Detox Day 1

Detox Day 1

7-Day Detox overview and guidelines here. Shopping List here

And… Go! Detox Day 1: Be Mindful, Set Goals (Jan 2013)

And We’re Off! Detox Day 1 with Green Apple Juice Video (Jan 2012)

Mango Summer Salad

Upon Waking (7:00 AM)
Large glass of filtered water with cucumber slices (in the water) and a dash of cayenne
Breakfast (8:00 AM)
Green-Apple Juice (Serves 1):
JUICER: 2 kale leaves, handful spinach, 1 stalk celery, small handful parsley, and 2 tart apples. Serve over ice.
BLENDER: Same recipe, but add 4-8 ounces water and a handful of ice.
Morning Snack (10:00 AM)
Herbal tea, 1 cup raspberries or other berries
1 Hour Later (11:00 AM)
Large glass of filtered water with cucumber slices (in the water)
Lunch (12:00 PM)
Mango Summer Salad (SKINNY DISH, page 112)
1 cup brown rice
Mid-Afternoon Snack (2:00 PM)
Large glass of filtered water with lemon wedge
Hummus with sliced veggies
Pre-Dinner Snack (4:00 PM)
Herbal tea; 15 raw almonds
Dinner (6:00 PM)
3 cups lightly steamed broccoli
½-1 cup cooked quinoa
½ cup cooked lentils
Filtered water
Before Bed (8:00 PM)
Chamomile or other herbal tea

And… how’d it go? How do you feel? Day 1 is the hardest–if you made it through, you can definitely conquer the rest! If you felt famished, add larger servings of food. You should feel light and free, but not STARVING :)

76 Responses to Detox Day 1

  1. Gail says:

    and…we’re off! Good luck everyone…wish me luck too!

    • Jen Reilly says:

      Gail, you’re going to be fantastic!! Question though, don’t you start your new job on Monday? If so, be sure to bring some raw nuts, or even a few Larabars (http://www.larabar.com/) with you for extra energy on your commute. You can find them in the health food section of any grocery store or at TJ’s or Whole Foods. Good luck! :) – Jen

  2. susan says:

    what do you mean by filtered water? from my fridge filter or water you buy??

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  4. susandale says:

    Kris Carr .., whose site i love.., and where i met you ;-)), suggests running some water [ a 1/2 to 1 cup? ] through the juicer after juicing; you get lots more colored juice! it was her hubby who thought that up.
    i’m a day ahead of you.
    started yesterday.
    so far so good..,
    a few cheats: not as much rice.., added some non gluten oats when hungry;
    ate fewer nuts, tho usually i eat them a lot!
    had a glass of green juice leftover for today.
    couldnt bring myself therefore to make so much orange carrot juice this morning.
    and am adding a zuke and maybe some celery to soup, as i’m going to a women’s mostly veggie potluck tonight. maybe will also bring some kale salad.
    i carry a bottle of dilute juiced juice w/ me..,; hardest part is to drink all those fluids.
    my eating time of day starts so much later than yours.
    oh, and i add am and pm lemon water[ 1/2 squesszed lemon to 1/2 c or more water.] to the whole brew. it’s my constant.
    easy to adapt adapt. appreciate the idea, enthusiasm and support!

    • Jen Reilly says:

      Excellent juicy report! :) Thanks for the water-through-juicer tip. Kris & Brian also “rejuice” their pulp–something I always forget to do! LOVE the lemon water idea too. Thanks again, and keep up the fantastic work! XOXO – Jen

      • susandale says:

        i save my juicer pulp sometimes., for a day or two.
        today i added a cpl of tbs to the carrot soup,
        often mash a cpl of tbs w/ avocado and add to salad dressings..,
        did last night.

  5. Melissa B says:

    I’m on the detox boat! Quick question- I work out pretty hard, should I be adding more protein and calories to each meal so I don’t get faint while working out? If so, what do you recommend? More nuts or add tofu to salads? Thanks! Hope everyone does well :)

    • Jen Reilly says:

      Hey Melissa B! Yes, add more caloric raw foods like raw nuts & seeds (which are great sources of protein) and avocado. Fruit can be great for quick energy, but just increase the food servings in general if you’re feeling low on calories or energy. Enjoy!! XOXO Jen

  6. Kerry says:

    Woohoo! Finished Day 1 and I feel great! I ended up spending half of the day at the vet with a sick cat and I am very proud of myself for not veering off course. Good luck everyone!

  7. I am starting Day 1 morrow and had a really stupid question – do you eat the cucumber in the water?

    • Jen Reilly says:

      Not a dumb question at all! I’ve had people say the hardest part of the Detox was eating all those cucumbers, and I was totally confused until I realized the “water w/ cucumber” was so unclear! You certainly *can* eat all the cucumbers, but they’re really just meant to flavor the water. You can go without them completely if you want :) Good luck!! xoxo Jen

  8. rts says:

    All of the liquid made me feel really bloated and full all day. Is this normal? I had to force myself to eat dinner becasue I knew I needed the nutrients.

    • Jen Reilly says:

      How are you feeling now? People usually feel less bloated during the detox, but some of the veggies and beans can be gassy if you’re not used to them. Make sure you’re eating/ drinking slowly and keep me posted! XOXO Jen

      • Rts says:

        I feel much better today! Over the weekend the times I was eating/drinking were more spread out so I wanted to see how today went. I didn’t drink as much water at the 2:00 time but other than that everything has been the same and I feel great! Before this detox I ate mostly vegan with some seafood thrown in from time to time so the biggest change for me was not eating gluten and drinking all the water/tea!! I definitely think I’ll keep this up after the seven days and just let myself have bread occasionally.

  9. Delaney says:

    How many calories total on each day of the detox? Sorry if you already posted and I missed it!

  10. Bekah says:

    I saw that the lunch salad recipe was for 4 servings. How many servings is the dinner on this day?

    • Jen Reilly says:

      Dinner on Day 1 is meant to be 1 serving. The serving sizes and portions aren’t as strict on this detox as the types of foods you’re eating. It’s really hard to overdo it on raw, plant-based foods, so dig in! :) – Jen

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  12. Anthony Morris says:

    So glad I found an up to date detox method! Gonna be starting this in the morning. Thank you jen! So excited to get my juice on!

    • Jen Reilly says:

      I’m so glad too, Anthony! I think you’ll love it. Just keep me posted with how the week is going and ask lots of questions! Green cheers! xoxo Jen

      • Anthony Morris says:

        Thanks already feel more energy with first meal. Im sure you have got this question before but can a blender substitute a actual juicer? Maybe with a strainer?

      • Jen Reilly says:

        Hey Anthony, You can use a blender in place of a juicer and then strain the juiced mess through a nut milk bag. Or, you can just add more water, blend, and try to drink it all! -Jen

  13. Jaime says:

    Anything we can put on the lentils to make them not be so boring? Or even the quinoa? I guess I could do Balsamic. Other ideas?

  14. Jaime says:

    Thanks!!! I couldn’t do it!!! I did not get through the lentils or the quinoa. Today is a better meal day for sure.

  15. Sherrill says:

    Is the cucumber necessary in the morning glass of water? Can I just drink water or water with lemon?

    • Jen Reilly says:

      Hey Sherrill, I somehow missed your question! The cucumber is just for flavor, so totally unnecessary. The lemon is actually slightly alkalinizing, which is a good thing. Hope you had fun! :) Jen

  16. beloti29@gmail.com says:

    Hey curious, even though its a little late (as I’m finishing my lunch now) I didn’t’ realize the mango salad was actually 4 servings, I ate almost the entire thing O_O

  17. Juliette says:

    Almost at the end of Day 1 and I feel pretty good! But nighttime is usually snack time so I’m trying to stay strong. Is there somewhere to find guidelines about adding other foods back into your diet after Day 7? Thanks your site is great!

  18. Talia says:

    So, i am really picky…
    are there substitutes for the berry snacks and for the quinoa and lentils?

    Thanks!!!!

    • Jen Reilly says:

      Any fresh fruit will do instead of the berries, and rice & red beans instead of the quinoa/ lentils. Feel free to get creative within the detox guidelines! :) Jen

  19. Soph says:

    Hey Jen.

    Is the green apple juice using kale leaves with the stem, or without it? Based on our meeting this past Wednesday, I think I might start this detox on this Monday (6/24) or the following Monday.

    Thx.

    • Jen Reilly says:

      Hey Sophie! If you have a good juicer or a Vitamix, keep the stems on. Otherwise, take them off b/c they’re too hard to blend. Good luck! :) -Jen

  20. shelly says:

    I don’t normally wake up that early. .. & I usually work 11-2 so and I can’t eat much at work.

  21. Kelly says:

    Hi there,

    I was just wondering if a nutritional supplement powder can be fit into this detox?

    I’m thinking specifically of the Vega powder: http://myvega.com/product/vega-one-nutritional-shake/

    Thanks! :)

  22. annie says:

    Hello! So happy that I found this. Thank you! I enjoy eating veggies but having a really hardtime putting into my smoothies or juice. Is that okay put green powder instead of actual veggies? I have Vega protein smoothies which has 2 servings of veggies.

    The!

    • Jen Reilly says:

      Hey! It’s ok to use powders, but there’s nothing like raw veggies, so you may try a mild green like spinach—just a small handful—in your smoothies along with the Vega. If you have a good blender that will pulverize all of it, that’s best :) Happy healthy eating! – Jen

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  24. Angela says:

    I LOVED the green juice this morning! It was so delicious – Thank you!

    I was wondering…I notice that some of the smoothies have green poweder and some don’t. Is there an advantage to putting it in all of them….or is it pointless because there is only so much our body can absorb at a time?

    • Jen Reilly says:

      To be honest, I usually skip the green powder. It’s optional for an extra punch of immune-boosters for someone who doesn’t eat a lot of veggies. I add it only if I’m doing a smoothie and don’t have any greens on hand. xoxo

  25. LauraC says:

    I didn’t get my act together before this week to properly prep for the detox but I really want and need to try it. I plan to start Mon 1/13. Thank you for making this available.

  26. Just started today! So far so good – very filling, not even hungry for dinner -

  27. Caitlin K says:

    Starting this for the first time tomorrow and I’m beyond excited and a little bit nervous too. Thank you so much for posting such a great shopping list!

  28. Lisa Scherer says:

    what kind of hummus and how much can i eat on day one?

  29. Question: Are you assuming that one person is eating one serving for any recipe that’s made? For example, one of the salad on day one, and only one pupusa on day three, even though the recipe makes more?

    The salad plus the brown rice just seems like a lot of calories! I’m doing this with my partner, though, so I am glad most of the recipes seem to be doubled. :)

    • Jen Reilly says:

      Hey Heather, You’re right — the detox food made is often multiple servings, so just adjust the recipe if it’s just you (as it sounds like you’ve done!). Hope it went well! – xoxo Jen

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  31. sandhya says:

    Hey. I started a detox plan today. Had 1 large glass of water. Made two large glasses of juice from 3 carrots + 1 beetroot + 1 small tomatoe. . Lil ginger n salt . Plan to drink it up by lunch. From lunch I am going to start ur plan. It was a Lil inprompto so bit of a mix. Dint wanna miss a day until I settled for a suitable plan.

  32. Megan says:

    Hi,
    I’m planning on starting this detox on Monday. I ordered pizza on Friday night and just felt so ICK afterwards and I thought “What am I doing?” Time to change my eating lifestyles. I’m already gluten and dairy free out of necessity (IBS) but having those limitations doesn’t necessarily mean eating healthy, whole foods. So, time for a change, and your plan seems the easiest to follow, and I get to eat real food, rather just drink juice (which I’m pretty sure would make me faint if I couldn’t eat solids at all)!
    Question: I’m a teacher (grade 1/2) and so I’m up early but then my eating times are pretty scheduled around the kids. Any suggestions?

  33. Belinda says:

    Hello from Australia were my partner and I have just completed day one!

    Some background. 29yo female, 56kg with dairy allergies (the kind that causes breakouts and sinus problems) and 30yo male, 85kg with sensitivity to preservatives which tends to hit him after it builds up in his system as well as dairy allergies that cause sinus problems. We are going overseas in four weeks and want to be fit and healthy.

    We ‘pre-toxed’ from caffeine however I am a one a day tea drinker and he a one a day coffee drinker. We are combining the detox with a 7 day Carusso’s detox pack.

    We started the day blending the green apple juice out of laziness (didn’t want to get out the juicer if we could avoid it) but found it very thick and gluggy with this method so the juicer is now out and ready for use. Quite enjoyed the lunch and made the full batch with the intention of using the leftovers for tomorrow’s lunch again with the brown rice.

    Dinner wasn’t very appealing and it is the meal we have dreaded the most and therefore it really didn’t live up to our dreadful expectations, last few mouthfuls were hard as it is very filling! We did cheat slightly by adding turmeric and cumin to the lentils for flavour.

    So on that note I question the use of spices and herbs for flavour. Is this a no no or are their good and bad options (I did look up ‘detox spices’ before we settled on adding turmeric and cumin for the lentils) because it would have been unpalatable without.

    One other question, I have had to sub pinto beans for cannelini beans as I just couldn’t get pinto beans and I can’t get my hands on soy beans/edamame. Do you have a substitute or can I leave them out and the guacamame will just have to be guacamole.

    No headaches so far, a little lethargic and the bowel cleanse is doing its job but other than that we are doing well and awaiting day two! Looking forward to the yummy mango salad again and the beautiful looking soup!

    Belinda (and Jason)

    • Jen Reilly says:

      Hello Belinda & Jason! Sounds like you did well on the Detox! To answer your spice Qs, YES, please spice things up! Turmeric & cumin have anti-inflammatory properties so use them whenever you want :) And you can definitely sub out beans and use other beans or lentils, no problem. Have a great trip!! xoxo

  34. vic says:

    Do I need to follow the prescribed receipes, or can I mix things up as long as I stick to the basic detox eating plan.

  35. ally seymour says:

    is it safe for teens to do it? my crazy 13 year old daughter wants to try it.

  36. I am wanting to start the detox on Monday so I am beginning the prep tomorrow. My question is, is it ok to repeat recipes through out the week? I don’t have the time nor money to buy and prepare so many different recipes for 7 days. I tend to make a batch of food on Sundays and pack lunches/grab dinners from that and then make a single meal here or there for variety. Is that possible on this detox or is it necessary to stick with this meal plan? Thank you!

    • Jen Reilly says:

      Absolutely! I end up eating very similar meals from day to day, just to make it easier. I put a lot of variety in the detox in case people didn’t like certain meals. Good luck! – Jen

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