The week-long plan does not allow gluten, dairy, corn and alcohol, among other things

By peoplestaff225
Updated January 08, 2016 01:09 PM
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Goop Detox 2016

The moment loyal goop readers have been waiting for is finally here.

Every year, lifestyle queen Gwyneth Paltrow releases a much-buzzed-about 7-day cleanse on her website that, like many detox plans, cuts out many of our favorite indulgences. And 2016’s plan — which dropped on Thursday — is no different.

While you might not be totally hyped to forego gluten, dairy, corn, soy, caffeine, alcohol, added sugar, red meat, shellfish, white rice or nightshades (tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, potatoes), we must admit that some of the meals look downright delicious.

Each day is broken up into five components — “first thing” (tea), breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner — and includes detailed instructions on how to make the Paltrow-approved meals, which include Chia Pudding, Five Spice Salmon Burgers and Chickpea and Kale Curry, to name a few. The plan also includes lesser-known ingredients like ashwagandha, ho shou wu and cordyceps — all of which make up GP’s Morning Smoothie.

The Oscar winner took to her site to address the reason behind these annual cleanses, which she admits can feel restrictive in the beginning — especially for die-hard coffee drinkers — but is a must for those who went a little too hard on the turkey, stuffing and gingerbread cookies (read: everyone with a stomach).

“As always, the goal with the annual goop detox is to not try to pull off a week of starvation: It’s to simply clean up the menu and eat as well as possible, as a means for re-setting the palate (bye-bye shrimp toast and cheese plates), giving our guts a break, and stripping off a few extra pounds we just might have picked up at the end of the year,” Paltrow writes.

Will you be trying out goop’s 2016 detox?

—Grace Gavilanes