Detox Soup

a filling and low-calorie meal
A filling and low-calorie meal
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2 tbsp Olive oil or avocado oil
1 Yellow onions large, chopped
2 Carrots large, chopped into ½-inch rounds
2 ribs Celery thinly sliced
5 cloves Garlic minced
1 tbsp Fresh ginger grated
2 tsp Turmeric ground, or 2 tbsp fresh, grated
¼ tsp Cayenne pepper
1 tsp Sea salt
½ tsp Ground pepper
1 Red bell pepper large, thinly sliced
6 cups Vegetable broth
1 (13.5-oz) can Coconut milk
1 lb Chicken Breast
1 bunch Swiss chard or curly kale, roughly chopped
2 tbsp Lemon juice juice from half of a lemon
1 tbsp Soy sauce or tamari, coconut aminos
¼ cup Cilantro fresh, chopped, plus more for topping

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    Detox Soup


    This delicious one-pot Detox Soup is chock full of vegetables, leafy greens, and chicken for protein. It’s healthy and doesn’t skip on flavor. The soup delivers a smack of umami with ginger, turmeric, and tamari. It is made bright with lemon juice and fresh with cilantro. But the secret ingredient here is coconut milk, which is layered into the soup to thicken it and add creaminess. At 216 calories per serving, it’s a filling and low-calorie meal. 

    The recipe is highly customizable – sub turkey breasts for the chicken; use white beans and tofu for a vegan version; add whichever vegetables you like and swap out the Swiss chard with kale or spinach. You can leave out the coconut milk and use more vegetable broth. Anyway, it’s delicious and a keeper in my kitchen.  

    To make the Detox Soup, you will need the following ingredients:

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    Steps to make Detox Soup


    Sauté onions, carrots, and celery


    In a Dutch oven or large pot over medium-high heat, heat 2 tablespoons olive or avocado oil and add 1 chopped onion, 2 chopped carrots, and 2 thinly sliced stalks celery. Sauté for 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally.


    Add in garlic, ginger, turmeric, cayenne, salt and pepper


    Add 5 minced garlic cloves, 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger, 2 teaspoons ground turmeric, ¼ teaspoon cayenne, 1 teaspoon sea salt and ½ teaspoon ground black pepper. Sauté, stirring, for 1 minute.


    Add bell pepper, vegetable broth, coconut milk, and chicken


    Add 1 thinly sliced bell pepper, 6 cups vegetable broth, 1 can coconut milk, and 1 pound chicken breasts to the pot.




    Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer and cover. Simmer for about 20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.


    Shred chicken


    Once the chicken is tender, remove it from the pot and shred using two forks.


    Add Swiss chard


    In the meantime, add 1 bunch chopped Swiss chard and simmer for 3-4 minutes, or until the chard starts to wilt.


    Add chicken, lemon juice, tamari, and cilantro


    Carefully place the shredded chicken back into the pot and stir in 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 1 tablespoon tamari, and ¼ cup fresh cilantro.



    Ladle the soup into bowls, garnish with fresh chopped cilantro, and serve.

    This Detox Soup is filling and light, and makes a great low-calorie meal that doesn’t skip on flavor. Give this recipe a go, and share it using the hashtag #cookmerecipes or by tagging @cookmerecipes on Instagram! We love seeing what you’ve made!

    Bethany is very passionate about maintaining a healthy lifestyle and clean diet. She’s trying to cut meat out of her diet as much as possible and focuses on cooking vegetarian food and fish. Bethany gets a kick from finding ways to add new twists to classic dishes. What’s more, thanks to her Asian roots, she’s great at combining different cuisines to come up with something extraordinary. Bethany’s recipes will inspire you to add new colors and flavors to your everyday meals.

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