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.