A Vegan Detox does not have to be a time set aside for boring foods and bland shakes. Having these tasty and vibrant vegan meals can help to keep you on your game and full of energy and vitality.
As each day goes by, your body is subjected to toxins in your environment, a diet that may possess too many processed foods, as well as the negative side effects of living a stressful lifestyle. Over time, this can interfere with your overall health and well being. A detox is when we give the body a rest so it can heal and do its job to the best of its ability.
By incorporating these recipes into your vegan lifestyle, you allow your body to detox on a regular basis — rather than going cold turkey for a week, like so many detox plans suggest.
Here are 10 vegan recipes guaranteed to keep your body in tiptop shape by nourishing your liver and ensuring it does its job of detoxing your body every day.
1. Lentil and Tofu Soup
Lentils provide the protein that assists in Phase 2 liver detoxification. Lentils are one of the easiest legumes to digest and have been shown to help reduce belly fat. This recipe freezes well also. So, try making a large batch that will provide you with several nutritious meals.
2. Easy Chickpea Salad
The secret to this delicious salad is the wonderful dressing. Even while detoxing, it is important to be consuming oils for their omega content. The dressing in this recipe includes olive oil, herbs, and lemon juice, which are all great for the liver.
3. Pomegranate Fennel Quinoa Salad
Quinoa is an excellent source of protein that is a great addition to any vegan lifestyle. The apple cider vinegar dressing complements the fennel, while the pomegranate seeds add vibrancy and colour to this salad, which is perfect on the side or as a meal on its own.
4. Roast Garlic Butternut Squash
This wonderful dish is an assortment of phytonutrients to go with the protein and fibre provided by quinoa, walnuts, tomato, and garlic. A warming dish, but one that can be enjoyed over the summer BBQ season also.
5. Blueberry Kale Pops
Just because you are on a detox doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a treat. These treats are amazing. To keep it in super detox mode, be sure to juice the purple grapes yourself rather than buying packaged juice at the store.
6. Green Smoothie Cups
This is a recipe that will save both time and money. There may have been times when you didn’t have the ingredients on hand to make a fresh green smoothie. That is not a problem when you have a good stock of these beauties in the freezer. Wonderful avocado, kale, and flaxseeds make these Green Smoothie Cups a meal in themselves.
7. Vegan Green Smoothie
When you think detox, you probably think green smoothies. I like to make mine up in batches. That way, there is always a glass or two available for the whole family to enjoy. By adding hemp powder, this is a powerful vegan green smoothie.
8. Kale and Wheat Berry Salad with Tempeh
This is a great recipe for anyone new to kale and needing some persuasion to indulge in it. The secret to any kale recipe is to make sure to remove the stem and only eat the leafy parts, as suggested in this recipe.
9. Snap Pea Slaw with Creamy Cashew Dressing
When you need to detox, you need to go green, green, green! This recipe is all of that with an addition of a creamy and delicious cashew dressing. Enjoy.
10. Curried Chickpeas and Kale
This recipe is a paneer that uses chickpeas instead of cheese. Kale is used in this recipe, but if you feel you are all “kaled” out, you can always use spinach.