[Clockwise from large photo: Cranberry, Pomegranate and Kale Detox Juice; Fennel, Orange and Avocado Salad; Easy Chickpea Tomato Soup; Vegetable “Flu Buster” Soup; Mung Bean Stew with Squash and Coconut Milk; and Ginger Cashew Nori Rolls.]
It’s January–that makes it “detox season”! Okay, just kidding. (Okay, not really). 😉
In this post, I wrote about my plan to revisit the ACD in just a couple of weeks. Today I’m asking: Are you with me? If you’re thinking of starting an anti-candida program and looking for support, information, guidance, and recipes–then the Candida Kick-Start might just be what you need! This is the program I wish I’d had when I first started the diet so many years ago.
Start now, and you’ll have plenty of time to get your anti-candida diet off to a successful start and well on your way, ready to face all the ACD challenges (just in time for Valentine’s Day!).
And whether or not you’re gearing up for an anti-candida diet, taking some time to consume cleansing, detoxifying foods is a great way to prepare your body for the year to come, or else repair your body post-holidays.
Even if you’ve been eating a clean diet, detoxing can still be a good thing. Why? Because there’s more to health than just the foods we eat (though the food, of course, is a crucial–and perhaps the most fun–component of a healthy life).
To help you along this detox season, here’s a list of recipes made with real, whole-foods and good-for-you ingredients (plus many all of those six great detoxifiers I mentioned previously):
Juices, Smoothies and other Beverages:
Vegetable Juice (plus intro to juicing) from This American Bite
Gracious Green-Ade Morning Cleansing Juice from The Blender Girl
Lemon Detox Tea from The Healthy Apple
Cranberry, Pomegranate and Kale Detox Juice from Ricki Heller
“Can You Feel the Beet?” Midday Cleansing Juice from The Blender Girl
Green Smoothie Tutorial from Plant Powered Kitchen
Swamp Thing Smoothie from Ricki Heller
Verde Cocoberry Smoothie from Everyday Maven
Veggie-Full and Sweet Smoothie from Ricki Heller
Mango Pineapple Carrot Smoothie from Welcoming Kitchen
Very Veggie Split Pea Soup from JL Goes Vegan
Vegetable “Flu Buster” Soup from Cupcakes and Kale Chips
Sweet Potato Quinoa Soup from The Healthy Apple
Beet Borscht from Ricki Heller
Roasted Smoky Cauliflower Soup with Chickpea Dumplings from An Edible Mosaic
Red Lentil Soup from An Edible Mosaic
[Clockwise from large photo: Butternut Squash and Pomegranate Quinoa; Spring Detox Salad; Carrot Salad with Citrus and Pecans; Kale and Seaweed Salad; Very Veggie Split Pea Soup; Chai Chia Smoothie ]
Salads and Snacks:
Ginger Cashew Nori Rolls from Spabettie
Raw Almond-Veggie Pate from Ricki Heller
Five Healthy Salad Dressings from Plant Powered Kitchen
Bittersweet Salad with Apples and Dandelion Greens from Ricki Heller
Kale and Seaweed Salad from Ricki Heller
Raw Vegan Red Cabbage Salad from The Blender Girl
Live to Eat Herb Lentil Salad from This American Bite
Grapefruit Kale Chiffonade from Spabettie
Cultured Vegetables from Ricki Heller
Raw Zucchini Salad from This American Bite
Crimson Salad with Pecans and Pumpkinseeds from Ricki Heller
Lemon Avocado Massaged Kale Salad from Spabettie
[Clockwise from large photo: Green Smoothie Tutorial; Veggie-Full and Sweet Smoothie; Mango Pineapple Carrot Smoothie; Raw Vegan Cauliflower Tabouli; Beet Borscht.]
Veggies and Main Dishes:
Simple Sauteed Chinese Cabbage from Farm Fresh Feasts
Seaweed and Cabbage Saute from Ricki Heller
Butternut Squash and Pomegranate Quinoa from Cupcakes and Kale Chips
Mung Bean Stew with Squash and Coconut Milk from Healthy Green Kitchen
Salad Stuffed Sweet Potatoes from Welcoming Kitchen
“Mum, does this mean we have to give up our favorite foods, too? Because, you know, that would be. . . everything.”
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Alyssa (Everyday Maven) says
Love the doggies 🙂 Thanks for including my salads!
My pleasure, Alyssa! They look terrific! 🙂
Wow, what a great group of recipes–thanks so much for including my salad!
It’s my pleasure! Thanks for making it! 🙂
These recipes look great! I will have to try out a few. Also, I may be interested in joining in on your Candida Kickstart program.
Thanks, Sarah! I’ll be posting more information later this week. 🙂
Whitney @ Jewhungry says
What an awesome recipe round-up. Thank you so much for including my cauliflower ‘couscous’!
Thanks, Whitney! It looks awesome, too! 🙂
Faith (An Edible Mosaic) says
A beautiful collection, Ricki! Thank you so much for including me!
My pleasure, Faith! Glad you like it! 🙂
The Healthy Apple says
You are so thoughtful; thank you so much Ricki for including me! xoxxo Hugs!!
My pleasure! Your recipes are perfect for detoxing (or any time!)–clean, fresh ingredients! 🙂 xo
I started “Healthy 2014 Challenge” on my blog and was looking for ways to detox.
Thx for this awesome list of recipes! Will link it when the post goes up. Why re-invent the wheel?
Thanks, Karen! 🙂
Ricki, I am SO excited for your ACD program!! While I wait for it to start, I am taking a good long look at these amazing recipes 🙂
Yosef - This American Bite says
Wonderful roundup! Thanks for including me.
My pleasure! Thanks for the great recipes. 🙂
Great group of recipes, but I hate to break it to you, here is no such thing as as detoxify the body. That is what your liver and kidneys are for. Just eat healthy for heath’s sake.
Amanda, I think you’d find lots of different views among healthcare professionals, both alternative and allopathic, on this one. Of course our kidneys and liver are there to detoxify. It’s my personal opinion that they can become extremely overburdened by this task given our current highly toxic North American lifestyle (and even though I eat a very “clean” diet, I still have to breathe the air, use the electronic devices, submit to the occasional X-ray, travel through airports, etc., all of which puts strain on the system). Certain foods can help your liver and kidneys to do their jobs more effectively, and cutting back on other foods can give them a break as well. That’s my definition of “detoxify.” 🙂