Chef Blogger Serena of “Domesticate ME!” Shares a 5-Day Detox Plan


Serena Wolf of blog “Domesticate ME!” is nothing short of an inspiration to aspiring chefs as she shares her special zest for cooking through various recipes. Before that was started, she graduated from Harvard University in 2009 with a mindset to live life, even if that meant jumping out of airplanes in New Zealand or practicing yoga in Thailand. Then, on a pursuit to become domesticated, she moved to Paris and attended Le Cordon Bleu in August of 2010, graduating in November of 2011. She currently lives in New York City with a passion for cooking, baking, entertaining, and helping others become domesticated, too. And today, HealingRadius has the privilege to feature one of her blog posts—a 5-day detox plan with breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipes:


5-Day Detox Plan


It’s almost spring! You know what that means? It means that it won’t be long ‘til summer. In case you’ve forgotten, summer is very hot, and it requires taking off a lot of clothing. In public.


If the thought of such nudity post-polar vortex makes you anxious, please know that you are not alone. In fact, I’ve been receiving an abnormal amount of requests recently for healthy meal plans, pre-wedding diets, and general beach body-friendly fare. In response, I’ve put together a little reset plan for your spring cleansing pleasure. Let’s take some communal deep breaths and talk about Domesticate ME!’s 5-Day Detox, shall we?


First and foremost: YOU CAN DO THIS. It is not a crash diet. It is not a juice cleanse. It is not a Goop-y Gwyneth program that will put you out thousands of dollars. (That said, if this plan blows up on the interwebs, I will 100% channel my inner Gwynnie and start charging an arm and a leg for my services. Get in now!) This detox is simply a sane and manageable way to reboot/jumpstart your healthy eating habits: 5 days’ worth of deliciously clean meals that will leave you feeling lighter, brighter and more energized than ever.


No gimmicks, no deprivation, no homicidal tendencies. (If you’ve ever done a juice cleanse, you know the latter is a very real side effect.)


Below, you’ll find 5 daily detox menus. Needless to say, they can easily be tailored to fit your individual tastes/dietary needs, and I’ve included links to more detox-friendly recipes at the bottom of this post for inspiration and substitution purposes. As many of these recipes make multiple servings, I strongly suggest doing this plan with your besties, roommates, or family members. There’s strength in numbers, people. Let’s do this.


Domesticate ME!’s 5-Day Detox Plan


DAY 1:

Breakfast: Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding

Lunch: Detox Salad

Dinner: Cauliflower Rice Bowls with Spring Vegetables and Arugula Pesto


DAY 2:

Breakfast: Açai Power Parfait

Lunch: Thai “Summer Roll” Salad with Shrimp and Mango

Dinner: Quinoa Green Goddess Bowl with Crispy Chickpeas and Lemon-Tahini Dressing


DAY 3:

Breakfast: The Best Tropical Green Smoothie

Lunch: Kale Salad with Edamame, Roasted Cashew and Miso Dressing

Dinner: Sweet Potato Burrito Bowls with Summer Vegetables and Quinoa


DAY 4:

Breakfast: Vegan Berry Crunch Smoothie Bowl

Lunch: Three Bean Quinoa Salad

Dinner: Pan-Seared Halibut with Citrus-Jalapeno Salsa


DAY 5:

Breakfast: Lemon Breakfast Quinoa with Toasted Almonds and Blueberry Compote

Lunch: Chopped Greek Salad with Chickpeas and Avocado

Dinner: Lemon-Dijon Chicken Salad with Pomegranate and Toasted Almonds


More detox-friendly meals:

30-Minute Vegan Chana Masala

Ginger-Scallion Soba Noodles with Roasted Cauliflower

Farro with Kale Pesto, Zucchini and Parmesan

Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Pomegranate-Pistachio Guacamole

Quinoa Risotto with Roasted Asparagus and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Cilantro-Lime Grilled Chicken with Strawberry-Jalapeño Salsa


If you need to snack during your detox, please try your best to stick to fresh fruits, vegetables, and the occasional handful of raw nuts. And if you must indulge your sweet tooth, I recommend a Vegan Orange Julius Smoothie or Superfood Chocolate Avocado Pudding. Godspeed.


P.S. If you try this detox, let me know! I’m here 24/7 for moral support. And feel free to tag any detox-related instas with #DomesticateMeDetox. Let’s start a movement.


Agreed—don’t hold back from telling your thoughts on this detox if you happen to try it! We hope you’ve enjoyed Serena’s words and if you have any detox plans that have worked for you, please share them in the comment section below! Here’s to a healthy lifestyle.

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