Tuesday Ten: Detox Approved Snacks

Last month I shared a list of some of my favorite detox meals that I prepare when I want to feel clean and energized. I was so happy to see that you not only liked these recipes, but wanted to learn more about my favorite detox approved snacks too. So, today I’ve put together some healthy and detoxifying snack options that will boost your metabolism and keep you on track while you’re detoxing throughout the week.

When you get hungry in between meals, go to this list of my favorite snacks and drinks that will continue to cleanse your body all day long…

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  • Asparagus:  Cooking up this veggie is a delicious and healthy snack, not just because it detoxifies the liver, but also because it helps your body to flush out all impurities. I love asparagus grilled or steamed, and eating it raw will help reduce bloating in your belly too!
  • Apples: This fruit is filling, satisfying and it can help suppress unhealthy cravings. If a sneaky sugar craving creeps up when you’re detoxing, grab an apple. Green apples are especially good for decreasing appetite.
  • Green Smoothie: While a large smoothie can be so filling that it becomes an entire meal (think breakfast), a smaller size smoothie is the perfect mid-meal snack. Blend up a smoothie that is about 1-½ cups, and be sure to include a leafy green like spinach or kale, chia seeds, lemon, and apple or pineapple. And…voila! You have yourself a glass of detox goodness. To see one of my favorite recipes, click here.
  • Homemade Trail Mix: A lot of trail mixes have sugary sweets like candy or chocolate included in the mix, making them less healthy option. But a homemade version could be just the kind of healthy snack that keeps your body energized. I recommend mixing pistachios, almonds, dried cranberries, and hemp seeds, which are loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, protein, zinc, iron, potassium, and calcium. I also like to add dried goji berries, which are powerful antioxidants that are rich in Vitamin A.
  • Watermelon: Health experts claim that watermelon helps your liver and kidneys flush out impurities. Watermelon tea can do the trick too!
  • Pineapple: Pineapples are known for their abilities to cleanse the pores in your lungs and reduce stomach fat. Eat a few chunks of this sweet fruit on an empty stomach to reap the benefits of its powerful enzymes.
  • Chia Fresca: This drink from Oh She Glows is supposed to aid in detoxification in the body…especially the morning after a fun night out. Simply soak half a tablespoon of chia seeds in a glass of water for 10 minutes, then add a squirt of lime. Refreshing.
  • Grapefruit: Grapefruit also helps to curb hunger, but it doesn’t stop there. This citrus fruit boosts your metabolism and packs in a ton of vitamin C, good for fighting off colds and giving your skin a glow.
  • Celery: Celery is a great source of fiber, which means it can help move food through your digestive tract (World’s Healthiest Foods). Grab a few celery sticks and peanut butter for a heart-healthy snack that will leave you full and satisfied.
  • Avocados: Aside from lowering cholesterol, avocados contain a nutrient called glutathione, which blocks at least 30 different carcinogens while helping the liver detoxify synthetic chemicals (Care2). Add some of this green goodness to your smoothies or salads.

Now that you have ten good detox snack options, there are also some good detox drinks you can sip on all day long. If you remember my Sip This post, you might recall me saying that lemon water hydrates and energizes you, stimulates your liver, aids detoxification, and maximizes enzyme function. I recommend drinking a big glass of lemon water each morning before you make your smoothie.

Also, if you’re a coffee lover, green tea is a great caffeine substitute that is much healthier for your body. It has a special compound in it that bumps up your metabolic rate and it helps your liver to eliminate toxins. It may even help prevent heart disease and certain cancers too! I drink a cup of green tea almost every day for a quick and easy detox boost.

These snacks are healthy, light options to eat in between meals throughout the day. If you have any detox snacks to add, feel free to leave them in the comments below! And be sure to check out my 3 Detox Approved Recipes as well.

Which of these snacks will you start adding to your diet?

xx
Allison
Team LC

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  • Cassie Vaughn

    I love this!

  • Jaymee Lee

    Great tips!! :)j

  • http://writtenbymexoxo.blogspot.co.uk/ Tori Russell

    Love the post! I love frozen grapes for a healthy snack!

    http://writtenbymexoxo.blogspot.co.uk

    x

  • Joanne B.

    Hey ladies!! I love this I will be sharing the link this Friday on my Friday Faves. Who doesn’t need a detox every now and then!

    Joanne xoxo
    http://nycfitfoodfashion.com/

  • Marie

    Like this post, great tips!

    http://whatwearwith.blogspot.ca/

  • http://liveanddiet.com/ Whitney @ To Live & Diet in L.

    I eat all of those on the reg and they’re all such great options. For drinks, I love my Kusmi Detox tea. It’s made of green tea, lemongrass, and mate (another type of leaf). It’s so delish. I’d also recommend trying Matcha. Here’s a fab recipe for a super-easy, Skinny Matcha Green Tea Latte you can make at home: http://liveanddiet.com/2014/02/light-frothy-green-tea-latte.html

    xo – Whitney @ To Live & Diet in L.A. http://liveanddiet.com

  • marisavelita

    Great ideas! specially the chia fresca!!

  • Lucy O

    Definitely going to be making sure to stock up on more of these! Thank you! :)
    http://www.lululocket.blogspot.com

  • Jasmine Tosh Fashion

    Great Post! very interesting!

    http://www.jasminetoshfashion.com/

  • Emily

    I really do need to switch my coffee drinking to green tea drinking! And I LOVE green apples and celery with peanut butter… such easy snacks!

    http://missvoyager.wordpress.com/

  • http://sincerelymissashley.blogspot.ca/ Ashley

    Loved this post!!!

    Xo Ash
    Sincerely Miss Ash

  • Katelin
  • http://ebbapebbas.se/ Ebba

    Love Pineapple, and apple but not to many! Just for snacks on the weekends instead of pure sugar candy.

    http://www.ebbapebbas.se

  • Sophie Marie

    Great post! Pineapple is, by far, my secret weapon. Absolute magic!

  • larasophia

    great snacks to keep in mind!
    xx
    chicandsequined.com

  • Esther & Grace

    Frozen grapes are my candy substitute.

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  • Meghan

    Love all these suggestions #stayclean hehe.

    Meghan Silva the Lifestyle Blog

  • http://www.theperennialstyle.com theperennialstyle

    This is a great list to keep on hand for every grocery run! I love trail mix for a mid-afternoon snack!

  • http://alinaermilova.blogspot.com/ Alina Ermilova

    I love this post! Thanks for sharing! <3

    AlinaErmilova.com

  • Cassidy Short

    I love ALL of these ideas for detox – avocado is always a favorite :)

    xoxo

    Cassidy

    https://www.facebook.com/heartofgoldandglitter

  • Valeria Alvarez

    Great Ideas for eating something in between meals! I rather avocado, grapefruit, watermelon,and green smoothies!!

    Kisses
    Val
    http://www.beautyval13.blogspot.com

  • http://littlestsparrow.blogspot.com/ Annie

    I find these foods delicious but I don’t really get full off of them. Thanks for the suggestions!

    Annie @ littlestsparrow.blogspot.com

  • Samantha Brown

    My favourite detoxes are green tea and green smoothies and I LOVE watermelon and pineapple.

    Thanks for the chia fresca recipe – I’m going to try it!

    Sam xx
    http://www.smart-twenties.com – how to make the most of your twenties

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  • Josie Poulsen

    Anything green makes you beautiful!

    -Josie
    http://www.hautetrader.com
    trade your fashions

  • http://www.lilacpaperdoll.com/ Christine

    This is just what I need! A few big zits have just appeared on my face, and I think it’s from stress and not eating enough fruit and veg lately. I’m headed straight to buy some of these, thanks :)
    lilacpaperdoll.com

  • elizabeth

    Thank you for this. I needed it ♥

  • http://dreamliveandrepeat.blogspot.com/ Ashley

    Thanks so much for these ideas!! I also LOVE green smoothies and Odwalla Juices. I’m going to try that chia fresca tomorrow morning! :)

    http://dreamliveandrepeat.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.thesassylife.com TSL

    Love this list. I can’t wait to start incorporating more of these into my diet!

    -S
    http://www.thesassylife.com

  • http://www.cultivatinghabits.com/ MK

    I just started a 21 day no sugar challenge – so that pineapple is definitely off the list for me. I’m also switching up my coffee for green tea (coffee just isn’t the same without sugar!)

    http://cultivatinghabits.com/2014/02/28/thinking-about-giving-up-sugar-for-21-days/

  • ashley

    one of my favourite healthy snacks is apple slices spread with almond butter, and then a mixture of cinnamon and hemp seeds sprinkled on top. yum! i also really like cottage cheese with pear and cracked black pepper.

  • Stephanie

    Great tips! I’m going to implement this into my diet.
    http://www.lifesacupoftea.com

  • EvaSalatova

    Great tips. Its always good to detox yourself like once in a month.

  • NikkiW

    I love this, and was wondering, has anyone tried the Chia Fresca, and do you think you can make it with seltzer, too? I would love to have this with a meal, but it usually drink “bubble water”. Thoughts?

  • Jenn Lieskovan

    As a fashion student in San Francisco who is always on the go, I always have to make sure I eat the right things to keep myself healthy and my energy boosted. I drink green smoothies on a daily basis and I snack on apples often, but I never
    thought about adding pineapple and chia fresco to my diet! 



    jenniferlieskovan.wordpress.com

  • AB

    Adding coconut slices to the trail mix is a neat and healthy idea as well.

  • Ashley McDougall

    Love these ideas to keep in mind even for a daily mini detox!

  • http://Rhondeeluv.blogspot.com Rhondee Luv

    Starting my 21 day detox today!!!! If anyone has any tips or recipes please let me know. Happy Detoxing LuvBugs :)

    • pat3ck

      Good luck with your detox program. If you’re still looking for tips, here’s a site dedicated to detox tea: http://organicteadetox.com

      I hope it helps!

  • Amber Naomi

    the chia fresca looks like glitter! whahaha

    http://ambernaomi.blogspot.nl/

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  • Karen

    If I liked tea things like that would be a lot easier. = p I drink black coffee at least…

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