Wellness

The Annual goop Detox

The Annual goop Detox

January means detox month here at goop, so it’s time to put down the eggnog and get back to business. Detoxing can be challenging—and not just because you’re cutting out alcohol, refined sugar, and gluten, among other favorite vices (see the full list below). You’re also cooking all of your meals at home, which can feel a little overwhelming. So to make this year’s detox even more doable, we created six basic recipes—sauces, dips, pickles, and the like—to make in advance. All add tons of flavor to otherwise simple dishes, so you’ll eat complex-tasting, homemade, clean meals every day, with a relatively low-impact cooking schedule. The few extra moments of effort on your prep days make the whole week about 1,000 times more delicious—not to mention easy.

Don’t stress about shopping lists and extensive prep and planning: We got you! (See our shopping list here.) Plan to do a big shop and prep on Sunday, then a quick restock shop on Thursday.

Give yourself about 20 minutes of prep time each morning to assemble breakfast and lunch; dinners should come together in just under 30 minutes. We find that detoxing is always easier with a buddy, so we designed the recipes for two, but if you’re going at it solo, simply halve everything—or freeze leftovers. BONUS: If you’re especially pleased with how particular recipes turn out, tag us @goop and #goopdetox—we’ll regram our favorites.

The Ditch List

  • Caffeine
  • Alcohol
  • Dairy
  • Gluten
  • Corn
  • Nightshades (tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, potatoes)
  • Soy
  • Refined Sugar
  • Shellfish
  • White Rice
  • Eggs

Breakfast

  • Sweet Potato Pancake with Coconut and Berries

    Sweet Potato Pancake with Coconut and Berries

    Thanks to its natural sweetness, roasted sweet potato pairs incredibly well with coconut yogurt and antioxidant-packed blueberries. These easy-to-make silver dollar pancakes cook quickly and reheat well, so we recommend making a double batch and freezing any leftovers.

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  • Raspberry Overnight Oats

    Raspberry Overnight Oats

    A cross between overnight oats and chia pudding, this filling breakfast is the perfect way to start a day of detoxing.

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  • Collagen Mint Chip Smoothie

    Collagen Mint Chip Smoothie

    This delicious smoothie, packed with fresh mint and crunchy cacao nibs, tastes remarkably like a mint chocolate chip milkshake. Needless to say, we’re hooked.

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  • Fruity Chlorella Smoothie

    Fruity Chlorella Smoothie

    Chlorella—a fresh water, single-celled algae—is an excellent source of chlorophyll and protein, and blends up easily into any smoothie. We pair it with antioxidant-packed berries, peaches, and a little ginger, which do a great job of balancing its slightly swampy flavor.

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Lunch

Dinner

  • Italian Kale and Chicken Soup

    Italian Kale and Chicken Soup

    Sometimes when you’re detoxing, you just want something warming and cozy. This cleaned-up version of chicken noodle soup has all the comfort you’re craving (tender chicken, savory broth, and noodles) plus a few detox twists (grain-free noodles, kale).

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  • Black Bean and Sweet Potato Tostadas

    Black Bean and Sweet Potato Tostadas

    This tostada is an easy way to use up what’s left in your fridge, while still transforming them enough so you don’t feel like you’re having #sadleftovers. Plus, we’re obsessed with these crispy grain-free tostadas shells—they’re a totally addictive snack.

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  • Green Curry Zoodle Soup with Halibut

    Green Curry Zoodle Soup with Halibut

    This warm, bright curry soup also works served over cauliflower rice, if you prefer it to zoodles.

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  • Savory Sweet Potato Pancake with Arugula Salad

    Savory Sweet Potato Pancake with Arugula Salad

    High in vitamins A, B6, and E, sweet potatoes are a serious nutritional powerhouse, and this savory pancake, with creamy avocado and a bright, peppery arugula salad, is one of our favorite ways to eat them. Roast a few on a Sunday and keep in the fridge, unpeeled, until you’re ready to use.

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  • Green Curry Chicken with Coconut Quinoa

    Green Curry Chicken with Coconut Quinoa

    We love the simplicity of grilled chicken and veggies with a grain for dinner, and this dish adds some much needed oomph to a classic by using a bright, zesty curry sauce, and creamy, sweet coconut milk.

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Basics and Snacks

The Game Plan

SUNDAY

Shop:Do your main grocery shop (list below).

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MONDAY

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TUESDAY

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WEDNESDAY

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THURSDAY

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Shop:

  • Pick up one chicken cutlet and 1 cup of cooked quinoa from the salad bar.

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FRIDAY

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