Do we actually need any reason to detox this fall? I don’t. But just for those who’re unsure, well, cleaner skin, flat belly, energy boost and non-crappy stomach feelings, just to name a few. Not convinced yet?
Then you should definitely try my new yellow split pea soup with beetroot and curcumin. This is the ultimate time of the year to push the reset button and give your body a break – just before Christmas! (yeah, you’re gonna need this after Christmas as well)
Ingredients: Yellow split peas, carrots, celery, potato, beetroot, a tiny bit of rice, olive oil, turmeric (curcumin) and your love. Lemon is obligatory, but make sure you try it as it gives the soup a more refreshing taste. This soup is an excellent liver tonic with tons of nutrients to jump start your health!
Beetroot is a powerful food for cleansing and supporting liver function backed with vitamin C, iron and magnesium. I love to use it in cooking but juicing as well, as it gives a shiny bright red color and a smooth texture to soups and sauces.
Turmeric has been used for centuries as an integral part of Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine and it contains a powerful phytochemical component known as curcumin. As detox starts from the liver, I could not leave behind this powerful substance. Curcumin stimulates production of bile by the gallbladder which eliminates toxins and rejuvenates liver cells that breakdown harmful compounds. No wonder why many people pray on its anti-cancer effects to the body.
Celery is known for its diuretic properties, helping you waste harmful toxins and free radicals from your body. In this soup, celery is a must so don’t be afraid to shove a bunch of it in your mixture (and you can top the celery with fresh celery as well!)
Happy detox to y’all!
Best of Health,