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24th Feb, 2014

Guaranteed to flatten your tum, a detox doesn’t have to be depressing. We asked Lily Simpson, the creator of Detox Kitchen – the delivered-to-your-door diet – to come up with an easy flatter-in-a-week plan. Mix and match Lily’s meals for seven days of cleansing and digestion-friendly eating. Don’t forget lots of water and herbal tea – no caffeine!

Breakfasts

Perfectly balanced to start your day on an energy high.

• Pile avocado and cucumber salad on a small piece of rye bread, plus a few almonds.

• Serve poached eggs with a tomato salad.

• Spread wholegrain bread with 1tsp peanut butter.

• Top soya or coconut yoghurt with blueberries and walnuts.

Lunches

Great ideas for eating at home or taking to work.

• Put together a green salad of avocado, spinach, cucumber and toasted sunflower seeds with a squeeze of lemon and rapeseed oil.

• Serve grilled chicken with a salad of quinoa, kohlrabi and broccoli.

• Toss grated carrot, beetroot and bean sprouts. Sprinkle with roasted cashew nuts and lime juice.

• Try boiled eggs with a green papaya, rocket, tomato and caper salad.

Dinners

Gets a makeover with interesting and exciting flavours.

• Grill salmon basted with grated ginger and soy – serve with mixed peppers, courgette and spinach.

• Grill chicken and serve with cooked rice noodles. Drizzle with a dressing made with wheat-free soy sauce and grated ginger.

• Egg fried brown rice salad with mange tout and peas, served with king prawns.

• Use a curry paste to whip up a veggie Thai green curry made with courgette, green peppers and cauliflower.

 Juices

Make a sensational mid-morning or mid-afternoon booster. Amounts are flexible but as Lily points out: ‘The key with juices is to use as little fruit as possible – only use one apple per juice for sweetness.’

• Celery, ginger and apple with 1tsp of matcha powder (antioxidant-rich, finely powdered organic green tea).

• Broccoli, courgette, apple and lemon.

• Cucumber, mint, celery and wheatgrass.

• Carrot, celery, ginger and orange.

Try Domatcha 100% matcha green tea, £25 for 30g; Organic Burst Wheatgrass Powder, £6.69 for 60g. Both at www.nutricentre.com

Read all about it here alongside a whole world of other tips and tricks.

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