To create a mildly detoxifying menu, start by avoiding the foods and substances that you tend to overconsume, says Elson Haas, MD, director of the Preventive Medical Center of Marin in San Rafael, California, and author of The New Detox Diet (Celestial Arts, 2004). This might mean eliminating the “big five”: sugar, wheat, dairy, caffeine, and alcohol. Then emphasize alkaline choices in your diet, including fresh fruits and vegetables (particularly greens) and alkaline grains like millet and quinoa. Try the following detox recipes.

Breakfast: Creamy Millet with Apples and Honey

Lunch: Brown Rice with Hempseed Salad; Enlightened Salad

Dinner: Roasted Asparagus with Lentils; Quinoa with Mixed Veggies