Broccoli Detox Soup

As the name predicts it, this recipe is perfect to flush out toxins from your system.

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I usually replace dinner with this soup over/ after a holiday weekend full of fatty food.

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Contrary to what is known of detox soups, this one is super tasty!!  It helps remove bloating, and with losing weight after the holidays!!

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Plan your 3 days detox as follows: a healthy nutritional smoothie for breakfast. For lunch the detox soup with some protein (steak, chicken, fish fillet …) and for dinner have the same soup.

 

Broccoli Detox Soup

Serve 2

Ingredients:

 

1 Tbsp. olive oil

1 clove garlic, thinly minced

½ onion, roughly diced

1 head broccoli, cut into small florets

2 ½ cups of water

¼ tsp. salt

¼ tsp.  Black pepper.

¾ cup fresh spinach

½ lemon

 

Instructions:

  • Heat the olive oil in a medium nonstick saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and onion, and sauté for just a minute or until fragrant.
  • Add the broccoli, and cook for 4 minutes or until bright green.
  • Add the water, salt, and pepper; bring to a boil; lower the heat; and cover. Cook for 8 minutes or until the broccoli is just tender.
  • Pour the soup into a blender, and puree with the spinach until quite smooth. Be very careful when blending hot liquids; start slowly, and work in batches if necessary (you don’t want the steam to blow the blender lid off).
  • Serve the soup with a bit of fresh lemon.

 

Nutritional Information:

Serving size: 01 / Calories: 129 calories / carbs: 14.1 g/fat: 7.7 g/ protein: 4.9 g / sugar: 4g / fiber: 4.9 g /saturated fat: 1 g