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Oprah’s 21-Day Cleanse Vegan Recipes

Oprah’s 21-Day Cleanse Vegan Recipes

We applaud Oprah Winfrey’s 21-day cleanse to jump-start her “inner makeover.” Vowing to forgo caffeine, sugar, alcohol, gluten and animal products, Oprah hopes to become a “conscious eater.” Easy for Oprah–along with the 21-day cleanse came master vegetarian chef Tal Ronnen! If only the rest of us had it so easy. For those of you who would like to join Oprah in the 21-day cleanse, the question is: How to do it without a gourmet chef providing three square meals, and snacks, a day?!

At Care2 we have long advocated for conscious eating, and we have a host of recipes to show for it. We have selected some of our most satisfying, cleansing favorites to share with you, whether you’re joining Oprah for 21 days or not. You can even cheer Oprah on by signing the Care2 petition. Enjoy, and happy inner makeover!

Creamy Vegan Potato Leek Soup: A delicious creamy soup made without dairy, but sure to satisfy.

Fresh Corn Soup with Healing Spices: An updated healthy chowder without the cream that can be enjoyed either hot or cold.

Green Gumbo: A vegan version of the traditional stew with spicy Cajun spices, tomatoes, and greens.

Vegan Pink Mashed Potatoes with Ginger and Cardamom: This designer root vegetable is tasty and easy to work with–and so lovely!

Eggless Egg Salad: Great tasting tofu substitute with protein but no cholesterol.

Root Vegetable No-Pasta Lasagna: Layers of root vegetables take the place of pasta for a wheat-free delight!

Colorful Whole-Grain Supper Salad: Complete meal in a bowl.

Red Bean Cakes with Creamy Coconut Sauce: Rice and beans with a zesty twist.

Berry Sauce and Berries with Vanilla-Almond “Cream”: Luscious ways to enjoy your favorite berries.

Healthy Chocolate Pudding: This no-milk pudding gets its sweetness from dates and figs rather than refined sugar.

Read more: Food, Eating for Health

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Melissa Breyer

Melissa Breyer is a writer and editor with a background in sustainable living, specializing in food, science and design. She is the co-author of True Food (National Geographic) and has edited and written for regional and international books and periodicals, including The New York Times Magazine. Melissa lives in Brooklyn, NY.


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4:54AM PST on Jan 3, 2012

Thanks for the article.

2:05AM PST on Nov 10, 2011

Thank you

2:14AM PDT on Aug 4, 2011

I love your article. Thanks for sharing these great recipes.

1:35PM PDT on May 25, 2011

Actually, it isn't as difficult as you suggest. If you can prepare meals from dead animals, it's pretty darn easy to prepare meals without them.

1:05AM PDT on May 13, 2011

Thanks Melissa.

4:34AM PST on Dec 30, 2010

Thanks for the info.

4:35PM PST on Dec 2, 2010

Now that's real food daily!

4:14PM PDT on Mar 19, 2010

Brilliant and vegan, thank you!!!!!

10:54AM PDT on Mar 24, 2009

A really great alternative sweetner that I enjoy is agave. They even make flavored agave like vanilla or hazelnut to add to your coffee!

6:52PM PDT on Jul 7, 2008

I was vegetarian for 15 years, vegan for 5 of those years, and my health was no better or worse than it is today.

I was appalled at all of the faux meat products my vegan friends ate, filled with more sodium, nitrates, colourings, and artificial flavours than their "more natural/omnivore" counterparts. Plus, the faux-meat products were generally disgusting (even mock-apple pie was more convincing). When I wasn't eating meat, the last thing I needed was a poor replacement for item X which made me crave the real thing more tempting.

It's easy to make standard fare vegetarian--just remove the meat. Lasagne doesn't need a meat sauce. Pizza doesn't need pepperoni. Gazpacho is awesome, as are grilled vegetables and guacamole. Raw is great too, and far more filling and satisfying. Mashed bananas can be used instead of butter or oil in baked goods.

I respect everyone's choices for what they choose to eat, but simply don't appreciate it when someone criticises in a self-righteous manner.

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