Detox friendly recipes that are sure to rock your world

Detox friendly recipes that are sure to rock your world

April 26, 2018

Detox friendly recipes that are sure to rock your world

With spring in full swing and summer on the way, The Morrison Center’s Annual Spring Detox is in the home stretch. We're already feeling the benefits and hope you are too! If you're looking for some ways to keep your healthy meals exciting, check out the recipes on our website and our Pinterest page for some easy recipes you can make at home.

Check out some of our favorites below:

Zucchini Hummus by The Morrison Center

Zucchini Hummus

Recipe by The Morrison Center

Zucchini provides fiber, folate, and potassium for healthy cellular function, along with vitamin C and carotenoids, offering antioxidant benefits. Sesame seeds are mineral-rich with notable amounts of copper, manganese, and calcium. They also provide a beneficial substance called sesamin, found to support healthy cholesterol and protect the liver. Garlic is rich in powerful sulfur-containing compounds, which supports liver health and cardiovascular function; it also offers anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiviral benefits.

Yields: 4-5 servings

Ingredients

  • 2Medium Zucchini (peel on)
  • 2 tbsp Tahini (sesame seed paste)
  • 1Lemon (juice only)
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 1/4 cup Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pinch Sumac or za'atar*

Cooking Directions

  1. Place all ingredients except olive oil together in a food processor
  2. Run the food processor slowly, drizzling the olive oil in as it runs; this emulsifies the oil for a creamy consistency
  3. Serve chilled with raw vegetables

Chicken & Zucchini Poppers

Recipe by One Lovely Life

Whether or not you’re doing Dr. Morrison’s 30-Day Daily Benefit® detoxification program, these poppers are a delicious, healthy low-carb dish that could not be easier to make. Enjoy 4 as a meal or 1-2 as a protein-rich snack. They’re a particularly good choice for those mid-afternoon moments when you need some fuel.

Yields: 4-5 servings

Calories per serving: 234 kcal

Fat per serving: 13 g

Ingredients

  • 1 lb.Ground chicken breast
  • 2 cups Grated zucchini (peel on)
  • 2-3 Sliced green onions
  • 3-4 tbsp Minced cilantro
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 3/4 tsp Cumin (optional)

Cooking Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  2. Toss chicken with zucchini, green onion, cilantro, garlic, salt and pepper (and cumin, if using). The mixture will be quite wet.

    Chicken and Zucchini Poppers

    Cauliflower Rice by The Morrison Center

    Cauliflower Rice

    Recipe by The Morrison Center

    This recipe makes a basic, lightly-seasoned “rice” with sea salt, garlic, and onion. Part of the beauty of cauliflower rice is how versatile it is. You can spice it up in as many ways as you would real rice; below are some ideas:

    • Curry Cauliflower Rice: 1 Tbsp curry powder + freshly grated ginger + fresh lime juice to taste
    • “Fried” Cauliflower Rice: 1 scrambled egg + 1 Tbsp sesame seeds + fresh grated ginger + 1 Tbsp coconut aminos to taste
    • Greek Cauliflower Rice: 1 Tbsp oregano + 1 Tbsp capers + ¼ cup diced kalamata olives + 1 Tbsp dijon mustard + 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
    • Sweet Cauliflower Rice: a dash of cinnamon + stevia to taste + vanilla extract (omit onions and garlic; adjust salt to taste)
    • Lemon Basil Cauliflower Rice: 3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice + 2 Tbsp chopped fresh basil + drizzle extra virgin olive oil
    • Sushi Cauliflower Rice: 1 Tbsp rice vinegar + 1 tsp stevia + handful nori/kelp flakes
    • Herbed Cauliflower Rice: a mix of fresh herbs (thyme, rosemary, basil, chives, dill, oregano, etc.)

    Yields: 4 servings

    Ingredients

    • 1 Large cauliflower head
    • 1 Chopped onion
    • 1 clove Garlic (minced)
    • 2 tbsp Coconut Oil
    • 1 pinch Sea salt

    Cooking Directions

    1. Roughly chop cauliflower, then use a food processor to pulse into rice-like grains; set aside.
    2. Heat 1 Tbsp coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat; add chopped onion and a pinch of sea salt, sauté until soft and translucent.
    3. Add cauliflower and minced garlic and 1 Tbsp coconut oil; sauté until the cauliflower begins to soften.
    4. Remove from heat and stir in desired spices, herbs, and flavorings.

      Daily Benefit detox shakes are essential, but they don’t have to be boring! Spice up your shake with some of our favorite recipes:

      Daily Benefit Green Monster Smoothie

      Recipe by The Morrison Center

      Leafy greens provide so many health benefits, from bone strength to brain power – why not start your day with them? Packed with an array of phytochemicals, this bright green smoothie lands a powerful punch of plant-based nutrients. Whether you’re a seasoned green smoothie lover or adding greens to your smoothie for the first time, you’ll love the fresh flavor of the Green Monster.

      Yields: 1 serving

      Ingredients

      Cooking Directions

      1. Blend until smooth.

        Green Monster Smoothie by The Morrison Center

        Vanilla Berry Smoothie by The Morrison Center

        Vanilla Berry Smoothie

        Recipe by The Morrison Center

        Dr. Morrison’s protein shake is a great way to get a balanced breakfast that will keep you feeling full until lunch. To boost its flavor and nutrition, we added organic berries and cinnamon and blended it into a sweet treat that actually helps control blood sugar. And if you’re feeling frisky, you can add a heaping teaspoon of raw maca powder. Maca was prized by the ancient Inca for its adaptogenic properties and for its reputation as a reproductive tonic to boost fertility, sexual drive, and endurance. Whip up a double serving for you and your sweetheart any day!

        Yields: 1 serving

        Ingredients

        • 4 oz. Water
        • 4 oz. Non-dairy milk (like unsweetened almond or coconut milk)
        • 2 scoops Daily Benefit Protein Powder
        • 1 tbsp Daily Benefit Fiber
        • 1 tbsp Glutamine Plus
        • 1 cup Frozen organic strawberries and/or raspberries
        • 1 tsp Organic vanilla extract
        • 1 tsp Ground cinnamon
        • 2 tsp Monk fruit sweetener
        • 1 heaping tsp raw maca powder (optional)

        Cooking Directions

        1. Blend until smooth.

        Chocolate Mint Smoothie

        Recipe by The Morrison Center

        Adding antioxidant cacao to your breakfast shake tastes delicious. Plus, it’s been shown to improve circulation, lower bad cholesterol and may lower the risk of heart disease. In this yummy shake, raw cacao powder and mint leaves combine into a refreshing antioxidant powerbomb.

        Yields: 1 serving

        Ingredients

        • 4 oz. Water
        • 4 oz. Non-dairy milk (such as unsweetened almond or coconut milk)
        • 2 scoops Daily Benefit Protein Powder
        • 1 tbsp Daily Benefit Fiber
        • 1 tbsp Glutamine Plus
        • 1 tbsp Unsweetened raw cacao powder (or adjust to your taste)
        • 3 Medium size fresh mint leaves
        • 1/2 tsp Organic vanilla extract
        • 1/2 tsp Ground cinnamon
        • 2 tsp Monk fruit sweetener

        Cooking Directions

        1. Blend ingredients until smooth.

          Chocolate Mint Smoothie by The Morrison Center

          We hope you find these recipes helpful and inspiring!

          If you missed the Annual Spring Detox this year, that’s okay! You can dive into a detox any time using the great resources we have on our website. We'd love to hear about your favorite healthy recipes! 

          Wishing you lots of fun, sun, and health,

          - Dr. Morrison and The Morrison Center

          Detox-Friendly Recipes by The Morrison Center





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