Mmmm, dreaming of Sri Lanka’s pineapples right now. Pineapples don’t just taste good, they aid digestion and cleanse your colon. It’s also a great anti-inflammatory to boost your spring cleanse!
In summer, I slice a whole watermelon in half, stick a spoon in it, and can’t stop myself from eating till it’s all gone! Watermelon is a great diuretic, ridding your body of toxins through urine. Watermelon contains citrulline, which removes ammonia from the body, and arginine that regulates blood flow. It also helps reduce inflammation and prevents wrinkles so is a spring cleanse nibble that makes us extra happy!
5. Lemon Water
Drinking a glass of lemon water first thing in the morning cleanses your body and alkalizes it. It improves digestion and detoxifies the liver. It also helps stabilise the body’s pH levels and flushes out toxins.
6. White/Green Tea
White and Green tea are super high in antioxidants and is always consumed when detoxing because it identifies and kills free radicals in your body. Drink this instead of sodas and juices and you’ll be shedding winter pounds in no time! It’s also great for diabetics as it can help lower blood sugar levels so makes the perfect warm drink for your spring cleanse.
High in fibre and rich in protein, these delicious nuts aid in removing bowel impurities and balancing sugar levels in your blood. They’re filled with minerals and vitamins such as calcium, magnesium (which humans today are highly deficient in!) and vitamin E. Pack some in a box or and detox at work!
These days kale seems to be everywhere, and for good reason! It’s packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that boost your metabolism, protects the body from diseases and cleanses your systems. Eating kale helps flush out kidneys, restoring the health of the most vital organ that rids your body of toxins on a daily basis. Perfect as part of your spring cleanse!
Blueberries are considered to be natural aspirin (tell your grandparents!) and have antiviral properties. These delicious berries reduce inflammation. They’re also natural antibiotics and help prevent infections in the urinary tract by blocking out bacteria.
Ginger is the King of the spring cleanse. This amazing root has been used medicinally for thousands of years and offers anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcer and antioxidant activities. It can even be used as an analgesic. Prepare it as a tea by boiling about 12 slices of ginger in a pot of water on very low heat. Add a spoon of honey and enjoy the spicy goodness!
Join us on our retreats and let our amazing wellbeing chefs create all sorts of spring cleanse style foods and tonics for you to try! There is nothing better than a retreat to inspire you in the kitchen! Check out our calendar and choose the one that inspires you the most!