So, you’ve had your wonderful festive feast, given your gifts, and now you’re in that strange Christmas-limbo waiting for the New Year’s Eve countdown. Why not use this time to give yourself a mini detox to balance out all the mince pies and Champagne consumed over the last month? Vitamix® makes healthy eating easy, so try out some of our souper food recipes and drinks this Boxing Day!
‘Wake me up’ smoothies
Start your morning with a rejuvenating smoothie – giving your digestion system a reboot after a day of indulgence. Our Good Morning Green Smoothie is bursting with goodness, as grapes, apple, cucumber, kiwi and broccoli give it a vibrant colour as well as a zingy taste. For those who need a little extra help getting out of bed, Vitamix Ginger Greens Juice does just the trick with the ginger helping to stimulate digestion and leaving you feeling refreshed.
Containing high levels of carotenoids, an antioxidant and source of vitamin A, carrots are ideal for helping maintain healthy skin, which is likely to have been compromised by chocolate consumption over the festive period. Give your body a cleanse with simple Vitamix Carrot Juice Plus, blending carrots and lemon juice for a revitalising refreshment that will last you all week. Another tangy drink that takes just six minutes to prepare is our Acai Pomegranate Blueberry Agua Fresca. Acai berries are extremely high in anthocyanins, a plant antioxidant that lowers cholesterol levels, stimulates the immune system and boosts energy levels—just what you need after an exhausting day of entertaining.
Spinach is an excellent source of iron, which helps restore energy, as well as a whole host of vitamins (A, C, K, B2). The Vitamix Spinach and Vegetable Soup recipe blends this green superfood with carrots, broccoli, courgette and chickpeas for a hearty, nutritional lunchtime snack.
This tasty vegan Japanese Miso-Shiitake Soup takes just six minutes to prepare, and is perfect for detoxifying the body and stimulating digestion. Miso is full of essential amino acids, making it a good source of protein, and helps to restore probiotics to the intestines. Also known for its cleansing qualities, kale is one of the most nutrient-dense foods—enjoy it as part of Vitamix Kale and Leek Soup.
A detox is a great way to kick start a healthier way of living, so while you’re thinking about which New Year’s resolutions to make, why not start stocking up on healthy alternatives using your Vitamix blender?
For those who suffer with dairy intolerance, there’s nothing more satisfying than creating your own substitute. Check out our homemade and preservative-free Almond Milk, Soya Milk, Rice Milk and Coconut Milk recipes, which can be enjoyed all year round.