Slow Cooker Detox Vegetable Soup + Broth

When I think light, healthy recipes to tighten up, I think Slow Cooker Detox Vegetable Soup; loaded with fresh vegetables, vitamins, and minerals.

detox vegetable soup

Need to detox from a day {or week} of sweets? Like that big bowl of leftover Halloween candy that’s been calling your name every night before bed?

When I think healthy recipes to help me kick sugar cravings and tighten up, I think slow cooker vegetable detox soup; especially during soup season! It’s basically all of the most colorful vegetables simmered together in a warm pot of goodness. This nutrient-packed vegetable soup pretty much screams ‘fresh start and nutritional reboot’ any day of the week. Not to mention, it’s great for sick days.

This recipe is just as easy on the digestive system as it is easy to make. Simply place all the vibrant green and orange colored veggies in a large pot or slow cooker, let simmer for four hours and you have a week full of healthy nourishment. 

detox vegetable soup ingredientsDetox Vegetable Soup + Broth

This vitamin-rich and fiber-filled, detox vegetable soup recipe is vegetarian. Keeping the recipe meat-free makes it a lot easier on the digestive track, which is great if you are trying to detox. However, the lack of protein tends to leave me un-satisfied, and it’s just not an option to omit protein while I’m pregnant. So I usually add a can of garbanzo beans if I’m trying to go meat-free. Otherwise I’ve been adding protein in the form of cooked ground turkey.

This would also be a great recipe to add vital proteins collagen peptides to for additional protein and digestive support {not to mention a little collagen-boost for your skin, hair and nails while you detox}.

You can strain the veggies and enjoy the nutrient-rich broth on it’s own too. It makes for a savory and satisfying ‘tea’ at night, and I personally love sipping this vegetable broth elixir when I’m sick.

detox vegetable broth If you’re looking to really clean up your diet for an extended 3-day to one week timeframe I highly recommend pairing this detox vegetable soup with a couple warm mugs of my daily detox tea with lemon, ginger and turmeric; as well as, kitchari {a cleansing Ayurvedic dish}. Kitchari can be made savory or sweet, but when I’m pairing it with this savory, detox vegetable soup I prepare my kitchari sweet with coconut oil and cinnamon. It’s a delicious way to add easily digestible and satisfying complex carbohydrates to any detox.

For more detoxifying recipes that won’t leave you starving but rather feeling nourished and refreshed, download the 7 Day Refresh I co-created with Dietitian Stacie from The Real Food Dietitians.

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slow cooker detox vegetable soup + broth
 
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When I think light, healthy recipes to tighten up, I think Slow Cooker Detox Vegetable Soup; loaded with fresh vegetables, vitamins, and minerals.
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Recipe type: detox soup
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 2 large carrots, chopped
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 c kale leaves, stems removed {I used kalettes a kale + Brussels Sprout hybrid}
  • 1 c butternut squash, cubed
  • 2 garlic cloves, diced finely
  • 1" chunk fresh ginger, peeled and diced finely
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 5 c water {or 3 c water and 2 cups low sodium vegetable stock}
  • optional: additional veggies of choice {I added some additional green + purple cabbage}
  • optional: fresh cilantro, parsley or additional fresh herbs of choice
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients, and any additional optional veggies/ingredients you'd like to add, in a large pot or slow cooker.
  2. Cover and bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer for 4 hours.
  3. Enjoy as vegetable soup {or add protein for choice} or strain and enjoy as warm broth.
Notes
*Enjoy as vegetable soup or strain and enjoy as warm broth.
**Store leftovers in glass containers {mason jars work great} in the fridge for up to one week or freeze for up to 6 months.

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