Action Plan Detox Shopping List

If you're planning to follow the Whole Body Action Plan's four-day detox diet as suggested in the magazine and in these four daily menus, you may find the shopping list below helpful in stocking up on everything you need.

The amounts listed below are what is needed for two people to make the soups, smoothies, and lunch recipes suggested for the four-day detox. If you are detoxing by yourself, you can halve these amounts. Use leftovers to continue preparing healthy fruit- and vegetable-rich meals after the detox period is over. 

If you don't have a blender or juicer, you can buy packaged or commercially prepared organic smoothies and liquid soups that contain ingredients on the Detox Foods List

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  • Soy-free almond milk, 1-1/2 cups
  • Coconut water, 1/2 cup
  • Agave syrup, 2 to 4 teaspoons
  • Ice for smoothies (to total 1-1/2 cup)
  • Pure or distilled water (at least 7 cups)
  • Herbal tea (caffeine-free, to replace regular tea or coffee intake)

Fruits and Vegetables

  • Kale, 1-3 leaves
  • Swiss chard, 1-3 leaves
  • Watercress leaves, 1 cup
  • Baby spinach, 1 serving (to serve with almond chicken)
  • Broccoli, 1 head + 1 cup florets
  • Snap Peas, 1 cup
  • Baby Bok Choy, 1 cup
  • White cabbage, 1/2 head
  • Fennel, 4 bulbs
  • Zucchini, 1 cup
  • Capers, 1 tablespoon
  • White onion, 1/4 medium
  • Scallions, 3
  • Shallot, 1
  • Small beet, 1
  • Cucumbers, 3-1/2
  • Carrots, 4
  • Celery, 3 stalks
  • Avocados, 1-1/4
  • Mango, 1/2 cup chunks
  • Green apples, 2
  • Frozen peaches, 2 cups
  • Pineapple, 2 cups
  • Lemons, at least 3
  • Lime, 1
  • Other raw vegetables (for snacks)
  • Fresh berries (for snacks)

Animal Protein

  • Striped bass, 2 5-ounce portions
  • Chicken breasts (boneless, skinless, organic), 3
  • Salmon filets (wild, skinless), 2

Herbs, Spices, and Seasonings

  • Italian parsley
  • Sea salt
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Mint leaves
  • Sesame oil
  • Garlic, 3 cloves
  • Ginger, 1/4 cup sliced
  • Nama shoyu or wheat-free tamari
  • Cardamom, 4 pods or 2 teaspoons ground
  • Sprouts or cilantro (for garnish)
  • Chopped herbs (parsley, basil, tarragon, chives, dill, fennel fronds, etc., to serve with steamed salmon)
  • White-wine vinegar (or lemon juice)

Nuts and Grains

  • Steamed brown rice, 2 cups (optional, to serve with striped bass)
  • Pine nuts, 1/4 cup
  • 100% Buckwheat noodles, 1 packet (to make about 2 cups when cooked)
  • Almond butter, 1/2 cup
  • Almonds (roasted, unsalted), 1/2 cup + more for snacks

Supplies and Appliances Needed

  • Medium saucepan
  • Blender
  • Juicer
  • Colander
  • Large pot
  • Steamer basket (to make steamed salmon)

If you choose not to eat striped bass, chicken, or salmon for lunch, you can get more detox-approved lunch recipes here. Or, feel free to make your own meals, being careful to avoid foods on the "Foods to Exclude" list, which are known to sometimes cause allergies, irritations, or digestion problems.

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