Vegetable Detox Soup

            When the New Year begins, it seems that we all decide to get our health back on track. For many of us, this means making the Vegetable Detox Soup. The soup is actually really delicious.

I remember the first time I heard about it, all I could imagine was a pan of watered down broth, tasteless vegetables and being hungry for the entire time. Well, let me say right now, I was WRONG!

            This soup has a tasty broth, it is loaded with flavorful vegetables and you can eat as much as you want! Is there any other meal that says you can have as much as you want?

Not that I know of! This is the best soup to start the year with if, like me, those sweets kept jumping to my hands and then into my mouth.  This soup is comforting, delicious and really simple.

Frequently Asked Questions:

            What vegetables should I use?

This soup has all the necessary vegetables that will help to clean the gunk and sugar out of your system. Plus you can add in vegetables if there is one you like that is not included in the recipe.

            Can I add herbs?

Of course, herbs will not detract from the benefits of this soup. You can use Basil, Oregano or Parsley. There are others you could try also.

            Should I avoid the carbs?

If you are detoxing, you probably want to avoid them. However, I make this soup for my family at least once a month. With the soup I will serve breadsticks or garlic cheese bread.

What do you need to make Vegetable Detox Soup

            1 cup cauliflower florets

            2 cups broccoli florets

            ½ yellow onion, chopped

            ½ cup celery, chopped

            ¼ cup carrots, diced

            10 ounces diced tomatoes

            3 cups chopped kale

            1 tbsp Olive Oil

            3 tsp garlic, minced

            2 tsp ginger paste

            1 tsp turmeric

            1 tsp Thyme

            Juice from ½ lemon

            4 cups Chicken broth

            Salt and pepper to taste

How to make Vegetable Detox Soup

FIRST STEP:

Add oil to a dutch oven over medium heat

Stir in the broccoli, cauliflower, onions, carrots, celery together in the oil

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SECOND STEP:

Saute until the vegetables begin to soften

Mix in the garlic, ginger paste, turmeric, ground thyme and the salt and pepper to taste.

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THIRD STEP:

Pour in the diced tomatoes, with the juice, add in the chicken broth. Stir to combine

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FOURTH STEP:

Cover and simmer for 45 minutes until the vegetables are softened

Stir in the chopped kale and simmer just until wilted.

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Enjoy!

YUM!

Vegetable Detox Soup

Vegetable Detox Soup

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients

  •             1 cup cauliflower florets
  •             2 cups broccoli florets
  •             ½ yellow onion, chopped
  •             ½ cup celery, chopped
  •             ¼ cup carrots, diced
  •             10 ounces diced tomatoes
  •             3 cups chopped kale
  •             1 tbsp Olive Oil
  •             3 tsp garlic, minced
  •             2 tsp ginger paste
  •             1 tsp turmeric
  •             1 tsp Thyme
  •             Juice from ½ lemon
  •             4 cups Chicken broth
  •             Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

Add oil to a dutch oven over medium heat

Stir in the broccoli, cauliflower, onions, carrots, celery together in the oil

SECOND STEP:

Saute until the vegetables begin to soften

Mix in the garlic, ginger paste, turmeric, ground thyme and the salt and pepper to taste.

THIRD STEP:

Pour in the diced tomatoes, with the juice, add in the chicken broth. Stir to combine

Cover and simmer for 45 minutes until the vegetables are softened

FOURTH STEP:

Stir in the chopped kale and simmer just until wilted.

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 89Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 599mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 4gSugar: 7gProtein: 4g