Indulged a little too much lately? Check out our favorite detox recipes, all of which will help you reset while staying sated.
There’s nothing like a nourishing, warming bowl of lentils with plenty of spice and creaminess from coconut milk.
The longer you cook this nourishing broth, the more savory and concentrated it will become. Season with salt and sip this restorative broth on its own, use it as a cooking liquid for grains or legumes, or deploy it as a base for sauces and soups like hearty, healthy Detox Pho.
Not only is this immunity-boosting chicken soup just as comforting as your grandma’s, it’s also gluten-free, thanks to spiralized zucchini “noodles.”
This elegant salmon dish is perfect for a winter dinner party—just slide it into a low oven for 40 minutes and it’s ready to serve.
Infuse apple cider vinegar with horseradish, garlic, chiles, and ginger to make an immunity-boosting tonic that just happens to be delicious.
Yes, you can cook lentils and quinoa together. And now your life will become exponentially easier, healthier, and more delicious.
This lightly spiced drink is packed with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties thanks to a dose of peppery turmeric.
Nothing cures that feeling of overeating all holiday season like a big mess of crunchy greens.
A sage-infused vinaigrette and a dash of warming cinnamon take this citrusy dish one step further than most breakfast and brunch fruit salads.
Maybe you’re coming down with a cold, or you hit one too many holiday parties. This comforting but complex-tasting soup is just what the doctor ordered.
Lots of seeds keep this bowl of roasted broccolini, shaved Brussels sprouts, and raw kale exciting.
A vegan’s delight, with a gentle bonus buzz from the matcha.
Top this Madras curry–perfumed soup with earthy-sweet spiced coconut chips for a warming vegetarian dinner.
Toss roasted squash and Brussels sprouts with a perfectly salty and spicy miso-harissa dressing for a refreshing change of pace.
This fiery Korean stew is a perfect detox. It’s spicy, clean, and capable of reversing any damage the previous night may have caused.
This fragrant and fresh Vietnamese classic is made even healthier with the addition of kale and wild mushrooms.
Okay, fine, you’ve never heard of baobab—but that’s about to change. (Remember when no one knew how to pronounce quinoa?) You’ll find the powder from the tangy superfruit stocked at the health food store.
This dish can help generate a little sunny feeling in the darkest days of winter. The winter might be chilly and damp, but somewhere out there, the sun is shining bright.
A warming stew of quick-cooking lentils, pearled couscous, and canned chickpeas topped with tangy lime yogurt, crunchy sliced almonds, and fresh herbs.
Whip up this drink to “cleanse and recharge.” Be sure to pick firm pears because soft ones may clog the juicer.
No squash? No problem. This rice bowl—which was developed for our #cook90 initiative—can handle all sorts of roasted vegetables (and, for that matter, can be made with all kinds of grains). But the curried yogurt? That’s crucial.
Give the traditional orange Julius an upgrade by combining the vitamins C and A, potassium, fiber, and carotenoids found in sweet potatoes with tangy orange. This is a winning combination, light and refreshing with pops of citrus, yet dense and filling because of the sweet potato.
Packed with nutritious greens and zesty lemon, this gorgeous soup is just the thing to perk you up on a chilly weeknight.
Mimicking traditional semolina pasta, cauliflower “rice” takes on fragrant Persian spices in this grain-free take on couscous.
Raw cauliflower may seem like a dicey proposition, but shave it into manageable bites and add some powerful dressing, and this salad will rock your world.
Refresh after a grueling workout or exhausting day with this electrolyte-packed water, with a natural boost of energy, vitamins, and minerals.
The classic combination of spinach, avocado, and grapefruit inspired this fresh, vitamin-packed smoothie. With green tea and protein powder, its all you need to get going in the morning.
Chicken noodle soup never gets old. If you don’t have udon for this recipe, use rice noodles or regular old spaghetti. A small knob of fresh turmeric can replace the dried type.
Load up on green tea antioxidants, hydrate with electrolyte-filled coconut water, and cool off with cucumber, lime, and gut-soothing aloe vera.
This grain salad is packed with crunchy raw veggies, salty Pecorino, lively mint, and fresh chile peppers.
Easier to make than the beef version, chicken pho requires fewer ingredients and takes less finesse for superlative results.
Blending together yogurt, mango, and matcha makes a refreshing smoothie with an energizing caffeine boost and a good dose of protein.
Poaching eggs right in the stew is so obviously genius, we are still trying to figure out why we didn’t think of this recipe sooner.
Rich with nutty tahini, savory miso, and plenty ginger and garlic, this comforting vegetarian soup is just what the doctor ordered for a chilly weeknight.
Attention: This is not a smoothie, but you can have it for breakfast if you want.
Blending antioxidant-rich purple sweet potatoes with coconut milk makes this soup creamy, rich, and tasty without adding tons of extra fat, sugar, or heavy cream.
This slightly savory smoothie will cure any ailment you’ve got.
Quinoa—either red, black, or white—adds body and heartiness to this warming bowl of tomato-basil soup.
This nourishing green smoothie can be made with spinach or kale—your choice!
This zippy, herbaceous drinkable soup is like a trip to the farmers’ market in a glass.
First of all, zoodle is a made-up word for vegetables that have been cut to look like noodles. Make this recipe vegetarian by substituting 8 oz. fresh shiitake mushrooms in place of the bacon, leaving out the anchovies, and using a vegetable stock or water.
Mint, ginger, fennel, and cayenne are known for their digestive properties. Turn this into a spritzer by using club soda instead of water.
Never underestimate black peppercorns! Their heat sneaks up on you in this turmeric tonic.
The liquid is really up to you. Nut milks add body and protein, but if you prefer something sweeter, try juice. Less heavy? Go with coconut water.
Toss leftover shredded turkey with crunchy cabbage, zesty green chiles, and a piquant lemon-miso vinaigrette for a refreshing palate-cleanser after yesterday’s feast.
Dates and bananas naturally sweeten this wholesome breakfast smoothie.
Chicken soup with a head-clearing kick and a generous dose of seasonal veggies will sooth you after days of heavy holiday feasting.
Healthy, flavorful salmon is made even more nourishing with the addition of lots of creamy chickpeas and greens.
Cashews lend body, creaminess, and richness to this pea soup and also make it vegan.
Gently baking salmon in a low-temperature oven ensures a moist and succulent fillet and only takes about 15 minutes. The asparagus cooks on the same baking sheet, making clean-up a breeze.
Swap out the traditional green papaya for a mix of charred green and yellow wax beans in this refreshing take on Thai salad. The zesty grilled tofu and creamy avocado add filling protein and healthy fats, rounding out the meal.
Packed with healthy superfoods and a little caffeine kick from matcha powder, this creamy green smoothie bowl makes a satisfying breakfast. Chia seeds and oats add density and fiber, while mango and fresh ginger add sweetness and spice.
Watercress is back! It’s fantastic paired with piquant mustard and sharp vinegar that can stand up to the nose-tingling burn.
As thick and smooth as a milk shake, this berry freeze actually gets its creaminess from chia and avocado, not milk and ice cream. Using frozen berries keeps the drink icy cold (and allows you to make it when berries are out of season), but if you prefer to use fresh, just add a couple of ice cubes when blending.
Simmering vegetables in a covered pot over low heat so that they steam in their own liquid—a French technique called à l’étouffée—is the ticket to achieving a soup with pronounced depth. We love this method with cauliflower, but also try it with celeriac or rutabagas.
This detoxing tonic also makes a tasty spritzer—use club soda in place of water.
Toss cubed salmon in a simple grapefruit ponzu sauce and serve over tender greens for a refreshing take on Hawaii’s beloved raw seafood dish.
A Vietnamese-inspired ginger dressing and plenty of cooling, crunchy cucumbers takes kale salad from “not now” to “hey, wow!”
A quick marinade infuses the salmon with sweet, herbaceous flavor and transforms it into a stunner of an entrée.
Since the weather is still a bit chilly, this recipe for a hearty green soup might just the thing to energize you while keeping you warm!
In this soup, you get the healing, antioxidant benefits of carrots. Combine them with a hefty dose of gelatin-rich bone broth, a touch of lemongrass and ginger, and you’re left with a bowl of soup that beats any sugar-laden cold-pressed juice on the market.
Feel-good greens and creamy comforting coconut come together in less than half an hour for a weeknight dinner you can really get behind.
Even the most skeptical celery eaters will be surprised by the cool, sweet, crunchy, and savory flavors that are packed into this side dish recipe.
Turn store-bought rotisserie chicken into this Asian-inspired dinner salad in minutes.
You’re bound to get plenty of accolades for this zesty sauce, a Middle Eastern–spiced riff on herby salsa verde.
Feel free to vary the vegetables in this salad according to what you have in your garden or find at the farmers’ market.
Our perfect quinoa cooking method is to boil it in salted water until tender, then drain and return to the pot. Let steam, covered, for a few minutes and fluff.
With a sprinkling of spice, these simple broiled salmon skewers make an impressive appetizer or light meal.
Flake baked salmon over roasted turnips and bulgur for a casually chic dish that will make any dinner feel like a party.
Trimming a generous amount of the stem from the brussels sprouts makes it quite a bit easier to tease apart the leaves for this winter slaw recipe.
With its creamy, delicate flavor and cleansing ginger, this juice is perfect after an indulgent holiday.
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