15 Delicious Ways to Detox in January

on December 26, 2015

The Awesome Green

New Year, New Food

So maybe you went a little overboard with the Christmas cookies, or perhaps you over-imbibed on New Year's Eve. No worries-we're not here to judge. In fact, to help you kickstart your holiday recovery plan, we've gathered 15 clean eating recipes that are as delicious as they are healthful.

Taste Love and Nourish

Gingerbread Smoothie

If you're struggling to kick your cookie cravings, this smoothie is just the ticket-banana, almond milk, fresh ginger and spices make for one satisfying sip.

Get the Recipe: Gingerbread Smoothie

Vanille Verte

Arugula, Romaine and Pear Smoothie Bowl

Smoothie bowls have stepped into the spotlight over the course of the last year, and we think they're here to stay. A cool, refreshing smoothie blend-topped with a variety of different fruit, nuts and veggies-is our new favorite way to sneak in extra nutrients in a hurry.

Get the Recipe: Arugula, Romaine, and Pear Smoothie Bowl

Linda Wagner

Beet and Carrot Bake

So, you're detoxing. There's no need for you to feel deprived. Sometimes all it means is filling up on the right things. This simple casserole, for example, would make the perfect filling complement to your choice of lean protein.

Get the Recipe: Beet and Carrot Bake

With The Grains

Whole Wheat Cranberry Gingerbread Muffins

Whether you enjoy them for breakfast or a snack on the go, these dense, filling muffins will give you the energy you need to power through your day-no "carb crash" involved.

Get the Recipe: Whole Wheat Cranberry Gingerbread Muffins

How Sweet Eats

Roasted Acorn Squash and Arugula Salad

The winter months are the perfect time to add a little warmth to your salad recipes. Here, fresh roasted acorn squash complements spicy arugula perfectly, while pomegranate seeds add a hint of sweetness and crunch.

Get the Recipe: Autumn Arugula Salad


Winter Greens, Kabocha Squash and Pear Salad

Skip the iceberg lettuce-keep things interesting by mixing up your greens. This particular salad uses a blend of endive, radicchio and arugula, but you can customize all year long with your in-season favorites.

Get the Recipe: Winter Greens, Kabocha Squash and Peeled Pear Salad

Ezra Pound Cake

Winter Fruit Granola

Start your morning off right with this hearty blend of toasted oats, wheat bran and pecans. A variety of dried fruit and a hint of maple syrup give this just the right amount of sweetness.

Get the Recipe: Winter Fruit Granola

The Awesome Green

Nourishing Winter Bowl

This stunning winter bowlful is more than just beautiful-its vibrant colors actually spell plenty of nutrients. And with a starter recipe like this one, the possible ingredient combinations are virtually endless.

Get the Recipe: The Complete Nourishing Winter Bowl

Feasting at Home

Vietnamese Hot and Sour Tamarind Soup

The bright, fresh flavors of this Asian-inspired soup will leave you feeling satisfied, but not weighed down-and comforted, but not guilty.

Get the Recipe: Vietnamese Hot and Sour Tamarind Soup

Goodness Green

Winter Vegetable Quinoa Bowl

Hearty quinoa makes the perfect base for this combination of brussels sprouts, butternut squash, mushrooms and onions, while pumpkin seeds and cranberries provide crunch and a hint of sweetness.

Get the Recipe: Detox Winter Vegetable Quinoa Bowl

The First Mess

Grapefruit Roasted Beets, Greens and White Beans

This winter salad combines some of our favorite cool-weather flavors-the freshness of citrus and with the earthiness of beets.

Get the Recipe: Grapefruit Roasted Beets, Greens and White Beans with Pistachio Butter

Dough Eyed Girls

Lentil, Kale and Sweet Potato Stew

A hint of earthy Indian spice adds extra warmth to this nutrient-packed stew, making it an extra-comforting addition to your clean eating efforts.

Get the Recipe: Lentil, Kale and Sweet Potato Stew

Oh She Glows

Carrot, Apple and Ginger Detox Soup

Creamy, sweet and a little spicy, this soup packs quite the punch-and it's loaded with nutrients to boot!

Get the Recipe: Carrot, Apple, and Ginger Soup

Julia's Album

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Butternut Squash, Pecans and Cranberries

Just because the holidays are behind us doesn't mean we can't continue to pay tribute to their signature flavors.

Get the Recipe: Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Butternut Squash, Pecans and Cranberries

The View From Great Island

Dark Chocolate Detox Bites

Don't worry-we saved the best for last. It's totally possible to enjoy chocolate while eating clean: this combination of superfood fruits, nuts and seeds makes these morsels both healthy and delicious. That's a win, if you ask us.

Get the Recipe: Dark Chocolate Detox Bites