Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Mom's Detox Veggie Soup

This is not my Mom's recipe.  This is a recipe FOR my Mom!  Yes, my mom reads my blog...Hi Mom!

When I was back home visiting last week we talked a lot about detoxing.  The benefits, the hows and whys.  Then I came home and found a very simple soup (more like a broth) for detoxing.

Before we get started I need to explain.  This recipe calls for LOTS of veggies but in the end, you STRAIN OUT the veggies and only eat the broth.  
Feel free to save to veggies and freeze them for later.
Alternatives: give them to your chickens or toss them in the compost!

Why do we not eat the veggies?  First, all of the "goodies" from the veggies are in the broth.  Second, drinking the broth for a meal allows the digestive tract to take a break to heal and recoup.

Let's Detox!

Mom's Detox Veggie Soup

Onions, garlic and herbs.
My favorite Herbs: Basil, Cumin, Curry, Thyme, Tarragon, Oregano and Sage.
Parsnips or Turnips
Sweet potato
Peppers (hot or sweet)
Swiss Chard
Any other green leafy vegetables that are in season.
Do not use potatoes
Optional: your choice of healthy salt, like hymalayan salt crystals, turmeric, cayenne pepper and ginger.

For this recipe I used 1/2 clove of garlic, 1 red onion, a handful of fresh basil from the garden, dried Oregano, Thyme and Cayenne pepper.
Then I added Celery, Broccoli, Cilantro, Sweet Potato, Carrots, Kale and Spinach.
Chopped Celery, Broccoli, Carrots and Sweet Potato

Fill the bottom of a large pot with onions, garlic and herbs.
Add just enough water to cover the garlic and onions (3-6 cups) and boil for 10 – 15 minutes.
Do not add any oil to the pot.
Chop up vegetables
Fill the pot approximately 1/3 full with chopped vegetables
Fill the pot approximately ½ full with water
Bring to a simmer – do not boil.
Cover and let simmer for 4-6 hours, adding water every hour or so to keep the water level between ½-3/4 full.
Strain broth and serve with your choice of healthy salt, like hymalayan salt crystals, turmeric, cayenne pepper and ginger.

Any remaining Detox Soup should be store in a glass container in the fridge.  Re-heat leftovers or serve cold.  If you have additional questions please feel free to ask.


  1. Hi Mary,
    I am a big soup lover! I would make this veggie detox soup and eat it regularly. It's so good and so good for you! Thank you so much for sharing this healthy and delectable recipe at the Plant-Based Potluck Party Blog Hop! I appreciate it!

  2. Hi! I do like almost all soups! Your seems flavorful and healthy! :)

  3. That sounds really good! I'll be making some up in the near future! Thanks for sharing. :-)

  4. I love all your healthful recipes. Keep'em coming to #theWeekendSocial. Hope to see you again Thursday 9:00 PM EST. Pinned

  5. pinning! will be fixing a batch after a shopping trip to stock up. thanks for the recipe!

  6. That sounds simple! Thanks for sharing at the HomeAcre hop, be sure to come back to Pint Size Farm, or one of the other hosts, to share again this week.

  7. This sounds so yummy and simple. Thank you for linking up to Party Time and we hope to see you again next week!

  8. I need this! Since you simmer it for 4-6 hours do you think I could just put everything in my slow cooker and cook on high for that length of time?
    Thanks for sharing with us at the Teach Me Tuesday Linky Party:)


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