3 Amazing Clean Recipes

We fully support indulgence, but we’ll be honest: we took it a little too far on Superbowl Sunday. We’re feeling the full effects of a food hangover: we’re cranky, bloated, and our skin is breaking out. How do we get over this terrible Monday and back on our feet? With an easy and delicious meal plan from Candice Kumai. These clean recipes will detox our body and support our immune system while flushing out any toxins. Read below for her recipes: We can get through this day together, Potatoheads.

Breakfast: Coconut-Almond Green Smoothie

From Candice Kumai’s Clean Green Eats

021_Coconut Almond Smoothie-2    Creamy, delectable almond butter is full of vitamin E and protein—and when paired with shredded coconut, frozen bananas, and almond milk, this creamy, delicious smoothie tastes more like a thick, dreamy green milkshake!

Serves 2; yields 16 ounces

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons unsweetened almond butter

2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut

1 cup baby spinach

1 teaspoon spirulina powder

1 frozen bananas (or swap for 1 avocado to reduce sugar)

3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk

1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract

Directions:

Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

*More recipes from Candice available here. Image: Evi Abeler, from Clean Green Eats 

Lunch: Cleansing Parsnip and Leek Detox Soup

From Candice Kumai’s Clean Green Eats

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Lentils are packed with protein, fiber, iron, and even potassium. This is a perfect post-workout soup—just one bowl will give you the protein fix your body is craving! I like to use red lentils in this recipe, but feel free to use any variety you prefer. They are all delicious and nutritious!

Serves 6

Ingredients:                                                  

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1⁄2 yellow onion, finely chopped

4 garlic cloves, finely minced

2 carrots, peeled, chopped

2 celery stalks, chopped

1 bay leaf

8 cups low-sodium vegetable broth

1 cup dry red lentils, rinsed

½ teaspoon sea salt

2 to 4 tablespoons raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar (add more if you love the taste!)

1 ½ cups thinly sliced lacinato kale leaves

Directions:

In a medium stockpot, warm the olive oil over medium-low heat. Add the diced onion and sauté just until soft and fragrant, 8 to 10 minutes.

Reduce the heat to low, add the garlic, carrots, celery, and bay leaf, and cook for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add the broth to the pot and bring the soup to a light simmer. Stir in lentils and cook for another 20 minutes, or until lentils are soft.

Remove and discard the bay leaf. Stir in the salt, vinegar, and cook until kale is just slightly wilted. Serve with a clean green juice and enjoy that clean, lean protein fix!

*More recipes from Candice available here. Image: Candice Kumai 

Dinner: Roasted Sweet Potato and Avocado Bowl with Carrot-Ginger Vinaigrette

From Candice Kumai’s Clean Green Eats

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If you want sparkling, beautiful, eyes, I’d dash to your local grocer, not the beauty supply store. No makeup, cream, or miracle salve will nourish your eyes like the vitamin A and beta-carotene you’ll get from sweet potatoes and carrots! I love to curl up with this warm bowl of grains and root vegetables in the winter months. If you have any leftover roasted vegetables lying around, like squash or Brussels sprouts, they are a perfect match, so be sure to toss them in!

Serves 4

Ingredients:

6 cups cooked brown rice (about 3 cups uncooked)

1 cup shredded curly kale

1 cup roasted sweet potatoes, cut into 1 inch cubes

1 ripe avocado, pitted, peeled, and cubed

1 cup leftover roasted vegetables (optional)

½ cup Carrot-Ginger Vinaigrette

Directions:

In each of four individual serving bowls, add 1 ½ cups brown rice. Top each with an equal amount of avocado cubes, sweet potato, shredded kale, and leftover roasted veggies, if available. Top each with 2 tablespoons of the Carrot-Ginger Vinaigrette and mix with a fork, serve at room temperature, or heat as desired. Devour and appreciate every last bite!

*More recipes from Candice available here. Image: Evi Abeler, from Clean Green Eats 

Want more tips from Candice? Here are fourteen clean foods to eat or try one of these clean drinks