Conscious Cleanse Clean Eating Challenge Recipe Contest Winners

Our Conscious Cleanse Clean Eating Challengers submitted their homemade cleanse recipes as a part of our recipe contest. We received so many amazing recipes, but could only pick three winners! Give them a try!

Chicken Soup

By Sonja Wapstra

Ingredients

  • 1.5 litres chicken stock, boil and reduce stock of 3 chicken carcasses or buy pre-made stock
  • 1 chicken breast, diced
  • 2 leeks, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1 parsnip, diced
  • 3 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 onions, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 red or green chili pepper, finely diced (optional)
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • Small bunch of fresh parsley, chopped
  • Other herbs of your choice like sage, oregano, etc.

Instructions

Fry the onions and garlic with a little olive oil and when brown, add the leeks and chicken breast. Fry until soft/cooked/brown.

In a separate pot, combine the chicken broth and veggies. Boil initially, then change to simmer until vegetables are soft, then add herbs, rice, fried onions, leeks and chicken.

Add water and/or more chicken stock if required and salt and pepper to taste.

(Tip: if you make chicken stock from carcasses the night before and refrigerate - you can scrape off any excess fat the next day as the fat solidifies.)

Gluten-Free Summer Pasta Salad

By Bonnie Luther

Ingredients

  • 1 (8-ounce) box Lentil & Quinoa Rotelle (or other short pasta)
  • 1/3 cup jarred pesto
  • 1 (12-ounce) jar roasted red bell peppers, drained and chopped
  • 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 3 cups baby arugula
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain the pasta and rinse with cold water. Place the drained pasta in a mixing bowl, add the rest of the ingredients and toss well to combine everything. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Ultimate green smoothie

By Amy Cohen

Ingredients

  • 1 large handful of parsley, large stems removed (can sub with any other green of choice)
  • 1/2 granny smith apple
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 2 to 3" pieces of cucumber, peeled
  • 1/2" piece fresh ginger root
  • 1/2" piece fresh turmeric root
  • 1/4 avocado
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • Cayenne pepper to taste
  • Cinnamon to taste
  • Filtered water, vary depending on desired thickness of smoothie

Instructions

Blend all ingredients together until smooth and enjoy! Bonus: drink down to about 2 inches then fill with water to make a refreshing juice.

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