Post Holiday Weekend Detox

Happy Wednesday, everyone! I hope you all had a glorious Memorial Day weekend. Summer was in full effect, here in Chicago. Mother Nature decided to open the oven and let the heat out. 91 degrees Friday-Monday. My face melted more times that I can count.

Memorial Weekend is one of my favorites weekends because we get to honor our fallen veterans, it is the official kick-off weekend of the summer and it is one my best friend’s birthday! Needless to say, there is TONS going on.

My friend Marianne celebrated her first anniversary of turning 31 and we definitely turned it out. Friday was dinner and a GNO at my favorite spot in the city, Blind Barber. Saturday was a rooftop day at my friend’s AMAZING building. I went a little crazy and bought a (2) bottles of rosé, a turkey sandwich, (2) balela salads–if you haven’t had this, you aren’t living, assorted charcuterie, a mix of Spanish cheese, several other kinds of cheese, ciabatta bread and sushi. Mind you this was for four people. I ate the majority of the meat and cheese and was hammered. Later that night, we met up with a few more of Marianne’s friends for BBQ dinner at Honky Tonk in Pilsen. SUNDAY- was the birthday brunch filled with chilaquiles, tequlia, pizza and a donut cake. Literally, I was so sick by the time I got home.

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Come Monday, I really needed to reset my body. My favorite thing to do it drink hot lemon water first thing in the morning. Lemon serves as a natural detox and helps eliminate toxins and boost your metabolism. I drink it very warm because that it the natural state of your body temperature and it makes it easier for your body to process and digest.

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A new treatment I have tried is drinking bone broth. Apparently, I am super late to the game about this. I was on watching Lo Bosworth’s Instagram Story and she shared a quick bone broth recipe. Check out my post about why it’s so good for you.

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups of bone broth (you can use either chicken or beef or both!)
  • 1 cup of a leafy green. I first tried kale, but found it to be too bitter in the soup. I prefer to use spinach
  • Sliced white onions
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes

Instructions

  1. Start to boil water for molten egg
  2. While water is boiling, bring bone broth to a boil
  3. Drop in egg for about 6 minutes. Cook longer for a solid yolk
  4. While the egg is cooking, add leafy green and onion to boiling bone broth
  5. Pour broth into a boil
  6. Remove egg from pot and place into cold water or a bowl with ice. This will help the egg stop cooking
  7. Peel egg, cut in half and add to the bone broth
  8. Sprinkle red pepper flakes into broth and enjoy!

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After I had my lemon water and bone broth soup, I felt amazing. Enough for me to want to get up and work out! Both of these detox tricks are things you can incorporate into your everyday life versus only when you want to reset your body. I love drinking hot lemon water in the morning, because it helps my digestive system kick into high-gear, which is something I struggle with.

Try either one of these recipes if you are ever feeling bloated or want to detox and let me know how it you like it! Until next time…xoxo!

 

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