Dr. Oz's 48-Hour Weekend Cleanse
Dr. Oz's 48-Hour Weekend Cleanse
Are you ready for the ultimate detox solution? Dr. Oz’s 48-Hour Weekend Cleanse will revitalize you from the inside out. Be sure to print the complete shopping list in order to prepare all the recipes that accompany this plan.
The practice of detoxifying the body to rid it of unhealthy toxins has been around for centuries. Hippocrates recommended fasting to improve health, and many religious groups have historically used fasting as a way of purifying the spirit.
Today the marketplace is cluttered with detox diets that promise to help you lose weight, boost your energy levels and more. However, many popular detox diets, especially those that involve extreme low-calorie fasting, can rob the body of important nutrients and place the body in starvation mode, which actually slows your metabolism. Other downsides of many detox diets include: dehydration, fatigue, dizziness, nausea and even colon damage.
The Body’s Detox System
Oftentimes people don’t realize that the body has its own extraordinary internal detoxification system. Here’s a brief look at three critical organs involved:
: Your first line of defense against toxins is your liver, which acts like a filter in preventing toxic substances contained in foods from passing into your blood stream.
: This organ has bacteria that produce both healthy and unhealthy chemicals. You want to keep your colon flowing regularly since its main role is to flush out toxic chemicals before they can do you any harm.
: Like clockwork, the kidneys are constantly filtering your blood and getting rid of toxins in the form of urine.
For a detox diet to truly work, you need to maintain these three key organs by nourishing your body with the right nutrients. Dr. Oz’s 48-Hour Weekend Cleanse is based upon eating certain "detoxifying" foods that will keep these systems running smoothly. The plan couldn’t be simpler to follow so you’re not always focused on what to eat next. You'll need to prepare and eat the following meals and snacks two days in a row. To get ready for the weekend cleanse, print out the complete cleanse shopping list and make a trip to the supermarket.
Reboot your body with Dr. Oz's 48 hour weekend cleanse. This cleanse is designed to give you the key nutrients your body needs while stimulating and detoxing your organs. Prepare and eat these meals two days in a row.
Breakfast: Quinoa With Chopped Prunes
1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed
1 cup water
1 pinch nutmeg
1 tsp grated ginger
1 tbsp flax seed oil
1/3 cup chopped prunes
1/4 cup rice milk
In a small pot, stir 1/2 cup quinoa, a pinch of nutmeg and 1 tsp of grated ginger into a cup of water.
Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover the pot and simmer for 10 minutes.
Stir in the prunes and rice milk. Cover again and cook another 5 minutes.
Before serving, stir in 1 tbsp of flax seed oil.
Kale, Pineapple and Ginger Detox Drink
1/2 cup pineapple
2 large cucumbers
1 bunch kale without stems (4 cups chopped)
1/2 lemon, squeezed
1 inch of ginger
1 bunch of mint (1/2 cup)
Combine all ingredients and blend in juicer.
Alternative: Pineapple, Lemon and Pomegranate Blend-Free Detox Drink
3/4 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
1 cup unsweetened pomegranate juice
3 cups water
Combine all ingredients and mix in a cup. Enjoy!
: Fresh Veggies
Cut up celery, radishes, cucumber and green beans.
For dressing, combine olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Mix well.
Lunch: Fruit Smoothie
1/2 cup almond or hemp milk (plain/unsweetened)
1 tablespoon ground flaxseed or chia
1/4 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup ice
Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth.
Dinner: Vegetable Broth Soup
2 red onions, roughly chopped
2 stalks celery, roughly chopped
1 fennel bulb, fronds and stalks included, roughly chopped
2 tsp caraway seeds
2 tsp sea salt
Freshly ground pepper
1 cup sliced shitake caps
4 large cloves garlic, chopped
1 cabbage, roughly chopped
2 quarts water
2 tbsp paprika
2 tbsp fresh oregano, chopped
8 sprigs parsley, chopped stems and leaves
1/2 cup parsley, chopped
Combine all ingredients, except for the chopped parsley, in a pot. Add 2 quarts of water.
Bring to a boil and then reduce heat. Simmer covered for about 1 hour. Adjust seasoning.
Remove whole parsley sprigs and serve topped with some freshly chopped parsley.
Serve with a side of traditionally fermented sauerkraut and chopped apples.