Visits with friends and family means two things: too much bread and lots of french fries. I can stay on track when it’s just my husband and I, but when others are involved, I try to be easy. Most restaurants have a veggie sandwich with fries or are willing to make me one (I’ve definitely had a lettuce, tomato, and pickle sandwich or two).
The first meal I make when I get home is the Glowing Fridge’s cleansing detox soup. I’ve adapted the recipe to my taste by adding coconut oil, broth, and salt, I always need salt. I will eat a big bowl of this soup for a couple meals, take a hot class, and feel back to normal before the weekend is over.
- 1 tbsp of coconut oil
- 1/2 of a red onion, diced
- 3 celery stalks, diced
- 1 1/2 cups of sliced carrots
- 1 inch of ginger, peeled and minced
- 3-4 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 crown of broccoli, chopped
- 1 cup of chopped tomatoes
- 2 cartons (8 cups) of vegetable broth
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- 2 large handfuls of chopped collards
- 1 cup of purple cabbage, chopped
- 1-2 tbsp lemon juice
- salt and pepper to taste
(Serves 6-8 bowls)
Heat coconut oil on medium in a large soup pot. Add in onions, celery, and carrots. Cook for about 5 minutes, the onion will start to become translucent. Mix in garlic and ginger, cook another 2-3 minutes. Stir in broccoli, tomatoes, broth, turmeric, cinnamon, and cayenne. Allow soup to simmer for 10 minutes or until broccoli softens. Add collards and cabbage, simmer for 2 more minutes. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice, salt, and pepper, to taste. Serve in a nice big bowl for a hearty meal!
2 thoughts on “Detox Vegetable Soup”
I want to try your cooking as soon as I get home. I am looking forward to being healthy and shedding pounds the correct way. Thanks for your wonderful blog!
Just tried the Detox Vegetable Soup. Delicious flavor and eases bloat. The recipe makes enough for about one week’s worth for one person. I will be frequenting this website for more recipes!! Finally, a reference point for adding variety and more plants to my diet.