Spring Into Wellness: Nutrition Tips for a New Season Detox

28th February 2024

As the winter months fade away, it's time to welcome the rejuvenating spirit of spring into our lives. Just as nature sheds its old coat and blooms anew, our bodies crave a fresh start after the colder season. Spring is the perfect time for a gentle detox to renew our energy and support our overall wellbeing. And what better way to kickstart this journey than by focusing on gut health and revitalising nutrition?


Embrace the Power of Spring Detox

After months of hearty comfort foods and indoor living, our bodies may feel sluggish and in need of a reset. Spring detox is not about extreme measures or deprivation; it's about nourishing our bodies with wholesome foods that support natural cleansing processes. By incorporating nutrient-rich foods and mindful eating habits, we can boost our energy levels, improve digestion and promote overall vitality.

Nutrition Tips for Spring Detox:

Load Up on Fresh Produce

Spring brings an abundance of vibrant fruits and vegetables bursting with essential nutrients. Incorporate a variety of seasonal produce like leafy greens, asparagus, strawberries and artichokes into your meals. These foods are rich in antioxidants and essential vitamins such as A, C and K and B9 folates, as well as fibre, which supports detoxification and promotes gut health.

Hydrate with Herbal Teas

Stay hydrated and support your body's detoxification processes by swapping sugary beverages for herbal teas. Opt for detoxifying blends like dandelion root, ginger, or peppermint tea, which aids digestion and promotes liver health.

Having a mug of warm water with a lemon slice first thing aids liver detoxification. You can also add a kick of cayenne pepper to remove toxins and encourage gut health.

Focus on Fibre-Rich Foods

Fibre is essential for maintaining a healthy gut microbiome and promoting regular bowel movements. Include fibre-rich foods such as whole grains, legumes, nuts, seeds and plenty of fruits and vegetables in your diet to support detoxification and improve digestive health.

Include Gut-Friendly Foods

Cultivate a healthy gut microbiome by incorporating probiotic-rich foods like organic yoghurt, kefir, sauerkraut and kimchi into your meals. These fermented foods help replenish beneficial bacteria in the gut, promoting digestion and overall gut health.

Add Apple Cider Vinegar or Digestive Bitters at Meal Times

Adding raw, unfiltered and organic apple cider vinegar or digestive bitters to your meals can help support liver detoxification. These can be consumed as a diluted shot ahead of eating.

Limit Processed Foods and Sugar

Spring detox is an excellent opportunity to reduce your intake of processed foods, refined sugars, and unhealthy fats. These foods can disrupt gut health and contribute to inflammation. Instead, focus on whole, nutrient-dense foods that nourish your body from the inside out.

Recipe: Vitality Loaf for Spring Renewal

Kickstart your spring detox journey with this delicious and nutrient-packed vitality loaf recipe. This simple and delicious recipe is taken from our Gut Health Programme demo and dine cookery session. Packed with wholesome ingredients, this loaf is not only satisfying but also nourishing for your body.


100g Sunflower seeds

60g Pumpkin seeds

70g Flax seeds

65g Hazelnuts

150g Rolled oats

2 tbsp Chia seeds

4 tbs. Psyllium seed husks 

1 tsp Maldon Sea salt

1 tbsp Maple syrup 

3 tbsp. Melted coconut oil

350ml Water


  1. Mix all the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.  
  2. Whisk the maple syrup, oil, and water together in a measuring cup. Add this to the dry ingredients and mix very well until everything is completely soaked and the dough becomes very thick (if the dough is too thick to stir, add one or two teaspoons of water until the dough is manageable). Put the mixture into a silicon bread mould and smooth out the top with the back of a spoon. Let sit out on the counter for at least 2 hours, or overnight. To ensure the dough is ready, it should retain its shape even when you pull the sides of the loaf pan away from it.
  3. Preheat oven to 175°C.
  4. Place the loaf pan in the oven on the middle rack, and bake for 20 minutes. Remove bread from the loaf pan, place it upside down directly on the rack and bake for another 30-40 minutes. The bread is baked when it sounds hollow when tapped.
  5. Once cooled, slice and enjoy a slice of this vitality loaf as a nourishing snack or breakfast option during your spring detox journey.

Spring is a time of renewal and rejuvenation, so what better way to embrace this season of growth than by nourishing our bodies with wholesome foods and supporting gut health? By incorporating these nutrition tips and vitality loaf recipe into your spring detox routine, you can revitalise your energy, promote digestive wellness and embark on a journey towards health and vitality.

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