Cleansing Vegan Detox Soup
 

A great soup for cleansing as we gradually approach the Spring. This soup is packed with all the good stuff! Even though it's oil-free, it's full-flavored, thanks to fresh lemon juice, fresh ginger, bright turmeric, balancing cinnamon, and a touch of spicy cayenne. The soup's leafy greens, broccoli, celery, and carrots will nourish you and make you feel whole. Enjoy this soup as a light lunch with a salad on the side. You can vary the vegetables you use, but favouring more alkalising vegetables and avoiding the night shade family ( chili, tomato, white potato, peppers and aubergine ).

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup water or vegetable broth

  • 3 celery stalks, diced

  • 3 medium carrots, diced

  • 1 small head of broccoli, broken into florets

  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and minced

  • 1 teaspoon turmeric

  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste (optional)

  • fine-grain sea salt and black pepper, to taste

  • 6 cups water or 4 cups vegetable broth, plus 2 cups water

  • 2 cups kale, de-stemmed and torn in pieces

  • 1 cup purple cabbage, chopped

  • Juice from 1/2 of a small lemon

 

Method

 

  • In a large pot, add the water or vegetable broth and turn on the heat to medium-high. After it’s hot,  add the celery, carrots, broccoli and fresh ginger.

  • Stir and cook for 3 minutes, adding in extra water or broth as needed. Stir in the turmeric, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper, plus salt and pepper to taste.

  • Add in the water or vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until vegetables are soft.

  • Add in the kale, cabbage, and lemon juice near the last 2-3 minutes of simmering, then remove from heat and serve.

          Enjoy!