After Thanksgiving, chances are you’ve had your fair share of sugary desserts and heavy entrees. There’s nothing wrong with enjoying your holiday feast, but you may be feeling a little less than on top of your game afterward! Don’t worry, we’ve got some easy vegan cooking tips and recipes to help you detox your system after the festive meals you just had. Check out these recipes from our Food Monster App to get back to your best-functioning self!

1. Detox with Drinks!

Black detox smoothie

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Detox drinks are a great way to restore some health and bring some nutrients back into your body after a few days of feasting! There are many different ingredients you can incorporate into your drinks, like charcoal in this Black Detox Smoothie from Natalie Yonan. Ginger is well-known for its detoxing capabilities, as you can see with Nikki and Zuzana‘s Goji Berry and Ginger Smoothie!

Turmeric is a very valuable ingredient in your post-Thanksgiving detox. This awesome ingredient has a long list of benefits that can help with your health, so don’t leave it out of your detox meals! Try it in a Healing Turmeric Golden Juice from Celeste Meredith, or in Caroline Doucet‘s Warm Ginger Turmeric Milk.

2. Sip on Some Soup!

Tender turmeric and squash soup

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Detox soups are our go-to whenever we’re not feeing quite up to 100%. Not only are they great for the body, but they’re delicious, warm and comforting as well. The very best part of the season! Speaking of the season, utilize seasonal veggies like in this Tender Turmeric and Squash Soup from Taylor Kiser. Throw some more seasonal veggies in this Quinoa and Black Bean Detox Soup from Linda Wagner!


Ginger is a fantastic addition to a fall detox soup. That warming, spicy sensation will have you up and active in no time. Test it out with Gabriela Lupu‘s Sweet Potato Soup with Ginger! Add a little more spice with curry in this Carrot Ginger Soup with Curried Raisin Relish from Nikki and Zuzana!

3. Nourishing Veggie Salads!

Rosemary Brussels Sprout Quinoa Salad

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There’s nothing like a good veggie salad to pack a powerful punch of nutrients and nourishing goodness to help your detox on its way. Brussels sprouts are an amazing ingredient for this, and they really shine in salads like this Rosemary Brussels Sprouts Quinoa Salad from Danielle Clark. You could also swap the quinoa for hearty brown rice and try out an awesome dressing in this Roasted Brussels Sprouts Brown Rice Salad With Sesame Orange Dressing from Tori Cooper!

If brussels sprouts aren’t your thing, don’t worry, we’ve got other options for you too! Beets are a great seasonal detox ingredient, and if you’ve never tried a beet salad then what are you waiting for? Get started with an awesome Orange Vinaigrette Beetroot Salad from Melissa Tedesco.


4. Body Boosting Bowls

Grilled Avocado, Cauliflower, and Sweet Potato Power Bowl With Tahini Dressing

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Veggie bowls are one of the best things you can do to have a ton of great nutrients all in one bowl! You can make sure that you’re getting all the goodness you need to really detox all in one place. Plus, they look delicious! If you don’t believe us, just look at this Grilled Avocado, Cauliflower, and Sweet Potato Power Bowl With Tahini Dressing from Taylor Kiser!

Get that kick of ginger plus protein with this Ginger-Citrus Tofu Powerbowl with Bok Choy and Cashews from Amy Height. Make sure you’re getting all your macros just right with Amanda Smith‘s Roasted Veggie and BBQ Jackfruit Macro Bowl!

Need more ideas for delicious detoxing recipes? We highly recommend downloading our Food Monster App, which is available for iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 15,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!