the detox diet & cleanse

May 3, 2013

This week, I've started a detox diet which I'm excited to share with you. After feeling fatigued and a little off the last few weeks, I decided it was time for a cleanse. It's the perfect way to reset the system and give your digestion a rest. I'm focusing on fruits, veggies, and lots of natural foods... and avoiding things like: diary, wheat, gluten, sugar, soy, coffee, alcohol, fried + processed foods. When it comes to exercise (during a cleanse) I avoid anything too strenuous and stick to walks & restorative yoga. Also, I wouldn't recommend doing the detox for much longer than 14 days. Here's a look at what I'm eating. I'm already feeling so much better for it!

What I'm eating:

Breakfast: quinoa, mangos, raw almonds, almond milk + a cup of organic white tea... amazingly healthy and great for helping heal inflammation in the body.

Lunch: veggie broth, lentils, assorted steamed veg, yams, fresh ginger and garlic. So good for you!

Snack: organic apples and raw almond butter.

Dinner: quinoa, assorted beans, yams, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower and garlic. No fancy recipe here, just mix all your ingredients in a bowl and then toss with extra virgin olive oil + garnish with avocado.

If you're looking for additional meal ideas, then peek here: detox diet daily menu from - tons of super helpful ideas + extra info. Also, if you have any questions for me, just ask in the comments section and I'll reply directly on the blog later tonight...

* please note: you should consult your doctor before making any significant dietary changes.

xo veronika

10 sweet notes:

  1. I've never done a cleanse, I must admit - I tend to eat very healthily during the week when Ian is at work at I cook for myself... of course, on the weekend when he's home it's another story, but the way I look at it, the weekdays are my cleanse time and the weekends are fun time. It actually works pretty well :) And I'm always looking for easy healthy recipes for when I have to cook for myself, so I'm definitely going to be checking out the daily detox menu - thanks for sharing, V!

  2. this looks so healthy and delicious!
    kelsey Ladies in Navy

  3. Nice, looks tasty and SO healthy! Good luck!

  4. These all look so delicious! i will take a look at the website and get some more recipes!! Happy Friday!

    1. Aw, you too honey! Happy weekend and I'll see you next week for our pedi's! xo

  5. Looks like a perfect, cleansing diet. Your body will definitely thank you for it. And thank you for the inspiration! I should do the same :)

  6. YUM! I did something like this for a few days, lots of green tea, chia seeds, kale etc. but then got busy and stopped. I need to get back on it again though! For a delicious meal try vegan pepperjack cheese, organic black/kidney beans, quinoa or brown rice, organic salsa and a bit of cayenne pepper. So good and good for you!


    1. Mmmm. Thanks for the tip! The dish sounds so fantastic, can't wait to try it! :)

  7. Hello Veronika,
    I'm so pleased for the change; I did like your previous blog but, as a person who lives a green lifestyle and do not shop at all and use only secondhand clothes and recycle like made, I didn't love your previous blog either.

    I salute you for the new change, barva, brava :)

    Kind Regards

  8. Loving the change. Congratulations on your new little internet home!

    I actually just launched my own blog TODAY. I would really love it if you checked it out.

    xo Molly


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