With the start of the New Year, many people are considering a detox diet. Instead of trying to do a water fast or juicing (see our recent blog called Detox with Food by my fellow nutritionist as to why this is not recommended), here is a soup that can support detoxification during these cold winter months. It contains both protein and vegetables which are important for detoxification. The sulfur rich vegetables such as broccoli, kale, cauliflower, onions, and garlic support the production of glutathione, our main detoxifying antioxidant.
- 2 tablespoons avocado oil
- 1 cup red onion, peeled and chopped
- 2 cups red, orange, and/or yellow bell pepper, chopped
- 1 cup celery, chopped
- 3 tablespoons fresh minced ginger
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 pound of pasture raised, boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 8 cups chicken bone broth
- 1 cup carrots, sliced
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 cup broccoli, chopped
- 1 cup cauliflower, chopped
- 1 cup kohlrabi, chopped
- 1 cup kale, de-stemmed and torn in pieces
- Sea salt and black pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
- In a large pot, heat the avocado oil over medium-high heat and then add the onions, peppers, celery, ginger, and garlic and cook until softened, stirring often.
- Add the raw chicken breasts, bone broth, carrots, apple cider vinegar, turmeric, cumin, cayenne pepper.
- Bring to a boil and then lower the heat to a simmer. Cover and cook until the chicken breasts are completely cooked.
- Remove the chicken breasts and shred it with two forks.
- Add the shredded chicken, broccoli, cauliflower, kohlrabi, and kale to the soup. Cook until vegetables are tender.
- Taste and add more salt and/or pepper if necessary.
- Garnish with parsley and enjoy.