Our body needs a nice cleanse now and then in order to stay functioning properly. In order to detoxify their bodies, people turn to different methods – some use skin detox procedures, while others prefer liver detox methods. However, among the many cleansing techniques, there’s one that sticks out – cleaning your body with fruit juices can purify your body completely.
Fruit and vegetable juices can clean your body of toxins and replenish the levels of vitamins and minerals, while also providing you with energy that should last throughout the day. The antioxidant compounds in fruit and veggies can rejuvenate your skin and shed ages from your appearance, while also improving your digestion and the elimination of waste. However, there’s one negative side-effect – consuming fruits often means consuming far too much natural sugars that can disrupt your hormones, increase your blood pressure and lead to obesity. If you’re suffering from hormonal imbalance or anxiety, this may not be the ideal detox method for you.
Instead of fruit or veggie juice, we recommend you try one of the most powerful detox cleanses out there – the 3-day soup cleanse.
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO
A fine soup cleanse can take 1-3 days. It has 3 phases – you start with 1 phase per day in the beginning, and do 3 phases per day a month later. You should eat 5-6 vegetable soups a day. Make sure to use spices and broths that will provide your body with nutrients and boost your energy levels. You can prepare a bigger amount of soup for a few days and you’ll always be ready.
You can try by preparing miso, bone or vegetable broths, and use lentils, beans and nuts in them. From veggies, it’s best to use zucchini, leeks, kale, broccoli, onions and carrots, while ginger, turmeric, garlic and cinnamon are spices allowed. Starchy vegetables are allowed as well, and you may also include some coconut, olive, avocado oil or ghee. Blend the chosen ingredients together and your broth is ready!
BROCCOLI DETOX SOUP
5 c broccoli florets
3 celery stalks, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 c kale or spinach
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
2 c vegetable or bone broth
1/2 tsp of sea salt
Juice of half a lemon
2 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp collagen (optional)
Warm up the coconut oil first in a pot, then add the vegetables and cook them for 5 minutes. Now, pour the broth in, then boil the mixture and simmer on low heat for 5 minutes. Now, blend the soup and you’re ready to serve!
CARROT GINGER DETOX SOUP
2 lbs carrots, chopped
2 onions, chopped
6 c bone or vegetable broth
3 tbsp fresh ginger, grated
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 c coconut milk
Sea salt, black pepper, and onion to taste
2 tbsp ghee or coconut oil
2 tbsp collagen (optional)
First, in a pan, combine carrots, broth, ginger and garlic. Bring mix to boil and afterwards let it simmer.
Next, sauté onions in a pan and add ghee. Proceed until everything is caramel-like.
Throw in broth mixture and onions in a blender and blend until everything is smooth and thick.
Finally, add coconut milk and seasonings and stir well.
RED LENTIL DETOX SOUP
½ a cup of red lentils
¼ a cup of coconut oil
4.5 cups of vegetable or bone broth
2 sweet potatoes
½ a teaspoon of cumin powder
½ a teaspoon of chili powder
½ a teaspoon of paprika
1-inch piece of ginger
Sea salt and black pepper
Coconut cream as topping
First, warm up oil on medium heat. In the pot, add chopped sweet potatoes, carrots, apple, and onion.
Make sure the apples and vegetables are cooked until onions are crystalized, about 10 minutes.
Add lentils, ginger, cumin, chili powder, paprika, and broth to the pot. Let the soup boil and then simmer until everything softens, about half an hour.
Blend soup until it is even and thick.
Pour blend in the pot again. Let it simmer and add water if needed.
Finally, season it well and finish with coconut cream to taste.