The 5-Day Reset

January 8, 2019 | |

As we’ve discussed at length many times before, the wellness world goes batshit crazy come January 1. There are cleanses and products coming at you from every direction, and it’s easy to become swept up in the madness.

Don’t get me wrong, I fully support New Year’s resolutions, general goal setting, and giving yourself a swift kick in the butt when it comes to diet and fitness this time of year. After all, I do love me a January blank slate. BUT I also think it’s incredibly important to tune out the unnecessary noise and keep your head screwed on straight amidst the New Year, New You mania.

Based on past experience, I know that throwing myself into a crazy cleanse or detox post-holidays does not, in fact, lead to a healthier, happier me. (Have you ever encountered someone in the middle of a juice cleanse?!! It’s very Bird Box sans blindfold.) I much prefer to treat myself to a delightful (and delicious!) 5-Day Reset. I’ve posted a few of these resets before, and they’ve gone over so well that I figured now would be a great time to introduce you to another set of recipes to help jumpstart your healthy lifestyle.

To be crystal clear: This reset is not a diet. It’s not a cleanse. It’s not a get thin quick fix. It’s just five days worth of nourishing, real food meals that will help you feel like the smartest, pretties, most energetic version of yourself. Cool? Cool.

Below you’ll find five daily menus that can be mixed and matched as you please. Feel free to modify the recipes based on your personal tastes (duh) and to swap in meals from the original 5-Day Detox, the 5-Day Detox 2.0, or The Dude Diet Jumpstart Plan. Most recipes make 2 to 4 servings, so I highly recommend doing this reset with a buddy, who will also help keep you accountable. Safety in numbers, teamwork makes the dream work, etc. etc.

Go get ‘em, friends. 2019 is our year.

Domesticate Me’s 5-Day Reset

DAY 1
Breakfast: Less Fruit, Not Gross Berry Green Smoothie
Lunch: The Reset Salad
Dinner: Green Goddess Quinoa Bowl

DAY 2
Breakfast: Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding
Lunch: Thai Cashew Chopped Salad with Sesame-Garlic Dressing
Dinner: Butternut Squash Noodle, Black Bean, and Kale Enchilada Bowls

DAY 3
Breakfast: Tropical Green Smoothie
Lunch: Harvest Kale Salad with Maple-Tahini Dressing
Dinner: Idiotproof Chicken Breasts with Cauliflower-Carrot Golden Rice

DAY 4
Breakfast: Coco-Berry Quinoa Bowls
Lunch: Golden Bell Pepper Soup
Dinner: Cauliflower Fried Rice with Shrimp

DAY 5
Breakfast: Less Fruit, Not Gross Berry Green Smoothie
Lunch: Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili
Dinner: Spicy Chicken and Sweet Potato Noodle Bowls

If you’re feeling peckish between meals, by all means have a snack, but do your best to stick to vegetables, fruit, or a serving of raw nuts. And if you must have a “treat,” I recommend these lemon-coconut energy bites or a couple squares of dark chocolate. xox, Gwyneth

p.s. I know some of you will ask about booze. This plan will work best if you dry out completely while doing it, but if you must have a drink or two, go ahead. Just avoid added sugar at all costs.

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