New Year, New Stew (Detox Soup)!
Welcome to 2015, everyone! A new year that comes with new hopes, dreams, and for many, a desire to improve their health. Or at least expel some of the toxins and bad habits we accumulated throughout 2014.
Whether it's exercise, eating better, or simply cutting back on drinking after a holiday filled with a lot of “cheers!”, January is always the month to kick off these resolutions. What better way to eat healthy and expel those holiday toxins than with an extremely tasty detox soup!
Think Healthy Thoughts
Detox du Jour
More Than Soup!
- 1 bunch organic beets with greens washed
- 4 medium organic carrots washed
- 3 small organic sweet potatoes washed
- 2 medium organic parsnips washed and peeled
- 2 cups butternut squash cubed
- 1 medium onion peeled
- 3 cloves organic garlic
- 3 ounces organic shiitake mushrooms stems removed
- 4 large organic kale leaves washed
- 1 tbsp organic garlic peeled and finely chopped
- 1 cup organic cabbage chopped
- 1 bunch organic parsley chopped
- 1 can 14.5 ounces organic diced tomatoes
- 1 tbsp turmeric
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 8 cups organic vegetable broth
- 1 cup filtered water
- 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds pepitas
- salt & pepper to taste
- Remove beet greens from beets, chop both into bite-size pieces and add to pressure cooker.
- Chop remaining raw vegetables into bite-size pieces and add to pressure cooker.
- Add turmeric, cinnamon and vegetable broth. Fasten lid to cooker, following manufacturer directions.
- Cook over medium-high heat for 25-30 minutes. Cooker valve should close allowing pressure to build in cooker. A steady release of excess pressure should be heard while cooking.
- After 25 minutes, carefully release pressure until all pressure is gone and top is able to be opened.
- Remove top, ladle into shallow bowls and serve.
- Garnish with pumpkin seeds and season to taste minimally with salt and pepper.
Question about the garlic. I noticed it’s on twice and wondered if it means that you’re putting 3 whole cloves of garlic in the soup in addition to 1 TBSP of chopped garlic.
At this very moment i’m making the soup so i’m risking it with putting in 3 whole + 1 TBSP of chopped 🙂
I’m sure we’ll enjoy it either way but just wanted to ask to be sure
trying to make this without a pressure cooker@Cami, i’ll let you know how it turns out. I’m just cooking it on the stove and waiting for all the squash and sweet potatoes to soften
Sugar et al. says
These photos are gorgeous! It is summer here and I am craving this soup. Seriously!
Cami Moody says
Do you have an optional recipe for those of us without a pressure cooker?
Great soup to detox! Love the photos! All those veggies pop out giving a 3D effect! Looks rich and delicious!
Your photos and styling are just stunning to say the least! I whole heartily agree with all that you said! Time to detox : D
Kristin Arnett says
Thanks for sharing I would love to help people with their health goals! ( misspelling/ correction)Kristin Arnett; Facebook: Kristinskitchenholistickitchen Website: kristinsholistickitchen.com