This might sound crazy but I really believe there’s no point to try to hold back this time of year. It’s all about eating well and eating a lot (of mostly the good stuff like healthy fats, protein + greens)! That being said, I still take time after Thanksgiving and New Years to reset and fully get back on track. I have a bunch of go-to recipes that make me feel instantly lighter and more energized. Like this beet berry detox bowl – when I’m eating it I can practically feel the beets wringing out my liver and the protein boosting my energy, soothing my digestive system, and revving my metabolism.
The protein powder I use is from Parsley Health – the functional medicine practice I work for – and it’s highly anti-inflammatory and full of phytonutrients, fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals, including activated methyl-B12 and methyl-folate. All those fancy words means it’s a great way to support your digestive system and balanced detoxification. I start nearly every morning with this in my smoothie, and it also serves as the anchor for the Parsley 7-day cleanse, which I do a few times a year go get back on track (esp before the rest of the holiday season)!
This detox bowl is best made with a hi-speed blender but if you don’t have one simply grate the beet before adding it. Then go about your day feeling energized and reset from the night before!