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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Supercharged Egg Drop Soup Recipe

Egg Drop Soup Recipe

With as much cooking as I do it’s hard not to fall into a rut. I love creating new recipes to add to my weekly meal plans which you can checkout HERE. This week I had some leftover pork and decided to make pork fried rice with lots of veggies but wanted to include a second course. I remembered one of my hubbies favorites and felt inspired to create my own Egg Drop Soup Recipe.

Asian restaurants are known for their use of MSG and most of the recipes I found online called for yellow food coloring. GROSS! This is a healthy version of a takeout favorite, egg drop soup can be made with healthy nourishing ingredients and without yucky additives. This egg drop soup recipe is made with 5 Superfood(*) ingredients that can prevent and banish a cold, reduce inflammation and provide the body with essential nutrients.

Healthy and Nourishing Egg Drop Soup Recipe

  • 2 cups homemade broth*
  • 2 cups of filtered water
  • Pink Himalayan sea salt* (Where to buy)
  • Pepper
  • 1 tsp ground Turmeric* (where to buy)
  • Chopped Garlic*
  • Chives
  • 1 Free-range egg*
  • 1 1/2 Tbs Sesame oil
  • Soy Sauce or Tamari

This egg drop soup recipe is fairly easy! First warm a soup pot to medium heat and add sesame oil. Sautee garlic for a couple of minutes add some salt and pepper and then add broth and water. Mix in turmeric and a dash of soy sauce or tamari. Crack an egg in separate container and use a wisk to break up. Once the soup heats up add the egg and stir allowing the hot broth to cook the egg. Garnish with chives and serve. That’s it!

For this supercharged egg drop soup recipe using homemade broth is recommended for many reasons which you can read HERE. The turmeric provides anti-inflammatory benefits and has also been found to prevent and treat cancer. You can find good quality turmeric at most health food stores or you can buy online HERE. Garlic has antibacterial and anti-viral properties which also offer a myriad of health benefits making this egg drop soup recipe one for the books!

I would love to hear if you tried this Egg Drop Soup Recipe and if so, what you thought of it!

Homemade Egg Drop Soup Recipe

 

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