Spring Clean your Body!

by Lauren James on September 22, 2011

Suddenly the weather is warmer, the sun is up earlier, Winter white legs are back on show and the Summer wardrobe is back in use.

Is your body ready to be back on show?  Or are the hearty winter stews, puddings and toasted sandwiches starting to show?

Spring is a great time to not only clean your house or de-clutter your office but also a great time to Spring Clean your body…

Let’s start at breakfast – porridge is no longer holds so much appeal, so why not try our Spring Bircher muesli or Spring Smoothie recipes? (see our recipe file)  There are many good quality breakfast cereals on the market, why not try a new one?  Goodness Superfoods have a range of cereals using the CSIRO created super-grain BarleyMax.  It is high in fibre, low in fat and high in protein – a fantastic way to start your morning!

Spring brings in a new wave of delicious fruits, why not snack on a new season mango, pineapple or passionfruit, strawberries remain abundant and blood oranges are starting their season.

Lunches are no longer about soups, leftover stew or a noodle dish.  Spring is the time for gourmet salads filled with new season pumpkin or asparagus.  Add a little pizzazz with crumbled fetta, olives or semi-dried tomatoes.  Fill your wrap or sandwich with plenty of fresh salad to fill your tummy and give yourself a nutrient hit at the same time.

Think colour on the dinner plate tonight – how many different coloured vegetables can I include?  Different coloured vegetables, whether cooked or fresh, contain different micronutrients and antioxidants so the greater variety you include, the greater the nutritional benefit.  Eating a vast array of vegetables is like having a mini-detox every day – your skin, immune system, heart, bowel and brain will all thank you!

No Spring Clean is complete without a little water and elbow grease to remove any lasting blemishes.  Make the most of the gorgeous weather we are having by having hitting the pavement, park or pool for some rejuvenating exercise.  And don’t forget to drink plenty of water to flush your body.  Spring cleaning complete – time to enjoy these longer, sun-filled days!


Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: