Click here for the 2017 #CSCleanse Menu, Recipes, & Shopping List! 

Last year’s inaugural CS Cleanse was such a hit that I’ve had friends asking me on a near-weekly basis when we’ll be doing another one. Well, the time has come! This season always makes us want to lighten things up a bit, and there’s nothing like a week of clean eating to put a spring in our step and push the reset button on our diets. We are so excited for y’all to mark your calendars for May 20th – May 26th, when we’ll be kicking off seven days of simple, delicious, healthy meals — and of course, we’ll be sharing all the breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipes (with shopping lists) right here to make planning a breeze.

Similar to last year’s cleanse, this is not a hardcore regimen. It’s not a juice cleanse, doesn’t involve major deprivation, and the focus is on nourishing your body with good-for-you ingredients that will make you feel amazing. It involves some general rules (listed below) that’ll help you feel your very best and kick those cravings to the curb that tend to leave us feeling icky. And at the end of the seven days, you’ll find Memorial Day weekend on the other side, with full license to raise your frozen margarita to the fact that you did it!

These are the rules of the CS Cleanse 2017:

  1. Processed foods, refined sugar, and gluten are out.
  2. Healthy meat and seafood can be consumed moderately, usually at dinner.
  3. Vegetables, in-season fruits, nuts, seeds, healthy grains, and avocados to be consumed in abundance.
  4. Have 1 cup of coffee in the morning if you’d like — max.
  5. Enjoy up to 3 glasses of wine spread throughout the week. But not on the same night.
  6. Practice the Japanese tradition of hara hachi bu, meaning: Eat until you are 80 percent full. This will involve making a conscious effort to eat slowly, put your fork down between bites and check-in with yourself to see if you’re still hungry.

We’re keeping the menus super simple and will be providing tons of ideas for using up leftovers — and next week, I’ll even be sharing a video about how I prep on Sunday night for the week ahead. Stay tuned for all the details — we’ll be announcing your week’s worth of recipes and your grocery list next Monday so you’ll have a week to get prepped before May 20th!

For those of you who participated last year, we’d love to hear what you loved, what you didn’t, and if you have any suggestions for us to incorporate into this year’s cleanse! And don’t forget to share your cleanse meals using the #CSCleanse hashtag – we’ll be re-posting our favorites throughout the week! 

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  1. 1
    Blush & Pearls May 9, 2017 at 8:21 am

    I don’t really do detoxes – I feel like it’s more important to be eating healthy all the time, not just for a week or two. The eating tips above are great for everyday mindfulness and healthy eating though!

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    Mia May 9, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    I love the focus on whole foods, and #6. I think Ayurveda teaches a similar practice to that. To extend that thought on eating slowly, checking in to assess fullness, etc – setting aside time for eating is also important (e.g., not eating at our desk while on our computers). The program also seems to have some similarities with Michael Pollan’s philosophy of “eat food, not too much, mostly plants”.
    I see that your program does not include gluten. I’ve always been curious about this — is gluten really the “enemy” it’s portrayed to be, for people who do not have celiac disease, Crohn’s, autoimmune or other inflammatory conditions? I’d love a guest post from a nutritionist, RD, or other health professional who has studied and/or conducted research on this, as it seems to be a confusing topic. Then again, I take pleasure from baking bread at home, so I’m clearly biased. 🙂

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    Megan May 14, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    I just did last years cleanse last month as I just found your site. It was great and I felt really good! My constructive criticism would be that many of the recipes were for 6+ people and made a lot which was reflected on the grocery list. I ended buying a lot of extra food once I realized this and only made 1/2 recipes. I had enough groceries for almost 2 weeks and we are a family of four. So just something to be aware of. I’m so glad you are doing another one!

    • Camille Styles May 15, 2017 at 7:19 am

      Thank you Megan! This year, the recipe quantities haven’t been changed (so just make them smaller or larger depending on your specific needs), however the grocery list is designed for just 1 person! Hopefully that is helpful, and you can obviously multiply the shopping list by x2, x3, x4, etc depending on how many you’ll be cooking for. Hope you enjoy!

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    jenn May 16, 2017 at 8:38 am

    Quick question, just for clarification – if the shopping list is for 1, does that assume that you just need to 1/2 or 1/4 all of the multiple servings recipes?

    • Camille Styles May 16, 2017 at 9:07 am

      Yep, you got it! I didn’t want to change any of the recipes since some people will be cooking for 2 or more, so just divide the recipe quantities accordingly. 🙂

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    elizmcanally May 16, 2017 at 10:55 am

    I’m already in the middle of Whole 30, but I might try some of these recipes for the next couple of weeks I have left. The food prep video helped a lot!

    • Camille Styles May 16, 2017 at 7:37 pm

      Awesome, I’m so glad it was helpful! GO YOU for coming so far in the Whole 30 journey, that is not easy!

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    Jennifer May 17, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    My mouth is watering just looking at the recipes! I can’t wait to start!

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    Helen May 17, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    I’d like an overview of the whole week’s menu that I can print – not having to download each recipe. Looking forward to next week!!

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    Gaby May 18, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    Do you have any suggestions for protein alternatives to the salmon and chicken for those on a plant based diet? Everything else sounds freaking delicious, and I cannot wait to start!

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    Miss K May 19, 2017 at 4:51 am

    Oh my goodness! I love these food challenges you do! They are wonderful, rewarding and fun. Can’t wait to start off the fresh Summer right! hah.

    Also, what I didn’t like was that sometimes it would be a bit hard to follow the recipes, but nothing way too bad, just here and there would be a bit hard.
    Overall, this is my favorite thing to do from you! I can’t wait!


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    Jenni May 19, 2017 at 11:07 am

    I am super excited! I’m ready for a reset of healthy meals and this is soooo much more refreshing than other meal plans that are boring?

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    Kira May 25, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    I only see Saturday-Monday for the meal plan..Is there more days that are involved?

    • Camille Styles May 25, 2017 at 8:49 pm

      Nope, it’s a seven day plan. I started it on Saturday b/c I think it’s easier to stick to it on the weekend when you’ve got the momentum of the new beginning!