With spring on the horizon and the chilly days of winter behind us, it’s the perfect time to pamper yourself and enjoy a rejuvenating morning detox. Every Sunday I like to take the time to unplug from technology and enjoy a slow morning of purifying my skin and cleansing my body with a simple and delicious breakfast. Having this time set aside every weekend for myself is a nice way to jumpstart my body and mind for the busy week ahead.
The ingredients are as simple as it gets:
1 avocado: high in fiber, potassium, and other vitamins and minerals, avocado’s are the ultimate “super food!”
1 egg: a wonderful source of protein
1 lemon: rich in vitamin c and great for digestion
a loaf of fresh bread: the fresher the better! We love picking up a fresh loaf at our local co-op or bakery
a pinch of salt
Start by cutting your avocado and removing the pit, then scoop out the contents and place in a bowl to be mashed and seasoned with a pinch of salt. Next, toast up your choice of bread and cook your egg however you desire–I love frying mine with a dash of coconut oil to add a hint of sweetness to this savory dish.
The perfect accompaniment to a breakfast of avocado toast is a refreshing cup of hot water with lemon. I love starting my days off with this detoxifying drink because of its proven health benefits in aiding digestion, cleansing your liver, and even smoothing and softening your skin.
While you’re enjoying your breakfast, this is the perfect time to put away your phone and computer and focus on yourself, making an effort to be completely in the moment and soaking in every second. After I’ve eaten every crumb and last sip, I like to take the time to go through a thoughtful morning skincare routine, starting off with a double cleanse from the Tata Harper Nourishing Oil Cleanser and Purifying Cleanser, and following up with our new and powerful Purifying Mask to bring my skin back to life. Finally, the Replenishing Nutrient Complex leaves my complexion with a lasting glow and keeps my skin hydrated and radiant, no matter what the rest of the day has in store. Our brand new Detox Defense Cleansing set features all of these favorites in travel-sizes for detoxing-on-the-go.
How do you like to detox and de-stress during the week? Leave your favorite recipes and routines in the comments below!
Author: Liz Longeri
Liz is a Boston native currently living in Vermont, and a lover of all things beauty, aesthetics, and social media.