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Detox Soups

Broccoli Detox Soup

Ingredients:

  • 2.5 cups broccoli florets
  • 3 celery stalks, finely diced
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 1 cup kale or spinach
  • 2 carrot, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 cups vegetable or bone broth
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons collagen (optional)

Instructions:

First, heat the coconut oil in a pot, and then add the onion, celery sticks, and broccoli. Cook and stir occasionally for 5 minutes.

Add broth, let the soup boil and finally let it simmer for 5 minutes, until soft and blended.

Blend soup until it is even and thick.

Carrot Ginger Detox Soup Recipe

Ingredients

  • — 2 pounds carrots, chopped
  • — 2 onions, peeled and chopped
  • — 6 cups bone or vegetable broth
  • — 3 tablespoons fresh ginger, grated
  • — 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • — 1 cup coconut milk
  • — Sea salt, black pepper and onion powder to taste
  • — 2 tablespoons ghee or coconut oil
  • — 2 tablespoons plain protein or collagen powder (optional)

Preparation:

  1. First, in a pan, combine carrots, broth, ginger and garlic. Bring mix to boil and afterwards let it simmer.
  2. Next, sauté onions in a pan and add ghee. Proceed until everything is caramel-like.
  3. Throw in broth mixture and onions in a blender and blend until everything is smooth and thick.
  4. Finally, add coconut milk and seasonings and stir well.

Red Lentil Detox Soup

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup coconut oil, olive oil, or ghee
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1 apple, peeled and chopped
  • 1 small white onion, chopped
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and chopped
  • ½ cup red lentils, rinsed
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 4.5 cups bone or vegetable broth
  • 1-inch fresh ginger, peeled and minced
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • Coconut cream for topping, optional

Instructions:

  1. First, warm up oil on medium heat. In the pot, add chopped sweet potatoes, carrots, apple, and onion.
  2. Make sure the apples and vegetables are cooked until onions are crystallized, about 10 minutes.
  3. 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.
  4. Blend soup until it is even and thick.
  5. Pour blend in the pot again. Let it simmer and add water if needed.
  6. Finally, season it well and finish with coconut cream to taste.

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Detoxifying Foods For Your Liver

What is Detoxification?

Detoxification is about resting, cleaning, and nourishing the body from the inside out. By eliminating toxins and nourishing your body, detoxification can help protect you from disease and renew your ability to maintain optimal health.

In other words, we’ve got to eliminate toxins and feed our bodies natural foods to help us feel at our best. The foods you choose to eat play a vital role in eliminating toxins from your body, as well as supporting different organ systems.


Your Liver

As your main detoxifying organ, your liver has over 500 functions in the body. Consequently, your liver is constantly ridding your body of waste, metabolizing hormones, and assisting in digestion.Combining vitamins A, B, and C with minerals such as zinc, magnesium, calcium and selenium are all important for supporting detoxification and the liver.

Several amino aids are also important for improving detoxification and eliminating chemicals from your body. Cysteine and methionine in particular help to prevent oxidation and bind to heavy metals such as mercury to help flush them from your system.

An incredibly powerful and important antioxidant needed for detoxification is glutathione. This antioxidant works to decrease toxins accumulated from smoke, radiation, auto exhaust, chemicals, drugs, and many other carcinogens.

Since your liver is your main detoxifying powerhouse, it is important to eat foods that optimize the health of the liver and supply you with many of the vitamins and minerals mentioned above.


7 Foods That Cleanse Your Liver:

Garlic

Contains sulfur compounds that are essential for supporting the liver and activating liver enzymes that are responsible for flushing out toxins and waste from the body. Garlic also contains selenium, an important mineral and nutrient that assists in detoxification and supports the thyroid gland.

Citrus Fruits

Lemons, limes and grapefruits are all natural sources of vitamin C and contain many potent antioxidants. Like garlic, citrus fruits have the ability to boost the production of liver detoxification enzymes.

Broccoli

Along with other brassica vegetables, such as Brussels sprouts, cabbage and cauliflower, broccoli contains sulfur compounds, just like garlic, that help to support the detoxification process and the health of the liver. In fact, these fibrous veggies can help flush out toxins from your gut, and they contain compounds that help support the liver in metabolizing hormones.

Avocado

This incredible fruit contains glutathione, which is a powerful antioxidant that helps to protect the liver from incoming waste and toxins. It also assists the liver in eliminating these chemicals from your body and protects against cellular damage.

Leafy Vegetables

The bitterer, the better! Your liver loves bitter, so load up on dandelion, rapini, arugula, mustard greens and chicory. These leafy greens contain numerous cleansing compounds that neutralize heavy metals, which can slow down the liver’s ability to detoxify. Plus, they help to stimulate bile flow.

Turmeric

This incredible herb contains a boatload of antioxidants that help to repair the liver cells, protect against cellular damage and assist in detoxification. Turmeric is particularly good at helping the liver detox from heavy metals and assist in hormone metabolism. Turmeric also boosts the production of bile and improves the health of the gallbladder.

You can make an array of yummy eats using turmeric, ranging from pumpkin and turmeric soup to “golden ice.”

Walnuts

These oddly-shaped nuts contain high levels of l-arginine, glutathione, and omega-3 fatty acids, all of which help to detoxify the liver and support toxin elimination. Plus, they are great for fighting inflammation and supporting the health of the brain.


A simple and delicious way to include many of the above liver-loving foods is to juice them. If you don’t have a juicer, you can make the recipe below using a blender.

Here is a potent detoxifying juice you can make at home to cleanse your liver and overall health.

Total time:2 minsCook Time:1 min Prep Time: 1 min Serves:1 jar

Mean Green Detox Juice

Detoxification is a daily process. It is essential that we support our liver and all elimination organs with high-quality foods and specific nutrients. This will increase our body’s ability to eliminate the toxins and chemicals it comes in contact with, and will help to support our health and overall longevity.

Tools

  • Juicer or blender

Ingredients

  • 4 large dandelion leaves
  • 4 cups arugula
  • 3 celery stalks
  • 2 large broccoli stalks
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 lemon (with peel on)
  • ½ a grapefruit

Instructions

  • Process all ingredients through a juicer. Alternatively, if you have a high-speed blender, you can make this into a smoothie.
  • Be sure to add enough water to blend your ingredients, and feel free to pour the mix through a sieve to strain out the fiber.

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