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EVERYDAY DETOX by MEGAN GILMORE REVIEWED

Everyday Detox
By Megan Gilmore
Published by 10 Speed
ISBN#978-1-60774-722-2
195 Pages

About book: A healthy guide to detoxing naturally, all year round--no dieting, juice fasting, or calorie counting required--to lose weight, improve digestion, sleep better, and feel great, featuring 100 properly combined recipes for every meal of the day. 

Most diets and cleanses have all-or-nothing rules that encourage unhealthy cycles of intense restriction followed by inevitable bingeing. In this healthy guide to detoxing naturally, nutritionist and blogger Megan Gilmore shares 100 delicious, properly combined recipes that will leave you feeling satisfied and well-nourished while promoting weight loss and improving digestion and sleep.

Because the recipes were developed with digestion mechanics in mind, detoxers won’t feel bloated or uncomfortable after eating. And crowd-pleasing recipes for every meal of the day—such as Banana Coconut Muffins, Chocolate Chia Shake, Broccoli Cheese Soup, Mediterranean Chopped Salad, Skillet Fish Tacos, Cauliflower Flatbread Pizza, and Peppermint Fudge Bars—are packed with all-natural, whole-foods ingredients designed to stave off feelings of deprivation. With helpful information on how to stock your detox-friendly kitchen plus a handy food-combining cheat sheet that demystifies this cutting-edge health principle, Everyday Detox makes it easy to start eating this way today.

REVIEW: Detoxing naturally grabbed my attention because I’ve had digestion issues most of my life. When the author said that the recipes were developed with digestion mechanics in mind, I wanted to know more. She also says that the detoxers in her recipes wouldn’t make you feel bloated or uncomfortable after eating. I liked what the author said, ‘”…instead of taking drastic measures, you’ll be enjoying delicious meals made from whole foods on a regular basis….”By making gradual and manageable changes…starting in the kitchen….I focused on making delicious meals using real, whole food ingredients.” She started sharing her recipes and healthy living tips at her website Detoxinista.com. There are color photos sprinkled throughout the book. For more color photos she sends readers to her website.
This author goes on to state, “Eating fresh, whole foods also means you can stop crunching numbers every time you’re ready to pick up your fork….Did you know that digesting food requires more energy than any other function in the human body?”

She also goes through food-combining principles that are key to eating without pain and more efficiently. She has a few categories where she lists foods and what to eat them with or told to eat them by themselves. She talks about fresh Fruit, Starches, Animal Protein and Nuts, seeds and dried fruit. The author says this about digestion, “The longer this undigested food remains in your stomach the more likely it is to rot and ferment, providing a potential feeding ground for harmful yeast and bacteria.”

She has tips to prepare for the week ahead, seven-day jump=start menu. Includes the shopping list for the seven-day meal plan. Stocking your detox-friendly kitchen and talks about equipment that would be helpful. The recipe section starts out with Liquid Nourishment. She talks about different juices and smoothies. The ones I’m looking forward to trying are: Cucumber Lime Cooler; V-6 Juice, Banana Nut Protein Shake. Under Morning Favorites I can’t wait to try: Eggs Benedict with Healthy Hollandaise sauce; Caramelized Onion and Red Bell Pepper Frittata; Blender Banana Pancakes. In the Salads, Dressings and Sides section I want to try: Honey Dijon dressing, Everyday Basil Vinaigrette; Roasted Vegetable Salad with Shallot Vinaigrette; Creamy Caesar Salad; Almond Pulp Hummus, Spinach Artichoke Dip; Salt and Vinegar Brussels Sprouts; Cheesy Garlic and Herb Cauliflower Mash; Crispy Zucchini Chips and Classic Guacamole. Under the section Soups, Sandwiches and Wraps: Broccoli Cheese Soup; Creamy Asparagus Soup; Lentil Chili, Raw Falafel Wraps; Skillet Fish Tacos with Citrus Slaw; Quinoa Mushroom Burgers and Wild Salmon Sliders. I especially liked many recipes in the Casseroles and Comfort food category. Things I want to try are: Mexican Butternut Pilaf; Cauliflower Fried “Rice”; Enchilada Stuffed Cabbage Rolls; Cauliflower Flatbread Pizza; Vegan Mac n’ Cheese with Roasted Broccoli; Italian “Meatloaf” Muffins; Zucchini Lasagna and Creamy Cauliflower Alfredo. And Maple Mustard Glazed Salmon. Last but not least is the Sweet Treats section. She uses recipes that are naturally sweetened. Nutty Chocolate Chip cookies; Double Chocolate Brownies; Strawberry Lime Sorbet; Very Vanilla Cupcakes; Banana Soft Serve and Chocolate Pecan Crumble bars.

At the end of the book she has Basic Recipes for Baked Spaghetti Squash, Blanched Almond Flour; Classic Coffee Creamer; Fresh Coconut Milk and Almond Meal etc. She has a list of Detox-Friendly entertaining menus; plus a list of resources to obtain items in her recipes; but I felt that most of them you could get at your local health food store.(I guess it depends on where you life) I’m excited about this book and Megan Gilmore’s website.  I’m looking forward to cooking my way through her book.

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Nora St.Laurent
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