The Martha’s Vineyard Diet Detox regimen lays claim to some pretty bold statements. Its proponents say that adhering to the diet can lead to its participants shedding 21 pounds in 21 days. There are questions whether this process is 100% healthy for people to participate in, but that hasn’t stopped some big name celebrities from trying it and touting the results.
The main principle behind the Martha’s Vineyard Diet Detox is that our modern diet is littered with toxins that gradually build up in the colon over time. The solution comes in the form of abstaining from solid foods and sticking to an almost exclusively liquid diet for a period of up to a month. The foods you are able to consume are limited but have lots of detoxifying properties.
With that in mind, here are 5 great snacks recommended by proponents of the Martha’s Vineyard Diet Detox regimen.
1. Berry Juice
Consider such drinks as blueberry juice, raspberry juice and cranberry juice. All are loaded with antioxidants and are highly recommended throughout the day for those adhering to the diet. It is especially advisable for breakfast and in the evening. Just remember to use a juicer to extract the natural juices from the fruit and not consume the commercially processed liquids that are laden with sugar and additives.
2. Vegetable Shake
This one may not be pleasant to the palate, but is very healthy. Simply take fresh vegetables and put them in a blender with some water and blend. Mix according to taste and texture. Carrot juice is a good candidate for this as it is loaded with beta carotene and subjectively tastes better than most vegetables because of its natural sweetness.
3. Herbal Tea
Drinking herbal tea is a great way to stay hydrated, as well as aide the body in digesting food, especially after a meal. Drink chamomile, white or green tea for their beneficial properties and soothing effects. Since herbal teas contain no additives or preservatives they can be consumed throughout the day.
4. Curried Vegetable Puree
This is definitely a more filling option. Again mix vegetables according to taste but try putting various greens, carrots, summer squash and beans along with some curry powder. Boil in a pan with enough water and then puree with a blender. Enjoy the result as a puree soup with a little kick.
5. Vegetable Broth
Steep garlic, water, green beans and spinach in a pot of boiling water until they are tender. Drain the broth and enjoy as a nice hot snack. Instead of throwing out the vegetables, puree them and enjoy as a hot soup. These vegetables, in addition to others, will have a cleansing affect on your body.
Eating these simple snacks while on the Martha’s Vineyard Diet Detox will have your body feeling healthy and energized.