Members Login | Register Like Fit Factory Fitness on Facebook  Follow Fit Factory Fitness on Twitter   Find Fit Factory Fitness on Instagram   Watch Fit Factory Fitness on YouTube   Find Fit Factory Fitness On Google Plus

Spring Clean your Body with these Recipes!


Here is the recap from the segment I did on CP24 this morning where we talked about why it's beneficial to Spring Clean our bodies, basically after a long winter we've built up toxins in our body that has left us feeling lethargic, with a sluggish digestive system, and not-so-glowy skin, all signs that our diet needs an adjustment as we transition into the warmer months and give our liver (the detoxification powerhouse!) a lot of love this Spring.

What you need to focus on are foods rich in antioxidants, protein and fibre. Not to mention constantly staying hydrated to help flush out toxins and get your digestion, liver and skin feeling brand new again!

Top foods I spoke about:

Cruciferous vegetables:
these vegetables contain sulfur, a molecule that transports toxins out of the body! Enjoy 1-2 cups a day.

popular picks: Kale, arugula, cabbage, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, broccoli.

Citrus fruits:
 High in antioxidants such as vitamin C, which is needed in the detoxification process in the liver. Antioxidants are like our body guards, protecting us against the bad guys, otherwise known as free radicals. Enjoy 1 serving a day.

popular picks: lemon, grapefruit, limes, oranges.

Avocados and walnuts: 
These healthy fat sources are particularly high in glutathione, AKA: the Master of all antioxidants! Enjoy 1 serving a day of avocado, or a handful of walnuts.

Fibrous foods:
 We need fibre because it acts like a broom, sweeping our intestines from impurities and eliminating them via our bowels, and we can't cleanse successfully if the "doors aren't open". Aim between 25-30 g of fibre per day.

popular picks: apples, beans, freshly ground flax seeds.

Bitter foods:
We didn't have enough time to fit this into the segment but I want you to always remember that "the liver loves bitter!". Bitter foods stimulate the production of bile in the liver, which is necessary to get rid of all kinds of waste products to help your liver cleanse effectively. Enjoy 1-2 cups a day.

popular picks: radicchio, dandelion leaves, arugula, endive, cauliflower, artichokes, broccoli

Below are the recipes I shared on the segment:


1. Warm lemon water (serves 1)

8 oz of warm or room temperature water with a squeeze of lemon. Enjoy first thing in the morning on an empty stomach at least 20 minutes before eating breakfast to help gently cleanse your body and prepare your digestive system for breakfast.

2. Green Machine Smoothie (serves 1)

4oz coconut water
4oz water (or a few ice cubes)
Juice from ½ lemon
1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
½ frozen banana  
1 cup kale
1 cup baby spinach
1 TB flax seeds

Place all ingredients in the order it appears, and blend until smooth. Enjoy fresh!

3. Red Crusher (serves 1)

1/2 cup almond milk
½ cup orange juice
Juice from ½ lemon
½ frozen banana
small handful peeled and chopped beets
½ cup cranberries
1 cup baby spinach
1 tablespoon hemp seeds

Place all ingredients in the order it appears, and blend until smooth. Enjoy fresh!

4. Fiesta Citrus Salad (serves 2)

3 large handfuls of arugula
1 grapefruit, cut into chunks
1 avocado, cut into chunks
1/4 cup pineapple chunks
1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
handful of chopped cilantro or mint
5 walnuts, chopped
juice of 2 limes
1.5 tb olive oil
salt to taste

Assemble everything into the bowl, gently mix in olive oil, lime and salt and you're ready to enjoy!

5. Chicken Cabbage Tacos (serves 2)

6 red cabbage leaves to use as a taco shell (or use romaine leaves or collard greens)
2 pieces of chicken breast (about 4-6 oz each)
1/2 cup of black beans
1/2 cup chopped apples (I used gala)
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1 avocado, smashed into a paste
juice of 2 limes

Assemble everything into the cabbage leaf and top with smashed avocado, sprouts and a squeeze of lime juice and a sprinkle of salt.


RSVP here for my Free Workshop Next Sunday on how to Kickstart Your Body For Spring!





Oct 20, 2018
A favorite part of this experience was our two coaches assigned to our five group. I say crew because of food we had been. We helped push and encourage each other day by day to not best show up but to paintings hard each day. The fit contributors in my time slot had been just as welcoming and Corporate Animated Video Company encouraging. I made some new buddies for positive. It become simply some other layer of the experience to help me get to the health club each day and be equipped to kick some butt.
Amanda Leon
Sep 12, 2018
Amanda Leon
These practical tips can help you make healthier choices. The two key to a healthy diet is to eat the right amount of food learn from dissertation service UK, because you are active and eat a range of foods to make sure you get a balanced diet. A healthy and balanced diet contains all types of food to get some details
Aug 21, 2018
These practical tips can help you make healthier choices. The two keys to a healthy diet are eating the right amount of food for how active you are and eating a range of foods to make sure you’re getting a balanced diet. A healthy balanced diet contains a variety of types of food get some details from get assignment writing service help Starchy foods such as bread, cereals, rice, pasta and potatoes are a really important part of a healthy diet. Try to choose wholegrain varieties of starchy foods whenever you can.
Aug 17, 2018
Of course, fruit and vegetables are the cleaners of the body. The body possesses the impurities with essay writing services oxbridge while we eat a lot of things in daily life and we feel heavy. Somebody do have the fatty body because they do not do proper exercise. All the problems can be solved with fruit, vegetables and proper exercise.
Jul 11, 2018
Spring is the perfect time to approach a healthier diet, you know, because of the holiday season and all. Fruits and vegetables have plenty of benefits for our health that's why most cleansing diets contain lots of these two. At the eye care halifax clinic, patients will receive more than a treatment for their sight problems, which explains why the specialists here are on such a high demand.
Apr 11, 2018
Wow! These meals fitness guidelines are absolutely very thrilling and informative too. I think it is very difficult to get a danger to examine this sort of publish. Eating healthful does NOT ought to be uninteresting.There is a large quantity of ingredients accessible which might be both wholesome and attractive. Food variety approach eating a extensive form of foods from each of the 5 food organizations, in the quantities endorsed. Eating many distinctive foods allows hold a healthful and exciting food plan which presents a variety of different nutrients to the frame. Eating a diffusion of meals promotes accurate health and might help lessen the threat of ailment. And also you guys can approach cheap essay writing service if you want to write and share more about it.
Fit Factory Fitness

Like Fit Factory Fitness on Facebook Follow Fit Factory Fitness on Twitter Find Fit Factory Fitness on Instagram Watch Fit Factory Fitness on YouTube Find Fit Factory Fitness on Google Plus

Get your Fit Factory News First
Join our email list for the latest news, events, and promotions!



2nd Floor

373 King St. W.
Toronto, ON 

M5V 1K1



City TV CBC News Global News Global The Huggington Post CTV Breakfast Television Cosmo TV Sweat Equity The Sun Metro Flow Virgin CB Radio
CP24 Globe and Mail Toronto Star Rogers TV Get Out There Slice Chatelaine Blog TO Notable CHCH The Weather Network OMNI Hamilton Spectator

2018 Fit Factory Fitness Inc. All Rights Reserved