Vegetable Detox Soup

Detoxification is the first step in many of my client’s treatment protocols. This is because toxins are everywhere in our environment and we can’t escape from them! They are ingested, inhaled and absorbed through our skin and they wreak havoc on our body systems, preventing them from functioning properly and causing illness and disease. To start seeing results in our health, it’s important to make sure our liver and detoxification systems are working well. It’s funny how we put a lot of effort into making our homes look nice, cleaning our cars regularly, but we don’t invest the time in cleansing our body. As Jim Rohn once said, “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.”

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp nutmeg powder
  • 1 cup brown lentils
  • 1 large handful kale or chard, chopped
  • 4 stalks fresh grown celery, chopped
  • Optional vegetables to include: 1 cup swede, 1 cup carrot, 1 cup tomato, 1 cup zucchini, 1 cup cauliflower, 1 cup parsley, 1 cup Brussel sprouts, 1 cup broccoli, 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • cayenne pepper, to taste

 

Method:

Heat 2Tbs of cold pressed olive oil in a large pot and brown chopped onions, garlic and minced ginger. Then add 1tsp of turmeric and nutmeg powder. Stir till fragrant and then add 1 cup brown lentils, cover with water and bring to the boil. Add vegetables of choice, cover with water and cook until ingredients are tender. Spice up with a bit of cayenne pepper to taste.

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