We loved the sugar-free dessert recipes our friends at Further Food shared with us earlier this month, so when they offered to give us three days’ worth of amazing, healthy soup recipes, we weren’t about to say no. Whether you follow this meal plan exactly as a way to reset your good eating habits or just incorporate these soup recipes into your usual healthy eats, you’re going to get loads of great nutrition in a totally delicious way!
Was your New Year’s resolution to eat healthier? Kickstart your healthy diet with the latest in detox trends — souping. It’s a perfect warming wintertime detox! A soup-only cleanse offers a number of nutritional benefits while keeping you satisfied. Packed with vitamins, minerals and fiber, soups are filled with superfoods that can help you battle inflammation, cleanse your colon and reduce oxidative stress. Plus, most soup recipes are versatile, allowing you to swap in different ingredients and seasonings to best suit your tastes.
Where’s your spoon? Get souping with our 3-day detox meal plan!
Breakfast: Raw Green Soup
Start your day with a vitamin boost! This healthy blend of avocado, spinach, almonds, tomato, zucchini, herbs and lemon offers a powerful combo of nutrients like fiber, folate, potassium and more. The avocado also adds it a creamy texture that will make you feel like you’re drinking a smoothie, not soup.
Lunch: Easy Chicken Bone Broth
You may think of “broth” as just the base of a soup, but it can also make for a tasty meal on its own. This simple recipe is full of flavor, and the vegetables offer up vitamins that other broths may not contain.
Dinner: Hearty Wholesome Harvest Soup
Just as the title states, this recipe is hearty and fulfilling. The mix of vegetables (and meat, if you choose to include chicken or turkey) makes for a satisfying meal without being too heavy — perfect for dinner at the end of your first day of detox!
Breakfast: Broccoli & Asparagus Soup with Coconut Milk
Another smoothie-like option to kick off your morning, this soup has vitamins and nutrients from the broccoli and asparagus while offering a creamy sweetness from the coconut milk. So delicious, you may keep up this breakfast long after your detox is done!
Blending up this soup for a midday meal is so simple and full of flavor, thanks to the miso! It’s an especially great choice if you have digestive issues since this recipe doesn’t call for common, powerful additions like onions and garlic.
Dinner: Simple Dairy-Free Mushroom Soup
Talk about health benefits! Mushrooms contain loads of antioxidants and offer up anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties. Combine it with almond milk and you’ve got a delicious creamy soup, without the dairy.
Breakfast: I Can Soup Clearly (Corn Soup)
Corn isn’t typically a breakfast food, but this soup changes everything. It’s delicious chilled or warmed up, and the sweetness of the corn (which is packed with the carotenoids that keep your eyes healthy) is a nice alternative to that sugary syrup you usually drizzle over your pancakes.
The umeboshi paste (or vinegar) in this soup, which is made from Japanese pickled plum, is known to stimulate digestion and remove toxins from the body. Plus, bok choy is loaded with vitamins! Adapt this recipe by using any combo of veggies.
Chili may seem like more than a soup (it is!), but it can still be part of your detox. Beans and chicken are a great source of protein and fiber. Combine them with some seasoning and lime for a simple yet delicious dinner. Get your crockpot ready!
Want some more options? Check out these other soups:
Think you’re up for a soup detox? Which of these soup recipes sound best to you? —Further Food