Detox 2013: The Shopping List

Alright alright alright! The 2 week Detox + Rejuvenation is right around the corner! Over the weekend I’ll be picking up some staples to get me through. As I said, the list of no-no foods is pretty extensive, so rather than opening up your cupboards and getting depressed that it’s all off limits, the key is to be PROACTIVE by shopping in advance so you have the good stuff readily available.



Now before we get to the shopping list, once again, let’s review once again what we’re not going to be enjoying.

The No-No List

  • Processed foods or foods with preservatives or ingredients you cannot pronounce, identify or find in a dictionary
  • Wheat & other gluten rich grains (including: oats, farro barley, rye, kamut, spelt, triticale, )
  • Dairy (except, perhaps, fermented dairy)
  • Corn & Soy
  • Sugar
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Red Meat
  • Nightshade Plants (tomatoes, potatoes, mushrooms, peppers, eggplants)

And….[drumroll please]…..

The Shopping List

Animal Proteins: With no red meat, you gotta think simple and nutrient rich!

  • Eggs
  • Smoked salmon
  • 1 whole chicken

Natural Proteins: one word— BEANS

  • Garbanzo beans (canned or dried)
  • Black beans (canned or dried)

The Grains: wave buh-bye to breads and pastas (but you’ll see in the recipes to come how we replace them!) and hello to:

  • Amaranth (found this on the ‘Tox last year.  It’s delightful and versatile!)
  • Quinoa
  • Brown rice
  • Wild rice

The Veggies: dive into this list with reckless abandon and buy your favorites!  Here are some of mine:

  • Kale
  • Spaghetti squash (!!!!!!!)
  • Carrots
  • Arugula
  • Beets
  • Celery


Fruits: go for the fresh one’s and if they’re dried make sure there’s NO added sugar!  Check labels!  Again my favorites: 

  • Dried apricots
  • Apples
  • Satsuma tangerines
  • Persimmons
  • Bananas


  • Almond milk
  • Herbal tea (and lots of it!)
  • So. Much. Water.


  • Almonds
  • Almond butter
  • Hummus

So there you have it! I’ll be scooting around town this weekend filling my cupboards to get a start for Monday!  Hit up your local markets and join along for the ride….I promise it will be welllllllll worth it!!




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  1. you had me until it said no dairy, sugar, or caffeine. i’m not drinking though, so that should count for something!

  2. Looks amazing! Why no mushrooms or eggplants?!

    • Please join! In essence, it’s because they fall into the category of Nightshades, all of which are inclined to cause inflammation/irritation in one’s system. You may not know you have a sensitivity because it’s so minimal, but this is a way to test and see!

  3. I need to find a way to press through!!! I need this detox! Thanks for posting!

  4. Hi Cassidy,

    I’m starting today and will keep you posted on my progress I’ll end my detox on the 21st of Jan. I have a couple of ques. Do you have a squash spaghetti recipe? Also how much water daily do you think? Are you taking additional vitamins? Also are you juicing veggies too?
    I’m so excited and getting my shopping list together!

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