Looking for a healthy detox cabbage soup recipe that really puts your natural detoxification system in work mode? You have arrived because the following detox soup works like a charm! The body does an extremely good job when it comes to getting rid of toxins but it can sometimes experience roadblocks.
You see, we all consume a LOT of junk and processed foods! Eating healthy is sometimes a challenge due to our busy lives and schedules. I know, it’s so much easier to order a cheeseburger than it is to make a healthy dinner! I am guilty as well but I’ve found that meal planning helps!
A Detox Cabbage Soup That Actually Tastes Good!
Now there are a lot of different detox cabbage soups around the internet and don’t get me wrong, they work but they just don’t taste good! I have been playing around with this cabbage detox soup recipe for a while now to come up with a flavor that is actually edible!
No matter how healthy a recipe is, if it’s not delicious, I am just not going to eat it! Period! The first time I tried a cabbage soup I found online, it was a disaster cause the smell made me feel sick! So here is my rendition! You can also try my 7-day cabbage soup diet for weight loss!
How The Detox Cabbage Soup Works
You see, the body comes with a natural detoxification system set into place, the kidneys, liver, and digestive system are responsible for getting rid of toxins but sometimes it gets hard. Because as I mentioned, we eat a lot of junk foods which puts a load on these vital organs making them work harder.
By changing your diet and incorporating healthy fruits, soups, vegetables, and smoothies into your menu, you will be able to make your body function properly by removing toxins naturally. To detox your body, you will need to eat a lot of vitamin C-rich foods.
Because vitamin C is a natural antioxidant that helps protect our cells from free radicals and toxins. These are toxins we acquire daily when our body breaks down the foods we eat, from the environment, smoking, and from the sun. Now, this cabbage detox soup contains a LOT of vitamin C.
The cabbage, ghost peppers, and yellow bell peppers are extremely rich in vitamin C. Other detox ingredients such as ginger, turmeric, onion, and garlic have anti-inflammatory properties as well.
Detox Cabbage Soup Recipe
This detox cabbage soup recipe yields 3 servings and 430mg of vitamin C. The recommended vitamin C intake amount per day for women is 75 milligrams and 90 milligrams for women.
- 1 small cabbage (shredded or chopped)
- 1 large onion (chopped)
- 2 garlic cloves (minced)
- 1-inch ginger root (sliced)
- a pinch of turmeric
- 4 cups of chicken stock or chicken broth
- 2 cups of water
- 1 large very hot ghost pepper (chopped)
- 1 large yellow bell pepper (chopped)
- 1 tablespoon of tomato paste
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt (optional)
- 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
How To Make The Cabbage Soup
Start by heating the olive oil and fry the onions, garlic, and ghost pepper for 5 minutes on low heat, add in the bell peppers and cabbage and saute them for an extra 3-4 minutes on high heat. Stir in the tomato paste plus seasoning for 30 seconds before adding in the chicken stock and water.
Note that you can add some cooked shredded chicken breast to this recipe and serve it with 1 cooking spoonful of brown rice but it’s completely optional. It just makes the soup more filling and prevents you from consuming other sugary foods and drinks.
NOTE: You can add carrots, and broccoli to this cabbage soup and make it more powerful, I sometimes add in beef chunks as well. I love squeezing some fresh lemon juice over the soup before serving and it tastes amazing!
Cabbage Detox Soup Nutrition Facts
Each serving of this cabbage soup contains 197 calories, 14% total fat, 8% saturated fat, 60% sodium, 9% total carbs, 29% dietary fiber, 13 grams of sugar, 5.4 grams of protein, 11% calcium, 11% iron, 14% potassium, and 143 mg of vitamin C. The % value is based on a 2000-calorie diet.
Detox Cabbage Soup Diet Rules
Similar to the cabbage soup diet, the detox cabbage soup diet requires you to eat only healthy, low-calorie foods for 3 days because it is a detox diet. When trying to rid your body of toxins, it has to be done for at least 3 days in a row for it to work.
Within the 3 days, your main meal will be cabbage soup and brown or white rice, you will have to consume a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables and stay away from fried foods, processed foods, store-bought snacks, and high carbs. You will also need to drink a lot of water. About 8 glasses of water daily.
So for breakfast, choose one of the following: you can have tuna, smoked turkey breast, 1 boiled egg, or 1 spoonful of sour cream. Along with any of the above, you will need to drink 2 glasses of water, 2 slices of whole wheat toast, and a cup of detox tea.
1 large bowl of cabbage soup with 200 grams of chicken breast, roasted beef, or fish, and 1 spoonful of rice. You must also drink at least 2 glasses of water before lunch so that you don’t overeat or crave more food.
1 large plate of green salad. Try this broccoli salad recipe or this crunchy salad recipe. You should have more water and once you are done, you need to call it a day because you can’t have anything else, only water. Note that you can drink unsweetened coffee or tea while on the 3-day detox cabbage soup diet.
Are you going to try this detox cabbage soup? Let me know in the comments below. You should feel refreshed after doing this detox diet. You will even lose a few pounds of water weight, which is a bonus! Never do the diet for more than 3 days cause it can lead to vitamin and mineral deficiencies.