Sick Of Feeling Full & Bloated? These Are Our Favorite Detox Soups
Congratulations—you've made it to the brief lull between the craziness of holiday parties and the never-ending feast that is Thanksgiving. Hopefully, you used our tips to indulge in a slightly healthier version of the year's biggest meal, but even the biggest kale eater can get caught up in that second (and third, and fourth) slice of pumpkin pie. While we fully support the indulgence (it's a holiday! Enjoy your food with your family and friends!), we're also well aware of the power of food to make us feel great or terrible.
Soup is a wonderful way to fast track your way back to a state of bodily stasis. It's easy to make, perfect for packing to the brim with vegetables, and the recipes are almost always forgiving—feel free to sub in whatever you have lying around (we're looking at you, leftovers). Because they're cooked, soups are also a bit easier on your digestion than smoothies or salads, making them a gentle way to help your system bounce back. Whip up your favorite, go for a walk outside, drink a ton of water, and you'll be feeling better in no time.
Power Green Soup
This power green soup is packed full of herbs, Swiss chard, and kale, with liver-supporting lemon. The gremolata on top adds a super-satisfying crunch. Get the full recipe here.
Leek, Fennel & Celery Soup with Lentils
According to the creator of this soup, "the vegetables in this soup have diuretic properties that help eliminate excess water in the body, or "damp," as Chinese medicine aptly describes it." Get the full recipe here.
This probiotic-rich miso soup will help your gut heal and couldn't be easier to make. Get the full recipe here.
Moroccan Carrot Soup
If your skin is feeling meh after a little too much sugar, this vitamin-A-loaded soup will help replenish cells and help you get back your glow. Get the full recipe here.
Herbed Green Soup
This herb-packed green soup has tons of phytonutrients and antiviral benefits, if you're feeling a little under the weather from traveling. Swap out the vegetable stock for bone broth for even more gut-healing benefits. Get the full recipe here.
Liz Moody is an author, blogger and recipe developer living in Brooklyn, New York. She graduated with a creative writing and psychology degree from The University of California, Berkeley. Moody has written two cookbooks: Healthier Together: Recipes for Two—Nourish Your Body, Nourish Your Relationships and Glow Pops: Super-Easy Superfood Recipes to Help You Look and Feel Your Best. She also hosts the Healthier Together Podcast, where she chats with notable chefs, nutritionists, and best-selling authors about their paths to success. Her work has been featured in Vogue, Glamour, Food & Wine & Women’s Health.