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The Best Post-Thanksgiving Detox Plans

The Best Post-Thanksgiving Detox Plans

Fighting the Thanksgiving trifecta — calories, carbs, and fats — may not be in the cards for you this year on Thanksgiving Day. But after all the damage has been done, you will want to repair it and be able to go back to breathing without bursting buttons.

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If you’re ready to reset the taste buds, slim down, and recalibrate your metabolism after overindulging, there are various “detox” plans to get your body back on track. Jacqueline Gomes, registered dietician, nutritionist, and owner of CKO Kickboxing Lyndhurst, N.J., says, “Call it whatever you like — detox, cleanse, eating clean — they all more or less mean the same thing: a way to rid the body of "toxins," lose weight, and return the body to a harmonious state.”

However, not all detoxes are created equal. There are extreme cleanses, some of which verge on being dangerous and debilitating. No one should try to subsist on spicy lemonade for a few days or juice for so long you almost forget how to chew, even if those programs initially makes your extra inches vanish.

But there are also healthy, sound detoxes that allow you to get the nutrients and calories you need, while still clearing out the toxins. We spoke to nutritionists to help sort out which cleanses are best after that Thanksgiving binge, whether it’s the Raw Diet, going vegetarian, or a juice cleanse.

Juliette’s Detox Plan

Juliette’s Detox Plan is a seven-day cleanse that involves specific meals and snacks, as well as lists of good foods and those to avoid. “This diet is more sensible in that it does not limit several food categories; you can build a very healthy diet with beans, lentils, fish, fruits and vegetables,” says Gomes. “A diet rich in fiber, which you get from many of these foods, is essential for a healthy gastrointestinal tract, can help you maintain a healthy weight, as well as help reduce the risk for diabetes and heart disease.” Sounds like an ideal recipe to get you back on track after Thanksgiving excess.

3-Day Clean-Food Detox Plan

In a hurry to get back to normal after eating too much over Thanksgiving weekend? The 3- Day Clean-Food Detox Plan could be for you. This super clean eating plan helps you eliminate toxins by consuming natural foods. Lucky for you, the plan includes easy recipes for meals, along with recommendations for tackling cravings. This detox definitely cuts calories, but is also filled with nutrients and whole foods.


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Most of us overdo it on Thanksgiving, whether it’s the turkey or the stuffing or the vegan pumpkin pie. Luckily, there’s always the day AFTER Thanksgiving to detox and recover after all those goodies.

“What I typically do is think about balance and emergency remedies. Hydration is huge, as your stomach is full of food and you may not have been drinking a lot of water,” says Jennifer Iserloh, aka the “Skinny Chef,” who leads Vegetarian Times’s Gentle Cleanse course. “You really need to fill your stomach with liquids to ease digestion.”

Try Iserloh’s gently cleansing day-after-Thanksgiving detox to get your body, mind, and spirit back on track.

Breakfast: Stoke-Your-Digestion Lemon Water

In the morning, hot lemon water is very soothing—lemon is like Drano for the [digestive] system,” says Iserloh. She suggests enjoying your lemon water with a delicious cooked apple: just slice it up and cook it in a 1 teaspoon of olive oil with cinnamon in a skillet over medium heat for about 5 minutes.

Recipe: Stoke-Your-Digestion Lemon Water

1 lemon, thinly sliced
2 cups water

Place the lemon in boiling hot water and steep 4–5 minutes. For flavor and additional healing benefits, add a handful of mint leaves, a drop of mint oil, or 2 tablespoons of thinly sliced ginger root. Serve immediately.

Lunch: Red Pepper Tomato Soup with Toasted Almonds

For lunch, try to do soup for hydration,” recommends Iserloh, who notes that peppers are ideal for cleansing, since they are rich in nutrients and low in calories.

Recipe: Red Pepper Tomato Soup with Toasted Almonds

2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon dried Italian spices (optional)
1/2 teaspoon fresh or dried thyme or oregano
2 red bell peppers, chopped
4 garlic cloves
3 15-ounce cans, low-sodium, diced tomatoes
1/4 cup whole almonds (skin on), chopped

Warm the olive oil in a large stockpot. Add the red bell pepper, garlic, Italian spices if using, and thyme or oregano. Cook 2–3 minutes, stirring often until brown. Carefully add the tomatoes. Simmer over low heat for 3–4 minutes to allow the flavors to meld. Using an immersion blender, process until smooth or cool 20 minutes and blend in a standing blender. Divide into two large bowls and sprinkle with almonds. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Stats Per Serving (3 cups): 107 calories, 1 g protein, 16 g carbohydrates, 16g sugars, 4 g fat (2 g saturated), 9 mg cholesterol, 0g fiber, 32 mg sodium.

Dinner: Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Hazelnuts

For dinner I would recommend a simple, high-fiber veggie dish,” says Iserloh. “Most people seriously overindulge on sugar on Thanksgiving, which can make your blood sugar go haywire, so eating high-fiber foods like Brussels sprouts the day after the holiday can help normalize blood sugar. People also tend to overdo sodium on Thanksgiving, which can cause bloating. Foods that are high in fiber can actually help you de-bloat, since they help to whisk waste out of your system.” Try Iserloh’s Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Hazelnuts recipe

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Most of us overdo it on Thanksgiving, whether it’s the turkey or the stuffing or the vegan pumpkin pie. Luckily, there’s always the day AFTER Thanksgiving to detox and recover after all those goodies.

“What I typically do is think about balance and emergency remedies. Hydration is huge, as your stomach is full of food and you may not have been drinking a lot of water,” says Jennifer Iserloh, aka the “Skinny Chef,” who leads Vegetarian Times’s Gentle Cleanse course. “You really need to fill your stomach with liquids to ease digestion.”

Try Iserloh’s gently cleansing day-after-Thanksgiving detox to get your body, mind, and spirit back on track.

Breakfast: Stoke-Your-Digestion Lemon Water

In the morning, hot lemon water is very soothing—lemon is like Drano for the [digestive] system,” says Iserloh. She suggests enjoying your lemon water with a delicious cooked apple: just slice it up and cook it in a 1 teaspoon of olive oil with cinnamon in a skillet over medium heat for about 5 minutes.

Recipe: Stoke-Your-Digestion Lemon Water

1 lemon, thinly sliced
2 cups water

Place the lemon in boiling hot water and steep 4–5 minutes. For flavor and additional healing benefits, add a handful of mint leaves, a drop of mint oil, or 2 tablespoons of thinly sliced ginger root. Serve immediately.

Lunch: Red Pepper Tomato Soup with Toasted Almonds

For lunch, try to do soup for hydration,” recommends Iserloh, who notes that peppers are ideal for cleansing, since they are rich in nutrients and low in calories.

Recipe: Red Pepper Tomato Soup with Toasted Almonds

2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon dried Italian spices (optional)
1/2 teaspoon fresh or dried thyme or oregano
2 red bell peppers, chopped
4 garlic cloves
3 15-ounce cans, low-sodium, diced tomatoes
1/4 cup whole almonds (skin on), chopped

Warm the olive oil in a large stockpot. Add the red bell pepper, garlic, Italian spices if using, and thyme or oregano. Cook 2–3 minutes, stirring often until brown. Carefully add the tomatoes. Simmer over low heat for 3–4 minutes to allow the flavors to meld. Using an immersion blender, process until smooth or cool 20 minutes and blend in a standing blender. Divide into two large bowls and sprinkle with almonds. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Stats Per Serving (3 cups): 107 calories, 1 g protein, 16 g carbohydrates, 16g sugars, 4 g fat (2 g saturated), 9 mg cholesterol, 0g fiber, 32 mg sodium.

Dinner: Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Hazelnuts

For dinner I would recommend a simple, high-fiber veggie dish,” says Iserloh. “Most people seriously overindulge on sugar on Thanksgiving, which can make your blood sugar go haywire, so eating high-fiber foods like Brussels sprouts the day after the holiday can help normalize blood sugar. People also tend to overdo sodium on Thanksgiving, which can cause bloating. Foods that are high in fiber can actually help you de-bloat, since they help to whisk waste out of your system.” Try Iserloh’s Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Hazelnuts recipe

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Most of us overdo it on Thanksgiving, whether it’s the turkey or the stuffing or the vegan pumpkin pie. Luckily, there’s always the day AFTER Thanksgiving to detox and recover after all those goodies.

“What I typically do is think about balance and emergency remedies. Hydration is huge, as your stomach is full of food and you may not have been drinking a lot of water,” says Jennifer Iserloh, aka the “Skinny Chef,” who leads Vegetarian Times’s Gentle Cleanse course. “You really need to fill your stomach with liquids to ease digestion.”

Try Iserloh’s gently cleansing day-after-Thanksgiving detox to get your body, mind, and spirit back on track.

Breakfast: Stoke-Your-Digestion Lemon Water

In the morning, hot lemon water is very soothing—lemon is like Drano for the [digestive] system,” says Iserloh. She suggests enjoying your lemon water with a delicious cooked apple: just slice it up and cook it in a 1 teaspoon of olive oil with cinnamon in a skillet over medium heat for about 5 minutes.

Recipe: Stoke-Your-Digestion Lemon Water

1 lemon, thinly sliced
2 cups water

Place the lemon in boiling hot water and steep 4–5 minutes. For flavor and additional healing benefits, add a handful of mint leaves, a drop of mint oil, or 2 tablespoons of thinly sliced ginger root. Serve immediately.

Lunch: Red Pepper Tomato Soup with Toasted Almonds

For lunch, try to do soup for hydration,” recommends Iserloh, who notes that peppers are ideal for cleansing, since they are rich in nutrients and low in calories.

Recipe: Red Pepper Tomato Soup with Toasted Almonds

2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon dried Italian spices (optional)
1/2 teaspoon fresh or dried thyme or oregano
2 red bell peppers, chopped
4 garlic cloves
3 15-ounce cans, low-sodium, diced tomatoes
1/4 cup whole almonds (skin on), chopped

Warm the olive oil in a large stockpot. Add the red bell pepper, garlic, Italian spices if using, and thyme or oregano. Cook 2–3 minutes, stirring often until brown. Carefully add the tomatoes. Simmer over low heat for 3–4 minutes to allow the flavors to meld. Using an immersion blender, process until smooth or cool 20 minutes and blend in a standing blender. Divide into two large bowls and sprinkle with almonds. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Stats Per Serving (3 cups): 107 calories, 1 g protein, 16 g carbohydrates, 16g sugars, 4 g fat (2 g saturated), 9 mg cholesterol, 0g fiber, 32 mg sodium.

Dinner: Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Hazelnuts

For dinner I would recommend a simple, high-fiber veggie dish,” says Iserloh. “Most people seriously overindulge on sugar on Thanksgiving, which can make your blood sugar go haywire, so eating high-fiber foods like Brussels sprouts the day after the holiday can help normalize blood sugar. People also tend to overdo sodium on Thanksgiving, which can cause bloating. Foods that are high in fiber can actually help you de-bloat, since they help to whisk waste out of your system.” Try Iserloh’s Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Hazelnuts recipe

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Most of us overdo it on Thanksgiving, whether it’s the turkey or the stuffing or the vegan pumpkin pie. Luckily, there’s always the day AFTER Thanksgiving to detox and recover after all those goodies.

“What I typically do is think about balance and emergency remedies. Hydration is huge, as your stomach is full of food and you may not have been drinking a lot of water,” says Jennifer Iserloh, aka the “Skinny Chef,” who leads Vegetarian Times’s Gentle Cleanse course. “You really need to fill your stomach with liquids to ease digestion.”

Try Iserloh’s gently cleansing day-after-Thanksgiving detox to get your body, mind, and spirit back on track.

Breakfast: Stoke-Your-Digestion Lemon Water

In the morning, hot lemon water is very soothing—lemon is like Drano for the [digestive] system,” says Iserloh. She suggests enjoying your lemon water with a delicious cooked apple: just slice it up and cook it in a 1 teaspoon of olive oil with cinnamon in a skillet over medium heat for about 5 minutes.

Recipe: Stoke-Your-Digestion Lemon Water

1 lemon, thinly sliced
2 cups water

Place the lemon in boiling hot water and steep 4–5 minutes. For flavor and additional healing benefits, add a handful of mint leaves, a drop of mint oil, or 2 tablespoons of thinly sliced ginger root. Serve immediately.

Lunch: Red Pepper Tomato Soup with Toasted Almonds

For lunch, try to do soup for hydration,” recommends Iserloh, who notes that peppers are ideal for cleansing, since they are rich in nutrients and low in calories.

Recipe: Red Pepper Tomato Soup with Toasted Almonds

2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon dried Italian spices (optional)
1/2 teaspoon fresh or dried thyme or oregano
2 red bell peppers, chopped
4 garlic cloves
3 15-ounce cans, low-sodium, diced tomatoes
1/4 cup whole almonds (skin on), chopped

Warm the olive oil in a large stockpot. Add the red bell pepper, garlic, Italian spices if using, and thyme or oregano. Cook 2–3 minutes, stirring often until brown. Carefully add the tomatoes. Simmer over low heat for 3–4 minutes to allow the flavors to meld. Using an immersion blender, process until smooth or cool 20 minutes and blend in a standing blender. Divide into two large bowls and sprinkle with almonds. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Stats Per Serving (3 cups): 107 calories, 1 g protein, 16 g carbohydrates, 16g sugars, 4 g fat (2 g saturated), 9 mg cholesterol, 0g fiber, 32 mg sodium.

Dinner: Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Hazelnuts

For dinner I would recommend a simple, high-fiber veggie dish,” says Iserloh. “Most people seriously overindulge on sugar on Thanksgiving, which can make your blood sugar go haywire, so eating high-fiber foods like Brussels sprouts the day after the holiday can help normalize blood sugar. People also tend to overdo sodium on Thanksgiving, which can cause bloating. Foods that are high in fiber can actually help you de-bloat, since they help to whisk waste out of your system.” Try Iserloh’s Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Hazelnuts recipe

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Most of us overdo it on Thanksgiving, whether it’s the turkey or the stuffing or the vegan pumpkin pie. Luckily, there’s always the day AFTER Thanksgiving to detox and recover after all those goodies.

“What I typically do is think about balance and emergency remedies. Hydration is huge, as your stomach is full of food and you may not have been drinking a lot of water,” says Jennifer Iserloh, aka the “Skinny Chef,” who leads Vegetarian Times’s Gentle Cleanse course. “You really need to fill your stomach with liquids to ease digestion.”

Try Iserloh’s gently cleansing day-after-Thanksgiving detox to get your body, mind, and spirit back on track.

Breakfast: Stoke-Your-Digestion Lemon Water

In the morning, hot lemon water is very soothing—lemon is like Drano for the [digestive] system,” says Iserloh. She suggests enjoying your lemon water with a delicious cooked apple: just slice it up and cook it in a 1 teaspoon of olive oil with cinnamon in a skillet over medium heat for about 5 minutes.

Recipe: Stoke-Your-Digestion Lemon Water

1 lemon, thinly sliced
2 cups water

Place the lemon in boiling hot water and steep 4–5 minutes. For flavor and additional healing benefits, add a handful of mint leaves, a drop of mint oil, or 2 tablespoons of thinly sliced ginger root. Serve immediately.

Lunch: Red Pepper Tomato Soup with Toasted Almonds

For lunch, try to do soup for hydration,” recommends Iserloh, who notes that peppers are ideal for cleansing, since they are rich in nutrients and low in calories.

Recipe: Red Pepper Tomato Soup with Toasted Almonds

2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon dried Italian spices (optional)
1/2 teaspoon fresh or dried thyme or oregano
2 red bell peppers, chopped
4 garlic cloves
3 15-ounce cans, low-sodium, diced tomatoes
1/4 cup whole almonds (skin on), chopped

Warm the olive oil in a large stockpot. Add the red bell pepper, garlic, Italian spices if using, and thyme or oregano. Cook 2–3 minutes, stirring often until brown. Carefully add the tomatoes. Simmer over low heat for 3–4 minutes to allow the flavors to meld. Using an immersion blender, process until smooth or cool 20 minutes and blend in a standing blender. Divide into two large bowls and sprinkle with almonds. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Stats Per Serving (3 cups): 107 calories, 1 g protein, 16 g carbohydrates, 16g sugars, 4 g fat (2 g saturated), 9 mg cholesterol, 0g fiber, 32 mg sodium.

Dinner: Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Hazelnuts

For dinner I would recommend a simple, high-fiber veggie dish,” says Iserloh. “Most people seriously overindulge on sugar on Thanksgiving, which can make your blood sugar go haywire, so eating high-fiber foods like Brussels sprouts the day after the holiday can help normalize blood sugar. People also tend to overdo sodium on Thanksgiving, which can cause bloating. Foods that are high in fiber can actually help you de-bloat, since they help to whisk waste out of your system.” Try Iserloh’s Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Hazelnuts recipe

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Most of us overdo it on Thanksgiving, whether it’s the turkey or the stuffing or the vegan pumpkin pie. Luckily, there’s always the day AFTER Thanksgiving to detox and recover after all those goodies.

“What I typically do is think about balance and emergency remedies. Hydration is huge, as your stomach is full of food and you may not have been drinking a lot of water,” says Jennifer Iserloh, aka the “Skinny Chef,” who leads Vegetarian Times’s Gentle Cleanse course. “You really need to fill your stomach with liquids to ease digestion.”

Try Iserloh’s gently cleansing day-after-Thanksgiving detox to get your body, mind, and spirit back on track.

Breakfast: Stoke-Your-Digestion Lemon Water

In the morning, hot lemon water is very soothing—lemon is like Drano for the [digestive] system,” says Iserloh. She suggests enjoying your lemon water with a delicious cooked apple: just slice it up and cook it in a 1 teaspoon of olive oil with cinnamon in a skillet over medium heat for about 5 minutes.

Recipe: Stoke-Your-Digestion Lemon Water

1 lemon, thinly sliced
2 cups water

Place the lemon in boiling hot water and steep 4–5 minutes. For flavor and additional healing benefits, add a handful of mint leaves, a drop of mint oil, or 2 tablespoons of thinly sliced ginger root. Serve immediately.

Lunch: Red Pepper Tomato Soup with Toasted Almonds

For lunch, try to do soup for hydration,” recommends Iserloh, who notes that peppers are ideal for cleansing, since they are rich in nutrients and low in calories.

Recipe: Red Pepper Tomato Soup with Toasted Almonds

2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon dried Italian spices (optional)
1/2 teaspoon fresh or dried thyme or oregano
2 red bell peppers, chopped
4 garlic cloves
3 15-ounce cans, low-sodium, diced tomatoes
1/4 cup whole almonds (skin on), chopped

Warm the olive oil in a large stockpot. Add the red bell pepper, garlic, Italian spices if using, and thyme or oregano. Cook 2–3 minutes, stirring often until brown. Carefully add the tomatoes. Simmer over low heat for 3–4 minutes to allow the flavors to meld. Using an immersion blender, process until smooth or cool 20 minutes and blend in a standing blender. Divide into two large bowls and sprinkle with almonds. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Stats Per Serving (3 cups): 107 calories, 1 g protein, 16 g carbohydrates, 16g sugars, 4 g fat (2 g saturated), 9 mg cholesterol, 0g fiber, 32 mg sodium.

Dinner: Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Hazelnuts

For dinner I would recommend a simple, high-fiber veggie dish,” says Iserloh. “Most people seriously overindulge on sugar on Thanksgiving, which can make your blood sugar go haywire, so eating high-fiber foods like Brussels sprouts the day after the holiday can help normalize blood sugar. People also tend to overdo sodium on Thanksgiving, which can cause bloating. Foods that are high in fiber can actually help you de-bloat, since they help to whisk waste out of your system.” Try Iserloh’s Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Hazelnuts recipe

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Most of us overdo it on Thanksgiving, whether it’s the turkey or the stuffing or the vegan pumpkin pie. Luckily, there’s always the day AFTER Thanksgiving to detox and recover after all those goodies.

“What I typically do is think about balance and emergency remedies. Hydration is huge, as your stomach is full of food and you may not have been drinking a lot of water,” says Jennifer Iserloh, aka the “Skinny Chef,” who leads Vegetarian Times’s Gentle Cleanse course. “You really need to fill your stomach with liquids to ease digestion.”

Try Iserloh’s gently cleansing day-after-Thanksgiving detox to get your body, mind, and spirit back on track.

Breakfast: Stoke-Your-Digestion Lemon Water

In the morning, hot lemon water is very soothing—lemon is like Drano for the [digestive] system,” says Iserloh. She suggests enjoying your lemon water with a delicious cooked apple: just slice it up and cook it in a 1 teaspoon of olive oil with cinnamon in a skillet over medium heat for about 5 minutes.

Recipe: Stoke-Your-Digestion Lemon Water

1 lemon, thinly sliced
2 cups water

Place the lemon in boiling hot water and steep 4–5 minutes. For flavor and additional healing benefits, add a handful of mint leaves, a drop of mint oil, or 2 tablespoons of thinly sliced ginger root. Serve immediately.

Lunch: Red Pepper Tomato Soup with Toasted Almonds

For lunch, try to do soup for hydration,” recommends Iserloh, who notes that peppers are ideal for cleansing, since they are rich in nutrients and low in calories.

Recipe: Red Pepper Tomato Soup with Toasted Almonds

2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon dried Italian spices (optional)
1/2 teaspoon fresh or dried thyme or oregano
2 red bell peppers, chopped
4 garlic cloves
3 15-ounce cans, low-sodium, diced tomatoes
1/4 cup whole almonds (skin on), chopped

Warm the olive oil in a large stockpot. Add the red bell pepper, garlic, Italian spices if using, and thyme or oregano. Cook 2–3 minutes, stirring often until brown. Carefully add the tomatoes. Simmer over low heat for 3–4 minutes to allow the flavors to meld. Using an immersion blender, process until smooth or cool 20 minutes and blend in a standing blender. Divide into two large bowls and sprinkle with almonds. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Stats Per Serving (3 cups): 107 calories, 1 g protein, 16 g carbohydrates, 16g sugars, 4 g fat (2 g saturated), 9 mg cholesterol, 0g fiber, 32 mg sodium.

Dinner: Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Hazelnuts

For dinner I would recommend a simple, high-fiber veggie dish,” says Iserloh. “Most people seriously overindulge on sugar on Thanksgiving, which can make your blood sugar go haywire, so eating high-fiber foods like Brussels sprouts the day after the holiday can help normalize blood sugar. People also tend to overdo sodium on Thanksgiving, which can cause bloating. Foods that are high in fiber can actually help you de-bloat, since they help to whisk waste out of your system.” Try Iserloh’s Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Hazelnuts recipe

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Most of us overdo it on Thanksgiving, whether it’s the turkey or the stuffing or the vegan pumpkin pie. Luckily, there’s always the day AFTER Thanksgiving to detox and recover after all those goodies.

“What I typically do is think about balance and emergency remedies. Hydration is huge, as your stomach is full of food and you may not have been drinking a lot of water,” says Jennifer Iserloh, aka the “Skinny Chef,” who leads Vegetarian Times’s Gentle Cleanse course. “You really need to fill your stomach with liquids to ease digestion.”

Try Iserloh’s gently cleansing day-after-Thanksgiving detox to get your body, mind, and spirit back on track.

Breakfast: Stoke-Your-Digestion Lemon Water

In the morning, hot lemon water is very soothing—lemon is like Drano for the [digestive] system,” says Iserloh. She suggests enjoying your lemon water with a delicious cooked apple: just slice it up and cook it in a 1 teaspoon of olive oil with cinnamon in a skillet over medium heat for about 5 minutes.

Recipe: Stoke-Your-Digestion Lemon Water

1 lemon, thinly sliced
2 cups water

Place the lemon in boiling hot water and steep 4–5 minutes. For flavor and additional healing benefits, add a handful of mint leaves, a drop of mint oil, or 2 tablespoons of thinly sliced ginger root. Serve immediately.

Lunch: Red Pepper Tomato Soup with Toasted Almonds

For lunch, try to do soup for hydration,” recommends Iserloh, who notes that peppers are ideal for cleansing, since they are rich in nutrients and low in calories.

Recipe: Red Pepper Tomato Soup with Toasted Almonds

2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon dried Italian spices (optional)
1/2 teaspoon fresh or dried thyme or oregano
2 red bell peppers, chopped
4 garlic cloves
3 15-ounce cans, low-sodium, diced tomatoes
1/4 cup whole almonds (skin on), chopped

Warm the olive oil in a large stockpot. Add the red bell pepper, garlic, Italian spices if using, and thyme or oregano. Cook 2–3 minutes, stirring often until brown. Carefully add the tomatoes. Simmer over low heat for 3–4 minutes to allow the flavors to meld. Using an immersion blender, process until smooth or cool 20 minutes and blend in a standing blender. Divide into two large bowls and sprinkle with almonds. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Stats Per Serving (3 cups): 107 calories, 1 g protein, 16 g carbohydrates, 16g sugars, 4 g fat (2 g saturated), 9 mg cholesterol, 0g fiber, 32 mg sodium.

Dinner: Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Hazelnuts

For dinner I would recommend a simple, high-fiber veggie dish,” says Iserloh. “Most people seriously overindulge on sugar on Thanksgiving, which can make your blood sugar go haywire, so eating high-fiber foods like Brussels sprouts the day after the holiday can help normalize blood sugar. People also tend to overdo sodium on Thanksgiving, which can cause bloating. Foods that are high in fiber can actually help you de-bloat, since they help to whisk waste out of your system.” Try Iserloh’s Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Hazelnuts recipe

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Most of us overdo it on Thanksgiving, whether it’s the turkey or the stuffing or the vegan pumpkin pie. Luckily, there’s always the day AFTER Thanksgiving to detox and recover after all those goodies.

“What I typically do is think about balance and emergency remedies. Hydration is huge, as your stomach is full of food and you may not have been drinking a lot of water,” says Jennifer Iserloh, aka the “Skinny Chef,” who leads Vegetarian Times’s Gentle Cleanse course. “You really need to fill your stomach with liquids to ease digestion.”

Try Iserloh’s gently cleansing day-after-Thanksgiving detox to get your body, mind, and spirit back on track.

Breakfast: Stoke-Your-Digestion Lemon Water

In the morning, hot lemon water is very soothing—lemon is like Drano for the [digestive] system,” says Iserloh. She suggests enjoying your lemon water with a delicious cooked apple: just slice it up and cook it in a 1 teaspoon of olive oil with cinnamon in a skillet over medium heat for about 5 minutes.

Recipe: Stoke-Your-Digestion Lemon Water

1 lemon, thinly sliced
2 cups water

Place the lemon in boiling hot water and steep 4–5 minutes. For flavor and additional healing benefits, add a handful of mint leaves, a drop of mint oil, or 2 tablespoons of thinly sliced ginger root. Serve immediately.

Lunch: Red Pepper Tomato Soup with Toasted Almonds

For lunch, try to do soup for hydration,” recommends Iserloh, who notes that peppers are ideal for cleansing, since they are rich in nutrients and low in calories.

Recipe: Red Pepper Tomato Soup with Toasted Almonds

2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon dried Italian spices (optional)
1/2 teaspoon fresh or dried thyme or oregano
2 red bell peppers, chopped
4 garlic cloves
3 15-ounce cans, low-sodium, diced tomatoes
1/4 cup whole almonds (skin on), chopped

Warm the olive oil in a large stockpot. Add the red bell pepper, garlic, Italian spices if using, and thyme or oregano. Cook 2–3 minutes, stirring often until brown. Carefully add the tomatoes. Simmer over low heat for 3–4 minutes to allow the flavors to meld. Using an immersion blender, process until smooth or cool 20 minutes and blend in a standing blender. Divide into two large bowls and sprinkle with almonds. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Stats Per Serving (3 cups): 107 calories, 1 g protein, 16 g carbohydrates, 16g sugars, 4 g fat (2 g saturated), 9 mg cholesterol, 0g fiber, 32 mg sodium.

Dinner: Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Hazelnuts

For dinner I would recommend a simple, high-fiber veggie dish,” says Iserloh. “Most people seriously overindulge on sugar on Thanksgiving, which can make your blood sugar go haywire, so eating high-fiber foods like Brussels sprouts the day after the holiday can help normalize blood sugar. People also tend to overdo sodium on Thanksgiving, which can cause bloating. Foods that are high in fiber can actually help you de-bloat, since they help to whisk waste out of your system.” Try Iserloh’s Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Hazelnuts recipe

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Most of us overdo it on Thanksgiving, whether it’s the turkey or the stuffing or the vegan pumpkin pie. Luckily, there’s always the day AFTER Thanksgiving to detox and recover after all those goodies.

“What I typically do is think about balance and emergency remedies. Hydration is huge, as your stomach is full of food and you may not have been drinking a lot of water,” says Jennifer Iserloh, aka the “Skinny Chef,” who leads Vegetarian Times’s Gentle Cleanse course. “You really need to fill your stomach with liquids to ease digestion.”

Try Iserloh’s gently cleansing day-after-Thanksgiving detox to get your body, mind, and spirit back on track.

Breakfast: Stoke-Your-Digestion Lemon Water

In the morning, hot lemon water is very soothing—lemon is like Drano for the [digestive] system,” says Iserloh. She suggests enjoying your lemon water with a delicious cooked apple: just slice it up and cook it in a 1 teaspoon of olive oil with cinnamon in a skillet over medium heat for about 5 minutes.

Recipe: Stoke-Your-Digestion Lemon Water

1 lemon, thinly sliced
2 cups water

Place the lemon in boiling hot water and steep 4–5 minutes. For flavor and additional healing benefits, add a handful of mint leaves, a drop of mint oil, or 2 tablespoons of thinly sliced ginger root. Serve immediately.

Lunch: Red Pepper Tomato Soup with Toasted Almonds

For lunch, try to do soup for hydration,” recommends Iserloh, who notes that peppers are ideal for cleansing, since they are rich in nutrients and low in calories.

Recipe: Red Pepper Tomato Soup with Toasted Almonds

2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon dried Italian spices (optional)
1/2 teaspoon fresh or dried thyme or oregano
2 red bell peppers, chopped
4 garlic cloves
3 15-ounce cans, low-sodium, diced tomatoes
1/4 cup whole almonds (skin on), chopped

Warm the olive oil in a large stockpot. Add the red bell pepper, garlic, Italian spices if using, and thyme or oregano. Cook 2–3 minutes, stirring often until brown. Carefully add the tomatoes. Simmer over low heat for 3–4 minutes to allow the flavors to meld. Using an immersion blender, process until smooth or cool 20 minutes and blend in a standing blender. Divide into two large bowls and sprinkle with almonds. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Stats Per Serving (3 cups): 107 calories, 1 g protein, 16 g carbohydrates, 16g sugars, 4 g fat (2 g saturated), 9 mg cholesterol, 0g fiber, 32 mg sodium.

Dinner: Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Hazelnuts

For dinner I would recommend a simple, high-fiber veggie dish,” says Iserloh. “Most people seriously overindulge on sugar on Thanksgiving, which can make your blood sugar go haywire, so eating high-fiber foods like Brussels sprouts the day after the holiday can help normalize blood sugar. People also tend to overdo sodium on Thanksgiving, which can cause bloating. Foods that are high in fiber can actually help you de-bloat, since they help to whisk waste out of your system.” Try Iserloh’s Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Hazelnuts recipe

Want more of Jennifer Iserloh’s detoxifying recipes? Sign up now for the Gentle Cleanse course.


Watch the video: Post-Thanksgiving Detox (January 2022).