Simple Detox Tips for An Easy Spring Cleanse!

Click here to download my these spring detox tips and recipe!

Curious about a detox but not sure where to begin? Intrigued by all the stories you’re hearing from your friends how detoxing stopped their cravings, unleashed enormous energy levels and helped them drop a few pounds?

If you’ve been thinking about detoxing but are not sure where to begin and you’re a bit daunted by juicing fasts or expensive detoxification protocols, then tune into today’s video to learn how you can achieve the benefits of detoxification gently and thoroughly through the simple removal of certain foods and the inclusion of others.

Today’s video on detoxification comes with Barbara’s sample outline of what to expect from a typical day eating for detoxification, as well as a recipe for Barbara’s favorite asparagus soup. Perfect for Spring cleaning!

In addition, you’ll learn practices that you can incorporate for a lifetime to help you maintain the wonderful benefits of spring cleaning your body!

Today’s video will share tips and techniques to help you clean out your system in preparation for the warmer month’s and all those great clothes you’ve got ready for summer!


Creamy Spring Asparagus Soup


  • 1 teaspoon Olive oil
  • 1 large leek, white part only
  • 1 quart vegetable broth
  • 1 bunch (1 lb.) of asparagus
  • 1/3 cup plain almond milk (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste


Trim leek and cut in half lengthwise. Rinse out any dirt trapped inside and slice into 1 inch pieces. Place olive oil in a large saucepan over low heat, then saute leek for 5–10 minutes until tender. Add vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Trim asparagus, cutting off the bottom inch and peeling any stalks that seem tough or woody. Cut into 1 inch pieces and add to broth, reducing heat to a simmer. Gently cook for 10–15 minutes until asparagus are tender. In batches, puree the soup in a food processor or blender until smooth (be careful when blending hot liquids in a blender. Blend in small batches). Return to saucepan and bring back to a boil. Remove from heat and whisk in plain almond milk. Season with salt and pepper.

Click here to download my these spring detox tips and recipe!


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5 comments on “Simple Detox Tips for An Easy Spring Cleanse!

  1. AvatarJen

    Hi Barbara,

    I’ve enjoyed doing the spring detox twice now and was hoping to view your sample outline for a day of food choices (as a refresher) but I’m not able to retrieve the information from the link on the webpage. I’ve tried in both Safari and Chrome but still haven’t had luck. Is it possible to receive it via email?

    Kind Regards,

    1. AvatarBarbara Mendez, RPh, MS Post author

      Hi Jenn,

      That’s great to hear. And fall is also a great time to do a mini-detox, to gently rebalance the system after summer indulgences.

      Sorry about the broken link, and thanks for bringing it to my attention. I’ve fixed it now so you should be able to download it from here (or in the original article).

      Happy detoxing 🙂

      ~ B

  2. AvatarMelissa

    Hey! Thanks for the video! Great tips! I do have a question though. I heard you should detox and clean your colon first, before you detox your liver. I guess so that things can be removed efficiently. Any tips for that?

    1. AvatarBarbara

      Making sure your colon is working efficiently is certainly a huge part of the detox process. If you are having lots of salads and veggies AND drinking a lot of water, as I suggested, that should keep the colon in good working order. In addition, to make sure that you are getting everything cleared out of your system, you can do 1 teaspoon of psyllium husk fiber in a glass of water on an empty stomach about an hour or so before dinner. That works as an intestinal broom and will sweep out some of the toxins being eliminated from the liver and colon.
      Thanks for your comment Melissa! Let me know how it goes… B


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