We love using cauliflower rice to substitute rice or wheat in clean recipes. It’s so simple to blend, cook, and use in a variety of recipes. Grains are actually difficult for many people to digest, and you may notice indigestion or bloat after eating starchy grains like rice. Using cauliflower rice instead will help you to avoid this discomfort as well as lower your carb intake.
Cantaloupe has an unfair reputation as a fruit salad filler, it’s the melon we push around on our plates, preferring to stick our forks in blueberries and kiwi. Instead of casting cantaloupe off to the side, we gave it the starring role in a refreshing summer smoothie. Naturally sweet and ultra-hydrating, we’re going to be sipping this cantaloupe smoothie all season long.
Typically creamy pasta is laden with dairy and often leaves us feeling heavy, bloated, and sluggish. This dish gives you the creaminess your taste buds desire while using zero dairy and the flavors of summer to keep things fresh. The combination of garlic, cashews, and lemon give the sauce a rich texture and flavor, while the summer vegetables and herbs add the lightness you're craving in hotter months. This will be a recipe you use year-round to please any crowd. Try it when having cravings on the Cleanse!
These mini key lime pie desserts are much simpler to make than a traditional key lime pie but bursting with just as much flavor. They're also vegan, gluten-free, and Clean Program-approved so these petite desserts can be enjoyed any time.
One of our favorite summertime treats is shaved ice. The juicy flavor, combined with a melt-in-your-mouth texture, is the best way to cool down on a hot day. Unfortunately, most of the shaved ice we can buy from a street vendor is drenched in a syrupy flavor concentrate. In fact, an 8-oz. cup of shaved ice contains a whopping 49 grams of sugar – more than a 12-oz. can of Coke! Luckily, it’s simple to make your own shaved ice at home with natural ingredients.
Red cabbage is great for gut health; you can even buy or make your own fermented cabbage for additional digestive support. The insoluble fiber found in red cabbage promotes regularity and relieves symptoms of some gastrointestinal conditions. This red cabbage salad is perfect for a quick summer meal or add some protein for something heartier.
The summertime usually means lots of beer, fried foods, cheesy dips, and hot wings doused in ranch dressing. Since we love celebrating with friends and delicious food, we love coming up with wholesome versions of the classics. We've created a healthier chicken wings recipe by baking the wings instead of deep-frying and using unprocessed fats and seasonings to add flavor. If you are currently cleansing, you can feel free to use our Buffalo Cauliflower recipe instead!
Our mango sticky rice a healthy alternative to the traditional Thai version, and will have you begging for seconds. Sticky rice is often made using processed sugar, but here we've used just a small amount of coconut nectar for mild sweetness without the sugar crash. The mango sauce is the finishing touch, providing a tart burst of flavor to contrast the mild, creamy rice. This recipe is made cleanse-friendly very easily with the substitution of brown rice.
Smoothies are a staple on the Clean Program cleanse, and a habit we recommend keeping well beyond your 21-day program with a morning Daily Shake. Starting your day with a smoothie is an excellent way of easing the body into digestion after your overnight fast, plus it gives you the hydration and nutrients you need to start the day. With warmer days, we love this pineapple cilantro smoothie for its tropical flavor and detoxifying qualities.
This healthy burrito bowl recipe is a cleaner version of the typical bowl you would get at Chipotle. Although Chipotle uses fresher ingredients than other fast food chains, it’s not necessarily the healthiest option. One reason is that their portions are absolutely massive! We all love a mound of guacamole on top of our bowls, but large portions can equal an unnecessary amount of calories. With one simple swap, this recipe makes a great lunch on the Cleanse.