The Saturday Simmer: Detox soup recipes
After a month of indulging in cookies and cakes and creamy rich food, we need to atone, and what better way than with a healing bowl of cleansing detox soup? And what is a detox soup, anyway? A detox soup brings as many healthy ingredients as possible -- antioxidant-, mineral- and nutrient-dense vegetables -- together in one pot. Often the vegetables are finely chopped or puréed, which makes them easier to digest, but in some, like this cabbage soup from A Year of Slow Cooking, the vegetables are left in larger pieces in a light broth. Detox soups come in all colors and flavor profiles, as you'll see in this week's soup links.
Several different types of detox soups caught my eye this week:
Detox green soup with broccoli, spinach and ginger, from Gluten-free Goddess Recipes
Carrot, cumin and ginger detox soup, from Not Quite Nigella
Cleansing miso, beet, asparagus detox soup, from Honest Fare
Super detox broccoli soup, from Real Epicurean
Cabbage soup diet Crockpot recipe, from A Year of Slow Cooking
White bean and spinach soup, from Aggie's Kitchen
Shiitake and soba soup, from Pink Bites
Which will you try first? What intrigues you? Please leave feedback on the original recipe post, and let us know if you've made or adapted any of these recipes. See you next Saturday, and every Saturday, with more soups, stews and chili.
[All photos used with permission.]