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Jolene Goring is a Board Certified Holistic Nutritionist, as well as the Nutrition & Fitness Director at TriVita Wellness Center. She specializes in helping people to be healthier while having fun! Here are some of her tips to help detox the body.
1. Water! As you are out enjoying yourself, drink one glass of water with each alcoholic beverage. Have a glass of water on your bedside table to drink before bed, and drink lots of water the next day. Ideally drink half your weight in oz of water. Ie: if you weigh 100lbs, drink 50 oz of water.
2. Lemon tea - drink this detox tea first thing in the morning, and throughout the day. This helps the liver and kidneys clean the body out. Ginger helps with any feelings of nausea. Cinnamon and apple cider vinegar help to balance the blood sugar.
- Juice of ½ lemon
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- Ginger (grated fresh or powdered)
- Sprinkle of cinnamon
- Hot water
3. Fruits and Veggies - eat mostly fruits and veggies throughout the day to let your body rest and repair from the damage the night before.
4. Supplements :
- Vitamins B & C - alcohol depletes B-Vitamins, and Vitamin C is full of antioxidants to help your body detox.
- Omega-3 - think fish oil, flax, chia seeds or walnuts. This is a powerful anti-inflammatory that can help to balance your body.
5. Move your body! - sweating will help your body to flush the toxins out. Anything that increases blood flow is great, including massage, yoga, and cardio exercise.
Thin Mint Mousse
For the second year in a row, chefs from some of the state's most popular restaurants will use their culinary prowess to re-imagine one of the beloved flavors of Girl Scout cookies - Do-Si-Dos, Samoas Tagalongs, Thin Mints, Trefoils, and new flavor Rah Rah Raisins - into a custom dessert menu item. Each restaurant has agreed to feature its dessert on its menu from February 1 to February 28, 2015, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the transformation of the local Council's Camp Sombrero to a Leadership Center for Girls and Women.
Double Chocolate Thin Mint Cookie Mousse
Serving Size: 6
Prep: 15 min
Cook Time: 1 hr 30 min
2 1/4 cups whipping cream
2 oz of chocolate chips
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon flavorless, granulated gelatin
8 oz Girl Scott Thin Mint Cookies (chopped)
Chill 1 1/2 cups whipping cream in refrigerator. Chill metal mixing bowl and mixer beaters in freezer.
In a pot add 1/2 cup of Whipping Cream let lightly simmer, stir in Thin Mint cookie pieces. Stir on low heat until dissolved. Should be a thick consistency. Put aside.
In top of a double boiler, combine chocolate chips and butter in medium bowl. Melt over simmering water, stirring constantly.
When melted add your melted cookie mix. (Melted Chocolate)
Remove from heat and let Cool, stirring occasionally to just above body temperature.
Pour remaining 1/4 cup whipping cream into a small metal bowl and sprinkle in the gelatin. Allow gelatin to "bloom" for 10 minutes
Then carefully heat by swirling the bowl over double boiler. Do not boil or gelatin will be damaged.
Stir into cooled chocolate mix, set aside.
In the chilled mixing bowl, beat remaining cream to medium peaks. Stir 1/4 of the whipped cream into the chocolate mixture to lighten it.
Fold in the remaining whipped cream in two doses. There may be streaks of whipped cream in the chocolate and that is fine. Do not over work the mousse.
Spoon into bowls chill for at least 1 hour. Garnish with additional chopped Thin Mint Cookies and Whip Cream.
(If mousses are to be refrigerated overnight, chill for one hour and then cover each with plastic wrap)