How to do a Nourishing Soup Detox

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I love doing regular detoxes for my body to help remove toxins and boost my body full of nutrients to help improve overall health and wellness. I have typically done juice detoxes and eliminations diets, but I recently came across something new that is a great detoxifying alternative in the colder months. This post will share with you how to do a Nourishing Soup Detox.

What is a Nourishing Soup Detox?

During the colder months, when our bodies tend to crave warmth and comfort, juice at every meal isn’t very appealing. Soups can easily be packed with tons of nutrient based foods providing the ultimate comfort food essential to heal the body during a detox. It makes perfect sense as a wintertime alternative to detoxing. Soup offers many benefits. Since most soups rely primarily on vegetables rather than fruits, they are super low on the glycemic scale, and are packed with fiber, which makes it hearty and satisfying. a proper cleanse needs nutrients that support the body’s innate detoxification systems and anti-microbials to kill the bad bacteria in the gut, which are a common source of toxicity.  Soup is a great way to deliver those nutrients to the body, as the food does not have to be chewed as much and it’s easier on the digestive system.

Pressing juice removes the fibers and pulps of fruits that are meant to be consumed. You get a lot of nutrients, but miss out on quite a bit of fiber which offers health benefits as well.  Soup generally packs more protein and fewer carbs than a green juice and is less likely to cause blood sugar levels to spike or plummet. A detox soup takes many of the healthiest ingredients possible and puts them together in one pot. They usually involve pureeing or blending the vegetables up, or at the very least chopping them into bite-sized pieces. This makes the soup easy to digest so your body can absorb and utilize all of the nutrients more easily. The best part about these recipes is that the focus is still on taste, so you’re getting a detox dose of vitamins and minerals which is satisfying to eat and is much easier to consume.

Making these soups with nutritious homemade bone broth will add extra nutrients and minerals to your soup. Store bought broth will not have the same nutritional value as homemade, not even close. You can learn more about the benefits of homemade bone broth here as well as a recipe for how easy it is to make your own. This will be the base to many nutritious and delicious soups that you can include in your detox. Here are some nourishing soup detox recipes that can get you started!

Nourishing Soup Detox Recipes

Detox Vegetable Soup by the Healthy Maven

Turmeric Broth Detox Soup by Feasting at Home 

Detox Crockpot Lentil Soup by Pinch of Yum

Cucumber Detox Soup by Dr. Axe

Turmeric Carrot Ginger Detox Soup by Organic Authority 

Oh She Glows Eat Your Greens Detox Soup by Vegan Miam

Veggie Detox Soup by Kris Carr

Ayurvedic spinach Mung Detox Soup by One Green Planet

Cleansing Detox Soup by The Glowing Fridge

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Detox Clay Foot Mask

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Detoxing the body through the feet is one of the safest ways to detoxify our bodies! Our tissues get saturated with toxins from what we eat, drink and breathe and it is important to remove those toxins. This Clay Detox Foot Mask is a simple and effective way to eliminate toxins. Bentonite clay is one of the most powerful healing clays available. Its strong negative charge bonds to the positive charge of toxins and heavy metals. When it comes in contact with a toxin or heavy metal, the clay will actually absorb it and then release its minerals for the body to use. You can read more about the detoxifying benefits of Bentonite Clay in this post!

 

Detox Clay Foot Mask Recipe

Mix the ingredients in a bowl using a non-metal utensil (metal will de-activate the ability of the clay). Apply the mixture to your feet and allow it to dry, about 20-30 minutes. You can make extra of this recipe because it actually does a great job as an anti-aging facial mask too!

 

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Charcoal Lemonade Detox Drink

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I love starting my mornings off with a detoxifying drink such as lemon water or this twist that is simple and effective as well. Recently I’ve seen a trend of many juice companies advertising versions of Charcoal Lemonade which totally peaked my interest. After some research I decided to recreate my homemade version! This Charcoal Lemonade Detox Drink will knock your socks off! Don’t let the picture deceive you, it tastes yummier than it looks!

Benefits of Charcoal Lemonade

Activated charcoal is made by burning a source of carbon at a high temperature, which removes oxygen. Many claim that activated charcoal essentially becomes a natural magnet for toxins (pesticides, dioxins on fish from contaminated waters, and even neurotoxins from mold) in your digestive tract. Activated charcoal is nothing new. Most water filters are filled with it and hospitals use it for patients who have been exposed to toxins or who have overdosed on drugs.

There’s many benefits to consuming it, in moderation, of course. It helps the body detox from processed food and environmental pollution, relieves digestive issues like gas and bloating, and gets rid of bad breath and body odor. Plenty of people also swear that activated charcoal is a hangover cure and love its anti-aging and beautifying effects. It’s also a great for oral health and an all natural alternative to whitening your teeth!

Benefits of this juice include:

  • Liver Detoxifier
  • Assists Elimination
  • Hangover Aid

Homemade vs. Store Bought Cost

It can be save quite a bit of money simply by making your own Charcoal lemonade detox drink. Some bottles can cost as much as $10 for 16 ounces! That can be a little heavy on your wallet if you try to make it apart of your regular health routine, but you can make your own for just pennies and its SOOOO easy!

Charcoal Lemonade Detox Drink Recipe

  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • One quart of fresh filtered water
  • 2 drops of Lemon Therapeutic Essential Oils (where to buy)
  • Pinch of Himalayan Sea Salt (where to buy)
  • 1 Tbs of Organic Pure Maple Syrup (where to buy)
  • 1 tsp of activated charcoal (where to buy)

I warm up the water on the stove and squeeze the juice and throw the lemons in a mason jar. Then I pour the warmed water over the lemons and let it steep for about 20 minutes. I then remove the lemon wedges and discard and add 2 drops of lemon oil in the maple syrup and add to the water lemon mix. Then I add a tsp of activated charcoal and mix. Make sure to take this drink on an empty stomach with no food 2 hours before or after the drink. The reason is the charcoal cannot tell the difference between nutrients and toxins and will remove everything from the system. Make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day as the charcoal can cause some dehydration which could cause constipation. This drink can be taken first thing in the morning or at the end of the evening.

 

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