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My Post-Thanksgiving Detox Soup

During Thanksgiving, my family ate a lot of naughty vegan treats. We had sugary desserts and other veg dishes that are yummy but not very healing or nourishing. At the end of the week, we crashed, and said, no more! So, what did I make to bring us back to our superhero ways?

I made miso soup from ingredients I had in the house: celery, bok choy, light and dark miso, carrots, leeks, dried shiitake mushrooms soaked and sliced (very healing), scallions, and cilantro. I had pre-chopped the scallions and cilantro. I keep them in a little glass jar to use whenever I need a garnish. It saves time! We also had some sweet rice mixed with short grain rice. It was nice with a little homemade gomasio. This is all I ate all day, and I felt so much better. It tasted so good and healing.

Introducing Bear to Almond Butter 

I gave Bear some leftover tempeh and an apple. I also made him a rice cake (without salt). I added some almond butter and a tiny bit of brown rice syrup. He loved it. He kept saying mmmm! We just introduced him to almond butter at 1.5 years old. I think it’s good to wait until then for nut butters. Tahini is okay earlier on. I also made him some nori rolls with almond butter and rice. He had that along with some bok choy sautéed in sesame oil.

That’s it! We had a day of healing, simple superhero food to get back to normal and heal from the sugar devil!

What’s your favorite way to detox after the holidays?

Tell me in the comments below.


Photo source: / Stu_spivack


  • Vegan Baby Food

    Dear Alicia,

    I am a full time mom of a 14 month old baby girl and our family has been eating a whole foods plant based diet for just over a year. I just discovered your book “The Kind Diet” yesterday. I read just a few pages before I started texting my girlfriends that “I don’t have to write a book now, because Alicia Silverstone already wrote it!” I just think you are spot on with so many aspects of this peaceful way of eating.

    What I really like is that the superhero plan presents a way for me to continue on my path as a vegan and still refine and improve my diet by adding more sea vegetables, etc. Hubby and I agree that giving up meat and dairy was the start of us really feeling great–just like going from 2 cigarettes a day to none. But our journey will continue, and I can’t wait to see how superhero foods will make us feel!

    Looking forward to your new book as well. Thanks!