Detoxification doesn’t have to mean hunger pains and deprivation. Cleansing your body can be as simple as preparing nutritious dishes. Women’s Health explains that what we eat plays a key role in our body’s health, and eating detoxifying foods can help to eliminate cravings in addition to waking up the digestive system. Ready to embark on a satisfying cleanse? Here are seven recipes that will rid your body of toxins while providing essential vitamins and nutrients.
Blueberry-Coconut Baked Steel-Cut Oatmeal
Get your day off to a cleansing start by preparing Family Fresh Cooking’s Blueberry-Coconut Baked Steel Oatmeal. Paleo Burn explains that blueberries are packed with detoxifying antioxidants, which are crucial for maintaining a healthy liver, the organ most responsible for ridding the body of toxins. After preparing this delightful dish, you’ll have a marvelous morning meal that smells just like blueberry pie. The recipe yields 8 to 10 servings. Note: This dish tastes best after it has been refrigerated overnight.
- 1½ cups steel-cut Irish oats (you can also use old-fashioned rolled oats)
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 4 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 2 cups light unsweetened coconut milk
- 1½ cups fresh blueberries (or frozen)
- ¼ cup unsweetened dried blueberries
- ¼ cup unsweetened coconut flake
- Vanilla Stevia Drops, or your preferred natural sweetener, to taste
- 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
- Toasted nuts
- Coconut flake
- Whipped cream
- Extra dried and fresh blueberries
- Coconut milk
Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit with the rack in the center. Lightly coat a 13-by-9-by-2-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, adding blueberries and coconut last. Sweeten to taste. Bake for about 1 hour. The oatmeal will appear not done when you take it out of the oven. Remove from the oven and let it cool to room temperature. Then, put it in your refrigerator overnight for best results.
To make the blueberry sauce, heat the blueberries with a splash of water over medium-high heat. When you hear them sizzle, reduce heat to medium and cook for about 5 minutes, until saucy. Mash the blueberries against the side of the pan with a spatula. Serve oatmeal with some almond or coconut milk and blueberry sauce.