Spring time, detox, and a yummy citrus and seeds salad - Marcela Macias Photography

Spring time, detox, and a yummy citrus and seeds salad - Marcela Macias Photography

Spring time, detox, and a yummy citrus and seeds salad - Marcela Macias Photography

Good morning dear friends! I hope you had a lovely Easter, if it was celebrated yesterday in your part of the World. Easter in Cyprus (and Greece, Serbia, Russia, and other Orthodox countries) will be on May 5th only, but we celebrated it yesterday because our dearest friends (who are catholic), invited us for a lovely Easter party at their home. I love Spring, I always have, but I like it even more since I love Spring, I always have, but I like it even more, do not you think?

I came to live in Cyprus, because the weather is just so nice during this time of the year. And it's not just the weather: right now, for example , , the trees that line the streets of downtown Nicosia are full of pretty pink blooms, and some white and pink bougainvilleas are starting to appear here and there. It's such a lovely sight!

This is why, as soon as April comes I am ready to pack away sweaters and scarves and to tread heavy "comfort" food, for salads, smoothies, and plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. This year, I even decided to take it a step further and start the new season with a 5 day detox ... sort of like Spring Clean for the body. So, what is a detox? I have done detox diets before, but I do not know what to do. I have done detox diets before, for longer periods of time, and I credit this eating regimen with helping me recover after I had malaria. They are great for going back to our healthy habits, trying new foods and exploring new ingredients. A salad is only boring if you use the same ingredients every time, but it takes just a few new veggies, a bunch of fresh herbs, a handful of seeds or toasted nuts or some fruits even, and we have something completely different and incredibly yummy.

Citrus, greens and seeds (serves 2)

Ingredients:

p> 1- Wash the salad leaves and cut, if desired. Put them all in a big bowl.

2- Peel and slice the citrus fruits and the lemon. Add to the bowl.

3-Sprinkle the seeds on top and season with olive oil, salt and pepper to taste.

How about you: Have you ever done a detox? Do you also change your eating habits according to the seasons?

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With Latin flavor ...

friends! I hope you have spent a beautiful Easter, if in your country was celebrated yesterday. Here in Cyprus (and in other Orthodox countries such as Russia, Serbia and Greece), Easter will be celebrated only on May 5, but we celebrated yesterday because our dearest friends invited us to do it with a beautiful lunch at home. It is always beautiful to spend time with friends, but warm spring days are especially apt to spend long afternoons talking quietly, do not you think?

For this reason, as soon as April comes, I am always ready to keep sweaters and scarves and change the heavy food for salads, smoothies and lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. This year I even decided to go a little further, and start this month with a 5 day detox ... something like a spring cleaning for the body! What is a detox? It is a food program in which, for a period of time, we eliminate those food groups that are difficult to digest (sugar, wheat, dairy, processed foods, among others). I have made detox diets on other occasions and to them I must have recovered the health of my liver after having had malaria. They are great for resuming good eating habits (or adopt them, if we've never had them), try out new recipes and explore new ingredients. A salad is only dull if we use the same vegetables every time, but with something as simple as changing some ingredients, adding a bunch of fresh herbs, nuts or roasted seeds, and even - why not? - some fruit, an everyday dish is transformed into something delicious.

This salad I bring you today was one of the discoveries I made playing in the kitchen during my last detox and is one of my favorites . It is easy, delicious and full of vitamin C (which helps us fight those last colds that some of us usually suffer in late winter). If you are making a detox, omit baguettes like the one in the photo, clear

Here are the recipe:

Salad of crithrics, seeds and green leaves A large bunch of green leaves (rucula, various lettuces, spinach), 1 orange, 1 grapefruit

, 1 lemon, 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds, 1 tablespoon sunflower seeds, olive oil, salt and pepper to season.

2- Peel the fruits and lemon and cut them into slices. Add them to the salad bowl.

3 - Sprinkle the seeds and season with olive oil, salt and pepper to taste.

a detox Do they change their eating habits according to the seasons?

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