It’s been two weeks, guys. How are those healthy resolutions holding up? Lucky for all of us, we’ve discovered one secret element to help us actually keep our detox vows. Well, it’s not so much a secret as it is…soup. Detox soup, to be exact. For $20, plus high-nutrient content, a low-calorie count, and body-boosting superfoods, you’ll have a pot of cleansing, nourishing deliciousness to last you an entire week. Check out our three favorite recipes and get ready to glow.
Red Roots & Cider Soup
In case you haven’t heard, beets are the new black. Loaded with minerals and vitamins that help regulate metabolism, boost your immune system, and sustain energy longer, they’re what you always wanted your multivitamin to be – plus, yummier. That’s not to discount the other power players in this pretty soup: Carotene-rich carrots, fibrous parsnips, C-packed turnips, anti-viral shallots, and fresh ginger filled with essential oils that do all kinds of good stuff for internal organs (and this soup’s rich flavor).
3 large carrots
1 tbsp fresh ginger
¾ cup apple cider vinegar
8 cups water (or enough to fill your pot)
Peel and slice shallots, separating the rings.
Peel and chop ginger into thin, but bite-able slices.
Add ginger and shallots to the pot, and add about two inches of water. Bring to a high heat and let these ingredients simmer while you prep the rest. This will help extract the flavors, making a tasty broth (add more water if it all evaporates).
All-Clad Tri-Ply Stainless-Steel Soup Pot, $159.95, available at Williams-Sonoma.
Chop all the root vegetables into roughly equal-sized pieces, about ½ inch thick.
Add veggies to the pot, and fill with water (leaving space at the top so it doesn’t boil over). Add apple cider vinegar and stir.
OXO Angled Measuring Cup, $18.95, available at Williams-Sonoma.
Let the soup simmer over a medium heat until beets are tender and the broth is a bright, pink-red.
Zara Home Candida Placemat, $19.95, available at Zara Home, Zara Home Lawrence Tableware Bowl, $19.95, available at Zara Home, C. Wonder Polka Dot Soup Bowl, $12, available at C. Wonder.
Enjoy this warm, earthy, tart, tasty good-for-you-ness.
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