We’ve all experienced times when we felt our bodies were crying out for some attention or a digestion reset!
It’s when a comforting bowl of hot detoxifying soup will come in handy.
Soups are easy to stomach and help your digestive organs to cleanse and purify themselves. They’re also fully packed with nutrients and nourish your body with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory ingredients, etc.
Salads, juices, and smoothies are relatively new methods for incorporating healthy foods in our modern sedentary life. On the other hand, soups have been used for more than 4000 years in many different traditional cultures for their magical healing and soothing properties.
In fact, the word “restaurant” is a French word that refers to a kind of inexpensive soup which was sold by street vendors in Paris. These soups were advertised as foods which fight exhaustion and restore energy.
Below is a curated list of best detox soups that can be incorporated into your diet to help you get rid of toxins, boost energy, reset the health of your digestive system, and nourish your body with fresh vitamins and minerals.
1. Cleansing Detox Soup
This oil-free detox soup which has been brought to us by Shannon, a health blogger living in Chicago, is packed full of nutrients and energy. Lemon, ginger, Turmeric (I use this), cinnamon, and cayenne pepper help boost your immune system while adding flavor and balance to your soup. No noodles, legumes, beans, or rice have been used for cooking this soup, so it’s easy on stomach and digestive system. On the other hand, the use of leafy greens like broccoli, kale, celery, and carrots rev up your body’s detoxifying process and curb appetite, however temporarily. Visit The Glowing Fridge to learn more about this recipe.
2. Detox Crockpot Lentil Soup
This soup, as most of the other recipes by Lindsay from Pinch of Yum, has been made for real life. Garlic, onion, carrot, rosemary olive oil, and kale are all detoxifying foods which have been sneaked into this soup. Butternut squash gives it a lovely creamy texture while the yellow split peas and lentils lend an amazing color to the soup. This soup takes about 30 minutes to prepare but it really worth it to put in the effort to get some mesmerizing tasty bowls of a nutritious healthy soup. You can learn more about this delicious detox water in here.
3. Chicken Detox Soup
This tasty chicken detox soup is A Spicy Perspective’s rendering of the chicken detox soup introduced in Perfect Weight America book. This recipe was originally developed by Jordan Rubin, the author of “Perfect Weight America”, to be used as the main meal for a 10-day cleansing diet. You can find the recipe here.
4. Turmeric Broth Detox Soup
In a previous post I talked about turmeric and how it can help you to detox your liver and fight inflammation. This recipe teaches you how to make a flavorful turmeric broth to make a spicy and delicious soup. To make it yours, you can optionally add rice, pasta, quinoa, lentils, or beans to the soup. I use this turmeric powder and this organic apple cider vinegar to get the best taste out of it. Find more about the recipe here.
5. Turmeric Tomato Detox Soup
This is another turmeric detox soup recipe to help you cleanse your liver naturally and fight inflammation. This soup is packed with antioxidants (tomatoes) and anti-inflammatory nutrients. You can find the recipe in here.
6. Detox Vegetable Soup
Onion, carrot, celery, red bell pepper, green beans, tomato, kale, and parsley are the main vegetables used in this soup topped with diced tomatoes, unsalted vegetable stock, and spices. With a large array of healthy vegetables, this soup can be used as a tastier alternative for vegetable salads. As an option, you can also add chicken or beans or beef to the soup for a protein boost. Here is the recipe.
7. Cleansing Carrot Autumn Squash Soup
Strengthen your body’s immune system and protect yourself against illness with this comforting detoxifying soup. Some characteristics of this soup, like being oil-free, gluten-free, and low fat, make it a perfect match for nearly all kinds of diets such as vegan diets, Atkins diet, low-carb diets, gluten-free diets, and definitely cleansing diets. You can make your own coconut milk at home or use this organic almond milk (I use this). Click here to check out the recipe.
8. Broccoli Detox Soup
This lovely beautiful soup tastes exceptionally delicious and its gorgeous colors provide much to please the eye. Broccoli Detox Soup is packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber and helps your liver to rejuvenate and cleanse itself. Find the recipe here.
9. Beet Detox Soup
This is another beautiful soup from The Awesome Green, to help you get rid of toxins accumulated in your liver. This pinky delicious soup is fully packed with nutrients and your liver and body will love it. Try it here.
10. Sweet Potato Detox Soup
Again another liver detoxifying soup brought to us by Ana from The Awesome Green! Sweet Potato Detox Soup, like other Ana’s soups, looks gorgeous and is in the best possible taste. It’s low-fat, nutritious, and filling and is a good choice for dinners. Check it out here.
11. Slimming Detox Soup
This fat shredding detox soup is loaded with fiber and nutrients. It’s low in both fat and calories and easy on stomach. You can add some chicken or tofu (I like this) for an increase in protein. Check it out here.
12. Detox Broccoli Soup
This easy soup recipe is Florian’s rendering of Broccoli Detox Soup. Broccoli and coconut are the only ingredients of this detox soup. It only takes a few minutes to prepare this nutrient-packed cleansing soup. Optionally, you can add toppings such as macadamias (this is my favorite), parsley, or avocado to your soup. Full recipe.
13. Cleansing Vegetable Turmeric Soup
Here is another great soup recipes made with turmeric (I use this). Turmeric’s anti-inflammatory properties help your body to revive and cleanse itself. With a large amount of veggies like kale, carrots, and cauliflower, this soup overwhelms your body with lean protein and helps you feel full, avoiding you to consume lots of calories at meals. Find more about the recipe here.
14. Detox Diet Soup Cleanse Recipe
Being fully packed with tons of detoxifying ingredients, this soup is a great choice to kick start the detoxification process or to help you get back on track after the holiday season. Find more about the recipe here.
15. Carrot, Cumin and Ginger Detox Soup
Carrot is loaded with Vitamin A and fiber. Ginger, cumin, and onion are also detoxifying ingredients which have been used in this soup. Learn how to make it here.
16. Kale and Lentil Soup
This comforting lentil soup tastes as delicious as a chicken noodle soup while no chickens or noodles have been used to make it. Kale is fully packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory compounds. Lentil is also loaded with fiber and makes you feel full. Here’s the recipe.
17. Green Detox Soup
This powerful, detoxifying, and healthy soup is great alternative for cold green juices especially during the winter. Tons of detoxifying ingredients such as, lemon, garlic, parsley, cilantro, broccoli, and kale have been used in this soup. It’s gluten free, Paleo-friendly, and completely vegan. Click here to check out the recipe.
18. Vegetarian Cabbage Detox Soup
This healthy cabbage soup tastes exceptionally delicious and revs up your body’s detoxification process. The amazing detoxifying and weight loss effects of cabbage soups have encouraged some nutritionists and health experts to develop diet plans with cabbage soup as their main meal. Find more about the recipe here.
19. Detox Hot & Sour Soup
This spicy detoxifying soup recipe is a clean rendering of an old Chinese recipe. This hot and spicy soup is a great option for cold winter evenings. Grab the recipe here.
20. Detox Veggie Soup
This healthy veggie soup does not look so pretty but tastes exceptionally good and contains many healthy and detoxifying veggies such as zucchini, celery, cilantro, kale, carrot, parsley, etc. Check it out here.
21. Detox Coconut and Broccoli Soup
This spicy and creamy soup is fully packed with nutrients and tastes delicious. Not only the coconut milk makes this soup exceptionally delicious but it also gives it a creamy dense texture without adding any dairy. Learn how to make it here.
22. Lemon Chicken and Spinach Orzo Soup
This is another detox soup with chicken! This delicious detoxifying soup is completely filling and contains cleansing ingredients such as lemon, celery, onion, spinach, garlic, etc. Here’s the recipe.
23. Ayurvedic Sunshine Detox Soup
This traditional spicy soup has been devised to cleanse your system, reset your digestive system, and boost immune system. Try it after a holiday break to detoxify and reset. Click here to check out the recipe.
24. Detox Crock Pot Vegetable Soup
This detoxifying delicious soup is packed with nutrients and low in calories. It’s an ideal light soup which is easy on the stomach. You need a crock pot (I use a multi-functional pressure cooker) to cook the soup. Here’s the recipe.
25. Alkalizing Green Detox Soup
What do you think of these homemade healthy detox soup recipes? Do you have a personal favorite? Use the comment section below to share your thoughts and ideas.