Detox Vegetable and Spice Soup (Nom Nom Nom)

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I firmly believe in filling your body with good things. Nutritional and healthy things that benefit you because let's be honest nothing processed and persevered is really any good for you. It is full of synthetic vitamins, sugar, as well as chemicals to help in the preservation process. How can you feel good when you are filled with fake nutrients!? The answer is simple.

You don't.

And anyone who tells you otherwise needs a smack upside the head because they are clueless and need to stop talking.

Now this whole idea of putting good things in your body also extends to how you detox your body. There are so many different ways being marketed our there it can make you head spin. Juice detoxes, pill detoxes, this detox that detox. Yikes which one is the right one? Or is there even a right one? Whenever I am in doubt I always use my own judgement and do it in the way I find to be the natural and healthy. Personally I could never do a juice cleanse. I have acid reflux and the idea of filling my body with acidic fruits and little anything else is enough to make me want to curl up in fetal position. How I detox does not disturb my daily life, my lifestyle in eating or anything else. How I detox is with soup. Delicious soup. Mmmhh. Many if not all the ingredients in this soup aid in flushing the system and releasing toxins. I will add this soup is vegetarian and vegan friendly!

Detox Vegetable and Spice Soup

1 1/2 cups cup of spinach
1 1/2 cups of sliced yams
1 1/2 cups if diced peppers (green and orange)
1 cup of diced tomatoes
2 tbsp. of grated ginger
1/4 cup of diced garlic
Half an onion diced
Half a large jalapeno diced
Organic Vegetable Stock
1 - 1 1/2 cups of water
2 tbsp. of cayenne
2 tbsp. of paprika
1 tbsp. of canola oil
1/2 cup of coconut milk (optional)

Blender

1) Boil yams in a pot for 20 minutes. In case you are not sure how you cut the yam up into squares and place them in a pot, fill it with cold water to the point where it just covers the yams. Place on burner with the temperature to high and once the water is boiling turn it down to medium and boil for twenty minutes. When done drain the water and place the pot on the side. Keep yams inside the pot.

2) In a large pot pour the canola oil and place the temperature of the burner on high. Wait till the oil is warm and add the onion. Sauté the onion till is starts going a little golden brown (not brown-brown) and add the garlic.

3) Sauté these two ingredients together till the garlic starts to give off a slight scent, once this happens add in the tomatoes and stir them together for about 30 seconds and then add the vegetable stock. Start off with adding about half a box and if you feel you need to add more later on feel free too. Just do not add too much because we are also adding in water. After you add the vegetable stock you add in the yams, peppers, jalapeno, spinach and ginger.

4) Pour in the cup of water and stir the ingredients together and turn the temperature down to a medium high and cover the pot but not completely, leave space for steam to escape the pot to avoid overflowing.

5) Let the ingredients boil for 15 minutes



6) Once 15 minutes are up remove the pot from the hot burner (turn that burner off, don't be like me and leave it on and then burn yourself like a genius) and it is time to bring out your blender. Before blending add in your cayenne and paprika and stir it into the soup.

7) With a soup ladle scoop soup from the pot and place it in the blender. This may take a couple of times and ensure that you do not place the soup to the rim of the bender, only half way to avoid burning yourself and over spilling. (As well if you are not sure if your blender can handle a hot substance without cracking please let the soup cool for a while then begin blending). Blend until smooth and place in large bowl.

(If you like at this point you add in your optional coconut milk and stir it well into the soup)

Voila you are done and ready to detox!



I know it sounds like a lot of work for the reality is that the prep-time is within 15 minutes and I usually do the yams first so I can prepare everything else while it is boiling. The whole cooking time including the prep-time usually takes between 35-45 minutes and it makes you about 5-6 servings.

Enjoy!

xoxo Nicole
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4 comments

  1. Gonna have to try this! Love making soups and don't think I've ever made soup with sweet potato before!

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    1. Awesome!
      Let me know how it turns out :)

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  2. I have to admit... This was the first recipe with the word "detox" in front of it that I actually thought, "Hmm... I *might* be able to eat that."

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    1. if you do let me know how it turned out :)
      woohoo

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