The Perfect Post-Thanksgiving Detox Menu

The Perfect Post-Thanksgiving Detox Menu

The average American adult typically consumes about 4,000-4,500 calories on Thanksgiving. The suggested total calorie consumption per day for the average person is about 2,000. Needless to say, almost everyone overeats on Thanksgiving. This means that you will most likely be full or feeling sluggish, bloated, tired, and wearing pants with an elastic waistband the day after the big meal.

 

One of the worst things you can do to yourself is to continue eating Thanksgiving leftovers for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Pie for breakfast, stuffing, turkey, and mashed potatoes for lunch, and more turkey, mac and cheese, and green bean casserole for dinner is not the way to go. If you want to gain weight and give your digestive system a hard time by consuming more foods that are difficult to digest, eating all your leftovers is definitely the way to go, but we don’t advise that.

 

To help boost your metabolism, get you back on track, and detox your body from your giant Thanksgiving meal, here is a two-day detox menu.

 

Note: It’s imperative to drink at least half your bodyweight in ounces of water each day after Thanksgiving. If you weigh 150lbs, you should drink 75oz of water each day. You should actually do this all the time to stay properly hydrated, but more water after Thanksgiving helps to flush toxins from your system.

 

Day 1:

Morning Beverage: Before you eat anything, it is best to drink 8-10 ounces of filtered water with the juice of half a lemon in it. This helps begin the detoxification process and supplies you with vitamin C.

 

Breakfast:

pumpkin-pie-smoothie

Keep the Thanksgiving theme going by indulging in this creamy pumpkin pie smoothie that tastes so good it could be a milkshake! But guess what? It’s actually really healthy!

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Snack: Try eating an apple with some raw almond butter as a snack.

Lunch:

brussels-sprouts-salad

This salad is the best thing to make if you bought too many Brussels sprouts for Thanksgiving and didn’t cook all of them. Dressed in an oil-free citrus vinaigrette, this raw vegan Brussels sprouts salad is loaded with protein, antioxidants, and vitamin C.

Click here to make the recipe.

Afternoon Snack: Celery sticks or carrot sticks and hummus is a great way to go. Or you can just eat a handful of raw walnuts/pecans/almonds/cashews.

Dinner:

 

bolognese-zucchini-noodles

We just can’t get enough of this cauliflower bolognese because the flavors are big, bold, and in your face delicious. It’s the perfect low-calorie dinner for the day after Thanksgiving.

Click here to make the recipe.

 

Day 2:

Morning Beverage: Before you eat anything, it is best to drink 8-10 ounces of filtered water with the juice of half a lemon in it. This continues the detoxification process and supplies you with vitamin C.

 

Breakfast:

chia-pumpkin-pudding

To enjoy a healthier pumpkin treat for breakfast, eat this pumpkin chia pudding. It is way more nutritious than eating leftover pumpkin pie.

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Snack: A green smoothie would be a great snack for day 2. Blend 1 cup of spinach, 1 cup of strawberries, ½ cup of blueberries, 1 banana, and 1 cup of water together for a delicious smoothie.

Lunch:

kale-quinoa-black-bean-salad

The curly green kale is massaged in a zesty, lemony dressings with a hint of spice. It’s tossed with chilled quinoa and black beans.

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Afternoon Snack: Celery sticks or carrot sticks and hummus is a great way to go. Or you can just eat a handful of walnuts/pecans/almonds/cashews.

Dinner:

fat-flush-soup
Need a meal to help you get rid of those excess pounds from an indulgent weekend? What a coincidence, because this recipe does exactly that!

Click here to make the recipe.

 

Source:

https://www.bonappetit.com/trends/article/7-light-healthy-recipes-for-a-post-thanksgiving-detox

https://www.mensfitness.com/nutrition/what-to-eat/your-perfect-post-thanksgiving-detox-menu

2019-11-21T16:09:38-07:00