14 Ways to Detox for Beginners

No-fuss detox for newbies.

Whether you’ve been holiday-ing too hard or just want to make a positive lifestyle change, detoxing is a simple way to accomplish your goals. Learn simple how-to’s plus 14 ways to detox for beginners, including delicious recipes.


During exercise, sweat carries some impurities out of the body, making it a natural choice for regular detoxification. HIIT workouts are high-intensity routines that will burn fat and flush toxins.

Drink lots of water.

H2O hydrates the body and helps the kidneys flush toxins from the body naturally. It offers the added bonus of acting as an appetite suppressant, so you’re less prone to overeating or unhealthy snack choices.

Boost fiber intake.

Fiber helps the body detox by carrying toxins through the system so they can be eliminated. High fiber food choices include whole grains, beans, edamame, broccoli, spinach, and cauliflower.

Plan detox recipes into your meal plan.

You can do a short-term, focused detox like our 3-Day Soup Detox, but you can also incorporate detoxifying recipes into your regular diet. Choose a few of the delicious recipes below to include on your go-to recipe list.

1. Spinach and Mango Smoothie

Spinach is rich in glutathione, a substance that helps the liver function more efficiently.

2. Cleanse & Detox Smoothie

This smoothie incorporates detox powerhouse kale, which can help kick start the digestive tract to remove pesticides and other environmental toxins.

3. Roasted Cauliflower Soup

Cauliflower is a cruciferous veggie that offers high levels of detoxifying antioxidants.

4. Lentil & Kale Soup

Lentils and kale combine in this detoxifying soup that cleanses the body naturally.

5. Basil & Spinach Pesto

Tasty herb basil offers terpenoids, substances that support kidney function so they’re better able to help the body rid itself of toxins naturally.

6. Dijon Roasted Cabbage

Cabbage contains glucosinolates able to help remove cancer-causing substances.

7. Asian Chicken and Ginger Soup

Ginger stimulates digestion to help the liver and colon remove toxins that build up over time.

8. Lemon Chicken Breasts with Salad & Asparagus

Dig into this detox-powered recipe. It includes asparagus, a natural diuretic, and lemon, which flushes out toxins that come from the diet and environment.

9. Almond Butter

Almonds boost liver function so it’s easier for it to remove the fatty deposits that build up after overindulgence in sugary foods or alcohol.

10. Slow Cooker Apple Butter Pulled Pork

Apples offer insoluble fiber that collects impurities and carries them through the digestive system.

11. Avocado Egg Bake

In addition to fighting belly fat, avocado supports the gallbladder, which plays a role in digestion and liver function.

12. Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken

Garlic has long been used to support natural detox because it contains compounds that fight intestinal yeast and harmful bacteria.

13. Lean, Green Protein Smoothie Bowl

Perfect as a detox snack or breakfast, this smoothie recipe contains kale plus a host of other natural detoxifiers, including honey, which supports the liver.

14. Morning Lemon & Mint Detox Water

Add this lemon-based drink to your detox for beginners plan—it boosts the metabolism and flushes out toxins.

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Amy Wagner

Amy is a writer specializing in health & wellness, business, and entrepreneurship. She's a long-time martial arts teacher who has earned a 4th degree black belt in tae kwon do. When Amy's not writing or kicking, she's wrangling sons, reading fiction, or crushing on BBC actors.

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