Detoxification is a cleansing process, by which, you give your body, essential nutrients as well as water, so that you can flush out all the harmful substances. There are many detox diet recipes to choose from once you decide to go on a cleanse.

You will come across plans that call for only raw food but you can still detox with easy to digest cooked food. Whichever method you choose the main ingredients are mainly fresh fruits and vegetables and their juices.

The following top 4 detox diet recipes can form the basis of any detox plan. You can even add your own choice of ingredients to these. If you do not like a certain ingredient, then you can swap it with another.

Healing Juice


100gm Fresh Spinach

2-3 Carrots Parsley leaf (a fist full)

1-2 sticks of celery

This drink is very easy to make. You just need to put all the ingredients through a vegetable juicer. Add a little pure water if you like but don’t over do it.

Healthy Lentil Stew


3/4 cup raw lentils

3 carrots

3 celery sticks

4 cloves garlic crushed

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp salt

1/4 tsp cumin powder

1/4 tsp black pepper

4 tsp vinegar

Wash the lentils thoroughly with cold water. Place all the ingredients in a saucepan with enough water cover. Bring to the boil and simmer for about twenty to thirty minutes making sure it does not become to dry. When all the ingredients are cooked, take the pot off the heat.

This healthy stew is quite popular these days. It is one of the easiest recipes and one of the most filling when you are on a detox diet especially if you eat it with some brown rice. You can also add other vegetables of your choice.

Green Smoothie


1 cucumber (whole)

A handful of spinach

6 lettuce leaves

1 mango or papaya

Place all the ingredients in a powerful blender with just enough pure water if needed to make the blades turn. You can use any other green leaves or fruit you want in the process. Try using more fruit and less green leaves if you find the taste too strong to begin with.

Fresh Ginger Detox Tea


3 cups of water

1/4 cup freshly grated ginger root

1/2 tsp turmeric powder

1 tbsp raw honey or pure maple syrup

Juice of half a lemon or more to taste

Boil water and add the ginger. Simmer for about 15 minutes. Stir in the honey or maple syrup and lemon juice. Strain into a mug. Let it cool and sip slowly.

Ginger has been studied for many years. It is a good digestive and can help with inflammation. Curcumin, the active ingredient in Turmeric, stimulates the Phase 2 detox system which eliminates toxins. It also inhibits Phase 1 detoxification which is useful for preventing cancer.

This is a very important detox diet recipe in the world of cleansing. It is commonly used and it is also very effective. These top 4 detox diet recipes can form the basis of a detox diet plan. All you need to do now is decide when you are going to start.

Source by Sandy Halliday