Picture this: It’s been a long couple of weeks of less-than-stellar eating habits (bottomless brunch mimosas and Valentine’s Day treats, we’re lookin’ at you!), but the very thought of a juice cleanse makes you hangry and irritable. Sound familiar?
While we’re all pretty obsessed with services like Pressed Juicery, but there’s a new guard by way of healthy eating and it’s SOUPING! Juicing is so 2000 and a soup detox sounds like the perfect way to reset your diet after a long winter of treating yourself. Nothing is more satisfying than a filling serving of soup to soothe your hungry tummy, and a big bowl of bisque is famous for preserving all of those nourishing nutrients in the vegetables that are great for your body!
Another benefit of hopping aboard the soup train? The cost of a bushel of veggies for a batch of soup (that’ll last you a week’s worth of office lunches) is considerably less than all of the fresh fruit it takes to garner one serving of juice. Bonus: Because soup retains fiber, spooning a nice steamy bowl of soup might even be better for you than knocking back all of those pastel green juices anyway. Convinced yet? Our contributor, Chelsea Jackson of Hazel + Scout, is here with a roundup of soup recipes you need to try.
Restoring Broccoli Cream Soup by Hello Glow
A mixture of healthy fats (hello avo!) and all kinds of greens, this restoring soup is the perfect recipe to kick off your cleanse.
Caramelized Onion and Beet Soup by Gobo Root
A great way to incorporate healthy beets into your diet, and that color…LOVE!
Roasted Cauliflower Soup by Bev Cooks
Packed with healthy cauliflower and a punch of garlic and lemon, this soup by Bev Cooks looks like a winner. Mmmmm!
Crockpot Detox Lentil Soup by Pinch of Yum
Kale, onions, garlic, carrots, lentils and olive oil…all the makings of a fabulous detox in one velvety bowl of soup.
Garlic and Greens Soup by Goop
Perfect for clearing out your sinuses, this Goop soup is full of lemon-y, garlic-y goodness.
Red Curry + Coconut Squash Soup by Killing Thyme
Thai-inspired flavors are quickly becoming my favorite, and a little curry and coconut goes a long way. This butternut squash puree sounds good enough to eat…at least once a week.
Zucchini and Leek Soup from It’s All Easy
From Gwyneth Paltrow’s cookbook, It’s All Easy, this soup (made with superfoods that nourish the body) is a wonderful addition to any health-minded chef’s library of recipes.
Butternut Squash, Coconut & Turmeric Soup by The Green Life
Warm, comforting and soothing, this soup has the wonderful creaminess of butternut squash, the powerful healing and anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric and the softness of coconut milk. Delish!
Spinach, Coconut and Zucchini Soup by Supergolden Bakes
With a spinach soup base and some extra-healthy zucchini for good measure, this recipe gets in those greens while remaining delicious. Score!
Curried Cauliflower Rice Kale Soup by Cotter Crunch
Paleo-, vegan- and Whole 30-approved? The perfect soup does exist! Hearty and packed with real food, this soup is antioxidant-rich, detoxifying and tasty—win/win!
Vegan + GF Spicy Root & Lentil Soup by Wallflower Kitchen
Flavorful, spicy and completely delicious, this bowl of soup is thick, filling and full of warming spices to make your soup cleanse anything but boring.
Pea and Broccoli Miso Soup by Nourish Every Day
What’s green and warm and sprinkled with yummy, healthy goodness? This soup!
Summer Lime and Ginger Detox Soup by Going Cavewoman
Here’s something light and fresh to mix it up! This spicy ginger summer soup is an excellent detox recipe that’s full of flavor. Yum!
Healing Carrot Soup with Turmeric and Ginger by Hello Glow
Turmeric is a strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant spice that stimulates the immune system and circulation, and ginger soothes the intestines and supports healthy digestion. Needless to say, this soup is meant to heal your tummy one spice at a time!
Creamy Dill and Spinach Chickpea Soup by Killing Thyme
A surprising dill flavor makes this soup perfect for switching things up…happy souping!