Lentil and Broccoli Detox Soup

Lentil and Broccoli Detox Soup

This soup is not only delicious but it has a wonderful detoxifying and anti-inflammatory effect.
Broccoli contains phytonutrients which which are converted into a powerful antioxidant during digestion which, in turn, has a potent detoxifying effect. Add to this, the incredibly profuse anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits of Turmeric and you have yourself a perfect meal to combat inflammation and certain digestive issues.
Add this great tasting soup to your meal rotation to keep you and your family healthy and regular.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Servings 8 people

Equipment

  • Stick blender

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup red lentils
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 2 heads of broccoli chopped
  • 6 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 2/3 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 tsp Celtic sea salt optional
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 large mild chilli optional
  • 10-15 mint leaves chopped
  • 1/2 bunch coriander chopped
  • 1 lemon juiced

Instructions
 

  • Soak the lentils for around 30 min, then drain and rinse well.
  • Chop and prepare all vegetables, herbs, chilli, garlic and ginger.
  • In a large pot, fry off onion and garlic for a few minutes
    (use a small amount of water in place of oil for an oil-free option)
  • Add the ginger, chilli and spices and stir through for a couple of minutes.
  • Add broccoli, lentils, salt, pepper and stock, bring to the boil and simmer covered for 15 minutes until lentils and broccoli are tender.
  • Add the mint, coriander and lemon juice, stir and simmer for another five minutes on low heat.
  • Blend the soup with a stick blender until desired consistency.
  • Serve hot with a warm sourdough baguette and garnish with parsley or chopped coriander and season with some nutritional yeast.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

If you have allergies or dietary restrictions, most ingredients are replaceable with a suitable substitute.
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