3 Day Detox With Healthy Food – Day 2

October 11th, 2011 by admin

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Why detox? You give your car a tune-up every six months and an oil change every 3,000 miles, why not do that for your body, your temple of beauty,by detoxing.

When you detox, you’re healing and rejuvenating your body; you’re turning back the hands of time on aging. Detoxifying our bodies helps to eliminate toxic waste accumulations, mucus, parasites and worms (that steal what little nutrition we get or have in our bodies), excess fat, fluid buildup (cellulite), old and hardened fecal matter buildup, and many more disgusting things that sabotage optimal health.

Let’s get started with Day 2 of my 3 day detox. If you missed day 1, here is the link.

Koni Liver Cleanse Tonic

Koni Liver Cleanse Tonic

Day 2: Upon waking up – drink a tall glass of the Koni Liver Cleanse Tonic.

Help support your liver against those ‘morning after’ feelings with this delicious tonic. Koni Holy Detox Herbal Tea contains tulsi basil which acts as an adaptogen. An adaptogen is proposed to increase the body’s resistance to stress, trauma, anxiety and fatigue. This herb is known to help the body detox and de-stress. The main liver cleansing ingredient in Koni Hangover Tonic Mate Tea is licorice root. Licorice root aids in inflammation reduction by assisting the liver in its breakdown of naturally occurring cortisone. It also act as a strong blood cleanser and neutralizes the effects of powerful chemical toxins. The addition of lemon will help your stomach digest food and prevent undigested food entering the blood stream. Another reason why it’s is good as a liver detox is that it helps get rid of gallstones.

In addition to this tonic, maintaining a healthy weight can also go a long way in supporting the liver. Avoidance of smoking is another good health practice to help protect the liver from harm. Engaging in moderate regular exercise, and getting the right minerals and vitamins from a healthy, balanced diet are also highly recommended.

Ingredients:

1/4 Cup Koni Holy Detox Herbal Tea
1/8 Cup Koni Hangover Tonic Mate Tea

1 Lemon juiced
Lemon slices
Few drops of agave
Mint sprigs

5 cups of boiling water
5 cups of cold, filtered water

Directions:

  1. Mix the two teas in a bowl and divide in half.
  2. Place each half in an Koni 5 cup infuser.
  3. Put the infuser in the 5 cup pot then add 5 cups of boiling water.
  4. Add a few drops of agave to desired taste.
  5. Add the brewed tea to a large pitcher containing 5 cups of cold water.
  6. Add lemon juice
  7. Serve hot or over ice with a slice of lemon and a mint sprig.

 

Day 2: Breakfast –  Blueberry spinach smoothie.

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I know what you’re thinking. Fruit and spinach smoothie? Seriously?

You’ll be surprised! This power drink is super delicious and full of vitamins and nutrients. The benefits of spinach are amazing. It’s nutrient-rich, heart-healthy, an excellent source of iron and chlorophyll. It’s the chlorophyll in spinach that aids in cleansing the colon.

Ingredients:

1 Cup of strawberries
2 Cups of blueberries
1 Lemon juiced
2 Cups of rice/almond/soy milk
3 Handfuls of fresh spinach
1/2 Tsp apple cider vinegar
3 Cups of cold Koni Simply Slim Oolong Tea
2 Tablespoons milled flax seed
2 Tablespoons honey if desired

Directions:

Place all ingredients in your blender and blend until smooth!

Day 2: Lunch –  Kale and Red Bell Pepper Salad with 2 cups of Koni Slimming Goddess Oolong Tea.

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Kale, a cruciferous vegetable, contains fiber and enyzmes that break down toxins and unblocks the fat burning process. In other words,kale helps you lose weight!

Ingredients:

4 Cups of raw kale, stems trimmed and torn into bite-size pieces
1 Red bell pepper diced
1 Tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
2 Tsp of lemon juice
1/2 Clove of garlic minced
Black pepper as needed

Massage raw kale leaves with olive oil and lemon juice until they become tender and develop a buttery texture. Toss the remaining ingredients with the kale.

Perfect pairing: Koni Simply Slim Oolong Tea. Losing weight is all about maintaining a healthy diet and increasing your metabolism. The abundance of polyphenols found in this oolong tea is effective in controlling obesity. They help activate thermogenesis which increases fat oxidation in the body.

Koni Simply Slim Oolong Tea

Koni Simply Slim Oolong Tea

Day 2: Workout –  Yoga X, one of the hardest workouts in the P90x series. It runs at a hour an a half long, and pushes your body physically and mentally to the limit.

After my workout,  I had a Koni Replenish Rooibos Smoothie.  Abundant in vitamins and minerals, this organic strawberry lemon rooibos will help you quickly recover from strenuous workouts or stressful days. Relieve your tired muscles with this satisfying cup of antioxidants.

 

YougaX kicked my butt but I loved it!

Koni Replenish Protein Smoothie

 

Day 2: Dinner – Blackened Swordfish Steaks with gluten-free jambalay rice, steamed green beans and a pot of Koni Radiant Beauty White Tea.

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Swordfish is very beneficial for its omega-3 fatty acids – credited with “improving cognitive function in developing children, decreasing triglycerides, lowering blood pressure, reducing blood clotting, enhancing immune function. The strongest benefit from omega-3 fatty acids is reducing the risk of sudden cardiac death, which appears to be due to decreasing the risk of abnormal heart rhythms,” according to Donald Hensrud, chairman of the Mayo Clinic’s Division of Preventive Medicine.

The secret to making a great swordfish steak is to not overcook it. You want the flesh to become opaque yet is still moist on the inside.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 Teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 Garlic clove, minced
  • Blackened seasoning blend
  • 1/2 Teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 1-inch-thick swordfish fillets (about 6 ounces each)

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Mash 2 tablespoons of olive oil, parsley, garlic, and lemon peel in a small bowl.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in heavy large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Heavily sprinkle swordfish with blackened seasoning blend. Add swordfish to skillet. Cook until browned, about 3 minutes. Turn swordfish over and transfer to oven.
  • Roast until just cooked through, about 10 minutes longer. Transfer swordfish to plates.
  • Place the pan with the fish bits over medium-high heat, deglaze the pan with Koni Radiant Beauty White Tea, and reduce to half.
  • Pour lemon-herb sauce into the pan with tea reduced tea liquid and stir. Pour the reduction over swordfish and serve with a side of gluten-free jambala rice. You can find the rice at any health food store.

Day 2: Before Bed – 2 cups of Koni Kapha Herbal Tea.

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Add a drop of honey, a squeeze of lemon, and slices of ginger to this drink to cleanse and purify the digestive system. This perfect balance of spicy cinnamon, zesty lemon balm, and aromatic cardamom helps restore balance to your kapha energy. When kapha is balanced, the mind is peaceful and the body feels full of energy and strength. Put your body back in balance.

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