Our liver is the master metabolizer and it is responsible for filtering all blood on every 3 minutes. Every organ in our body has a special function, but the liver is the one responsible for processing and neutralizing the chemicals that our body is exposed to.

In every healthy diets or programs for detox, if we eat a lot of fruits and vegetables, our cells will receive high concentrations of potassium that will flush out excess toxins and water and it will create an alkaline environment.

These toxins are afterwards sent through the bloodstream to our liver that will neutralize them either by the colon or the kidneys, through the bile. While you are on a detox diet, all of these toxins are flushed out from the cells, and the liver has a much bigger pressure and it is important to stimulate it, so it can be able to cope with the higher production of bile. It is important to have a healthy bile production for the elimination of toxins, and it is important to give our liver the important nutrients including antioxidants.

Soluble Fiber Sources: lentils, oatmeal, oranges, apples, pears, flaxseed, celery, nuts, carrots, chia seeds, beans.

Insoluble Fiber Sources: nuts, seeds, celery, green beans, brown rice, zucchini, onions, broccoli, cabbage, cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, raisins, dark leafy vegetables.

All of these detox soups contain a lot of potassium that can help you to flush out all toxins, but it will create an alkaline environment.

They also contain a lot of soluble fiber for stimulation of bile secretion as well as insoluble fiber for promotion of bowel movement and toxins elimination. All of these soups have a great color and they are delicious.

Broccoli soup

The cooking time for this soup is only 15 minutes.

It contains a lot of vitamins, minerals and fiber. It has gorgeous green color and it is very tasty.

You will need:

– 2 celery stalks
– 2 cups of broccoli florets
– 2 garlic cloves
– 1 onion
– 1 parsnip
– 1 cup of greens of your choice (spinach, kale etc.)
– 1 teaspoon of coconut oil
– 2 cups of water or vegetable broth (low sodium)
– ½ lemon (juiced)
– 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
– Seeds and nuts (toasted)
– Coconut milk for garnish

Directions:

Take a pot and add the coconut oil. Once the oil is heated you can add the onions, parsnip, carrots, celery, broccoli and garlic. Cook them on low heat for 5 minutes and stir occasionally.

Afterwards, add the liquid (water or broth) and bring it to a boil. Once is boiled, cover the pot. Simmer it for maximum 7 minutes and wait until the vegetables become tender. Finally and the greens and blend them up until you get a creamy consistency. Serve in a bowl and garnish with chia seeds, lemon, toasted nuts and coconut cream. Enjoy.

Beet soup

The cooking time for this soup is 45 minutes. It is tasty, pinkish and it bursts with nutrients.

You will need:

– 2 carrots
– 1onion
– 2 garlic cloves
– 1 leek (small)
– 3 beets (medium)
– 1 teaspoon of coconut oil
– 2 cups of warm vegetable broth
– ¼ teaspoon of salt
– 1 tablespoon of chia seeds,
– Pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and coconut milk for ganrish

Directions:

Add the beets in a pot and cover them in water. Boil them for half an hour, or until they become tender.

Remove them from the pot and once they are cooled down peel them and cut them in cubes. In another pot, add the coconut oil and add the garlic, leek, onion and carrot and cook them around 7 minutes. Transfer them on another plate. Blend the cubed beets in a blender and add the cooked vegetables from the plate, along with the broth. Blend until you get a creamy consistency.

Add salt and garnish with the seeds. Enjoy.

Sweet potato soup

The cooking time for this soup is 30 minutes. It contains a lot of vitamin A, fiber and it is amazing for dinner.

You will need:

– 1 sweet potatoes (peeled and in cubes)
– ½ of red lentils (cooked)
– 3 garlic cloves
– 1 parsnip
– 3 carrots
– 1 onion
– 1 teaspoon of cumin powder
– 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
– 2 cups of warm vegetable broth
– 1 teaspoon of coconut oil
– A little bit of freshly grated ginger
– A little bit of cayenne pepper
– Parsley and coconut milk for garnish

Directions:

On a tray, lined with baking sheet add the carrots, potato, onion, parsnip and garlic. Season them with the spices, add the oil and bake them in a preheated oven (165C), for around 20 minutes.

In a blender add the cooked lentils, the broth and the ginger and blend until you get a creamy consistency. Finally add the roasted veggies and blend them as well. Serve warm and garnish with parsley and coconut milk. Enjoy.

Spices and seeds for ideal detox soup

This is the perfect mix for any soup. It does not have a strong taste. It is perfectly balanced.

Turmeric

It has a warm and peppery taste. Not to mention its extraordinary anti- inflammatory effects. They are ideal for digestion.

Cayenne

If you eat spicy food, this is the perfect choice as it contains a lot of health benefits. It can stimulate circulation and also neutralize acidity.

Cinnamon

It can stimulate detox and if you use it in small amounts it can boost the flavor of the vegetables.

– Coriander seeds
– Ground cumin
– Toasted seeds (pumpkin, sesame, nigella, hazelnuts)

Detailed preparation:

You will need:

– 1 cup of lightly roasted and crushed hazelnuts
– 2 teaspoons of nigella seeds
– 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
– 2 teaspoons of sesame seeds
– ¼ teaspoon of coriander seeds (crushed)
– ¼ teaspoon of garlic powder
– ¼ teaspoon of ginger powder
– 1 teaspoon of turmeric

Directions:

Add the ingredient in a jar and shake well. On each soup serving add 2 tablespoons as a topping.

Additional tips on how to do a liver detox:

1. Drink raw vegetable juice.
2. Reduce visceral fat.
3. Take a lot of vitamins B.
4. Take a lot of vitamin C.
5. Eat foods that are high in potassium.
6. Consume foods rich in iron.
7. Do not consume refined sugar and processed foods.
8. Drink a lot of water.

All of these recipes are delicious, healthy and they will speed up the detox process. Enjoy.