A new year represents a fresh start and opportunity to hit reset. We know it can be overwhelming trying to overhaul your entire lifestyle at once, so we're here to help you ease into it one step at a time.
This week, we'll be focusing on small, simple ways to detox and nourish your body, mind, and skin as you kickstart your health journey.
Nourish Your Body
Supercharge your mornings with smoothies: Smoothies are a delicious way to flood your body with nutrients from whole foods. Blend fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds, and superfoods like ginger and chia for an easy digestion-boosting breakfast or snack. Try this Ginger Cucumber Detox Smoothie it's refreshing and energizing.
There are so many different (and delicious) recipes to try, but we love this one from the 10-Day Detox:
Ginger and Cucumber Smoothie
- ½ cup raw almonds
- 2 kale leaves, stems removed
- 4 tablespoons chia seeds
- ½-inch piece gingerroot, peeled
- ½ medium cucumber, peeled and seeded
- 2 cups water
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend on high speed until smooth.
Note: To activate the enzymes in the seeds and nuts in any smoothie recipe for easier digestion, you can soak them ahead of time. Fill a bowl with enough water to cover the seeds or nuts and soak for at least 30 minutes, preferably overnight.
Dandelion Delight: Sip on dandelion root tea, a gentle, caffeine-free alternative. Enjoy a cup first thing in the morning.
Embrace the power of sea greens: Sprinkle mineral-rich sea veggies like nori or kelp on your meals for an extra boost of nutrients. They support cardiovascular health, blood sugar levels, and offer anti-inflammatory benefits.
- Start each morning with 10 minutes of gentle stretching in bed to get the blood flowing and energize your muscles for the day ahead.
- Break up periods of sitting at your work desk by using a standing desk. Standing while you work has been shown to boost productivity, improve mood, and prevent back and shoulder pain.
- Turn on some upbeat music and have an at-home dance party! Dancing is a super fun cardio workout that also lifts your mood. Bust a move anytime, anywhere.
Nourish Your Mind
- Cultivate gratitude by keeping a daily journal of things you appreciate from small joys to big blessings. Studies show gratitude journals increase happiness, improve sleep, and reduce stress.
- Spend time outdoors connecting with nature. Soaking up some sun helps boost vitamin D, concentration, creativity, immune health, and memory.
- Stick to a regular sleep schedule, limit caffeine past 2pm, and power down devices before bed for better sleep hygiene. Prioritizing restorative sleep improves health and wellbeing.
Don't Forget To Nourish Your Skin
- Help your skin look its best by staying hydrated with plenty of water, which flushes toxins, reduces puffiness, and improves elasticity.
- Exfoliate Mate is infused with nourishing, natural ingredients like Pineapple Extract, Papaya Extract, and Lactic Acid. This mask gently exfoliates, unveiling smoother, brighter skin. Let the natural enzymes and alpha hydroxy acid work their magic for a refreshed and revitalized complexion.
- Our SmartMud Detox Mask draws out impurities, excess oil, and toxins from deep within pores thanks to its natural active ingredients. The mess-free sheet application makes it easy to reap all the clarifying benefits.
Step Into the New Year, One Nourishing Choice at a Time
Remember, the Big Reset is not about drastic measures or quick fixes. It's a mindful journey of incorporating healthy habits into your daily routine, nurturing your body, mind, and spirit from within. As you move through each step, celebrate your progress, savor the newfound energy, and embrace the joy of becoming a healthier, happier you.
So, let's raise a glass of water, slip on our dancing shoes, and write our way to gratitude – the New Year awaits, brimming with possibilities.
Be patient with yourself as you build healthier habits over time. We hope these tips help you start the new year feeling refreshed!