7-Day Vegan Sugar-Detox Meal Plan | EatingWell

This Vegan Detox Glow Bowl is the perfect way to kick off a year of healthy eating. Quinoa, roasted sweet potatoes, massaged kale, steamed beets, and avocado are drizzled in a simple lemon tahini sauce for a meal that will make you feel radiant from the inside out.

You’ve probably seen similar recipes referred to as “macro bowls” or “buddha bowls,” but I’m calling this one a “glow bowl.” Why? I carefully selected ingredients that are great for the hair and skin (sweet potato, kale, and avocado), which could both use a little TLC during these cold winter months.

Vegan Detox Glow Bowl.

Speaking of snacks and champagne, my body is craving nutrient-dense food after an indulgent holiday season. I’m not big on making resolutions, but I do think the New Year is a great time for reflection and realistic goal setting. One of mine is to make sure there is always a rainbow of color on my plate. An easy way to do this is by throwing together a bowl.

How did you ring in 2018? We had a few friends over for a small celebration. I was on snack duty (naturally) and Andrew was busy at the bar cart mixing up Manhattans. I usually love making a fun appetizer for parties, but my brain has been in holiday mode the past few weeks. So, I put some cashews in a bowl, set out some chips and salsa, and called it a day. I was a bit stressed about not providing an impressive spread, but you know what? Everyone had so much fun and nobody cared. We played games, danced to Michael Jackson records, and rang in the New Year with plenty of champagne.

If you’re wondering about the “detox” bit, here’s my scientific explanation. Beets contain a mixture of phytochemicals and minerals that make them wonderful for purifying the blood and cleansing the liver – one of our main detox organs. When the liver is overloaded with alcohol, caffeine, and refined sugar (hello, holiday season), toxins will find another way to exit the body – through the skin. If you’re struggling with skin breakouts or your complexion appears congested, it’s a sign that your detox system needs some love.