Stomach bloat is one of the most frustrating reactions your body can have because there is not always a clear cause for the discomfort, nor is there necessarily a simple solution to get rid of it. While your bloating can stem from overeating, a food intolerance, or a hormonal imbalance, there are options to explore which may ease your distended stomach regardless of the cause. During the cold winter months, these are the best detox soup recipes that experts recommend to banish the bloat once and for all.
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According to registered dietitian Jasmine Carbon, foods which are high in fermentable carbohydrates and sugars are often the cause of bloating. To ensure that your detox soup will not make matters worse, she suggests steering clear of beans, onion, garlic and broccoli, among other veggies which will agitate the gut with their high content of fermentable sugars.
Carrot & Coriander Soup
– 1 tbsp garlic infused olive oil
– 1 tsp ground coriander
– 1 potato, chopped
– 450g carrots, peeled and chopped
– Handful coriander (about ½ a supermarket packet)
– Salt and white pepper to taste
1. In a large saucepan gently fry the chopped potatoes and carrots.
2. Add 1L of water or home-made stock and bring to boil. Add ground coriander.
3. Blend and season to taste. Finish with chopped coriander.
Herby Tomato & Sweet Pepper Soup
– 3 Deep red peppers, halved & de-seeded.
– 4 Sticks of celery, sliced & chopped.
– 500g Plum tomatoes.
– 450ml Vegetable stock.
– 2tbsp Olive oil.
– 1tbsp Tomato puree.
– 1tbsp Sundried tomato paste.
– 1tsp Flaked chilli.
– ½ tsp Dried basil
– ½ tsp Dried parsley
1. Drizzle 1 tbsp of olive oil over red peppers and tomatoes. Roast for 30min in an oven at 200 degrees.
2. Fry celery in the remaining olive oil. Add the vegetable stock, tomato puree, sundried tomato paste and chili flakes.
3. Peel skin away from the roasted peppers and tomatoes, chop and add to the stock mixture.
4. Blend, add the dried basil and parsley and season to taste.
Pressure Cooker Detox Soup
Kylene Bogden, RDN and wellness advisor for Love Wellness, notes that caring for your intestines is necessary for a proper detox. She explains, “A detox soup should include high quality protein since amino acids are critical for the liver to flush toxins, vegetables and a bonus ingredient of cilantro, famous for clearing the body of heavy metals.”
– 4 pearl onions
– 1 small bunch of cilantro leaves
– 1 large chicken breast/leftover chicken– aim for organic free range!
– 2 carrots (chopped into small pieces) OR your favorite cruciferous
– 1 medium wet onion (chopped into small pieces)
– 1 small piece of fresh ginger (chopped)
– 4 cups of low sodium chicken broth
– 1 tbsp oil
– Sea Salt (as desired)
– Fresh Cracked Pepper (as desired)
– 1 cup water
– Lemon slices
1. Grind the pearl onions and cilantro leaves to make a green paste.
2. Heat oil in a pressure cooker; add the sliced onions, chopped ginger,
and saute until fragrant.
3. Add chicken, green paste, carrots, chicken broth, water and a pinch
of salt, place the lid and pressure cook for 3 whistles. Take the cooker
off the flame, and allow it to rest till the pressure goes.
4. Take out the cooked chicken breast from the cooker and shred using a
fork or slice into small pieces.
5. Add the shredded chicken back to the cooker, mix and season well with
salt and pepper.
6. Serve soup hot with a drizzle of lemon juice and garnish with chopped cilantro.
Chicken Detox Soup
This detox soup is perfect for those cold winter days when you’re looking to boost your metabolism while beating inflammation. The veggies and ginger in this dish are just what your body needs! It’s also a great dairy-free recipe.
What You’ll Need: Chicken, chicken broth, onion, broccoli, carrot, celery, peas, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, parsley, ginger, crushed red pepper, ground turmeric, salt and pepper
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Vegetable Detox Soup
If you don’t eat meat, this recipe is a great, hearty dish that will keep you full without contributing to the troubling bloat. Enjoy for dinner and save the leftovers for the rest of the week!
What You’ll Need: Kale, broccoli, celery, purple cabbage, diced tomatoes, cauliflower, carrots, olive oil, red onion, garlic, ginger, turmeric, italian seasoning, salt and pepper, lemon, parsley
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