Ate too much for Thanksgiving? Can’t walk around in anything but sweatpants? Craving something to revive your body? We got you! These recipes from our Food Monster App are both delicious and the perfect way to detox!
1. Anti-Inflammatory Sweet Potato Soup
This creamy Anti-Inflammatory Sweet Potato Soup by Maria Koutsogiannis is the perfect lunch to get you through the week. Sweet potatoes and potatoes are cooked until tender and then puréed with turmeric, curry powder, black pepper, and other warm spices. If you are someone who cannot handle the heat, cut the tang, or spice with a hint of lime juice and a dollop of non-dairy yogurt. Garnish with spices of your choice just before serving.
2. Chopped Detox Salad
I think a huge veggie salad and an apple a day keep the doctor away, right?! This Chopped Detox Salad by Shannon Leparski combines everything I love all in one. Lately, I’ve been leaning more towards recipes that are detoxifying and nourishing. It’s good to give your body a break from heavy meals sometimes, so I’m loving this salad at the moment. It’s filling too – which is important to me. I want to feel satisfied, not starved after eating a salad for a meal. A huge veggie-packed, plant-protein packed bowl will do the trick.
3. Healthy Asian Broccoli Salad
This crowd-pleasing Healthy Broccoli Salad by Taylor Kiser is a no-cook side dish that could also function as lunch or dinner. Drizzled on top of the fresh, crunchy broccoli is a creamy peanut sauce that adds the perfect amount of sweetness and salty flavor. That’s not all. The salad also has a underlying flavor of coconut, a tangy bite of fresh lime, salty notes of soy sauce, and the most perfect pow of spicy ginger and sriracha that warm your throat as you munch through crisp broccoli, water chestnuts, and crispy roasted peanuts. It’s quick, easy, gluten-free, and vegan with a paleo option!
4. Green Monster Soup
5. Chocolate Banana Smoothie
This Chocolate Banana Smoothie by Jesse Lane Lee is fantastic for active people because it contains coconut water and banana which are both high in potassium and balance your electrolyte levels. It also contains kale which has anti-inflammatory properties, chia seeds which provide lots of energy, raw cacao powder which will sooth sore muscles, coconut oil which provides a big dose of healthy fat and blood sugar balancing cinnamon.
6. Ayurvedic Oatmeal
Source: Ayurvedic Oatmeal
7. Turmeric Blackberry Crumble Bars
Warm up your oven for this blackberry goodness! These Turmeric Blackberry Crumble Bars by Anarki “AJ” Tjon Affo feature a soft crust infused with superfoods spirulina and turmeric, which gives it a bright green color that beautifully contrasts the deep purple color of the blackberries. These sweet, crumbly bars are simple to whip up and even easier to eat!
8. Kitchari – The Nutritious Ayurvedic Detox Dish
Kitchari has been Ayurveda’s age-old signature detox dish! The word “kitchari” (pronounced kitch-a-ree) in India means mixture of two or more grains. Easy to make and healthy to eat. Traditional Kitchari by Akshata Sheelvant is made by mixing white basmati rice and split yellow mung dal. This dish takes a western twist with protein-rich quinoa in place of white basmati rice, which makes this Kitchari extra-nutritious and flavorful.
9. Sauerkraut Salad with Apples and Walnuts
This Sauerkraut Salad with Apple and Walnuts is easy to make, delicious and will support a healthy gut because of all the good bacteria. It is a truly delicious combination of contrasting flavors and textures, with the toasted walnuts, grated carrots, fresh chunks of tart Granny Smith apple, and cumin. This makes a wonderful addition to sandwiches or a side to a hearty dinner.
10. Green Superfood Detox Smoothie
Would you like to enjoy clear skin, shiny hair and strong nails without having to invest thousands of dollars in expensive beauty treatments? This Green Superfood Detox Smoothie by Julie Van den Kerchove will help you to detoxify your body, break free from constant sugar cravings and start each day full of energy. It is packed with essential vitamins and minerals that will have your skin glowing in no time!
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