The cleanse I’m doing involves eating only vegetables and fruits (limited to 3 fruits per day) only for 7 days. As hard as that is to find something to make, I was able to come up with some fat free, cleanse-appropriate dishes that were actually pretty darn tasty. Oddly enough, they were gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and Paleo approved, too.
One of the cleanse recipes was the one pictured above. Wild Mushroom and Squash Stir Fry hit the spot when I came home from work, after too many hours of not eating, needing food. It was extremely quick to make, beautiful to plate, and delicious with the variety of vegetables and simple seasonings used.
Wild Mushroom and Vegetable Stir Fry
- 1 large yellow onion, roughly chopped or diced
- 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
- 5 small eggplants, or 1 large, diced (skin on or off)
- 2 cups wild mushroom variety pack (these are stellar but you can use any variety of mushroom you wish)
- 1/2 head of cabbage
- 3 tbsp gluten-free and low sodium Tamari (or soy sauce)
- dash of salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes (all optional)
In a large saute pan, place the onion, garlic, and 1/2 to 1 cup water (if not cleansing, use 3 tbsp olive oil). Heat on high, stirring frequently for about 5 minutes. Add the eggplant and continue to cook until eggplant becomes soft, around 10 minutes, adding more water if needed.
When onions and eggplant are softening, add in the mushrooms (after you rinse and roughly chop), cabbage, Tamari or soy sauce, and salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Heat for another 5 minutes, tossing to just wilt the cabbage.
Plate and serve with thinly sliced green onions.
So after eating a few helpings of this dish, I still wanted something else, something dessert-like to quench the lack of sugar I was consuming. (And on a side note, I don’t eat a ton of sugar but I definitely love my dairy-free chocolate chips or my gluten-free, low-sugar baked goods…)
Detox Apple Cinnamon Dated Bowl
- 1 large green apple, roughly chopped
- 1/2 small baby papaya (or any other soft fruit)
- 1 tbsp golden raisins
- 1 medjool date, pitted and roughly chopped
- 1 tbsp lime or lemon juice
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
Combine all ingredients in a bowl, tossing to mix.
Enjoy this guilt-free dessert during a detox, cleanse, or just for a fiber-filled treat.
That’s two recipes to get you started or keep you cleansing (or enjoy any day!), whichever category you happen to fall under.
So, this being day 6 of the cleanse, I’ve added some raw plant protein into my morning smoothies (because I’m running around all day and active at work) and a tablespoon of almond butter (um… or two) at night for some fat. Not really approved but I feel way better and have SO MUCH ENERGY. I can’t even tell you how crazy-energized I feel. I hope it lasts…
Not into cleansing or detoxing at all? That’s ok. Go make my Bacon Enhanced Guacamole Enchilada Pizza instead. It’s a must!
Do you have any tips or recipes for cleansing or cleaning your diet?