People tend to think that eating raw foods for a cleanse or detox is more beneficial than cooked, warm foods, but it’s the opposite. Raw foods can strip the mucosal lining in our stomachs and digestive tracts. That lining is what gives a good home for the good bacteria to thrive in our system which then builds our immunity and helps to keep us hydrated. The better hydrated we are, the better our digestive systems will operate.
Our Cabbage and Beet Detox Soup is not only delicious but extremely nourishing for your body and it’s systems. Cabbage is packed with Vitamin C which is crucial in protecting our immune system and helps our bodies produce critical vitamins like K2 and B12. Cabbage helps to combat inflammation, its juices help to combat belly pain, and is low in calories and keeps your digestive tract in healthy condition. Beets are packed with essential nutrients and vitamins as well (fiber, folate, manganese, iron, and more Vitamin C!) as being essential to producing bile which helps the liver with its detoxification. Beets also keep the lymphatic system flowing so that toxicity and waste can be moved out of the body.
Not only are the vegetables used in this soup beneficial to your health and digestive system, but the spice blend used to season the soup is just as important. In addition to adding depths of delicious flavor, each of its ingredients was chosen for specific health (digestion and immunity) benefits.
Using ghee as the fat/oil in this detox cabbage soup helps your body absorb and incorporate it into your tissues and systems. Ghee is also supportive of your digestive system and tract as well as boosting your immune system. As an alkaline oil, ghee also helps flush the gallbladder of old bile to prevent toxic build-up.
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*If you do not have any of the Farmtrue Cleansing Tea on hand and need to use replacements, et recommend 1 teaspoon ground cumin, 1 teaspoon ground coriander, 1 teaspoon ground fennel, and ¼ teaspoon ground ginger.
Wash and dry produce. Finely chop the onion, celery and shred the carrots. In a Dutch oven, over medium heat, heat the ghee. Add the Farmtrue spice blend, onions, carrots, and celery. Sauté until tender, about 5 min. Meanwhile, grate the beets and dice the tomatoes (if using tomatoes). Add to the Dutch oven and saute another 5 minutes, stirring as needed. Add the broth, water, and bring to a soft boil. Meanwhile, grate the cabbage. Add the cabbage, salt, pepper, and sugar (if using) to the soup. Cook 10 minutes or until cabbage is tender. Add the lemon juice and fresh herbs. Let boil another minute to incorporate. If a smooth texture is desired, blend with an immersion blender. Top with a dollop of sour cream or crème fraîche if desired.