Food

A 3-Day Summer Reset

A 3-Day Summer Reset

Every few months we like to do a nice diet reset, which typically means that we walk back extra sugar, dairy, and other potential food allergens for a few days to a week or so to clean it up. For this easy, three-day summer reset, we tapped LA-based holistic nutritionist Elissa Goodman, known for her twenty-one-day online cleanse program and her five-day S.O.U.P. cleanse (Superfoods. Organic. Uniquely Designed. Prepared with Love.), to create a brilliant mini detox. Every recipe in it is totally clean, deliciously nourishing, and easy to make ahead and pack for a work lunch.

This program is simple. We’ve eliminated all the usual suspects (gluten, dairy, corn, sugar, alcohol, and caffeine), and it’s mostly vegetarian, save for some bone broth. Here’s the basic routine: Every morning, start with a probiotic-rich tonic and bone broth. Lunch is a big chopped salad (perfect for taking to work in a large Mason jar), and midafternoon, snack on a grain-free granola bar. Dinner is an easy puréed soup. Just before bed, drink a warming cup of Goodman’s Inner Peace Tonic.

To Sip & Snack

  • Elissa’s Detox Tonic

    Elissa’s Detox Tonic

    “Increasing your intake of probiotics with this tonic can improve digestion and boost your mood,” says Goodman. It’s an incredible way to heal your gut and start your day.

    GET RECIPE

  • Chicken Bone Broth

    Chicken Bone Broth

    Bone broth is a perfect breakfast alternative if you love something savory in the morning. Goodman suggests adding collagen powder, fresh cilantro or parsley, and turmeric or ginger for extra flavor. Make a big batch like this for a several-day supply, and use any extra in soups or for cooking grains.

    GET RECIPE

  • Crunchy Nut and Fruit Bars

    Crunchy Nut and Fruit Bars

    These are easy to make and so much better for you than store-bought bars, which can be loaded with sugar. Plus, this snack is tart, nutty, and energy-boosting.

    GET RECIPE

Salads in a Jar

  • Farmers’ Market Chopped Salad

    Farmers’ Market Chopped Salad

    All the different colors, flavors, and textures of this salad make eating clean a pleasure, and the combination of protein-packed quinoa and chickpeas will keep you full and happy.

    GET RECIPE

  • Edamame Salad

    Edamame Salad

    This is a perfect salad-jar lunch—it’s packed with hearty veggies for a super satisfying crunch, and the creamy ginger cashew dressing pulls it all together.

    GET RECIPE

  • Balsamic Lentil Salad

    Balsamic Lentil Salad

    We love this combination of raw and roasted vegetables. It has such great texture, and the balsamic Dijon lentils are perfectly tangy against the sweet blistered tomatoes.

    GET RECIPE

Nourishing Soups

Before Bed

  • Elissa’s Inner Peace Tonic

    Elissa’s Inner Peace Tonic

    Gynostemma is a long-revered longevity tea from Japan, similar to ginseng. Combined with Sun Potion herbs, almond milk, and a date for some sweetness, it tastes fantastic and is especially soothing right before bed.

    GET RECIPE

You may also like