Delicious Detox

   Post holiday and looking toward a healthy 2015, the New Year is the perfect time to detox. DL Revamp, a new detox meal plan from South Florida-based Deliver Leans, offersaa range of detox plans comprised of vegan and organic meals and snacks designed to rid the body of toxins while simultaneously building energy and eliminating extra weight. Currently, DL Revamp offers a three-day plan designed for busy beginners, a five-day reset plan also meant for beginners and a 10-day, advanced level plan. Users can also choose from two plans that feature juice-cleanse components. All of the plans are dairy- and gluten-free and non-GMO. took the DL Revamp challenge and found the plan to be flavorful and innovative. We did the five-day plan, which turned out to be an enjoyable and smooth introduction into detoxification. The meals are delivered in two shipments (one containing the first three days of food and the other containing the final two), and each day consists of 1,200 calories of detox-rich goodies.

   Each day begins between 7 and 8 a.m. with a chia fat flush, a cocktail of organic cranberry juice, lemon juice and whole chia seeds. This tart treat is a great kickoff to the day and includes a good dose of protein courtesy of the chia seeds. Then, between 8 and 9 a.m., breakfast is served. Each day varies between a light meal and kale and berry-based smoothies. Our top breakfast pick: the superfood chia pudding, made from chia sees, coconut milk, vanilla, cinnamon, hemp seeds and goji berries.

   Lunches, which are to be eaten between 12 and 1 p.m. provide the biggest protein punches and are varied interrpretations of salads. The plan is bookended by noodle bowls (we loved the macrobiotic dragon bowl made from sprouted quinoa and loaded with kale, butternut squash and sprouted beans and topped with a hemp seed cream dressing) and features detox, kale and cabbage salads in bretween. If hunger hits during the afternoon, don’t fret—the plan includes tasty power shots at 2 p.m. and a light snack at 3 pm. You’ll be dreaming of the raw cacao truffles (made from medjool dates, raw coconut manna, raw cacao powder and vanilla) for weeks.

   We found the evening meals to be the plan’s main downfall. Dinner consists of a vegetable soup, which can be served cold like a shake or heated up, consumed between 5 and 7 p.m., followed by a vegetable juice, from Deliver Lean’s OnJuice brand, between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. While very tasty, these items did lack protein and left us feeling less than satiated. While dinner is lacking in the types of protein present in the breakfast and lunch options, it makes up for it in foods that are rich in antioxidants, such as broccoli, spinach, kale and ginger. Users are encouraged to end each evening with a soothing detox tea before heading to bed early.

   All in all, the best part about the DL Revamp diet is the way in which it akes fortifying foods into food you want to eat. The meals are light, refreashing and flavorful and truly illustrate that if you’re dedicated to eating a healthy, there are ways to make these ingredients taste amazing.


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