Cayenne, lemon juice, and maple syrup: more recipe for disaster than actual recipe. Cleanse healthfully (read: without starving) with help from natural foods personal chef/nutrition coach Amanda Skrip. When not teaching healthy living classes, she’s designing gentle detoxes that use friendly foods to reset your system. During a comprehensive consultation, you and Skrip will review your preprepared food journal. Then she’ll design a realistic plan based on your lifestyle and habits (can’t quit coffee, require ice cream). Whether you want a five-day reboot or monthlong overhaul, Skrip has you covered, providing grocery lists, recipes, meal plans, and email/phone support. Sample meals include strawberry-spinach smoothies, Moroccan quinoa, chia bowls, and a host of sauces (clean green, creamy avocado) to use for dousing or dipping during snack time. Results are truly awesome: clearer skin, increased energy, and curbed cravings. In other words, she pulls her weight. For more information, go to amandaskrip.com. Photo: Lynn Chyi / Getty Images Want more local gems? Follow DailyCandy Chicago on Twitter.