Detox veggie soup

Detox Veggie Soup from The Recipe RenovatorI first made a version of this soup when I did the 3-Day Detox (free!) from Hungry for Change in January. Completing that detox convinced me that detox programs really do work; this one completely eliminated all my cravings for the naughty foods in which I had over-indulged during the holiday season. Three days was enough to eliminate my cravings, and not too long that I was excessively cranky.

I have since played around with the soup. Their recipe is based on one from physician Henry Bieler (Bieler’s Broth). According to Hungry for Change, “This vegetable tonic provides an ideal combination for restoring acid–-alkaline and sodium–potassium balance to the body’s organs and glands.” I can attest that I feel much better than I had all last year. Since the detox I have stuck to a very similar eating plan, with lots of green juices, smoothies, and raw foods. Any time I feel like I might be slipping back into naughty choices, I do a day or two of the detox plan and I’m back on track.

While this is not the prettiest soup I’ve ever made, it’s one of my most popular recipes. And it’s really delicious!

Suitable for:

vegan, gluten-free, low-sodium, migraine, paleo, reduced-sugar diets

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Detox Veggie Soup from The Recipe Renovator
Detox veggie soup
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Delicious potassium-balancing detox veggie soup. So easy!
Servings Prep Time
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Servings Prep Time
8servings 30minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Detox Veggie Soup from The Recipe Renovator
Detox veggie soup
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Delicious potassium-balancing detox veggie soup. So easy!
Servings Prep Time
8servings 30minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8servings 30minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
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Instructions
  1. Wash the veggies (zucchini through garlic) and then pulse each through the food processor until it's finely chopped. Be sure to include the kale stems; they contain all the potassium in the kale.
  2. Reserve a little parsley for garnishing, if desired.
  3. As you go, add each veggie to a large, heavy-bottomed stock pot. Add 4 C. (1 L) spring or filtered water.
  4. Add the tamari or Bragg's, seaweed, and the teff or amaranth seeds, if using.
  5. Bring to a gentle boil, then lower the heat, cover, and let simmer gently for 30 minutes.
Recipe Notes

Per serving:

  • 102 calories
  • 3 g fat
  • 0 g saturated fat
  • 2 g monounsaturated fat
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat
  • 0 g trans fat
  • 0 g cholesterol
  • 402 mg sodium (49 mg sodium with tamari omitted)
  • 646 mg potassium
  • 16 g carbohydrate
  • 6 g fiber
  • 6 g sugars
  • 5 g protein
  • 2 Weight Watchers Points Plus

Serve warm, topped with the reserved parsley and the optional avocado slices.

Store covered in the fridge for use within one week, or freeze for extended storage.

If you can get home-grown or farmer's market tomatoes, by all means use those. At this time of year in the U.S. they are not available, so I use organic canned tomatoes with no salt added, in a BPA-free can. The seaweed is optional but adds additional vitamins and minerals. The teff or amaranth seeds thicken the soup and add a little protein. Cilantro is incredibly cleansing, but it can overwhelm the soup. Use as much as you prefer.

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  1. says

    Hi Stephanie,

    I love soup and would love to detox my system, it needs it in a BAD way! I am not familiar with seaweed flakes or nori – can you find them in the regular grocery store?

    Found this on Pinterest by the way ;-)

    Linda

    • says

      Hi Linda, you can get seaweed flakes in natural foods stores like Whole Foods or similar store, order them online, or find them at an Asian market if you have one in your area. Thanks for visiting from Pinterest!

  2. says

    I’ve never heard of a detox soup, that is brilliant! A detox program seems so much more cosy when there is a warm and hearty soup involved. Cant wait to try this, thanks!!

  3. says

    Stephanie, Thanks. I am going to try this.

    When you were doing the detox, what else did you have to eat? I should check out the website you mentioned, correct?

    Thanks. I need a way of (1) losing weight (2) feeling better (3) fighting fatigue (MS) and perhaps this could be a starting point…..

    Best,
    Cathy

  4. Vik says

    Steph, where did you find amaranth seeds? I hear amaranth also makes a good breakfast cereal, but I haven’t been able to find it. The soup looks great!

    • says

      Pretty sure I got them in the bulk section at People’s Co-op in Ocean Beach, but you’d need to get them in a sealed bag to make sure they aren’t cross-contaminated, since you are celiac. I know that Bob’s Red Mill sells it.

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