I first made a version of this soup when I did the 3-Day Detox (free!) from Hungry for Change in January. Completing that detox convinced me that detox programs really do work; this one completely eliminated all my cravings for the naughty foods in which I had over-indulged during the holiday season. Three days was enough to eliminate my cravings, and not too long that I was excessively cranky. I have created my own detox recipe book, Twelve Terrific Detox Recipes, which is available on Amazon. If you love soups like this, try my Italian vegetable detox soup recipe too.
The original recipe is based on one from physician Henry Bieler (Bieler’s Broth). According to Hungry for Change, “This vegetable tonic provides an ideal combination for restoring acid–-alkaline and sodium–potassium balance to the body’s organs and glands.” I can attest that I feel much better than I had all last year. Since the detox I have stuck to a very similar eating plan, with lots of green juices, smoothies, and raw foods. Any time I feel like I might be slipping back into naughty choices, I do a day or two of the detox plan and I’m back on track.
While this is not the prettiest soup I’ve ever made, it’s one of my most popular recipes, searched every single day. And it’s really delicious!
vegan, gluten-free, low-sodium, migraine (with notes below), paleo, reduced-sugar diets