As promised, I’m sharing New Year cleansing and detox foods I’ve prepared. So, here’s a photo of a tasty, steamy pan of roasted oven vegetables, fresh out of the oven…cauliflower, beets, sweet potatoes, red onion, bell pepper.
Combine 8 cups of any vegetable (especially root veggies like turnips, beets, carrots, etc), greens, onion, garlic or whatever suits your taste with 1/4 cup of olive oil (olive or sesame oils are cleanse-friendly). Generously season with salt and pepper and an herby blend you like, and oven-roast at 400 degrees for 90 minutes, stirring every half hour. Serve with salmon or a favorite fish, buffalo steak, or a wild game dish.
These were party perfect for a friend’s 50th birthday bash, without the party food guilt. And a perfect way to start the New Year, after all the festive seasonal foods and frolicking.
Who says cleansing has to be tasteless and boring? There’s nothing like the smell of roasting veggies on a cold winter’s day. It warms the home, and the body, before it even hits your mouth.
And the best part is, you don’t have to starve to cleanse. Cleansing is about tonifying and strengthening your deepest tissues, promoting rejuvenation and vitality. You can eat as much as you like and receive all these cleansing benefits without fear of adding pounds.
What other foods can you say that about?