5 Easy Post-Holiday Cleansing Recipes

It was fun while it lasted (who doesn't love washing brownies down with egg-nog), but snapping out of it is sometimes easier said than done.
01/20/2016 06:22 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Hopefully by now we've mostly disconnected from the holiday glut. It was fun while it lasted (who doesn't love washing brownies down with egg-nog), but snapping out of it is sometimes easier said than done. Mid-January is also the time that those resolutions to eat healthy in the new year get a little more difficult to stick to. It's so easy to slide. But making sure we balance the indulgences with the sensible is the key to maintaining a healthy weight. And it can be mega-tasty too! Here are five delicious recipes to help us stick to those resolutions we made just a few weeks ago.

1. BRIGHT SKIN SMOOTHIE

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Harsh weather drying up your skin? This smoothie brightens up the complexion and gives it that extra boost of moisture we all so desperately need in the cold winter months.
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2. DETOX KALE AND QUINOA SALAD

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Resolutions got off track? No bigs. Eat this. Minimal prep time - and loaded with healthy, energizing ingredients.
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3. BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP

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With some flavor properties of a Southeast Asian curry, this healthy concoction has a slight smokiness - and just happens to be low in fat and calories, yet high in flavor!
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4. VEGAN LENTIL SOUP

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It's Winter. Winter calls for judicious intake of soup. This nutty, robust lentil soup happens to be vegan - and will banish the winter chill to somewhere outside your four walls.
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5. Detox CROCK POT VEGETABLE SOUP

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Ever see those infomercials where the guy says, "Set it and forget it?" This is the soup version of whatever he was selling. 15 minutes of prep. Healthy. Delicious. Done.
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