How to Detox your body to lose weight ?

Most of us would have heard about detox juices for weight loss. Detoxification is the process of removing dirts or unwanted things from out body.


Benefits of Detox Juices

  • Improves nutrient absorption and increases good bacteria in the gut.
  • Lowers blood sugar and cholesterol.
  • It helps in weight loss.
  • Improves your skin.

Reference - Living Strong, Lose Weight By Eating, Construct Muscles

In India, our moms followed a natural method of detoxification. Once in two weeks, we were given ginger juice. The practise has almost waned nowadays. But it is one of the simple methods of detoxification.

How to Detox ?

I got several methods, when I collected from internet.. You can follow whichever comfortable to you.
  • Method 1 : Having Detox waters or Infused waters every morning. And following a healthy diet rest of the day. Continuing it till your weight loss journey.
  • Method 2: Drinking Detoxification Drinks for 3 days like Juice Fasting. And then following a healthy diet for weight loss.
  • Method 3: Drinking Detoxification Smoothies in the morning as breakfast. And some healthy lunch and dinner.
  • Method 4: Drinking lots and lots of Detoxification Teas, before breakfast, lunch and dinner.

CLICK HERE for some Detoxification Recipes from my Blog

Method 1:

  1. Prepare some infused water or detox water in the night and let it rest
  2. Drink it every early morning.
  3. For breakfast, lunch and dinner, have some light food with less carbs.

Method 2:

  1. Prepare some detoxification drinks.
  2. Have them as breakfast lunch and dinner for 3 days.
  3. Occasionally, you can include some soups and salads without fatty dressings too.

Method 3:

  1. Prepare detoxification breakfast smoothies.
  2. Have them as breakfast. Have a healthy light lunch, snack and dinner.

Method 4:

  1. Prepare detoxification teas.
  2. Drink a cup or 2, before 30 minutes of your breakfast lunch and dinner.


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Flax Seeds and Berry Smoothie Recipe | Smoothies for PCOD

flax seeds smoothie

I will post a few smoothies that would taste good with flax seeds. You can include those smoothies as breakfast in your PCOD Diet. The key point is to cut off Sugar and Milk. For making them more tastier, you can use Honey.

flax seeds smoothie

Health Benefits of Flax Seeds - Reference

  • It controls Blood Sugar and Cholesterol
  • They have dietary fibers.
  • It has more nutrients, protein and good fats

Health Benefits of Berries - Reference
  • It has more antioxidants and keep our cells fresh
  • They have dietary fibers and keeps us full
  • It has irons and good for blood

Both Berries and Flax Seeds are good for health. We are combining both in this smoothies. Come let us see the recipe.

flaxseeds smoothie

Flax Seeds and Berry Smoothie Recipe | Smoothies for PCOD

Prep Time:
Cooking Time:
smoothie for PCOD
Yield:
1 cup
Svg Size:
1 cup

Average Rating:
5 for 5
Calories per Serving:
200
Posted By:
Cuisine:
Basic

Ingredients
  • 1 Tblspn Flax Seeds Powder
  • 1 cup of Berries
  • 1/4 cup thick Curd
  • 1 Tblspn Honey
  • 1/2 cup water

Quick Procedure
  • Wash and clean berries. I have taken black berries and strawberries.
  • Take a blender. Add flax seeds powder and berries. Puree them.
  • Add curd, honey and a cup of water. Again blend them well.
  • Transfer it to a cup and serve cold.

Stepwise Pictures

Take some berries. I have taken Blackberries and Strawberries.


Washed and cleaned them. Chop the berries.


Take flax seeds in a blender.


Add chopped berries.


Puree them.


Add curd, honey and water.


Blend them well


Serve it chill in a glass..



Tangy and Healthy Smoothie to have as your breakfast.
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Spicy Chicken Soup Recipe | Indian Style Chicken Soup Recipe

spicy chicken soup

When you make this soup in your kitchen, the flavor will fill your home. It has such a nice aroma. To make this soup taste better, include Chicken Bones, Chinna Vengayam or Shallots and fresh ground pepper.

spicy chicken soup

It is better to use Nattu Kozhi or Country Chicken make this soup. If you do get Country Chicken, use Mooligai Chicken or Organic Chicken. Never use broiler chicken, often.

indian chicken soup

A hot steaming Spicy Chicken Soup will comfort you, when you have cold or cough. If you get a gulp of this soup with pepper, it will give a great relief to sore throat. Also Chicken and Mutton Soups are rich in Vitamin B12.

You can also give this soup to kids above 1 year. Use very little pepper in that case. I would generally smash some rice, add this soup and make this one like a rasam rice. This is one easy method to feed the kids.

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Spicy Chicken Soup Recipe | Indian Style Chicken Soup Recipe

Prep Time:
Cooking Time:
indian chicken soup
Yield:
3 cups
Svg Size:
1 cup

Average Rating:
5 for 5
Calories per Serving:
150 to 250
Posted By:
Cuisine:
Indian

Ingredients
Main Ingredients
  • 200gms Chicken with Bones
To Saute
  • 2 tsp gingelly oil
  • small piece of cinnamon or pattai
  • 1 dry red chilly
  • small piece of ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 5 to 7 shallots
  • 1 small tomato
  • curry leaves
  • coriander leaves
Masala Powders
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp curry masala powder
  • 1/4 tsp pepper powder
  • a pinch of cumin powder/ jeerakam
  • a pinch of sombu powder/ fennel

Quick Procedure
  • Wash and clean Chicken. Crush ginger, garlic and shallots.
  • Heat gingelly oil in a pressure cooker. Add cinnamon stick, curry leaves, dry red chilly, crushed ginger, garlic and shallots. Saute till the onion starts becoming slightly brown.
  • Squeeze some tomato and add all the powders. Saute once or twice.
  • Add chicken pieces and saute till they become white.
  • Now add 2 to 3 cups of water and salt. Pressure cook for 4 to 5 whistles.
  • After the steam subsides, add chopped coriander leaves.
  • Transfer to serving bowl. Add pepper and salt as per your taste.

Stepwise Pictures

Crush ginger, garlic and shallots.


Wash and clean Chicken.


Heat gingelly oil in a pressure cooker. Add cinnamon stick, curry leaves, dry red chilly, crushed ginger, garlic and shallots. Saute till the onion starts becoming slightly brown.


Squeeze some tomato and add all the powders. Saute once or twice.


Add chicken pieces


Saute till they become white.


Now add 2 to 3 cups of water and salt.


Pressure cook for 4 to 5 whistles.


After the steam subsides, you can open the lid.


Add chopped coriander leaves, pepper and salt as per your taste

Transfer to serving bowl. Add pepper and salt as per your taste.
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Quinoa Sambar Rice Recipe | Indian Quinoa Recipe

quinoa sambar rice

Quinoa is rich in protein and nutrients. It has texture same as rice. It can be substituted for rice. It is low in carbs and hence, diabetic friendly. Refer the health benefits in this link.

This sambar rice with quinoa is an one pot recipe. It is simple to make. If you are working, you can include this in your option. As it would take less effort and time, it will be helpful.

quinoa sambar rice

It is really tasty and had no difference from regular sambar rice made with white rice. You can take this in your lunch box. A tasty diet style lunch recipe made with Quinoa.

indian quinoa recipe


Quinoa Sambar Rice Recipe | Indian Quinoa Recipe

Prep Time:
Cooking Time:
indian quinoa recipe
Yield:
4 cups
Svg Size:
1 cup
Average Rating:
5 for 5
Calories per Serving:
350 appr
Posted By:
Cuisine:
Indian Quinoa

Ingredients

Main Ingredients
  • 1 cup Quinoa
  • 1/4 cup toor dhal
  • 1 tsp moong dhal
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp sambar powder
  • little tamarind
  • required salt and coriander leaves
Vegetables
  • half brinjal
  • half carrot
  • 5-7 green beans
  • half small tomato
  • 5 shallots
  • 3 garlic cloves (optional)
Tempering
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
  • curry leaves

Quick Procedure
  • Wash and clean rice and dhal. Chop all vegetables. Soak tamarind and extract the paste.
  • Take rice, dhal and vegetables in a pressure cooker.
  • Add asafoetida, turmeric powder, sambar powder and tamarind paste. Add 3 cups of water and required salt.
  • Pressure cook for 4 whistles in medium flame.
  • Open after steam and pressure subsides. Let it cool down from hot to warm.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the tempering. Heat coconut oil. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and curry leaves.
  • Add it to the cooked item. Give a gentle mix and add chopped coriander leaves.
  • Quinoa Sambar Rice is ready.

Stepwise Pictures
Take dhal and quinoa. Wash and clean well.

Chop vegetables and extract tamarind paste.

Take dhal, quinoa, vegetables, asafoetida, turmeric powder, sambar powder, tamarind paste, salt and 3 cups of water in a pressure cooker.

Cook in medium flame for 3 to 4 whistles

After the pressure subsides, open the lid. Cool down it from hot to warm.

Now prepare tadka. Heat some coconut oil. Add mustards, cumin and curry leaves. Let them sputter.

Transfer it to cooked quinoa. Gently mix. Sprinkle some chopped coriander leaves. Quinoa Sambar Rice is ready. 

Indian Style Recipe with Quinoa as a delicious lunch..
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How to cook Quinoa - Pressure Cooker Method

how to cook quinoa
Quinoa is rich in proteins and minerals. You can substitute rice with Quinoa. It is diabetic friendly. Also you can use it instead of rice, if you are trying to lose weight. You can read its other health benefits in this link.

I already posted a method to cook Quinoa - Open pot method. As that method needed constant monitoring and some time, I am posting this quick pressure cooker method.

quinoa pressure cooker method

How to cook Quinoa - Pressure Cooker Method

Prep Time:
Cooking Time:
how to cook quinoa
Yield:
2 and half cups
Svg Size:
1 cup

Average Rating:
5 for 5
Calories per Serving:
225
Posted By:
Cuisine:
Basic

Ingredients
  • 1 cup Quinoa
  • 1 and half cups water

Quick Procedure
  • First heat a pan and dry roast quinoa, until gets heated up.
  • Wash quinoa in water for 2 to 3 times.
  • Take it in a pressure cooker. Add 1 and half cups of water.
  • Pressure cook in medium flame for two whistles and turn the flame to low.
  • Cook for 1 or 2 whistles in low flame and switch off the flame.
  • Let the steam or pressure subside. Open and transfer the cooked quinoa to plate.
  • Spread over the plate and let it cool down. Soft and Fluffy Quinoa will be ready

Stepwise Pictures
First heat a pan and dry roast quinoa, until gets heated up

Wash quinoa in water for 2 to 3 times.

Take it in a pressure cooker. Add 1 and half cups of water. Pressure cook in medium flame for two whistles and turn the flame to low. Cook for 1 or 2 whistles in low flame and switch off the flame.

After the pressure and steam subsides, open the lid.

Transfer it to a plate. Spread over the plate and let it cool down. Soft and Fluffy Quinoa will be ready

Fluffy Quinoa cooked in Pressure Cooker..
how to cook quinoa in pressure cooker
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