Everybody needs a reset sometimes. Right now, we’re raving over the vegan detox. It promotes plant-cravings (the best kind of cravings), a love for freshness, and environmentally-friendly dining. Here are your first 3 days of recipes for a vegan detox that can start right now. (Completion date is up to you!) Enjoy these delicious, flavorful meals that will leave you fully satisfied and happy you detoxed.
Vegan Detox Day 1
It’s your first day. You got this! This day has loads of fruits, veggies, (and more fruits and more veggies) planned. Snack lightly throughout the day — nuts are great if you are worried about getting enough protein — and let yourself glory in that fresh feeling of the first day of a detox.
Breakfast: The Green Machine
Blend together 1 large orange (peeled and segmented), 6 large strawberries, 2 cups spinach, ¼ cup cashews, dash of cinnamon, and ice.
Carrot and Kale. Is there a healthier sounding pair of veggies? This detox soup ends your day 1 with a flavorful bang and whole lotta health.
Vegan Detox Day 2
Day 2 is the most common day people give up on their detoxes — seriously. So push through! Don’t focus on these recipes being vegan. Focus on how utterly delicious they are.
Breakfast: Very Berry Smoothie Bowl
Blend together 1 heaping cup frozen mixed berries, 1 small ripe banana (sliced and frozen), 2-3 Tbsp milk of choice (almond or oat), and 1 scoop vegan protein powder of choice 1 Tbsp chia seeds. Top with fresh fruit and enjoy!
Lunch: Crunchy Garden Salad
Combine 3 large romaine lettuce leaves, peeled carrots, chopped mushrooms, chickpeas, onion, sprouts, cashews, chopped cucumber, and sunflower seeds in a large salad bowl. Top with favorite (vegan) dressing, and enjoy!
Day 3 means you’ve earned a treat. So we begin the day with a little bit of sugar and end it with an Italian classic…
Breakfast: Maple Vanilla Latte Smoothie
Blend together ⅓ cup greek yogurt, ¼ cup milk of choice, 1 shot espresso, cooled ½ overripe banana (frozen), 1-2 Tbsp maple syrup, 1 tsp vanilla extract, and ½ cup coconut shavings. Top with extra coconut shavings and enjoy!
Lunch: Tomato Avocado Sandwich
Spread hummus on one slice rye or multigrain bread. Layer half an avocado, 3 slices ripe tomato, and sprouts on top. Enjoy open-faced or add a top!
It’s important to know that it’s not wise to avoid carbs on a vegan diet. You need the sugars to get your body working right! This pasta is healthy fresh, and it will give your body what you need. If you’re enjoying being an honorary vegan, keep it going for a few more days! If not, go back to your meats and pat yourself on the back for 3 hard days. Either way, be proud of yourself for loving your body and the world a little more.