Our taste buds are starting to move from the hydrating fruits and vegetables we chose all summer, to the comforting and warming dishes of fall and winter. Fortunately, comfort foods can still be healthy. This Thai coconut soup is filled with nutrient-dense vegetables. Because this recipe contains lots of peppers and spices it makes a great post-cleanse soup, but it can be modified to enjoy on the 21-Day program as well.
We normally associate chai as a comforting, hot drink, perfect for colder months. We’ve transformed the warm cup of tea you love into a creamy, flavorful smoothie that's great year-round. With the addition of our Vanilla Daily Shake, not only does this smoothie get a boost of sweet flavor, but it transforms into a complete meal. Our protein powder is full of nutrients, plus it’s vegan and gluten-free. Getting adequate protein in every meal is an important tool for hormone production, blood sugar stabilization, and satiety.
Almost every function in our body, from digestion, to brain function, and respiratory health all rely on sufficient water to work properly. 60% of our body is comprised of water! Many find it less than enticing to reach for the plain stuff day in and day out, so we've come up with this simple, refreshing watermelon slushy to help keep you hydrated!
Summer fruit is the perfect choice for crumbles and cobblers alike. We've picked peaches and blueberries at their peak for this recipe. With the fruit in its prime, we didn't need much sweetener to bring this dish to perfection, just whole, cleanse-approved ingredients. Try swapping out the fruit with a new seasonal pick each time you make it, and it's sure to be a regular in your dessert (or breakfast) rotation year-round.
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.