Thursday, October 24, 2013

Detoxifying Sweet and Sour Cabbage Soup

Yes, everyone knows about the cabbage soup detox cleanse.  It is meant to do for 10 days, with each day you eat as much soup and either veggies or fruit or a combo, depending on the day.

But, who really wants to do that for 10 days?  If you do, you will end up losing weight, though mostly water weight.  And most likely, gain all that back once you started eating normally.

Instead, try this sweet and sour cabbage soup for days when you just feel like you need a good cleanse.  Cabbage is one of the best detoxifiers, ridding your body of toxins (mostly uric acid and free radicals).  It is also high in fiber, removing waste efficiently.

Detoxifying Sweet and Sour Cabbage Soup

The apple cider vinegar not only gives your that great, biting sourness to the soup, but also serves as a detox agent as well.  It controls blood sugar, aids to prevent fat buildup and also helps ridding waste.

So, if you feel like a warm, healthy and feel good soup, definitely try this one.  Plus it is simple and inexpensive to make!  Have left overs?  Freeze it!

1 tbsp evoo
1 yellow onion chopped
2 large carrots chopped
2-3 stalks celery chopped
1 green bell pepper chopped
2 garlic cloves minced
1 tbsp fresh ginger minced
1/2 head cabbage chopped
4 c vegetable broth
1 15 ounce can diced tomatoes with juice
1/4 c apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp tamari
1 tbsp chopped basil
1 tbsp chopped cilantro

In large pot, heat evoo and saute first 6 ingredients for about 5-7 minutes, stirring often.  Add in cabbage and continue to cook for another 5 minutes.  Add in the remaining ingredients, bring to boil, then cover and simmer for about 30 minutes.  That's it!  Easy, inexpensive and a tasty cleansing soup!

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