Your guide to a festive feast detox
Check out these five detox recipes to cleanse and energise after all the festive indulgence
As the festive season bids adieu, our bodies often crave a reset from the indulgent feasts and sweet treats, urging us to turn back to recipes that provide nourishment and a fresh start. From humble meals that offer the goodness of probiotics to restore your gut health to flavoursome salads that will continue to add a touch of spice to your everyday meals while also proving to be healthy and wholesome, here is a list of all things easy and nutritious to get you right back onto the healthy-track without skipping a beat. After all, transitioning from festive excess to a nutritive routine becomes essential, and what better way to kickstart this journey than with a couple of detox recipes?
Scroll further to take a look at these recipes that are designed to support your body's natural detoxification processes, flushing out harmful toxins and promoting overall well-being.
Cucumber Carrot Curd Rice
One can hardly debate the comfort that classic curd rice can provide. In our version, we've managed to bring together the cooling properties of cucumber, the essential vitamins of carrots along with the probiotic goodness of curd. It’s a humble meal that you can turn to any time, to ensure your body gets all the right nourishment post-Diwali (or any feasting session for that matter).
Post-Diwali meals need to be comforting, and there is nothing more comforting than a bowl of lemon rasam and rice. Made with tomatoes, green chillies, ginger, turmeric and a generous amount of lemon juice, this recipe is a quick one. While turmeric offers anti-inflammatory properties, the rasam promotes toxin removal given the fact that it is loaded with antioxidants that are essential for our bodies, offering your body a break from all the heavy food consumed during the festivities.
Instagram-worthy and golden-hued, the turmeric hummus isn't just good for your grid, but also your health. While we Indians are well aware of the golden remedy that turmeric is, here is our attempt at introducing a little foreign influence to our desi tables. Turmeric is widely known to have antiseptic and immunity-boosting properties, helping you get your health-freak on without compromising on variety or flavour.
Nothing beats a warm bowl of soup. When it comes to post-festive season meals, pumpkin soup has long been on our list. They are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, making it incredibly healthy, especially when you are looking for a break from the fried, salty and sweet dishes of the festive season. The cherry on the cake? Its low calorie content makes it a weight-loss-friendly as well, making this soup the perfect detox meal.
Spiced Spinach and Chickpea Salad
Salads are the lightest meals when it comes to detoxing and giving your gut a break after all the festive indulgence. And to let you in on one of our favourite salads, this spinach and chickpea salad combines the goodness of Indian spices with nutrient-rich ingredients. Add a pinch of garam masala, garlic and coriander to the chickpeas, apricots and spinach, and you have a salad that is healthy, savoury and easy-to-make.
Do try these recipes to give your gut the much needed break that it deserves and let us know what you think!