If you want to eat lighter this spring, but don’t know where to start, check out these five recipes that are perfect for that in-between, early spring weather. (And all these recipes help to boost the health of your liver, which is most active in spring. Who says you can’t have it all?)
Broccoli Soup with Tahini Sauce
Broccoli contains special compounds that assist the liver in both phases of detox. Garlic is known as a liver protector, and, in Ayurvedic medicine, is said to speed up circulation and cleansing. Garlic contains strong antioxidants and provides important sulfur compounds that the liver uses to build certain enzymes. Get the recipe.
Kale supports both phases of liver detoxification due to its special compounds called glucosinolates. The bitter and sour taste of lemon is especially good for your liver. Get the recipe.
Sautéed Dandelion Greens
Dandelion greens are one of the best examples of a bitter green. The bitter taste is the most metabolically active flavour, helping you digest food, regulate appetite and even reduce bloating. Get the recipe.
Spring Equinox Salad
Arugula contains contains glucosinolates, which stimulate natural cleansing enzymes. And arugula’s bitterness helps to encourage the digestive process and stimulate the liver. Get the recipe.
Beet & Apple Detox Salad
Beets are one of the most common and effective natural liver detoxifiers. Betaine, found in raw beets, helps to protect the liver and gallbladder and encourage detoxification. Get the recipe.
Wishing you and your liver a happy, healthy spring. xo Andrea