Top 5 Detox Soup Recipes

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If this winter weather has made you sluggish and you have been thinking about doing a detox but can’t bear to be too far from comfort foods, such as soup, when the weather is this cold, we have good news for you. Although you can do those lemon juice and water cleansing detoxes, why bother when you have a wonderful world of soups that will do the same thing? Imagine drinking a hot mug of soup at work and know that you are giving your body a wonderfully healthy cleansing at the same time.

Does this sound good? Then keep reading for the best 5 detox soup recipes around. Go dig up your soup mug; you are going to need it!

 

1. No Meat Chicken Detox Soup

Ingredients:

  • 10 Cups of chicken broth (if you have bone broth, that’s best. If not, look for organic, gluten free broth. Avoid the cubes or canned broth)
  • 1 Pound of butternut squash, cubed
  • ½  White organic onion, chopped
  • 6 Stalks organic celery, chopped
  • 6 Small organic carrots, chopped (wash them but don’t peel them)
  • 4 to 10 Cloves of organic garlic (as many as you think you can deal with. If you love garlic, use 10. If you don’t, use 4.)
  • 1 Cup organic green cabbage, chopped
  • ¼ Cup of apple cider vinegar
  • Juice from 1 fresh, organic lemon
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Cayenne pepper to taste

Instructions:

  • Add the broth into a large soup pan or stockpot with the celery, carrots, and onions.
  • Boil down until you have about 8 cups of soup.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool for about 15 or 20 minutes.
  • Add the garlic to the soup.
  • Place in the food processor (in batches if you have to) and blend on high for one minute.
  • Return the pot to the stove and add the squash and cabbage.
  • Add your salt and cayenne pepper.
  • You can also add other seasonings if you like such as sage, thyme, or bay leaves.
  • Return to a boil.
  • Add the apple cider vinegar and lemon juice.
  • Allow to simmer for another 20 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy. 
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2.  Souper Good Green Detox Soup

Celery has been shown in recent studies to have cancer fighting compounds so you know that a soup based in celery has got to be super healthy and detoxifying.

Ingredients:

  • 4 Organic celery stalks
  • 1 Medium Organic onion (any color)
  • 1 Organic green bell pepper, chopped and seeded
  • 5 Handfuls of organic baby spinach
  • 2 Organic garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
  • ½ Teaspoon of cardamom
  • ½ Teaspoon ginger
  • ½ Teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 Teaspoon dried mint leaves
  • 1.5 Liters of fresh water
  • Coconut milk (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  • Have everything chopped and measured beforehand for ease of preparation.
  • Boil the water and add the salt and pepper if you would like to use it.
  • Add all vegetables and seasonings to the pot except for the garlic.
  • Cook for about 15 minutes with the lid on.
  • Turn off the heat and add the whole garlic cloves.
  • Allow to sit for another 5 minutes.
  • Add your coconut milk if you like.
  • Enjoy!
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3. Lentil, Kale, and Sweet Potato Soup

Each of these food items in and of themselves are superfoods, so when you combine them, you have some superior nutrition. This one will feel like a 5 star restaurant soup and not a detox soup, which is part of its charm.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup organic diced tomatoes, any variety
  • 2 Cups of bone broth or plain water
  • 1 Cup dried green lentils
  • 1 Large organic sweet potato, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 Medium organic onion, any variety
  • 1 Organic red or green bell pepper, diced and seeds removed
  • 1 Tablespoon turmeric or curry powder
  • Pinch of cumin
  • 3 Cloves organic garlic, peeled
  • 1 Bunch of organic kale, coarsely chopped
  • 2 Cups of water ( a total of 4 cups of liquid)
  • 1 Small organic zucchini, quartered and diced

Instructions:

  • Sauté the onion in a very small amount of olive oil for about 3 minutes.
  • Add the garlic, curry (or turmeric), and sweet potato.
  • Sauté for another 5 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes, lentils, and all the liquid.
  • Simmer on low heat for about 45 to 50 minutes.
  • Add the kale and green or red pepper.
  • Cook another 10 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy!
Organic Kale

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4.  Kale and More Kale Detox Soup

If you have tons of kale, or love kale, then this is the perfect detox soup for you. This features some roasted chickpeas, which really give it a super yummy taste.

Ingredients:

  • 14 Ounces of organic chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 3 Tablespoons of olive oil
  • ½ Teaspoon cayenne pepper(optional)
  • ¼ Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Large organic onion, any variety, chopped
  • 5 Organic garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • 8 Cups of vegetable broth, or water
  • 1.5 Pounds of organic curly kale leaves, stems removed
  • 1 Cup of raw, organic cashews, soaked in water for 4 hours, then rinsed and drained
  • 2 Tablespoons white wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ Teaspoon of black pepper

Instructions:

  • First, roast the chickpeas by preheating the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Place the chickpeas, 1 tablespoon of the chickpeas, the salt and cayenne pepper in a bowl. Mix well.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the chickpeas in a single layer.
  • Bake for about 50 minutes, turning once or twice.
  • Now heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic. Sauté for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the broth and leave on low heat.
  • Place the kale in your blender or food processor until smooth. If it’s a bit thick, add a little broth to make it easier to blend. You might have to work in batches, depending on the size of your blender. When finished, add the kale to the broth.
  • Now place the cashews in the blender. Blend until smooth.
  • Place the cashews in the pot with the kale and the broth Stir well.
  • Turn up the heat until the mixture makes a low boil, reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, for about 15 minutes.
  • Add the salt, pepper, and vinegar. Stir well. Taste and adjust the seasoning to match your preference.
  • Top the soup with a handful of the roasted chickpeas.
  • Enjoy!
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5.  Mean Detoxifying Green Soup

Spinach is the basis for this soup. Not only is it one of the most nutritious soups around, it has powerful detoxifying agents. This is a soup you will love so much, you will probably make it even when you aren’t doing a cleanse.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Pound of fresh, organic green beans, chopped
  • 8 Organic celery stalks, sliced
  • 4 Pounds of organic zucchini, chopped
  • 2 Bunches of organic baby spinach
  • 1 Organic onion, any variety, chopped
  • 5 Cloves of organic garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 1 Bunch of organic basil leaves
  • 1 Bunch of organic parsley
  • 1 Liter of water

Instructions:

  • Steam the celery, zucchini, and green beans until very tender, about 15 minutes.
  • Add the water, onion, spinach, and garlic to a large soup pot.
  • Cook over low heat for about 20 minutes.
  • Add the steamed vegetables and bring to a low boil.
  • Cook on low for another 25 minutes.
  • Add the parsley and basil.
  • If you like your soup thicker, you can puree this or use less water.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Enjoy!

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