Wellness

The Annual goop Detox

The Annual goop Detox

Two thousand eighteen was a year of incredible, nourishing, healing food here at goop, but in the spirit of balance, we also indulged in some less-than-clean favorites (like lasagna, schnitzel, waffles, and so many fun cocktails). Again striving for balance, we’re recalibrating this month with our annual January detox program.

As always, it follows the basic elimination diet rules outlined in Dr. Alejandro Junger’s Clean Program: no caffeine, alcohol, dairy, gluten, corn, nightshades (tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, potatoes), soy, refined sugar, shellfish, white rice, or eggs. The nos are replaced with nutrient-dense leafy greens, cruciferous veggies, hearty grains, seeds, and lean proteins. We’ve created five days’ worth of easy and delicious breakfasts, packable lunches, satisfying dinners, and a couple of tasty treats for in between, plus a shopping list and menu plan to keep you organized along the way.

Most of the recipes yield enough for a few servings, so you can throw together time-saving leftover lunches, and/or share some of the deliciousness with friends. Speaking of: Detoxing is much more fun and doable with friends, so if your BFFs aren’t following along IRL, check out goop gang on Facebook or #goopdetox on Instagram for some goop-detox commentary, conversation, and camaraderie.

The 5-Day Detox Plan


SUNDAY:

  • Do your big shop for the week.
  • Make the Grain-Free Granola, Borscht, and Toum (a creamy, vegan garlic spread).

MONDAY:

  • First thing: Warm water with lemon
  • Breakfast: Grain-Free Granola
  • Lunch: Borscht
  • Snack: Brown rice cake with avocado and everything bagel spice mix
  • Dinner: Salmon Patties with Turmeric Cauliflower Rice

TUESDAY:

  • First thing: Warm water with lemon
  • Breakfast: Blueberry Coconut Chia Smoothie
  • Lunch: Leftover Salmon Patties and Toum over arugula with lemon and olive oil
  • Snack: Apple and almond butter
  • Dinner: Beans and Greens Soup with Harissa and Saffron

WEDNESDAY:

  • Note: Soak your cashews tonight for tomorrow’s Caesar dressing!
  • First thing: Warm water with lemon
  • Breakfast: Grain-Free Granola
  • Lunch: Leftover Beans and Greens Soup
  • Snack: Date Balls
  • Dinner: Roasted Chicken and Cauliflower with Herb Salad

THURSDAY:

  • Note: Use the extra chicken from last night’s dinner for today’s salad!
  • First thing: Warm water with lemon
  • Breakfast: Cauliflower Black Bean Scramble
  • Lunch: Kale Caesar with Chicken and Crispy Chickpeas
  • Snack: Toum with crudités
  • Dinner: Tom Yum Soup

FRIDAY:

  • Note: Buy your trout the day before or the day of so it’s really fresh for dinner.
  • First thing: Warm water with lemon
  • Breakfast: Blueberry Coconut Chia Smoothie
  • Lunch: Detox Bun Salad
  • Snack: Date Balls
  • Dinner: Blackened Trout with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Arugula Salad

Detox Recipes

  • Grain-Free Granola

    Grain-Free Granola

    This warmly spiced granola works well with yogurt and berries, on an acai bowl, with almond milk, or just as a midafternoon snack.

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  • Blueberry Coconut Chia Smoothie

    Blueberry Coconut Chia Smoothie

    The tangy lime and warm cardamom combination in this satisfying smoothie really starts the day off right. If you’re not using a powerful blender, like a Vitamix, you might want to soak the cashews ahead of time overnight to ensure a super creamy consistency.

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  • Cauliflower Black Bean Scramble

    Cauliflower Black Bean Scramble

    This egg alternative looks like the real thing thanks to a little dash of turmeric. It’s super savory, and the beans and avocado make it a filling breakfast, sure to keep you satiated through the 11 a.m. snack slump.

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  • Borscht

    Borscht

    This traditional Russian soup is full of rich, earthy flavors, and a garnish of fresh herbs brightens up the whole dish.

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  • Kale Caesar with Chicken and Crispy Chickpeas

    Kale Caesar with Chicken and Crispy Chickpeas

    The star of this salad is the dressing—it’s a creamy cashew riff that might be better than the dairy- and egg-laden original. The toothsome texture of cashews almost mimics the delightful crumbliness of Parmesan.

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  • Detox Bun Salad

    Detox Bun Salad

    This salad is super refreshing, and the chewiness of the sweet potato vermicelli noodles hits the spot if you miss the chew of gluten in pasta. Pack it in a jar before work with the dressing on the bottom and give it a toss when you’re ready to eat for a delicious desk lunch.

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  • Salmon Patties with Turmeric Cauliflower Rice

    Salmon Patties with Turmeric Cauliflower Rice

    These patties cook super quickly, and the parsley, lemon, and red onion make the perfect match for the turmeric-y cauliflower rice. The leftovers hold up well and are great on top of a bed of arugula with a little lemon and olive oil.

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  • Beans and Greens Soup with Harissa and Saffron

    Beans and Greens Soup with Harissa and Saffron

    Sweet and fragrant saffron and earthy, spicy harissa make this soup an upgrade from your average beans and greens soup. The smell of the broth alone will make you really excited about this super healthy dinner.

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  • Roasted Chicken and Cauliflower with Herb Salad

    Roasted Chicken and Cauliflower with Herb Salad

    It does not get easier than this. Season everything, toss it in the oven, and you’re good to go. The herb salad lightens up this dish, and it’s a great way to use up any leftover herbs you have in the fridge.

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  • Tom Yum Soup

    Tom Yum Soup

    This detox-friendly, shrimp-free version of a traditional Thai soup is somehow both light and hearty. You’ll feel satisfied by all the crunchy, refreshing vegetables, and you could drink the broth alone by the mugful.

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  • Blackened Trout with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Arugula Salad

    Blackened Trout with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Arugula Salad

    Blackened fish is a favorite at goop HQ, and once we decided to make our own, working around nightshades was easy. The black pepper gives plenty of heat, and the other herbs and spices round everything out. The garlic aioli is a great swap for traditional tartar sauce for all you dippers out there.

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  • Toum

    Toum

    This condiment—along with the process of making it—is not for the faint of heart. However if you’re up for it, it is absolutely delicious, and you’ll want to put it on everything. It’s great as a dip for raw veggies, slathered on grilled fish and meat, or swirled into yogurts and aiolis. Do be sure to use the freshest garlic you can find: Older garlic tends to result is a very spicy toum. If your toum is too spicy at first, it should mellow out after a couple of days in the fridge.

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  • Date Balls

    Date Balls

    These spiced date balls are the perfect not-too-sweet bite for afternoon snack attacks. They’re delightful with an almond milk chai latte.

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