Recipe: Holiday Detox Soup

cleanse, nourish and detoxify your body from the inside out!
Detox Soup

Recipe: Holiday Detox Soup

There’s nothing better than curling up with a comforting bowl of delicious hot soup on a cold winter’s day! With the indulgence of holiday fare nearly behind us, it’s now time to cleanse our bodies with proper immune-boosting nourishment. This healthy and nutritious soup recipe contains detoxifying natural remedies such as fresh lemon juice and ginger along with vitamin-enriched vegetables that will cleanse, nourish and detoxify your body from the inside out!

Prep time:  15 minutes

Cook Time:  25 – 30 minutes

Serves:  6

Calories:  228

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup water (or vegetable broth)
  • 1/2 of a red onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 celery stalks, diced
  • 3 medium carrots, diced
  • 1 small head of broccoli florets
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, peeled & minced
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric, (powdered)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • dash of sea salt & black pepper
  • 4 cups vegetable broth + 2 cups water
  • 2 cups kale, destemmed & torn
  • 1 cup purple cabbage, chopped
  • juice from 1/2 small lemon

Directions:

  1. In large pot, add water and turn heat on medium-high.  After it’s hot, add onion & garlic.  Saute for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add celery, carrotts, broccoli, tomatoes and fresh ginger.  Stir and cook for 3 minutes, adding extra water or broth as needed (another 1/4 cup).
  3. Stir in powdered turmeric, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper.  Add a dash of salt & pepper.
  4. Add in water (or vegetable broth) and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer for 10 – 15 minutes or until vegetables are soft.
  5. Add in kale, cabbage and lemon juice near the last 2-3 minutes of simmering.

Enjoy!