Sometimes we all need a good detox. While the benefits of detoxing are hotly debated, they are a great way to flush out some of the crap in your system and make you feel fresher and more alert. If you don’t like the idea of only drinking liquids during a detox, don’t worry. There are plenty of solid food recipes you can make that help you detox and taste great.
When you’re detoxing, make sure you do so safely. Keep yourself hydrated, and don’t forget to actually stick to your plan and keep eating. If you forget to eat and get too hungry, you’ll be tempted to break your diet and your detox, bringing you back to square one. Also remember to get lots of sleep during your detox to get the maximum benefits.
That said, here are 30 delicious recipes you can try during your detox:
1. Vegetarian Sushi
Some people actually prefer this over regular sushi, if they are not a huge fan of raw fish. It has all sorts of yummy veggies and rice in it, and it's all rolled up in some tasty nori. You can find the recipe at mydarlinglemonthyme.com.
2. Vanilla Chia Pudding
Some people like chia seed pudding, and other don’t. If you’re in the camp that does, this recipe will quickly become your new favorite. It has a similar texture to taciopa pudding, and it is absolutely packed with fiber. Find the recipe at sweetsugarbean.com
3. Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins
Blueberry muffins are amazing, and this recipe lets you make them in a healthier way. Enjoy one with a cup of coffee or tea to fill you up without any guilt. They are made with brown rice flour for a gluten-free alternative to regular flour. Find the recipe at chowdevine.com
4. Chia Seed Breakfast Bowl
Again, whether or not you like this recipe depends on your stance on chia seeds. Personally, I can’t get enough of them, and I eat this dish all the time. It also has lots of fresh fruits for extra sweetness. You can swap out the fruits for your favorites to make this breakfast one you'll love. Fine the recipe at osheglow.com.
5. Winter Fruit Granola
The mix of granola and fruits in this dish is incredibly refreshing, and totally good for you. Mixed with maple syrup, almond extract, and crystallized ginger, this breakfast is a natural and delicious treat. Find the recipe at ezrapoundcake.com.
6. Pumpkin-Lentil Soup With Maca
If you like lentils as much as I do, you’ll love this soup. It has maca, which is a superfood that will give you an extra energy boost. Maca is traditionally cooked to remove some naturally slightly toxic enzymes in it. Don't worry; once you cook it, there will be no trace of toxicity left. Find the recipe at mindbodygreen.com.
7. Autumn Arugula Salad
You had me at arugula. This salad has a pomegranate vinaigrette which is absolutely heavenly. The added avocado is the perfect pairing to take this salad to the next level. Find the recipe at howsweateats.com.
8. Greens, Squash, and Pear Salad
This combination might seem a little strange, but it totally works. Don’t believe me? Give it a try. The greens and pear mesh so well, you will wonder why you didn't think of it. Find the recipe at goop.com.
9. Black Bean and Quinoa Chili
You can never go wrong with chili, and quinoa is the perfect compliment. Take this dish with you for a warm work lunch, especially during cool weather. Find the recipe at fitfoodiefinds.com.
10. Wild Rice and Roasted Butternut Squash Casserole
This is a good option for serving several people, or making lots of leftovers. It includes ground turkey, onion, squash, spinach, and wild rice for a truly hearty and nutritious meal. Find the recipe at simplyhealthyfam.
11. Lentil, Kale, and Sweet Potato Stew
Sweet potatoes and lentil team up for a hearty stew that feels great. Onions, red pepper, garam masala, and kale round out the dish. This is another recipe that is perfect for lunches or quick dinners. Find the recipe at dougheyedgirls.
12. Lemon Chicken Stew
This dish is just light enough to feel refreshing. Chicken, carrots, celery, onions, and leeks in a chicken stock make for a satisfying soup that won't leave you overstuffed. You can find the recipe at foodiecrush.com
13. Green Goddess Enchiladas
Did someone say enchiladas? Sign me up right now. These enchiladas have chickpeas, corn, onion, and tomatoes, plus some Greek yogurt for creaminess. Find the recipe at joanne-eatswellwithothers.com.
14. Thai Curry with Tilapia and Veggies
Any dish that gives you healthy portions of seafood and veggies is a homerun when it comes to your health. If you like Thai curry, you will love this healthy recipe. Find the recipe at simpletarian.com.
15. Black Bean and Quinoa Veggie Burgers
These are a delicious alternative to regular burgers that taste great and are heart-healthy. They are easy to make, and can be made more or less spicy, depending on personal taste. Find the recipe at preventionrd.com.
16. Maple Roasted Chickpeas
If you’re looking for a sweet and healthy snack you can make yourself, this is it. These are perfect for snacking between meals. You can find the recipe at pastryaffair.com.
17. Ham and Broccoli Quinoa Bites
This is another recipe that works great as a quick meal or snack. Make some ahead of time for when you’re hungry. You can even replace the ham with any other meat of your choosing. Find the recipe at leannebakes.com.
18. Easy Flaked Almond Salad
Yum! This almond salad can be served in rounds of cucumber, making it easy to eat and portable. You will need a food processor to prepare the almonds. Find the recipe at ohsheglows.com.
19. Shredded Kale Salad
Gotta get those greens in. This salad is simple and delicious. It also includes galric, cranberries, and lemon juice. You can find the recipe at ohsheglows.com.
20. Detox Tabbouleh
You can spread this tabbouleh on crackers (or veggies) for an easy snack that will impress your guests. This tabbouleh is made with cauliflower rice, so it has tone of nutrients. You can find the recipe at ohsheglows.com.
21. Italian Bean Balls with Spaghetti Squash Noodles
Look no further for a clean-eating alternative to spaghetti. The bean balls include walnuts, rolled oats, carrots, tomatoes, kidney beans, and flax seed. You might be surprised at how much you like them. You can find the recipe at ohsheglows.com.
22. Cran-Quinoa Salad
If you love cranberries, you’ll love this quinoa salad that tastes great and is packed with nutrition. It is another great dish that is perfect for work or school lunches. Find the recipe at thehealthyapple.com.
23. Raspberry Salad
This salad is both spicy and sweet. The recipe includes instructions for a delicious honey vinaigrette. The salad itself on contains red potatoes, raspberries, leady greens, snap peas, and red onions, amonst other ingredients. Find the recipe at thehealthyapple.com
24. Snow Crab Black Rice
Black rice and snow crab are meant to be together. This spicy dish will soon be one of your favorites. It also has Greek yogurt to make the salad creamy and hearty. Find the recipe at thehealthyapple.com.
25. Lemon Squash Salad
When you’re detoxing, you can never get enough squash. In fact you can never get enough squash in general. Squash is awesome. This recipe also has prosciutto, feta cheese, and lemon zest. Find the recipe at allrecipes.com.
26. Kale Rainbow Salad
Try this gluten free and vegan salad that goes great as an appetizer or a main course. It is called a rainbow salad, because it addition to all the greens, it has several different colors of veggies, like carrots, peppers, and onions. Find the recipe at ambitiouskitchen.com.
27. Nettle and Cauliflower Soup
Try this simple soup that is easy to make and easy to enjoy. Nettles are good for your kidneys, and can help you breathe easier. Find the recipe at farmonplate.com.
28. Avocado Cucumber Soup
A cool soup that will leave you feeling refreshed, this green dish is positively scrumptious. You don't even need to cook this soup. Just combine everything in a blender, and enjoy. Find the recipe at vanillaandlace.
29. Rainbow Carrot Summer Rolls
Summer rolls are amazing. These light snacks have all sorts of delicious and healthy veggies all rolled up for easy consumption. They make for especially great on-the-go lunches. Find the recipe at theviewfromgreatisland.com.
30. Vegetarian Hot and Sour Soup
Do you like hot and sour soup? This vegetarian version is perfect for any detox. Rather than a pork base, this soup uses dried mushrooms and tofu, along with ginger and pepper for flavor. Find the recipe at cannellavita.com.