In order for it to function properly, our body needs a proper cleanse every now and then. There are many recipes for detox juices and diets you can find online, but according to experts, the best way to clean your body of toxins is to start a soup cleanse.
Soups are an excellent source of vitamins and minerals that will keep your metabolism running and provide your body with a lot of energy. The vegetables used in soups contain a variety of antioxidants which can prevent various ailments and make your skin look great. As they’re made from fresh vegetables, light soups are easy to digest and a great choice of food.
The detox methods you can find online are mainly based on fruits which are certainly great for our health. However, they are also rich in natural sugars, and consuming them in excess can lead to a variety of health problems including high blood pressure, hormonal imbalance and anxiety as well. On the other hand, soups are the cleanest meals you can eat. They are a powerful detoxifier that will flood your body with essential nutrients and detox every organ in your system. Soup cleanses are especially great for your digestion, immune system and skin as well.
Soups are rich in fiber which can boost your metabolism and digestion and help you lose weight as well. Most veggie soups contain complex carbs as well as other nutrients that can reduce inflammation, give your energy levels a boost, rejuvenate your cells, clean your skin and prevent numerous ailments as well.
The best soup cleanses last for 1-3 days and have 3 phases. In the beginning, you’ll go through one phase a day, while later you should cover all 3 phases in a single day. In general, you’ll be eating 5-6 bowls of soup daily. Most soups should be based on organic vegetables which will improve the function of your organs. Of course, you’ll also need to stay hydrated for the course of the treatment, so make sure to drink plenty of water. The best thing about soup cleanses is that the soups you choose can be prepared in advance, so you’ll have a bowl waiting for you when you get home from work.
The best detox soup recipes
For starters, you’ll need to prepare a broth – we suggest vegetable or bone broth as well as Miso. The spices you can use are garlic, cinnamon, ginger, cumin and turmeric, and the greens you’re allowed to use are kale, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, onions, carrots and leeks. Sweet potatoes, plantain leaves, butternut and acorn squash, beets and parsnips are a great source of starchy carbs which will give your soup a nice texture.
You can also add some ghee, avocado or coconut oil. The preparation is simple – just mix the chosen ingredients in a blender and you’re done! Here are the 3 best detox soup recipes:
- A cup of spinach
- 2 cups of veggie broth
- 2 ½ cups broccoli (divided into florets)
- Lemon juice
- 1 onion
- 2 carrots
- 3 celery stalks
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- 2 tablespoons of collagen and coconut oil each
Wash, peel and chop the vegetables, then warm up the coconut oil and add the broccoli, celery sticks and onion in the pan. Cook the mixture on medium heat for 5 minutes, then add the broth. Leave the mixture to boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for an additional 5 minutes. Mix everything in a blender in the end and enjoy this lovely detox soup.
Carrot and ginger soup
- 2 carrots
- 3 tablespoons of ginger
- 2 onions
- 3 garlic cloves
- 6 cups bone or veggie broth
- A cup of coconut milk
- 2 tablespoons of ghee and collagen each
- Salt, pepper and onion powder
Mix the onion powder, garlic, ginger and carrots in a pan and leave the mixture to a boil, then sauté the onions and mix in the ghee. Keep cooking until the mixture has a caramel texture. Next, add the onions and broth in a blender and mix well, then add the spices and coconut oil and mix once again.
Red lentil soup
- ½ a cup of red lentils
- 2 sweet potatoes
- 2 carrots
- 1 apple
- 1 white onion
- ¼ cup coconut oil (or ghee)
- ½ a teaspoon of paprika, chili and cumin each
- 4 ½ cups of bone or vegetable broth
- A small piece of ginger
- Coconut cream
- Sea salt and black pepper
Warm up the coconut oil in a pan, then add the apples, sweet potatoes, carrots and onion. Continue cooking until everything’s crystallized, then add the spices and lentils and leave the mixture to boil. Blend it next, then cook the mixture until it boils again, adding some water to reduce the thickness. Serve the red lentil soup with a bit of coconut cream and your favorite spices.
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