If you’ve been thinking about hitting the reset button on your diet after a long winter, adding some detox soups into your routine is a great idea. Unlike other ‘detox’ plans that often require drinking only liquids, detox soups are a great way to ensure you’re still eating lots of nutritious vegetables and you’re not depriving yourself or your family.
Sure, detox soups can help you lose weight, but they can also improve your overall health and rid your body of toxins as well as improve your digestion. The best part about many vegetable detox soups is that they can be customized to suit any diet you follow, whether that’s a vegan diet, paleo, keto, dairy, or gluten-free diet. You also don’t have to do a strict detox or cleanse to reap the advantages of introducing healthy vegetable detox soups into your meal plan. Here are five healthy detox soups you can feed your family this spring.
Detox soups don’t have to be boring as A Spicy Perspective shows us with this delicious recipe for their detox southwest chicken soup. This recipe is a spiced-up version of their original detox chicken soup and contains skinless chicken breasts as well as detoxifying ingredients like cabbage, broccoli, avocado, garlic, and turmeric. Add in a variety of spices including ground cumin and crushed red pepper to give it the southwest flavoring. This soup claims to help you de-bloat and give your more energy, while also helping you sleep better. The combination of lean protein and hearty vegetables makes this a perfect meal for the whole family.
This hearty and healthy soup posted by The Healthy Family & Home can be ready in just one hour and is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo-friendly, and keto-friendly. Made with a variety of vegetables like broccoli, carrots, beets, and onions as well as spices like oregano, turmeric, garlic, and bay leaves, this detox soup is a delicious way to keep your liver healthy. Packed with nutrient-dense vegetables, this is a great detox soup to add to your weekly meal plan rotation, especially if you’ve been trying to add more vegetarian options.
Clean Food Crush claims this hearty chicken detox soup will not only reduce water weight but also reduce inflammation. With chicken and chickpeas to provide lots of lean protein, and a medley of vegetables including broccoli, celery, carrots, and peppers, this is a healthy soup that not only serves as a detox but will also satisfy the whole family. You can customize this soup by adding different vegetables if you’re not a fan of the ones included.
This delicious roasted carrot butternut squash soup by Fit Living Eats is made from just seven ingredients, and all you need is one sheet pan and a blender to create it. The natural sweetness of the roasted butternut squash helps satisfy those who are craving sweets while the addition of coconut milk as a substitute for heavy cream ups the nutrition factor. This is a great soup for those who enjoy a creamier soup more than a simple broth-based soup while still reaping all the nutritional benefits.
If you’d like your detox soup to kickstart a weight loss plan, this may be the soup for you. SkinnyMs calls this “a superfood soup packed with antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, and minerals,” that isn’t just good for you but tastes delicious too. This soup combines sweet potato, spinach, garlic, carrots, and tomatoes along with a variety of spices to create a nutrient-rich soup that will also detoxify your body.
It can often be a struggle for busy families to always eat a healthy, homemade meal, especially when balancing work, school, extracurricular activities, and every other family responsibility. We often find ourselves grabbing something on the go, and those may not always be the healthiest of choices. Adding in a detox soup to your regular meal plan rotation can be a great way to add more vegetables to your diet while also adding the benefit of flushing toxins from your body. Although you may prefer to eat the soup when it’s freshly made, most will freeze well so you can make them ahead of time and reheat quickly when you’re in a rush.
These soups are packed with fiber, are low in sugar, and will help reduce bloating and inflammation; they may also help you drop a few pounds. But the best part is that they can also help kickstart a healthier diet and get you used to cooking with more lean meats and vegetables.
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