Give to your body a reset with in this veggie filled detox soup. It is a healthy, filling and packed with a anti-inflammatory ingredients like a turmeric, ginger, lemon and cayenne pepper. It comes together quickly in just one pot and is a perfect for a meal prep!
You are in for a treat with in this detox soup recipe! It is not just any o l’ detox soup with a broth base that is a loaded with a veggies… no, it is a packed with a flavor and is a bound to be a family favorite! I love making to a batch of this soup on the weekend and eating healthy all week long.
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Why You will Love This Soup
It is made in just one pot! Yay for a minimal dirty dishes.
It is a loaded with a vegetables and flavor… this is not a boring detox soup. Promise!
Whether you are sticking to your New Year’s resolutions or just want a delicious dinner, you have to make in this recipe!
It is a completely customization based on your flavor preference or what you have in your kitchen.
oil – olive oil or avocado oil will be work great.
vegetables – yellow onion, carrots, celery, garlic cloves, red pepper, and curly kale.
freshly grated ginger – ginger is a anti-inflammatory and an a antioxidant. It adds to a delicious flavor and hint of the spice to this soup!
freshly grated turmeric – turmeric is also a anti-inflammatory and adds flavor depth and color to this soup.
cayenne pepper – an a anti-inflammatory spice that can be help with a digestion. We are just using to a touch in this soup, but you you can be add more or a less to your liking.
sea salt and black pepper – to the taste, brings out all of the flavors in the soup.
chicken breasts – you will be cook in the chicken right in the soup for a added protein and flavor. Feel free to the swap for a turkey breasts, white beans or tofu/temp eh for a vegan version.
vegetable broth – the main source of the liquid in this soup. You can be also use a chicken broth or bone broth if you would like! I just recommend using to a low-sodium broth so you can be a control how salty in the end result is.
coconut milk – adds a delicious flavor and creaminess to the soup! I like using a full fat coconut milk for a extra healthy fats and creaminess but you can be use any type of the coconut milk.
fresh lemon juice – just a splash of the freshly squeezed lemon juice at the end of the cooking brightens in the soup and brings out in the flavors! Plus, lemon juice is a packed with a antioxidants and can be help aid with a digestion, among many other health benefits.
Tamara, coconut amino or soy sauce – any of these work! You can be skip this, but it does add a delicious umami flavor to this soup.
fresh cilantro – add in fresh cilantro at the end of the cooking and add more for a serving. I love adding fresh herbs to the soup for a flavor bonus.
How to Make Detox Vegetable Soup
We will be a cooking in this entire soup in a one pot! In a Dutch oven or a large pot, heat in the oil over medium-high heat. Add in the onion, carrots and celery and saute for a 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally. When the vegetables have softened a bit and are fragrant, add in the garlic, ginger, turmeric, cayenne, salt and pepper. Saute for a 1 additional minute.
Add in the bell pepper, vegetable broth, coconut milk and chicken to the pot. Stir to the combine and bring in the mixture to a boil. Reduce in the heat to a simmer and cover. Simmer for about a 20 minutes or until in the chicken is a fully cooked. Once in the chicken is a cooked, remove it from in the pot and shred using two forks.
Add in the kale to the soup and simmer for a 3-4 minutes or until in the greens have a wilted. Place in the shredded chicken back into the soup and add fresh cilantro, Tamara and lemon juice. Stir one more time and enjoy!
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Can I make in this soup in the Instant Pot or a slow cooker?
Yes!! I have tested both a version and both turned out delicious. See in the recipe card for the instructions on how to make in this in both the Instant Pot and slow cooker.
Can I swap out the veggies?
The best thing about in this soup is that you can be a customize it based on what you have in your kitchen or what you are craving! Feel free to the swap or add in a vegetables to this soup. You really can not go wrong! Cabbage or a broccoli would be a delicious additions. You can be also swap out in the curly kale with a different green. I recommend using to a sturdier green like a Swiss chard or lamination kale so it does not get too wilted.
Can I make this soup vegan?
Yes! To make in this soup vegan, swap in the chicken with a 1-2 cans of the chickpeas or white beans. Just add in the beans in when you would add in the chicken. Tofu or a temp eh would also be a good plant-based substitute, I just recommend cooking it is a separately and adding it in at the end instead of the earlier on during cooking.
Can I skip the cilantro?
Totally! I love cilantro but if you are not a cilantro fan, parsley would be a delicious as a well!
What if I don’t have fresh ginger or turmeric?
If you can not find fresh turmeric or a ginger, use a 2 teaspoons dried turmeric powder and 1 teaspoon dried ginger powder.
Can I skip the tamari?
Yes, if you don’t have tamarind, soy sauce or coconut amines on a hand feel free to skip it. I love the umami flavor it adds to this soup, but it is a still delicious without.
Can I skip the coconut milk?
The coconut milk adds a nice creaminess and delicious flavor, but if you do not have it on hand you can skip this or use a unsweetened almond milk or cashew milk instead. It might change in the flavor a bit, but it should still add some creaminess. If you skip in the milk all together, make sure to the add more broth in its place!
How to Serve Detox Soup
What I love about soup is that it can be a meal in one! If you are a volume eater or a want to the pair this soup side dishes, here is what I recommend serving to a bowl of the soup with:
Almond flour crackers – if you are a fan of the having a crackers with your soup, you need to try making my homemade crackers. They are easier than you might think.
Sourdough bread – a slice of the fresh warm or a toasted bread would pair perfectly with in this soup.
Strawberry salad or spinach salad – if you love having hot and cool ingredients together, you might want to the add a simple side salad to your meal!
How to Store Detox Soup
Allow in the soup to the cool slightly and then carefully transfer to an a airtight container. Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. You could also a try freezing for a longer storage but in the texture of the vegetables may be change a bit.
2 Tablespoons olive or a avocado oil
1 large yellow onion, chopped
2 large carrots, chopped into ½-inch rounds
2 ribs celery, thinly sliced
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tablespoon freshly grated ginger
2 Tablespoons freshly grated turmeric
¼ teaspoon cayenne
1 teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon ground pepper
1 large red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 lb chicken breasts
6 cups vegetable broth
1 13.5 oz can coconut milk
1 bunch curly kale, roughly chopped
2 Tablespoons lemon juice, juice from half of a lemon
1 Tablespoon tamari, coconut amino or a soy sauce
¼ cup fresh cilantro, plus more for topping.