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Detox soup

Written by Healthy Living

One good way to rid the body of toxins is with nutrient-charged soups, says Cherie Calbom (www.juiceladycherie.com), a best-selling author and nutritionist whose latest book, “Souping Is the New Juicing,” includes a toxicity quiz.

“Soup can be a part of any detox program,” Cherie says. “What if you never changed the oil or filters in your car? Our bodies are a bit like our cars. They have filter systems that need to be cleaned out and fluids that need to be flushed out. That’s where soup comes in, offering an abundance of antioxidants, phytonutrients, vitamins, and minerals.

” Cherie holds a master’s degree in whole foods nutrition from Bastyr University. Known as “The Juice Lady” for her work with juicing and health, she is the author of 33 books.

INGREDIENTS
5 garlic cloves, minced
1 TBSP. extra-virgin olive oil
½ TSP. sea salt
1 CUP broccoli, chopped
1½ CUPS spinach
1 CUP kale, chopped
1 CAN cannellini or great northern beans, drained
2 TSP. fresh turmeric, chopped or 1 TSP. dried turmeric
¼ CUP lemon juice (1½ lemons, juiced)
1 large bunch of cilantro, chopped
1 TBSP. all-purpose seasoning
1 bouillon cube 3½ CUPS of water Sea salt and pepper to taste
INSTRUCTIONS
1. On medium heat sauté garlic with olive oil and salt.
2. Add chopped broccoli and stir for five minutes.
3. Stir in spinach until the leaves are wilted, then add the rest of the ingredients.
4. Stir and simmer for 15 minutes.

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