Recover with This 3 Step New Year’s Detox

Maggy Boyd

Maggy Boyd , a.k.a NutritiousFoodie, is a nutrition and fitness... read more

Feeling hung over, bloated and unfit after the big party? Maggy Boyd has a swift and efficient detox that is easier than you may think.

Hydration

If you celebrated New Year’s Eve with one too many champagne toasts, you may wake up with a nagging headache. The reason for this is alcohol that dehydrates your body. In addition, restaurant dishes tend to have an increased amount of salt in their meals, which overall dries out your muscles and body.

Cure: Rehydration

  • Drink 1 gallon of water a day: Drinking extra water helps you rehydrate and flush out toxins.
  • Drink liquids containing electrolytes: Electrolytes help hydrate and nourish your muscles, which can be found in sports drinks and fruit juices (avoid ones high in sugar).

Hiit Sprints on Treadmill

New Year’s Eve entitles you to stay up past your average bedtime. You may not get your normal amount of sleep, which results in less sleep and more grogginess.

Cure: Sleep & Exercise

  • Restore your energy by getting at least seven hours of sleep the following night. If you need a nap, try to limit it to 30 minutes to prevent oversleep and restlessness at night.
  • A moderate intensity workout can help sweat out some of the toxins from the night before.

Try one of these heart raising activities:

  • 20-40 minutes on the stair-stepper.
  • HIIT (high intensity interval training): 10 sets of sprints (30-second sprints, followed by 30-45  seconds of rest).
  • 30-minute or 3-mile jog.
  • If you have a sauna available, finish with 10 minutes in there.

WOMAN DRINKING STRAWBERRY MILKSHAKE OR SMOOTHIE

Endless appetizers, large meals, or late night munchies may result in overeating and excess calories. It is easier to overeat when you are distracted from the meal itself, such as when socializing at a dinner party, or under the influence of alcohol, which stimulates your appetite.

Cure: Get Some Vitamins

  • Restart with a vitamin-packed, detoxifying smoothie after your New Year’s Eve celebration.
  • A smoothie is a great way to cleanse your body and get a healthy dose of natural vitamins and minerals.

Here are the best New Year’s detoxifying smoothie recipes:

Immune Booster Smoothie

Vitamin C helps boosts your immune system and protect your from germs. It is great to incorporate after a night out to keep you protected from the extra germs you came in contact with the night before.

Immune Booster Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 2 egg-whites
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 2 T Greek yogurt 0%
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 strawberries
  • 6 raspberries
  • 2 T agave syrup
  • ½ cup ice

Instructions:

  1. In a blender, combine all of the ingredients.
  2. Blend until smooth.

Macros: 215 calories, 2.3 g fat, 41 g carb, 16 g protein, 105% RDA Vitamin C

Green Tea Smoothie

Green tea is a great detox due to its metabolism-boosting properties.

Green Tea Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • ¼ banana
  • 5 raspberries
  • 2 strawberries
  • ½ cup green tea
  • ½ cup ice cubes
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (optional)

Instructions:

  1. In a blender, combine all of the ingredients.
  2. Blend until smooth.

Macros: 282 calories, 9 g carb, 0 g fat, 1 g protein

Dairy-Free POM

Removing dairy from your diet may help cure your belly bloat.

Pomegranate Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • ½ banana
  • 3 strawberries
  • ½ cup ice
  • ½ cup pomegranate juice
  • ¼ cup soymilk

Instructions:

  1. In a blender, combine all of the ingredients.
  2. Blend until smooth.

Macros: 150 calories, 1 g fat, 33 g carb, 2 g protein

Toxic Cleansing Blast

Flush toxins from your body with this delicious fruity concoction.

Toxic Cleansing Smoothie

 

Ingredients:

  • 1-2 handful spinach
  • 1 cored pear
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cored apple
  • 1 cup of pineapple
  • water

Instructions:

  1. In a blender combine all of the ingredients.
  2. Top with water. Blend until smooth.

Macros: 434 calories, 0 g fat, 104 g carb, 3 g protein

Strawberry Cucumber

Low in sugar, hydrating and full of beauty-enriching minerals, this light smoothie is packed with glow-enhancing fruits and vegetables.

Strawberry Cucumber Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup peeled and chopped cucumber
  • 1 small stalk chopped celery
  • 1 T cashews
  • 1 t minced fresh mint
  • ¼ cup water
  • sweetener (agave, stevia)

Instructions:

  1. In a blender, combine all of the ingredients. Blend until smooth.
  2. Add sweetener to taste.

Macros: 72 calories, 4 g fat, 9 g carb, 2 g protein

Looking for more ideas? Try these Five Delicious Green Smoothie Recipes.

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