Detox Shopping List

The 7-Day Detox starts on Monday, January 7th! The Detox is outlined in SKINNY DISH!, and here is the shopping list for all 7 days. (For folks who don’t have SKINNY DISH! yet, I’m posting the menus in the menu bar above). Most households only have 1 fridge, so you may need to make a 2nd trip for produce mid-week. Just be sure you get the refrigerated ingredients for the first 3 or 4 days on your first trip. The list will provide enough food for 1-2 Detoxers. Trader Joe’s shoppers can’t buy in bulk, but if you’re shopping at stores with ample bulk sections, specific amounts have been noted. Also for Trader Joe’s shoppers, the dark leafy greens are by the bag (Kale, and Southern Greens Blend), with each one equivalent to about 1 large bunch of kale or collards/mustard greens). Items should be organic when possible, especially celery, dark leafy greens, salad greens, apples, and bell peppers as they are highest in pesticides when grown conventionally.

cucumbers – about 8
kale – 1 bunch
spinach – 10-oz bag
celery – 2 bunches
parsley – 1 small bunch
arugula – 2 bags (Days 1 & 7–bags usually only stay fresh for 2 days in the fridge)
salad greens of choice plus extra salad veggies – enough for 4 large salads
basil – 1 bunch or container
tomato – 3
grape tomatoes – 1 pint
broccoli – 3 heads
carrots – 5 lbs
veggies of choice for dipping (bell peppers, snap peas, cauliflower, etc.)
more veggies of choice for dipping (broccoli, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, etc.)
ginger – 1 large chunk
garlic – 9 cloves
shredded green cabbage – 1 10-oz bag
yellow onions – 2
purple or red onion – 1
TJ’s Southern Greens Blend – 2 bags, or 2 bunches collards or other dark leafy greens
red bell peppers – 2 butternut squash – 1 small
sweet potatoes – 5 small  

green apples – 8
gala or other apples – 2
raspberries or other berries – 2 pints
blueberries or other berries – 1 pint
blackberries – 1 pint
oranges – 4
lemons – 2
banana – 2
green grapes – 1/2 cup
strawberries – 1 large container
pears – 4
peaches – 2
avocados – 2 (for Day 6)  

raw blanched slivered almonds – 1/2 cup
raw whole almonds – 2 cups
raw cashews – 2 cups
raw sunflower seeds – 1/2 cup
raw walnuts – 1 cup
pistachios – 1/2 cup
sesame seeds (raw if possible) – 2 Tbsp 

brown rice – enough for at least 6 cups cooked
quinoa – 4 cups uncooked
brown rice crackers – 1 or 2 boxes
organic corn chips – 1 10-oz bag 

garbanzo – 2 15-ounce cans, or 3 1/2 cups cooked
lentils – 3 cups dried or 6 cups cooked (TJ’s has Refrigerated Steamed Lentils, which is 2 1/2 cups cooked lentils)
kidney beans – 2 15-ounce cans or 3 cups cooked
vegetarian/low-fat “refried” beans – 1/2 cup (have to buy 1 15-oz can)
black beans – 2 15-ounce cans or 3 cups cooked
pinto beans –  1 15-ounce can or 1 3/4 cups cooked

TJ’s (or other) Cut White Corn – 2 bags
TJ’s (or other) Pineapple Tidbits – 1 bag (about 24 oz)–only need 1 cup
TJ’s (or other) Mango Chunks – 1 bag (about 24 oz)
TJ’s Fancy Berry Medley (or other berry mix) – 1 bag (24 oz)
shelled edamame – 10-ounce bag (need 1 cup) [or use fresh]
orange juice concentrate – 1/4 cup
chopped spinach (or can use fresh) – 4 ounces frozen

cayenne pepper
dill weed
curry powder
garlic powder
TJ’s 21 Seasoning Salute, or other salt-free blend

white balsamic vinegar or brown rice vinegar
TJ’s Goddess Dressing (or other creamy, non-dairy or tahini-based dressing)
TJ’s Light Champagne Vinaigrette, or other low-fat, low-sugar Italian dressing (or use olive oil + vinegar) (need 1/4 cup total)

olive oil – 1/2 cup
grapeseed oil – 2 tsp
toasted sesame oil (or untoasted) – 2 tsp

sea salt
black pepper
almond butter – 1/2 – 1 cup
salsa verde – 1 small jar
red salsa – 1 cup
vanilla – 1 tsp
tamari – 1 tsp 

hummus – 1 large container or 2 cups homemade
unsweetened almond milk – 48 oz (or can use kind in grocery aisle)
TJ’s Steamed & Peeled Baby Beets – 1 8-oz pkg (or ~6 beets, steamed & peeled)
tempeh – 1-2 10-ounce blocks 

herbal tea of choice (mint, lemon, orange, ginger, chamomile, etc.)
decaf green tea

multivitamin – Women’s or Men’s 1-a-day type
TJ’s Very Green Dietary Supplement, or other green superfood powder (OPTIONAL)
veggie sushi rolls (cucumber, carrot, avocado, etc.) – 8-10 pieces per Detoxer
corn tortillas – 1 pkg (~10 tortillas)
TJ’s Diced and Fire Roasted Organic Tomatoes with Green Chiles (or other fire roasted tomatoes) – 1/2 of a 14.5-oz can 

Happy shopping!

24 thoughts on “Detox Shopping List

  1. Kathy Patrick says:

    I was really excited to try this 7-day detox until I saw the shopping list. Oh my that’s a large order for only one week, and an even larger bill in the checkout. I am a single mom on disability with a very limited, fixed income. I cannot afford this detox, are there alternatives to all of the oils, seasonings, and nuts? Much of this I cannot even find at my local grocery store

    • Jen Reilly says:

      Hi Kathy, I hear ya! The shopping list is HUGE. When I first posted it, I posted Days 1-4 only and then a separate list for Days 5-7. You can still do the detox in an economical way, using more dried beans, raw nuts and seeds from the bulk section of a health food store, and frozen fruits and veggies. Replace the fancy oils and vinegars with olive oil and red wine vinegar. Hope that helps! And you’ve given me the idea to develop a new budget-friendly detox! XOXO – Jen

  2. Linda B. says:

    I travel each and every week…Sunday and Thursdays for about 6 hours each way and then am in a hotel Monday, Tuesday, Wednesdays.
    Are there some things I can substitue if cooking and blending a morning a drink aren’t very feasable for me?
    Thankfully, Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods are around the corner next to each other here, but I won’t have the utensils at my disposal for some of these recipes!
    Any other tips for the road warriors?

    • Jen Reilly says:

      Hey Linda, Apologies for the late reply! You can buy pre-made green juices at Whole Foods that would be good for the AM drinks (Green with Envy, etc…). I would stay away from pre-made smoothies, though, as they tend to be super high in sugar. And then, Whole Foods salad bar can be perfect for making up mostly-raw meals. Pricey, but convenient! 🙂 xoxo Jen

  3. Linda says:

    Not a problem Jen — thanks!
    I bought one of those blending sticks and had Purple Nurples last week — num! But I’d like to mix those up with something “green” so I’ll hit Whole Foods up this week.
    The actual real problem I discovered is how I can eat well while traveling…I need something compact and I need protein. My travel is often 6 hours or more, usually during the middle of the day and often in to the dinner hour. I can carry nuts which help, but sometimes it’s nice to have something more substantial. I also noticed I probably got a little dehydrated as I had been drinking a lot of fluids during the week and then not so much as I really disdain airplane restrooms.
    But all in all, it was a good week…I have your cookbook and want to try some of the recipes for the hotel and my lunches….I got a little burned out on salads twice a day plus going in to the breakroom and “smelling” food was killing me!
    Thanks for the great work you’re doing!!

  4. LaVonne "Vonnie" says:

    The list doesn’t look bad. Most of the stuff I already have in the house or something equally acceptable (I recently did the Daniel Fast) and I would get my produce from the Amish market (way more economical than grocery store)

  5. Lizzy says:

    Good evening! Do you have a common price for the entire shopping list? Just so I know how much I’m up for when my sister and I start this next week 🙂

    • Jen Reilly says:

      Hi Lizzy,

      I would shop for the first half of the week (about $75) and then you may be able to eat leftovers the remaining portion of the week. That list makes A LOT of food! – Jen

  6. Lizzy says:

    Perfect! Thank you Jen! My sister is suffering with an over-eating disorder of sorts so we’re dieting together for support..I thought a veggie cleanse would be a great way to kick it off! Which carbs would you suggest to have more of for my sister as she is pre-diabetic and needs her carbs but has to avoid sugar?

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