A Detoxifying Soup for the New Year

A Detoxifying Soup for the New Year

If you're anything like me, you probably hit the dessert bar a little too hard over the holidays. To hit the restart button and feel great without giving up on delicious foods, I refresh after the holidays by focusing on eating whole foods that are nutrient dense and filling. One of the ways I do this is by loading up on hearty soups. 

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Why I Love Soup:

  • It's an easy way to enjoy a variety of different vegetables.
  • It's healing, especially during the winter months.
  • It's loaded with root vegetables like parsnip, potatoes and carrots, which are grounding
Chicken and Veggie Detox Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 whole organic chicken
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • a few sprigs of fresh herbs (rosemary, thyme, sage, parsley)
  • 2 lemon wedges
  • 4 large loose carrots
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1 medium parsnip
  • 1 red onion
  • 3 large russet potatoes
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 a head of green cabbage
  • 2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 6 cups of water

Steps

  1. Remove any dressings from the inside of the chicken and season both sides with salt and pepper. Stuff the chicken with rosemary and thyme sprigs and both of the lemon wedges.
  2. Place in a slow cooker.
  3. Chop all of the vegetables and spread out around the chicken.
  4. Add 6 cups of water, salt, pepper and turmeric powder.
  5. Cover and cook on low heat for 8 hours.
  6. Turn the slow cooker off and let cool for 10 minutes.
  7. Remove the chicken and shred the pieces, removing any bones.
  8. Set aside the bones (these can be used for bone broth later), and put the chicken back in the slow cooker.
  9. Stir everything before serving.

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