Broccoli Lentil Soup ~ Hot Detox

hot detox recipe Jun 09, 2023

Broccoli is high in a chemical called sulforaphane, which increases the amount of detox enzymes. These enzymes neutralize the harmful toxins we breathe in every day, toxins that can cause respiratory distress, especially in people who have asthma and other similar conditions.

2 Tbsp coconut oil
1 1⁄2 cups chopped onions
2 tsp minced garlic
2 cups chopped green beans
1 cup chopped carrots
1 cup chopped celery
1 Tbsp dried basil
1 tsp dried thyme
1⁄2 tsp dried oregano
1⁄2 tsp pink rock or gray sea salt
3 cups chopped broccoli (1 large head)
3⁄4 cup dried green lentils, rinsed well
6 cups bone or vegan broth (see pages 184–187 for broth recipes)

Optional booster:
1 Tbsp Julie’s Curry Powder (page 269)

To serve:
1⁄4 cup chopped green onions

1. Heat the coconut oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add the onions and sauté for 3 minutes.
2. Add the garlic, green beans, carrots, celery, dried herbs and salt, and curry powder if using, and cook for a few more minutes until the vegetables are nicely coated in spices.
3. Add the broccoli, lentils and broth, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 1 hour.
4. Using an immersion blender, puree until smooth. Garnish with chopped green onions if desired.

Makes 6 servings.

A soup doesn’t need to contain dairy to be creamy and delicious. You can puree almost any soup with an immersion blender (or regular blender) for a creamy effect. But you can also save time here by skipping this step for a chunkier broccoli soup.

This recipe can be found in my 3rd book, Hot Detox on page 192.

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