoming allergies and illness and learning how to prepare nutritious meals for you and your family
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At this year’s TEDxManhattan “Changing the Way We Eat” conference, Mitchell Davis, Vice President of the James Beard Foundation, presented a talk called “Tasting Our Way to a Better Food System.” Mitchell argues that if we were to make both personal and political food decisions based on taste, we could actually create a food system that provides everyone with the right to healthful and delicious food. With a focus on local products you have a smaller selection of seasonal ingredients, but those foods taste better and cost less than out-of-season organic produce grown in far-flung locales. Moreover, unlike organic produce and proteins – which the Stanford study disproved to be more nutrient-dense than conventional produce – local foods are more nutritious than those shipped over long distances. Buying local is also better for the environment, your money supports small farms and more money goes directly to farmers, instead of Big Agriculture. And let’s not forget – the ultimate benefit of local products is their rich, just-picked flavor, as other food and nutrition advocates will attest.
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Join us for a personalized juice, wine and food experience. Guests are invited to create their own hot or cold organic breakfast items, purchase delectable organic bites and ready-to-go fresh pressed juices, or customize their own juice from our signature juice bar. Nectar Wine Lounge will also be offering customized Thrive Juicery libations during the evenings.
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