Each ingredient in this Detox Soup has been selected to perform a health benefit. This soup does not have any grains or noodles. The fat is minimal with one tablespoon of healthy olive oil, and a small amount of beans have been added for protein. The rest of the soup is loaded with vegetables, spices and herbs that will nourish and cleanse your whole body. Sip on it all day for a great one-day detox anytime during the year!
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Total Time 40minutes
Author Homemade Italian Cooking with Cara
1tablespoonolive oilMUFA helps lower blood sugar and cholesterol
1medium yellow and/or red oniondiced (reduces inflammation)
6clovesgarlicminced (boosts immune system)
2inchchunk fresh gingerpeeled and minced (boosts immune system)
4celery stalksdiced (adds fiber & vitamins)
4medium carrotsdiced (antioxidant, and adds fiber & vitamins)
1small head of broccoliflorets (adds fiber & vitamins)
1 14ouncecan tomatoes or 1 cup freshdiced (high in antioxidants)
8ouncecrimini or shiitake mushroomsreduces inflammation
1 14ouncecan artichoke heartsdrained and halved (stimulates bile flow)
1 14ouncecan chickpeasdrained and rinsed (adds protein and fiber)
1tablespoonturmeric powderanti-inflammatory and antioxidant
1teaspooncinnamonhelps lowers blood sugar
1/2teaspooncayenne pepperor to taste (decongestant and appetite suppressant)
fine-grain sea salt and black pepperto taste
8cupslow sodium vegetable stockaids weight loss and adds minerals
2cupskale or spinachde-stemmed and cut in thin strips (antioxidant, and adds fiber & vitamins)
1cuppurple cabbagechopped (detoxifier and aids weight loss)
¼cupfresh parsleyminced (antioxidant)
1large lemonjuiced (liver cleanse)
In a large enamel pot over medium-high heat, add the olive oil and saute the onion, ginger and garlic until soft. Add the celery, carrots, broccoli, tomatoes, and mushrooms. Stir and cook for 3 minutes.
Stir in the turmeric, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper plus salt and pepper to taste. Add the vegetable stock, artichoke hearts, and chickpeas and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes for the flavors to merge.
Add in the kale, cabbage, parsley and lemon juice and simmer 5 more minutes or until vegetables just start to soften.