Green Detox Soup

In Recipes, Salads & Soups, Winter Soup by the dirty hippie and the bohemian girl2 Comments

Maybe you overdid it little during the holidays? No worries, you’re in good company. Most of America is in the same boat. Time to clean out the pipes, so to speak. This soup is all good, no crap. It’s packed with veggies and green goodness, guaranteed to nourish your body and warm you through.

Don’t be scared by all the green veggies in this soup! It does have a slightly earthy taste, but the garlic, ginger, cayenne, lemon juice and coconut milk really balance it out, making it savory and delicious.

If you’ve ever done a cleanse, you recognize some ingredients here – like the apple cider vinegar, lemon and cayenne. This is a gentler approach, though. All the vegetables are lightly cooked and the coconut milk gives it a smoother texture than actual cleanse juices/concoctions. And if you are planning a juice cleanse, this is a great way to ease back into solid food!

Because it’s a detox recipe, there’s no oil or salt. If you truly want to eliminate all added sodium, you can even swap out the veggie broth for water. Not that hardcore? Feel free to add a splash of oil and pinch of salt.

As written, this recipe is both vegan and gluten-free. Enjoy it served with a hot cup of herbal tea for a true detox meal. Makes about 6 servings.

Green Detox Soup
Serves 6
If you overdid it during the holidays, it's time to clean out the pipes! This soup is packed with veggies and green goodness AND it's vegan and gluten-free.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
45 min
249 calories
19 g
0 g
19 g
7 g
12 g
465 g
709 g
5 g
0 g
5 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 249
Calories from Fat 158
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g
Saturated Fat 12g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 709mg
Total Carbohydrates 19g
Dietary Fiber 7g
Sugars 5g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1 yellow onion, chopped
  2. 1/2 cup veggie broth (or water)
  3. 6 cups broccoli, roughly chopped
  4. 2 stalk celery, chopped
  5. 3 1/2 cups low-sodium veggie stock
  6. 2 cups zucchini, chopped
  7. 1 8-oz. bag frozen spinach, thawed (or use fresh!)
  8. 3 cloves garlic, minced
  9. 2 inch knob of fresh ginger, peeled and minced
  10. 2 Tbl. apple cider vinegar
  11. 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  12. 1 cup fresh parsley, roughly chopped
  13. zest of one lemon
  14. juice from one lemon
  15. 1 13oz can of lite coconut milk (we used Thai Kitchen)
  16. avocado, sliced into long wedges, for soup topping
  1. In soup pot, add 1/2 cup veggie broth and chopped onion. Saute in broth over medium heat about 2 to 4 minutes, until onion is wilted and fragrant.
  2. Add chopped broccoli, celery and remaining 3 1/2 cups veggie broth. Cover and cook about 8 to 10 minutes, until broccoli is just fork-tender.
  3. Add chopped zucchini, contents of frozen spinach bag, garlic, ginger, apple cider vinegar and cayenne pepper. Combine well into warm veggies, then cover and cook about 3 to 5 more minutes, until zucchini is soft. Don't overcook, or your broccoli will turn from bright green to grayish.
  4. Add parsley and lemon zest to the pot. Turn off heat; stir to combine. Using an immersion blender, puree the soup until it's green and smooth. If you don't have an immersion blender, you can use a food processor or standing blender, just move the ingredients in batches, and be sure to let a vent open so you don't get a soup explosion.
  5. After pureeing, stir in the lemon juice and coconut milk.
  6. Serve warm with slices of avocado on top.
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