Food

The number of different cleanse and detox options available online can be overwhelming, each claiming to be better and more effective than the last. Some lay out specific meals to follow, others promote 3 days of nothing but juice, and everything in between.

Rather than struggling through 3 days of hunger, trying to satisfy yourself with juice, why not enjoy a detox plan that is both effective at cleansing and filling at the same time? The 3-Day Soup Detox promotes the consumption of as much soup as you would like throughout the day, packed with both nutrients and antioxidants.

This detox plan will work to cleanse the body of the toxins that build up from many different factors in our lives, from environmental toxins to those that accumulate from eating overly processed foods, refined sugars, hormone based meat and dairy products and artificial sweeteners. It will work to improve the performance of your liver, lymphatic system, kidneys, gut, digestive system and immune system, while also promoting clear, healthy skin.

It is recommended that you give your body a chance to adjust to the detox. Start initially with a single day cleanse, then approximately a month later increase it to a 3-day soup cleanse. During the time of your cleanse ensure that you are eating enough of your soups to see the benefits, approximately 5-6 bowls each day, as well as plenty of water!

This particular detox was even a hit with Dr. Oz offering his own spin, including both breakfast and dessert soup options.

 

3-Day Soup Detox Ingredient Rules:

  1. Prepare a bone, vegetable or miso broth as a base for your soups.
  2. Add spices for flavour that will also work to promote good health including turmeric, cumin, garlic, ginger and cinnamon.
  3. Include fibrous vegetables such as spinach, onions, carrots, kale, leeks and zucchini.
  4. Add in starchy vegetables, including beets, acorn squash, potatoes and parsnips.
  5. Boost the protein in your soup with the addition of beans, lentils and nuts.
  6. Jazz up the flavors by considering options like avocado, coconut and olive oil.

 

Try These Three 3-Day Soup Detox Friendly Recipes:

Broccoli Detox Soup

You Will Need:

  • 5 c broccoli florets
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 c kale or spinach
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 c vegetable or bone broth
  • 1/2 tsp of sea salt
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp collagen (optional)

Directions:

  1. Heat the coconut oil in a pot.
  2. Add the broccoli, celery and onion.
  3. Cook and stir for approximately 5 minutes before adding the broth.
  4. Allow the soup to simmer for 5 minutes, or until all the ingredients blend creating a thick, even soup.

 

Carrot and Ginger Soup

You Will Need:

  • 2 lbs carrots, chopped
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 6 c bone or vegetable broth
  • 3 tbsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 c coconut milk
  • Sea salt, black pepper, and onion to taste
  • 2 tbsp ghee or coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp collagen (optional)

Directions:

  1. Put the broth, carrots, garlic and ginger into a pot and bring it to a boil. Allow it to simmer.
  2. Sauté the onions in a pan, adding the ghee and cooking until the texture of the mixture is caramel-like.
  3. Put the broth mixture and onions in a blender, and blend them for a few minutes or until smooth.
  4. Add the coconut milk and seasonings. Stir well and serve.

 

Red Lentil Soup

You Will Need:

  • ¼ c coconut oil, olive oil, or ghee
  • 2 sweet potatoes, chopped
  • 1 apple, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1/2 c red lentils, rinsed
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 4 1/2 c bone or vegetable broth
  • 1-inch ginger root, minced
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • Coconut cream (optional)

Directions:

  1. Warm the olive oil in a pot on medium heat.
  2. Add potatoes, carrots, apple, and onion. Cook or 10 minutes.
  3. Add broth, lentils, cumin, chili powder, paprika and ginger. Bring the soup to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat to a simmer. Allow the soup to simmer for 30 minutes, or until everything softens.
  5. As the soup thickens, add the coconut cream, allowing it to simmer another couple minutes before removing the heat.