Over-Eat Easter Dinner? How about Raspberry Recovery?

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I tend to kick-up my figurative dietary heels when it comes to holiday meals. I wholeheartedly embrace the gift of “feasting”when family gathers.

HOWEVER…

The next day may find me paying a not-so-snappy, heel-happy price. My own gig is that if I’m not careful——– headaches will come my way.

Every one of us has our weak link. For some it’s the added pound or two that doesn’t bring added health. For others it’s digestive issues that balk when pie passes from plate to palate. The list of prices paid when we don’t eat well or over-eat could go on ad nauseam.

My headaches teach me:

  • To enjoy the meal
  • Celebrate (in moderation)
  • Follow up with some type of  detox.

Food Abuse Requires Juice was the last time I wrote about this. Today’s post shares a new favorite recipe that I’ll no doubt be drinking as you read this!

I found this bad boy off of Dr. Oz’s site. I love him. Well, I don’t really love him. But wouldn’t he be a nice person to have over for supper?

This is a morning detox drink that I often end up sipping all day. It’s heavy on raspberries (I used a little less than what the original recipe called for.) Below is a version tweaked based on personal preference. Click here is you’d like the original recipe in the context of a 3 day Detox Cleanse.

Hope memories of your Easter dinner make your heart smile. I also hope this recipe helps you usher in a healthy start to your week! {If you’re a subscriber Click Here for your printable PDF!}

Your DoAhead Friend,

Cindy

Raspberry Recovery Detox Drink
Print Recipe
This simple fruit and veggie smoothie is jam-packed with nutrients. It works well as a detox drink but it's health benefits could be enjoyed any time!
Servings Prep Time
1 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 10 minutes
Raspberry Recovery Detox Drink
Print Recipe
This simple fruit and veggie smoothie is jam-packed with nutrients. It works well as a detox drink but it's health benefits could be enjoyed any time!
Servings Prep Time
1 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients. (A household blender or Magic Bullet work perfectly.) The original recipe calls for Almond butter instead of Coconut oil. I made the substitution secondary to an almond allergy. It tasted great but obviously either ingredient will work! Also, the flax is gluten-free. A plus for anyone who needs to honor a GF diet.
Recipe Notes

Fun fact: recent research has shown that raspberries "improve the management of obesity" (The metabolism in our fat cells can be increased by phytonutrients found in raspberries.) My personal appreciation for raspberries stems from their anti-inflammatory properties. Works wonders for achy joints and headaches!

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