7 Mediterranean Diet Detox Recipes
By Mediterranean Living
Updated March 16, 2023
Spring, the Best Time for a Detox
Spring is the season of hope, healing and rejuvenation. This makes it a great time to set intentions for personal growth as you begin focusing on the things you will accomplish in the coming months.
Your own health and wellness is an awesome place to start because it will support you in all of your other pursuits. During the winter months, we tend to eat more highly processed and convenient foods so by early March many of us are in need of a detox. By eating foods that are energy-packed and nutritious, we can start off the new season on the right foot.
Some examples of detoxifying foods are: broccoli, asparagus, beets, berries, olive oil, oatmeal, nuts, legumes, ginger, turmeric and citrus fruit. These foods are rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, which will provide your body the flow of nutrients it craves.
Drinking plenty of water each day is also essential for a detox. The C.D.C. recommends that men drink 3.7 liters of water per day and that women drink 2.7 liters per day. Find out how much water your favorite water bottle can hold and fill it up as many times as necessary throughout the day.
Here are seven Mediterranean Diet recipes that will get you started with your detox!
Super Detox Greens and Beans Salad
This Super Detox Greens and Beans Salad is a refreshing and healthy meal with an abundance of nourishing greens and detoxifying beans.
Greek Briam (Summer Vegetables Baked in Olive Oil)
This detoxifying Greek Briam dish is bursting with the flavors of summer vegetables baked in heart-healthy olive oil. Yum!
Sheet Pan Salmon with Asparagus, Lemon and Dill
Detox with this tasty sheet pan salmon dish, paired with roasted asparagus, fresh lemon and aromatic dill for a healthy and satisfying meal.
Lemony Asparagus with Garlic
Detoxify your body with our Lemony Asparagus with Garlic! Fresh asparagus, tangy lemon, and aromatic garlic make a perfect side dish.
Creamy Turmeric Drink with Honey and Ginger (Anti-Inflammatory)
Detox with this rich and soothing Creamy Turmeric Drink with Honey and Ginger, packed with anti-inflammatory benefits and an exotic kick.
Mediterranean Vegan Bowl with Beet Hummus
This detoxifying Mediterranean Vegan Bowl with Beet Hummus features flavorful roasted veggies and protein-rich quinoa for a satisfying, plant-based meal.
Beet and Carrot Salad with Toasted Walnuts and Goat Cheese
This detoxifying salad combines sweet beets and carrots with crunchy walnuts and tangy goat cheese for a refreshing, healthy meal.
Want to read more about detoxing? Check out this article from last year by Christine Kenneally, “Spring Liver Cleanse”.
Thanks for the recipes, they all look so good. I am pleased to see Briam! When we visited Athens and a few of the Greek Islands Briam became my favourite dish to order – so good! And I have made it here at home frequently, since that time.