Our 1-Day Mid-Summer Detox Plan

Summertime is the best time – traveling or not – you still feel those vacation vibes which often means more socializing, extra Rose, later dinners, decadent travel meals, and ice cream of course.  Cheers to that!  I myself have just returned from a two-week-long European vacation which means I’m currently taking a few days to reboot  – eating clean, going alcohol-free, and hydrating like mad. These few things help me to refocus, feel my best, and debloat a bit.  So today I’m sharing with you my One Day Detox plan you can institute after your own vacation, long weekend, or simply mid-summer just because. It’s easy, delicious, refreshing, and full of self-love.  Keep this in your nutrition toolbox and reach for it any time you feel a little bit….blah.  It’s never about missing the party, it’s about showing up feeling your best.

Real Nutrition Summer Time 1-Day Detox Plan:

Upon Rising:  12 oz of water (hot or cold) + juice from ½ a lemon

Move your body: Whether it’s an easy stretch, yoga sequence, run, or meditation, take some time to move, breathe, sweat, and set up for the day ahead. Remember you can’t outrun a decadent meal so don’t punish yourself here, instead support yourself, and be gentle.

Coffee / Tea:  Wait two hours post-waking before brewing. Let your body’s natural cortisol drop, and then provide the external “pick me up” you craver. (No oat milk please!)

Morning Smoothie:  Our “go-to recipe”
½ cup unsweetened almond milk + ½ cup ice water + 1 cup frozen cauliflower + ½ cup frozen blueberries + ½ frozen banana + 1 scoop collagen peptides (link to Further Foods) + 1 serving protein powder (link to Form) + 1 TBSP chia seeds + 2 tsp psyllium husk powder + cinnamon. 

AM Hydration Goals:  30 oz water before lunch + Juna Drops to support detoxification

Lunch Salad:
2 cups greens (any mix you’d like besides raw kale) + 3 – 4 other vegetables aim for a variety of colors + 4 oz lean protein (tuna, chicken, salmon, tofu) + 2 TBSP pumpkin seeds + 2 tsp olive oil + 2 tsp apple cider vinegar. Or try this delicious recipe: Shrimp & Avocado Salad

PM Hydration Goal:  30 oz water between lunch and dinner + 2 TBSP apple cider vinegar 

Optional Afternoon Snack: 4 Brazil nuts + 1 cup strawberries

This soup recipe, Spinach, Cauliflower & White Bean Soup, is easy to digest before bed, nourishing, grounding, and comforting full of plant-based fiber and protein.

Dessert: Tea Ritual – Fresh Mint Leaves (8 – 10 leaves) + ¼ lemon in hot water.  Let steep x 7 minutes.  

Bed:  Aim for 8 hours of sleep.