Detoxing and cleansing Lemon Soup

Ingredients:
2 medium avocados *
2 cups of hot filtered water
2 cups vegetable stock or bone broth
3 tbsp. lemon juice (about 1 medium-sized lemon juiced)**
1/2 cup cilantro (coriander) leaves
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2-1 tsp dried basil
1/2-1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp dried mint
2 tbsp. fresh parsley or 1 tsp dried parsley
Sea salt, to taste
Black pepper, to taste

Options

Try adding 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper for a little more oomph* If you don’t have avocados or don’t like them, you can substitute full fat coconut milk or unsweetened oat milk instead
**option grate some of the peel for some extra citrus pop (but make sure it’s on organic lemon if you do this)
Play around with the ingredients. They will work in both fresh or dried herbs and if you don’t like any of them, you can omit. I encourage you to play around and adapt to what you have or taste day to day.

Directions:
Add 2 cups of boiling water to 2 cups of warm stock.
Place all the ingredients into a blender and puree until very smooth
Serve hot.

Makes 2-4 cups of soup
Store in the fridge and try to use it within 2 days.

You can also freeze for a later date.

The Medicine on Your Plate
Lemon
Packed with vitamin C, lemon is a wonderful immune booster that can help prevent colds and flus. Lemon juice also helps soothe sore throats, soothe coughs, and open up the respiratory passages. In Eastern medicine, it’s helpful to move the energy (Qi) and regulate water in the body. It is also helpful in clearing heat and reducing toxicity.

Mint
Mint is considered a cool and acrid/aromatic herb which has surface releasing properties. Which basically means it helps to push things UP and OUT of the body. It is also one of the best things to move stuck Liver Qi in the body. And when it comes to detoxing, a liver that is moving is a liver that is cleansing.
Mint soothes, smooths and invigorates all at the same time. Be it fresh breath, a clear mind or a moment to cool down and calm your temper, mint has you covered.

Greens Greens greens
Cilantro, basil, and parsley, are great for the liver and for a liver-loving detox. Green foods have a natural affinity for the liver and detoxing. Cilantro and parsley are particularly helpful in detoxing heavy metals and other unwanted toxins from the body.