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Spring Body Cleanse Diet 25 Detox Recipes & Drinks
Chelsea S. • March 28, 2016

Spring cleaning doesn’t only apply to your home - it applies to your body as well. We’ve rounded up a selection of spring detox recipes to help you clean out and refresh your system so you feel revitalized and energized as the weather warms up.

When you hear "detox," you may automatically think of juice cleanses or restrictive, super low calorie meal plans that are marketed as a weight loss cleanse. That’s not what we’re after here—we think it’s important to eat enough calories (including protein and carbohydrates) to keep your body functioning properly or your detox could do more harm than good. You can accomplish a natural cleanse while still eating delicious foods.

These recipes feature liver-and-gastrointestinal-nourishing foods with a variety of fruits, veggies and spices. So yes, you can do a body cleanse diet and still feel satisfied!

You may notice that this list doesn’t contain any smoothies. We put together an entirely separate list of green and detox smoothies for you because they are so popular.

1Antioxidant Fruit Salad with Bee Pollen - Life by Daily Burn

antioxidant fruit salad for cleansing diet

With a myriad of fruit and a topping of vanilla-infused honey and bee pollen, this salad is practically dessert!

2Detox Cookies - Sweetashoney

detox cookies for body cleanse diet

These delicious little cookies are sweetened by fruit only - so you can snack on them (or even eat them for breakfast!) without the dreaded sugar crash.

3Beet Blueberry Muffins - Nutrition Stripped

cleansing beet and blueberry muffins

All the beets and blueberries make these minimally-sweetened muffins Antioxidant Central!

4Dark Chocolate Detox Bites - The View from Great Island

dark chocolate detox bites

Each nibble of these dark chocolate bites provides loads of antioxidants and heart healthy flavonoids.

5Super Summer Detox Salad - Well Plated

summer detox salad recipe for body cleanse diet

This antioxidant-rich salad is full enough to be a main meal without weighing you (and your digestive system) down.

6Chopped Green Goddess Salad - Pinch of Yum

body cleansing via green goddess chopped salad

Chopped veggies plus a light dressing? That’s the recipe for a fantastic detox salad.

7The Mean Green Detox Salad - Half Baked Harvest

mean green detox salad

Yet another example of a detox salad that will actually be filling!

8Asparagus Salad with Lemon & Caraway - Homespun Capers

spring body cleansing diet recipe - asparagus salad with lemon and caraway

A simple asparagus salad that’s filling enough to make a meal. Yum!

9Roasted Beet Noodles with Pesto & Baby Kale - Inspiralized

roasted beet with pesto and kale - best body cleansing food

Full of vitamins and antioxidants, this salad also features a dairy-free pesto sauce.

10Spring Beets & Citrus Detox Salad - The Raw Food Kitchen

spring beets and citrus detox salad

Salads are a staple for detoxing…but don’t worry, this one is full of flavor and has a “zingy” dressing to go with it.

11Avocado Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppyseed Dressing - Gimme Some Oven

avocado strawberry spinach salad for a healthy cleanse

This summery salad is bursting with flavor. You don’t need to be on a detox to enjoy a salad like this!

12Detox Slaw - Naive Cook Cooks

detox cleanse - slaw recipe

This simple little salad features a mix of veggies and a light tahini dressing.

13Turmeric Broth Detox Soup - Feasting At Home

turmeric broth - cleansing detox soup

Turmeric is a great addition to any detox as this comforting turmeric broth soup shows.

14Detox Vegetable Soup - The Healthy Maven

detox vegetable soup recipe for spring body cleanse

This soup is bursting with veggies but absolutely won’t leave you unsatisfied! Your body is going to love all the clean nutrition in each spoonful.

15Coconut Lentil Soup with Lemongrass and Ginger - Cafe Johnsonia

thai coconut lentil soup with lemongrass and ginger for healthy cleansing

This warm soup is gluten free, vegetarian and vegan. A Thai dish full of flavor!

16Roasted Fennel and Cauliflower Soup - In Sonnet's Kitchen

fennel and cauliflower detox soup for spring cleansing

Soups are a great way to enjoy lots of veggie goodness, aren’t they? Perfect for a detox.

17Asparagus & Avocado Spring Rolls with Citrus Dipping Sauce - Oh My Veggies

asparagus and avocado spring rolls to flush toxins

You would never guess that these adorable little spring rolls are helping you flush toxins. Well done, cute little spring rolls!

18Roasted Nourish Bowl with Lemon Tahini Dressing - A Couple Cooks

cleansing bowl of nourishing ingredients

First, love that this is called a “nourish” bowl. Second, can a healthy dinner get any prettier?

19Roasted Salmon with Apple Fennel Salad - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

roasted salmon and apple fennel salad for healthy diet

Salmon makes the perfect light protein, and paired with all the flavorful produce? Astounding.

20Green Goddess Enchiladas - Eats Well With Others

green goddess enchiladas for detox and cleansing support

What? Detox enchiladas? Well, basically. You’d never know there are tons of greens and chickpeas in those tortillas.

21Mushroom Quinoa Lettuce Wraps - Love & Lemons

mushroom and quinoa lettuce wrap recipe for detox health diet

Trust us, you won’t miss the meat with these vegetarian wraps.

22Detox Tonic - In Sonnet's Kitchen

detox tonic drink for body cleanse diet

This easy-to-make detox tonic features ginger, lemon, honey, cayenne and turmeric. It makes a perfect morning coffee replacement.

23Ayurvedic Detox Tea - Feasting At Home

ayurvedic detox tea for easy digestion

This detox drink promotes easy digestion, and it couldn’t be easier to make if you have a french press.

24Apple Ginger Drink - Swanson Health Products

apple ginger detox drink

This refreshing drink features apple cider vinegar, which is known to help cleanse your system!

25Super Yellow Juice - Nosh and Nourish

super yellow juice drink for body cleansing

This vibrant Super Yellow Juice is bursting with fruits, veggies, and flavor!

Popular Detoxing Foods

  1. Lemon Water: Lemons are a great source of vitamin C, which can help the body detox and burn fat; they also aid digestion.
  2. Dark Leafy Greens: Their chlorophyll content helps rid the body of toxins.
  3. Whole Grains: Besides being full of nutrients and antioxidants, they're incredibly high in insoluble fiber, which helps keep you regular.
  4. Fresh Fruit: Full of vitamins, antioxidants, and fiber, fruit is a great way to fill up without adding fat or other unwanted commodities.
  5. Beets: The fiber in beets helps increase the production of antioxidant enzymes in the liver, which help the liver and gallbladder eliminate bile and other toxins.
  6. Watercress: A natural diuretic and free-radical fighter that helps stimulate cleansing enzymes in the liver.
  7. Cabbage: Another liver cleanser that also refreshes the palate.
  8. Artichokes: This veggie can promote healthy liver and gallbladder function, and stimulate healthy digestion
  9. Ginger and Garlic: These flavor-boosters help the liver get rid of free radicals.
  10. Green Tea: Top your meal off with green tea and speed up liver activity while giving a boost to detoxifying enzymes.

Do you have any favorite foods or drinks that you eat during a whole body cleanse? What detox recipe or drink are you most excited to try?