Detox Recipes

Detox Cabbage Soup

This is a perfect, light soup for detoxing and bringing your body back into balance. I am especially fond of this recipe since the ingredients have been specifically chosen for the healing properties.

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INGREDIENTS:

1 tbsp coconut oil or ghee (or any healthy fat of choice)

1/2 of a small cabbage, sliced thinly (about 4 cups packed)

3 stalks of celery, chopped

1/2 tsp salt

2 cloves of garlic, minced

1/2-1 tsp grated fresh ginger

2 and 1/2 cups of good quality broth (bone broth or veggie broth)

1 cup chopped or shredded leftover chicken (or any meat that you like)- optional

fresh cilantro for garnish

See the entire recipe and directions at Savory Lotus, as well as the reason behind each of the ingredients.

Green Detox Smoothie

This recipe is just the thing after the rich foods, sweets, and overindulgences of the holidays!

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INGREDIENTS:

2 cups baby spinach

2 cups baby kale

2 ribs celery, chopped

1 medium green apple, chopped

1 cup frozen sliced banana

1 cup almond milk

1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger

1 tablespoon chia seeds

1 tablespoon honey

See the entire recipe and directions on the Damn Delicious recipe blog.

Mean Green Detox Vegetable Soup

This is a fantastic soup for the new year! It's delicious and has a unique blend of healthy ingredients This soup is best when the vegetables are slightly crisp, so take care not to over simmer your soup (like I usually do with most soups).

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INGREDIENTS:

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 leek halved + sliced
4 carrots chopped
4 cloves garlic minced or grated
1 inch piece of ginger grated
kosher salt + pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 quarts low sodium vegetable broth
1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 cup green lentils
4 cups roughly torn kale
2 cups broccoli florets
1/4 head purple cabbage shredded
zest + juice of 1 lemon
1/4 cup fresh parsley plus cilantro
 

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See the entire recipe and directions at Halved Baked Harvest.

 

Vegan Superfood Detox Salad

This salad has such a delicious and unique combination of flavors- plus it's absolutely great for you!

Ingredients:

1 cup quinoa
2 cups vegetable broth or water
1 can garbanzo beans (or 2 cups cooked garbanzo beans)
2 cups mixed berries
5 ounces arugula
2 tablespoons hemp seeds
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
Cashew-Cilantro Dressing
⅓ cup cashews
½ cup water
3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon maple syrup
¼ teaspoon sea salt

See the entire recipe and directions at Calmful Living.

Orange Wheatgrass Snoothie

Wheatgrass is an incredibly nutrient dense superfood, while still being mild tasting and slightly sweet. This recipe uses simple, easily available ingredients to make a tasty smoothie that's a great way to start the day!

1/4 cup water or coconut water
1/2 cup non dairy milk
1/4 cup fresh wheatgrass OR 1/4 teaspoon wheatgrass powder
1 orange or 2 tangerines
1/2 banana, frozen
1/2 cup ice

See the full recipe and directions at Blender Babes.

Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Drink

Raw apple cider vinegar is so healthy for you- it has benefits for weight loss, detoxification, it’s antibacterial, it can help with lowering blood sugar and cholesterol levels, and may even have protective effects against cancer. It’s been used for thousands of years for its many health benefits- it was even frequently prescribed by Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, in 400 BC for a variety of health issues!

Apple cider vinegar can be an acquired taste for some. First, I’d say, don’t try to drink it straight- it’s too strong!  Dilute it with water to make it easier to drink. This recipe is a great one to make apple cider more palatable, and its ingredients even add to ACV’s effectiveness.
This recipe makes a lot for convenience’ sake and can be kept in the fridge and sipped a few times throughout the day.

 


Ingredients:

• 2 glasses of water (15-30 oz.)
• 4 Tbsp. Bragg – Apple Cider Vinegar (with the mother, the chunks of stuff floating in the jar)
• 4 Tbsp. lemon juice
• 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
• 1 pinch cayenne pepper (optional)
• 4 Tbsp. honey (raw honey if possible)


See the entire recipe and directions at Bembu.com

15 Minute Miso Soup with Greens

Miso is fermented soybean paste. It's full of beneficial probiotics and is helpful for digestion and for bringing the body back into balance. We recommend using organic, non-GMO miso paste, like the one we have in our refrigerated section.

 

Ingredients

  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup chopped green chard or other sturdy green
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onion
  • 1/4 cup firm tofu, cubed
  • 3-4 Tbsp white miso paste (fermented soy bean paste)
  • 1 sheet (1/4 cup) nori (dried seaweed), cut into large rectangles , optional

See the entire recipe and directions at the Minimalist Baker.

This is another helpful article: 7 Delicious Ways to Use Miso Paste

 

Detox Cabbage Soup

This recipe is a fantastic, light soup that is great for detoxing after the indulgences of the holidays.  It's also low in calories so it's helpful if you're trying to lose a few extra pounds.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 head of cabbage, chopped into approx 1″ pieces
  • 1 medium onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup carrots, sliced
  • 1 cup green beans, cut into 1″ pieces
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 cups of baby spinach, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, diced
  • 1 small can tomato paste 
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes (or 3.3 cups)
  • 4 cups of chicken broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Read the entire recipe and directions at Sober Julie.