This warming, comforting detox cabbage soup is only made with a few simple ingredients, yet it’s full of ingredients and spices with detoxifying and anti-inflammatory properties. This healthy cabbage soup is a must on your New Year’s recipe repertoire. Kick-start the new year in a healthy way with this easy, delicious vegan soup.
Time for a resolution check in. How are yours going? Personally, I’ve never really been much of a resolution maker. In fact, I think they’re over-rated. Resolutions always seem to come with a price – that feeling of failure or defeat for not having accomplished our goals from the year gone by. I prefer viewing January as the perfect time to recharge my system and give my digestive system a do-over. A sort of return to the cleaner eating habits and regular workout schedule that always seems to take a back seat to the consumption of all those sweets, desserts, and alcohol over the holidays.
The cabbage is the star of the recipe, a blank canvas for all the other delicious flavours in this soup that make it so rich and flavourful. As opposed to throwing everything into the pot at once, I prefer cooking the ingredients a few at a time, coaxing out all the natural sugars and seasoning step by step. This soup does not have any grains or noodles and only a small amount of heart-healthy fats from the olive oil. The rest of the soup is loaded with vegetables and spices, like celery, carrots, turmeric, and ginger, that help nourish and cleanse the body.
This comforting, vegan soup is my homage to the infamous cabbage soup diet craze from the 90’s, but with so much more depth and flavour. And let me clarify, you do not have substitute it for every meal for days on end. Instead, you can make a huge batch and enjoy it through the week, or store some in the freezer and save for a later date – when perhaps you’ve overdone it at the dinner table again!
If you try this recipe (and love it!) be sure to snap a pic and tag me on Instagram with #bitesforfoodies so I can see your creation!