The Easiest 5-Day Detox Plan That’ll Undo Your Holiday Sins

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According to nutritionist, author, and Instagram It-girl, Jessica Sepel, there are three quick ways to quickly undo food-induced holiday sins. First, you can squeeze lemon into a glass of warm water with a dash of cayenne pepper to flush your liver and kick-start digestion every morning. Next, drink plenty of green juice. Finally, start using a body brush to detox your lymphatic system and improve circulation.

However, if you’ve indulged past the point of a couple of green juices and lemon water, instead she recommends a complete five-day detox overhaul to get things on track, and start 2016 right.

In addition to improving your mood and overall energy levels, Sepel says this popular plan can make a huge difference to your health: “This is a plan I’ve created based on the most common pieces of advice that I give in clinic, and many of my clients see improvements in bloating, constipation, digestion, skin appearance and overall mood and energy,” she explained.

Keep scrolling to see the full diet plan—with recipes—below.


Breakfast: Omelet with three egg whites or two whole eggs. Serve with greens of choice, 1⁄4 avocado, and two brown rice cakes

Morning snack: 1⁄4 cup walnuts and a handful of blueberries, one cup dandelion root coffee

Lunch: Detox Salad (recipe below) topped with five to seven ounces of grilled chicken breast

Afternoon snack: Power Protein Smoothie, minus the fruit (recipe below)

Dinner: Snapper (four to six ounces) with bok choy stir-fried in tamari and ginger

Supper: Chamomile tea

Liquids: Half gallon of water and herbal tea


Breakfast: Half papaya filled with five to seven ounces of Greek yogurt. Sprinkle with cinnamon, stevia, and two tablespoons of mixed seeds.

Morning snack: One boiled egg and cut-up vegetables (carrot, celery, and cucumber)

Lunch: Detox Salad

Afternoon snack: Vegetable nori rolls: Fill two nori sheets with any cut-up veggies; add two tablespoons of hummus/tahini and roll up.

Dinner: Grilled chicken (five to seven ounces) with steamed broccoli and asparagus and a green salad

Supper: Rooibos chai tea with cinnamon, a dash of nut milk, and stevia

Liquids: Half gallon of water and herbal tea


Breakfast: Power Protein Smoothie

Morning snack: Cut-up veggies with two or three tablespoons of hummus/tahini or cottage cheese and one cup of dandelion root coffee

Lunch: Wild salmon (one can), asparagus, sweet potato, and spinach salad

Afternoon snack: Five to seven ounces of Greek yogurt with a sprinkle of seeds and cinnamon and stevia to sweeten

Dinner: Five ounces of grass-fed meat, roasted Cajun-spiced cauliflower, and a green salad

Supper: Chamomile tea

Liquids: Half gallon of water and herbal tea


Breakfast: One or two boiled eggs and 1⁄4 avocado on two brown rice cakes

Morning snack: Half grapefruit sprinkled with stevia and cinnamon, and 10 raw almonds

Lunch: Detox salad

Afternoon snack: Power Protein Smoothie (minus the fruit)

Dinner: Salmon (four to six ounces) in a tamari, lemon, fresh ginger, and sesame oil marinade with sautéed asparagus, mushroom, and broccoli.

Supper: Lemon and ginger tea

Liquids: Half gallon of water and herbal tea


Breakfast: 1⁄3 cup oats cooked in water or milk. Add stevia, cinnamon, a handful of blueberries, and two tablespoons of LSA (linseed, sunflower seed, and almond) mix (or a serving of protein powder).

Morning snack: One boiled egg and cut-up vegetables

Lunch: Salad with grilled salmon (four to six ounces), and 1⁄4 avocado and steamed or roasted broccoli. Optional: Add three tablespoons of quinoa or brown rice.

Afternoon snack: Five to seven ounces of Greek yogurt topped with a small handful of raw almonds. Sweeten with cinnamon and stevia.

Dinner: Chicken or fish lettuce cups: Fill cos or iceberg lettuce leaves with cut-up veggies, smashed avocado, and protein of choice. Dress with lemon and mustard.

Supper: Chamomile tea

Liquids: Half gallon of water and herbal tea


Power protein smoothie: Blend together 1 serving of protein powder (either 100-percent natural pea, sprouted brown rice, or whey protein) or 1 raw egg or 2 tablespoons of LSA mix with: 1 teaspoon stevia, ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon chia seeds, ½ cup frozen berries, ½ cup frozen banana, ½ cup spinach leaves, ½ cup almond or coconut milk, ½ cup ice, and ½ cup coconut water or filtered water. Top with desiccated coconut.

Detox salad: Mix the following ingredients in a bowl: ½ red cabbage (shaved); ¼ white cabbage (shaved); 1 grated carrot; 1 cup steamed broccoli; ½ cup spinach; 1 tablespoon walnuts; ¼ cup chopped fresh shallot; ¼ avocado; ½ cup sliced fennel; handful of carrots preroasted in coconut butter and cinnamon; ¼ cup chopped parsley; ½ pear, sliced (optional); 1 tablespoon mixed raw seeds. Make a dressing consisting of: 1 tablespoon turmeric, juice from ½ lemon, 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard, 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon tahini, 1 tablespoon raw honey, and a pinch of Himalayan salt. Add a portion of your favorite protein, like five to seven ounces of grilled chicken.

For more recipes and meal plans like this, grab a copy of Jessica Sepel’s new book, The Healthy Life.