Detox Soup Recipe with Coconut Milk

This our go-to vegan green soup for those days when you just need to hit the refresh button, and give your body and soul a break from various overindulgences. We're not claiming it's a detox miracle. Or a healthier, "clean" way to eat. Nope. We're just sayin' sometimes you need to take a little break from rich foods and go light. Because it feels good. I use a lighter coconut milk (with less fat). Of course, if you prefer a full fat version of your favorite coconut milk, by all means, go for it.

Detox Soup Recipe with Coconut Milk

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon organic coconut oil
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
1/4 cup diced sweet onion
1 inch of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
3 cups fresh broccoli, rough cut
3 cups of stemmed greens, packed (spinach, kale)
Fresh water, as needed
Sea salt and ground pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons each: chopped fresh parsley, cilantro, and mint
1 cup light coconut milk, or more, to taste

Instructions:

Heat the olive oil in a large soup pot set over medium heat and stir in the garlic, onion, and ginger (this seasons the oil).

Add in the broccoli and greens. Add just enough water to cover the vegetables- not too much. You can always thin the soup later, if you need to.

Bring to a high simmer. Cover the pot, and reduce the heat to a medium simmer. Cook until the broccoli and greens are tender- maybe 15 minutes or so.

Add the chopped parsley, cilantro and mint. Season with sea salt and fresh pepper, to taste.

Remove the pot from the heat. Use an immersion blender to puree the soup.

Return the pot to the stove and add in the coconut milk. Stir and heat through gently (don't boil the pureed soup).

Taste test and adjust seasonings.

Serve with a sprinkle of fresh herbs.

Additional Info:

Serves 4.

I often receive substitution questions from my non-vegan readers who ask if they can use moo-cow dairy in my recipes. The answer is, yes, of course. This recipe will work with dairy cream or Half and Half. But if you've never tried coconut milk, why not give it a go? Another version of this soup I do - is with gold potatoes. So if you love potatoes in soup, add a cup or so of peeled diced potatoes and cook them along with the green veggies. They will add body and creaminess to the soup.

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