Rants, Rules & Recipes

An Effort to End Nutritional Ignorance


Detox Meal Plan Challenge


Many of us have a few extra lbs to shed and most of us could stand to clean up our diet.

I’ve created the following Detox Meal Plan Challenge to get “right” this Spring. It consists of a toxin-free, dairy-free, alcohol-free, caffiene-free, gluten-free, low-fat, low-carb, alkaline, vegetarian, vegan**, macrobiotic*, kosher, REAL FOOD diet.  So all are welcome! And, it’s as easy as easy as 1, 2, 3!

My Goal is to maintain it for 30 days…I will also be taking a detox supplement 3 x day

Throughout the day enjoy a total of up to 1, 2, and 3 of the following:

Choose 1  smoothie


3 Tbsp almond butter

1 cup almond milk

1/2 banana
1 cup spinach
(1 tsp maca powder–optional)
(1 Tbsp chia seeds—optional)


1 cucumber
1 clementine
1 celery stalk
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup frozen pineapple
(1/4 tsp cayenne–optional)
(3 large basil leaves–optional)


1 cup frozen berries
1 cup almond milk
1 zucchini
1 cup kale or spinach
1 tsp cinnamon
1 Tbsp honey

Choose 2 of following:
sweet potato* (technically unless you eat it raw or slow cook it at less than 116 degrees, it’s not raw/macrobiotic)

1 green apple (low glycemic index)

1 orange

1 avocado

1 cup berries


Choose 3 of following:
hard boiled egg* * (animal product, vegans omit this option)

1/2 cup walnuts, almonds or sunflower seeds

1/2 cup beans

large leafy green salad containing greens + any vegetables listed below (dressing must be from list)

1 cup cucumbers

3 celery stalks

chopped onion

1 cup mushrooms

1 red, yellow, or green pepper

Beverages (at least 100 ounces daily):
hot green tea

2 comments on “1, 2, 3 DETOX CHALLENGE

  1. Nuvocleanse
    April 26, 2013

    You actually make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this topic to be really something that I think I would never understand.
    It seems too complex and extremely broad for me. I am looking forward for your next post, I’ll try to get the hang of it!

    • rantsrulesandrecipes
      April 26, 2013

      Detoxing can be a simple or a complex concept –there are thousands of “detox” systems and products out there. We all, as you mentioned in your post, have toxins that build up in the body over time. Pollution, additives, emotions etc. You can approach detoxing in numerous ways, accupuncture, sweating, more water, cleansing foods, supplements, wraps, etc

      I tried to provide a simple menu/program to encourage people to eat less processed foods and more cleansing foods–especially for folks who find vegetables less palatable

      Simply, though more water more greens helps keep the system ‘clean’

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: