5-Day Detox Plan

March 26, 2015 | |

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Real-Food-5-Day-Detox-PlanIt’s spring! You know what that means? It means that it’s almost summer. In case you’ve forgotten, summer is very hot, and it requires taking off a lot of clothing. In public.

If the thought of such nudity post-polar vortex makes you anxious, please know that you are not alone. In fact, I’ve been receiving an abnormal amount of requests recently for healthy meal plans, pre-wedding diets, and general beach body-friendly fare. In response, I’ve put together a little reset plan for your spring cleansing pleasure. Let’s take some communal deep breaths and talk about Domesticate ME!’s 5-Day Detox, shall we?

First and foremost: YOU CAN DO THIS. It is not a crash diet. It is not a juice cleanse. It is not a Goop-y Gwyneth program that will put you out thousands of dollars. (That said, if this plan blows up on the interwebs, I will 100% channel my inner Gwynnie and start charging an arm and a leg for my services. Get in now!) This detox is simply a sane and manageable way to reboot/jumpstart your healthy eating habits: 5 days’ worth of deliciously clean meals that will leave you feeling lighter, brighter and more energized than ever.

No gimmicks, no deprivation, no homicidal tendencies. (If you’ve ever done a juice cleanse, you know the latter is a very real side effect.)

Below, you’ll find 5 daily detox menus. Needless to say, they can easily be tailored to fit your individual tastes/dietary needs, and I’ve included links to more detox-friendly recipes at the bottom of this post for inspiration and substitution purposes. As many of these recipes make multiple servings, I strongly suggest doing this plan with your besties, roommates, or family members. There’s strength in numbers, people. Let’s do this.

Domesticate ME!’s 5-Day Detox Plan

DAY 1:

5-Day-Detox-Plan-Menu-Day-1Breakfast: Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding
Lunch: Detox Salad
Dinner: Cauliflower Rice Bowls with Spring Vegetables and Arugula Pesto

DAY 2:

5-Day-Detox-Plan-Menu-Day-2Breakfast: Açai Power Parfait
Lunch: Thai “Summer Roll” Salad with Shrimp and Mango
Dinner: Quinoa Green Goddess Bowl with Crispy Chickpeas and Lemon-Tahini Dressing

DAY 3:

5-Day-Detox-Plan-Menu-Day-3Breakfast: The Best Tropical Green Smoothie
Lunch: Kale Salad with Edamame, Roasted Cashew and Miso Dressing
Dinner: Sweet Potato Burrito Bowls with Summer Vegetables and Quinoa

DAY 4:

5-Day-Detox-Plan-Menu-Day-4Breakfast: Vegan Berry Crunch Smoothie Bowl
Lunch: Three Bean Quinoa Salad
Dinner: Pan-Seared Halibut with Citrus-Jalapeno Salsa

DAY 5:

5-Day-Detox-Plan-Menu-Day-5Breakfast: Lemon Breakfast Quinoa with Toasted Almonds and Blueberry Compote
Lunch: Chopped Greek Salad with Chickpeas and Avocado
Dinner: Lemon-Dijon Chicken Salad with Pomegranate and Toasted Almonds

More detox-friendly meals:
30-Minute Vegan Chana Masala
Ginger-Scallion Soba Noodles with Roasted Cauliflower
Farro with Kale Pesto, Zucchini and Parmesan
Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Pomegranate-Pistachio Guacamole
Quinoa Risotto with Roasted Asparagus and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Cilantro-Lime Grilled Chicken with Strawberry-Jalapeño Salsa

If you need to snack during your detox, please try your best to stick to fresh fruits, vegetables, and the occasional handful of raw nuts. And if you must indulge your sweet tooth, I recommend a Vegan Orange Julius Smoothie or Superfood Chocolate Avocado Pudding. Godspeed.

p.s. If you try this detox, let me know! I’m here 24/7 for moral support. And feel free to tag any detox-related instas with #DomesticateMeDetox. Let’s start a movement.

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