Detox Kitchen’s Summer Health Guide

Summer Health Guide _Detox Kitchen
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Detox Kitchen is one of our all time favourite delis and home delivery services, not just for the food but for the constant variety, and of course their cookbook! We’ve teamed up with them to share their tips on healthy summer eating and a must-try recipe (scroll to the end), as well as to give you the chance to WIN a 3-Day Detox Package – details below! Now over to the team from the Detox Kitchen.

WIN! Sign up here to be in to win The Ultimate 3-Day Detox Package worth £126. There’s no better time than now to fill your fridge with wholefoods from this curated package of detox essentials! T&Cs apply.

We believe in a holistic approach to healthy eating that will make you feel amazing, full of energy, confident and support your fitness regime. Use this guide to kickstart your summer self:

  1. Open your cupboards, take out all the white, wheat and refined carbohydrates (white breads, pastas, fried snacks and sugary bars) and donate them to a shelter. Replace with wholesome, nourishing and fulfilling foods; brown rice, quinoa, spelt, pearl barley. You’ll be helping both your health and community too.
  2. Peel a bunch of bananas and put them in the freezer. When you feel like something a little sweet put one in a blender with a little almond milk (and some raspberries if you have them). Yum.
  3. Taste test these milks, find your favourite. Quinoa, oat, rice, hazelnut or almond. Each have their own great health benefits and none of the hormone homeostasis complications associated with cow’s and soya milks.
  4. Make a pact with a friend to make the most of these early sunny mornings to go for a morning walk or do some yoga sequences in your local park. Exposure to sunlight actually regulates our appetite, and exercise first thing in the morning has been shown to increase energy levels throughout the day making you less likely to reach for a sugary snack instead.
  5. Make sure to start the day right with a delicious, balanced breakfast. You want to eat a breakfast that contains slow-release carbohydrates (to maintain steady energy levels) as well as a little protein and healthy fats to help keep you feeling fuller longer. Try our Blueberry Compote Breakfast Pots (recipe below, they’re amazing). Have fun making on the weekend with all of the toppings laid out for hungry breakfasters to help themselves.
  6. If you suffer from any bloating or constipation which often leaves you feeling sluggish, go out and buy lemons, wheatgrass powder and some high-quality probiotics. Start each morning with a hot water, lemon and wheatgrass shot, and take a probiotic before bedtime. Drink water throughout the day but not too much 20 minutes before and after meals. Trust us.
  7. Sit down for 10 minutes with your diary. Look at the next four weeks and aim to write in three time slots for each where you can get some exercise in. Even if it’s getting up 15 minutes earlier to run around the park, write it in. It will make the world of difference.
  8. If you’re in Soho or Fitzrovia at some point, pop in to our delis for a delicious fresh salad, one of our famous eggs wraps, or a banana and blueberry muffin and fresh juice.

Blueberry Compote Breakfast Pots

Blueberry Compote Breakfast Pots


For the granola:

400g Oats

1 tbsp Cashew nuts, roughly chopped

1 tbsp Pumpkin seeds

1 tbsp Maple syrup

2 tbsp coconut oil

1 tbsp Coconut chips

1 tbsp Golden raisins

For the compote:

200g Blueberries

1 tbsp Coconut sugar


Mango, peeled and sliced


Banana, sliced


300g Coconut yogurt (or yogurt of your choice)


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Place all of the ingredients for the granola into a bowl and using your hands mix them all together so that they are well combined, and the oats are covered in the oil and maple syrup.
  3. Transfer to a lined baking tray and roast in the oven for 15-20 minutes until the oats are golden.
  4. Remove from the oven and allow to cool complete before using. You can store your granola in an air tight jar for up to 1 month.
  5. To make the compote, place the blueberries in a non-stick pan with the coconut sugar and a good splash of water. Cook on a low heat until the blueberries have completely broken down. Add more water if needed, it should take 5-10 minutes.
  6. Once cooked tip into a small bowl to cool.
  7. To create the jars, firstly spoon in the granola, top with your choice of yogurt, add in the fresh fruit and then pour over the blueberry compote.

WIN! Sign up here to be in to win The Ultimate 3-Day Detox Package worth £126. There’s no better time than now to fill your fridge with wholefoods from this curated package of detox essentials! T&Cs apply.