The body is constantly being affected by numerous toxins coming through the air we breathe in, the food we consume and the water we drink. These toxins are inevitable due to the current pollution, but we can help our body if we offer it a proper cleanse. In this way we will boost the overall health and the function of our body organs.
The most common cleansing method is the one of consuming juices based on various vegetables and fruits. Thanks to this consumption the body will receive the needed vitamins and minerals thus boosting the health and rejuvenating the body.
Fruits and vegetables are packed with antioxidants which can regenerate the skin and offer the youthful appearance that we all strive to have.
Plus, it will help in the body’s digestion and as well as in the removal of the present waste and toxins. It is of vital importance the use of only organic products while doing this cleanse, and always have in mind to check the fiber content in these juices as in most cases they are omitted, and fiber is very important for the well-being of the body.
Nonetheless, although these juices will provide your body with numerous benefits you need to be aware that some fruits contain plenty of natural sugars, which may lead to hypertension, hormonal disruption and obesity. Hence, if you are already struggling with issues like hormonal imbalance and/or anxiety, then this is not the best cleansing method for you.
The body needs to be cleansed and if you belong to this risky category, then we have the ideal solution for you, a soup cleanse.
Benefits of a Soup Cleanse
Soups are the best ways of a body cleanse which can offer numerous benefits for your body. They are a pure detoxifier which will enhance the function of many body organs like your kidneys, lungs, liver, gut, lymphatic system, and skin.
The intake of these soups will provide you with all the necessary vitamins, minerals, spices, fatty acids and amino acids which will boost the digestion and the immune system.
In addition to this, soups are packed with fiber providing you with the needed energy, control of the blood sugar levels, weight balance, and better mental sanity.
We suggest the use of vegetable soups because they contain complex carbohydrates, whereas fruits have more sugar that keeps the energy flowing.
Additionally, soup cleanses lower the inflammation, prevent the occurrence of various diseases, increase the energy levels in the body, promote cell rejuvenation, support the weight loss, and offer clear skin.
In order to reap all the positive benefits of these soup cleanses you need to do it the right way.
Here it is how it goes:
This soup cleanse last 1-3 days. In the beginning it should last only one day, but after a month it needs to be increased up to three days. The required amount that you need to consume per day is 5 – 6 bowls of soup. However, if you feel that this is not enough for you, refill the bowl.
Consume vegetable soups containing various types of healthy food products. Include in them healing spices and nutrient-rich broths. In this way the body will receive the needed energy in order to operate accordingly.
Proper intake of water is of vital importance when following a soup cleanse as it eliminates the toxins and the water retained in the body. The proper amount of water is about half your weight in ounces of water each day.
In order to be well organized when on this soup cleanse, you can prepare the soup a few days in advance and thus consume it in the days of soup cleanse.
Ingredients for the Detox Soup Recipes
Your soup should be based on healthy organic food products so that the body receives all the valuable nutrients.
You can first prepare the broth: bone broth, vegetable broth, or Miso. Then, you can include the following spices: garlic, ginger, turmeric, cumin, cinnamon, and so on. Next are the greens and vegetables like spinach, leeks, onion, kale, zucchini, carrots, etc. Starchy vegetables are also a very good alternative such as beets, squash, sweet potato, plantain, acorn squash, butternut squash, and parsnips. Your soup should also contain proteins and because of that include lentils, beans, and nuts.
Healthy fats are very important for the health of the body, therefore make sure to add ghee, coconut oil, olive oil, avocado, and avocado oil. They are in fact a great assistance in allowing the body to intake and process the healthy properties of all vegetables.
Once you have cooked all the included ingredients, take your blender and blend everything nicely till you obtain smooth and thick texture.
The Best Detox Soup Recipes
Carrot Ginger Detox Soup Recipe
2 pounds of chopped carrots
2 onions, peeled and chopped
3 tablespoons of fresh grated ginger
3 chopped garlic cloves
1 cup of coconut milk
6 cups of bone or vegetable broth
2 tablespoons of ghee or coconut oil
Black pepper, sea salt, and onion powder to taste
2 tablespoons of plain protein or collagen powder (optional use)
Start with the cooking of the carrots, broth, ginger and garlic. Once the broth mixture reaches the boiling point, let it simmer.
Then, prepare the onions in a pan. Leave them to sauté and then add the ghee. When they become caramel-like pour the broth mixture and onions in a blender and blend till you obtain smooth texture.
In the end, include the coconut milk and seasonings. Stir everything nicely.
Broccoli Detox Soup
3 celery stalks, nicely diced
5 cups of broccoli florets
1 cup of kale or spinach
1 onion, well diced
2 carrots, peeled and nicely chopped
2 cups of vegetable or bone broth
Half a teaspoon of sea salt
The squeezed juice from half a lemon
2 tablespoons of coconut oil
2 tablespoons of collagen (optional use)
Method of Preparation:
In a pot place the coconut oil, turn on the heat so that it melts, and then add the onion, broccoli, celery, and the rest of the ingredients. Cook for 5 minutes and stir the mixture form time to time. Next, add the broth, leave it to boil, and after that simmer for 5 minutes, that is till it becomes soft. Blend the mixture until it is nicely even and thick.
Red Lentil Detox Soup
¼ cup of coconut oil/olive oil/ghee
2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
1 apple, peeled and chopped
1 small white onion, chopped
2 large carrots, peeled and chopped
1-inch fresh ginger, peeled and minced
Half a cup of red lentils, nicely rinsed
Half a teaspoon of paprika
Half a teaspoon of ground cumin
Half a teaspoon of chili powder
5 cups of bone or vegetable broth
Black pepper and sea salt at your own preference
Coconut cream for topping, optional use
Method of Preparation:
Start with warming up the oil on medium heat. Then, add the chopped sweet potatoes, onion, carrots, and apple. Cook for10 minutes till the apples and vegetables are nicely cooked and the onions crystalized.
Next, add the lentils, paprika, cumin, ginger, chili powder and broth. Leave it to boil and after that simmer the soup till each ingredient is nicely softened, for that you will need around 30 minutes. Take your blender and blend the mixture till you get homogenous texture. Transfer the mixture in a pot, leave it to simmer and if needed add water.