The Kind Of Food You Can Eat When Doing A Skin Detox

A few months ago I helped a client manage her problem skin. She came far with the changes she made to her skin care regimen, but there were some issues. That’s when I suggested taking her skin detox a step further – to her diet! She was very quiet when I first suggested it.

Between her and our other clients after we’ve collected 50+ recipes that were the most popular. They’re all part of the skin detox program I’m creating (coming soon).

Today, I’m sharing some of my favorite recipes. The recipes are based on the anti-inflammatory diet because it:

When I finally got her to open up she admitted that she was afraid of the idea because she didn’t want to starve to death. Nor did she want to do something that was unhealthy. And since she loved food (ha! Me too!) she didn’t want to give up this pleasurable experience. Even if it was only for 3 weeks.

When I finally told her about the diet and all that she could eat she was thrilled! She was on board and started her shopping the very next day. During her detox Lina (my Naturopath friend) and I found recipes and sent them to her. It was a breeze making the changes and she learned a lot of new recipes she continues to cook today!

Between her and our other clients after we’ve collected 50+ recipes that were the most popular. They’re all part of the skin detox program I’m creating (coming soon).

Today, I’m sharing some of my favorite recipes. The recipes are based on the anti-inflammatory diet because it:

  • helps you can figure out which foods your body (and skin) don’t like and,
  • gives your body a break from foods that harder on our digestive track.

Check these out – and don’t miss the end of the post where I include some popular “yes and no foods” for the anti-inflammatory diet.

Brown Rice Crackers With Apples and Almond Butter

brownricecrackersapplesalmondbutterThere are lots of snacks that are do-able with this detox but I find that this is the easiest and tastes great – it’s my favorite.  A lot of the time I don’t bother cutting up the apple to make it even easier to make. It fills me up and I love the sweetness of the apples or pears.

(note: must be brown rice crackers)

raspberry pineapple smoothieRaspberry and Pineapple Smoothie

The Raspberry Pineapple Smoothie. I LOVE breakfast smoothies! Once I got used to it (after 3 or 4 makes) I found that they were the easiest thing I could make in the morning. They taste super yummy and I feel good about my healthy breakfast! 🙂

Smoothies are a great breakfast item for this clean, but you can also eat things like amaranth or quinoa porridge.

  • 1 c diced fresh pineapple
  • ½ c frozen raspberries
  • 1 ½ c unsweetened almond or rice milk
  • 1 T ground flaxseed (or one T. flax oil)
  • 1 serving protein powder

Cooking Directions

  1. Blend until smooth.

roastchickenRoasted Chicken

This obviously isn’t an option vegetarians or vegans (which is where I’m headed at the moment) but when I made this last year I was AMAZED at how good it was. It was the best chicken I had ever had in my life. My husband asked me to make 2 days later – that’s how good it was 🙂


  • 1 yellow onion, coarsely chopped
  • 3 large carrots, coarsely chopped
  • 3 celery stalks, coarsely chopped
  • 1 fennel bulb, coarsely chopped
  • 6 T olive oil
  • 2 t sea salt
  • 2 t freshly ground pepper
  • 1 5-lb roasting chicken
  • 3 T dried oregano, sage or rosemary (or 1 bunch fresh herb)
  • 1 t parsley
  • 1 t dried paprika
  • 1 lemon, cut in half
  • 1 garlic bulb with top cut off
  • Preheat oven to 325oF.

Cooking Directions

  1. Place vegetables in large roasting pan.
  2. Add 3 T olive oil, ½ t salt, and ½ t pepper, and half the oregano. Toss to coat.
  3. Rinse chicken and pat dry. Place on top of vegetables.
  4. Sprinkle ½ t salt and ½ t pepper inside the chicken.
  5. Place lemon, garlic bulb, and remaining oregano inside chicken (or beside chicken if not enough room).
  6. Sprinkle ½ t each salt and pepper, parsley, and paprika on the outside of the chicken and drizzle with remaining 3 T olive oil.
  7. Roast chicken for 90-120 min. Check after 75 min. Chicken is ready when juices run clear when leg is pulled away.

Sweet Potato Fries

sweetpotatofriesOne of my favorite things in life is french fries. Seeing as I’m over 40 it’s one of the things I’ve had to (mostly) cut out of my diet. Part of what’s made that easier is recipes like this! It’s one of my favorites and tastes a hundred times better than any I’ve ordered in a restaurant (and is MUCH less fatty!).


  • 2 large sweet potatoes, cut into 1 cm by 5 cm strips
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ½ t rosemary
  • ½ t paprika (optional)
  • 1 onion, diced (optional)
  • 3 T olive oil
  • ½ t sea salt
  • ½ t freshly ground pepper

Cooking Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Place potatoes on a baking sheet and bake for 25 min or until soft.
  3. Heat oven to broil and cook for 1-2 more min to make them crispy (optional).

There are another 45+ recipes available to you in the complete program as well as a handy yes/no food chart for your fridge. (Check out all of the recipes in the skin detox program)

Some of the “Yes Foods” include chicken, lettuce, spinach, cucumbers, salmon, brown rice, most legumes, almond milk and most fruits.

Some of the most obvious “No Foods” include bread, white rice, red meat. But other less obvious foods like eggplant, peanuts and tomatoes should be excluded during your skin detox.

Do you think you can benefit from a skin detox?

If so – join me for a complete Skin Detox program!

Find out how to properly detox with instructions for which ingredients to use, when to use them, and what to eat. You’ll get a complete “Yes/No Food Chart” and 50+ meal-time recipes that use the detox-friendly ingredients, and detailed explanations about the ingredients you should use.

Click here to get more info and join the Fresh Start Skin Detox Program

About the author

Susanna, The Natural Skin Care Junkie

I'm Susanna, the Natural Skin Care Junkie! I became a certified Aromatherapist at the start of the Millennium and have been making my own skin care products ever since. During my time in the world of natural skin care, I have sold my own spa line (Oriana Naturals), a natural beauty box (Flynn & Sage) and a facial care line (Conscience Beauty Lab). I have taught live courses in DIY beauty and have been helping people make their own products with this site since 2013. Happy DIY'ing! Susanna

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