Cleansing recipes for the New Year

Well hello there! I’m not really sure how a new year is on its way already, but I’ll welcome it with open arms. I’m hoping 2016 is every bit as great as 2015 was – filled with adventure, travel, photos, good people and good food. I’m sure we’re all raising our glasses to at least one of those gems. Now let’s get to that latter topic.

After one too many days of hefty holiday eats, I’m ready to start 2016 out on a light and refreshing foot. Are you with me?

I consider 99% of the recipes that go on my blog to be healthy. But I’ve rounded up a few that I particularly seek out when I’m looking for a truly nourishing cleanse for my body. These are recipes filled with whole foods. Bright ingredients. Produce. Fiber. And definitely not a lack of flavor. Let’s be clear, this is not akin or meant to be akin to a juice cleanse. This is meant to be a guide for wholesome recipes that’ll make you feel both energized and satisfied.

I’m already putting my spoon into that last one on this list. Happy New Year everyone, and cheers to a great year ahead!

Savory Japanese Oats

Breakfast: Savory Japanese Oats

Green Smoothie

Breakfast: Green Smoothie

Nicoise Salad

Lunch: Nicoise Salad 

(Feel free to swap the asparagus for brussels sprouts or something more wintry.)

Quinoa Buddha Bowl with Dill Tahini Sauce

 Lunch: Quinoa Buddha Bowl with Dill Tahini Sauce

Tofu Banh Mi Collard Wraps with Wasabi Peanut Sauce

Lunch: Tofu Banh Mi Collard Wraps with Wasabi Peanut Sauce

Simple Veggie Lentil Soup

 Lunch or dinner: Simple Veggie Lentil Soup

Sweet Potato & Kale Sushi

Lunch or dinner:  Sweet Potato & Kale Sushi

Beet Soup with Tahini and Pine Nut Za’atar

 Dinner: Beet Soup with Tahini and Pine Nut Za’atar

Roasted Carrot and Lentil Tacos

 Dinner: Roasted Carrot and Lentil Tacos

Miso Tahini Soup

Dinner: Miso Tahini Soup

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