I have been pulling together a new website, and prepping for a new course called Radiant You: Ageless Beauty and Balance (details coming), and all I’ve been wanting for lunch each day is this hearty Lentil soup ~ which is great because it is part of a One Day Detox we will be doing at the start of the Radiant You program, and it’s great to be able to speak to its power not only to detox, but also to seduce.
Detox Lentil Soup
Makes 2-4 servings
1 cup Lentils
1 cup Red Quinoa, cooked
1/2 cup Onion, chopped
1-2 clove Garlic (or 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder), minced
1-2 teaspoons Ghee (alternatively: coconut, safflower or peanut oil)
1 scant teaspoon Garam Masala (or 1 pinch each: turmeric, coriander, ginger, cinnamon, cumin and/or clove)
1 Carrot, quartered and chopped
1 stalk Celery, cut into small pieces
1 cup Kale, stalks removed, leaves torn into small bits
2 cups Vegetable Broth (I like Pacific Foods Low Sodium)
Hingvastak, or Hing/Asafotida, optional
Coconut or Bragg’s Liquid Aminos, or Tamari (gluten-free) to taste
Rinse lentils and drain. Melt ghee over medium heat. Sprinkle in spices and sauté one minute. Add onion and cook a few minutes until it softens. Stir in lentils until thoroughly coated. Add carrot, celery, kale and cook a moment. Turn heat to high and add vegetable broth. Bring to a boil, then cover and turn heat to low.
Cook 20-25 minutes. Stir in Hingvastak, optionally. Ladle the quinoa into bowls and pour the soup over. Season with Amino Acids or Tamari to taste.
Even if you don’t join us for the One Day Detox, along with four weeks of Radiant You, I hope you will enjoy this wintery soup. Please let me know.
- How to Detox off caffeine, sugar, white flour (gaim.com)
- Eating Vegan: 10 Healthy Vegan Soup Recipes (eatdrinkbetter.com)
- Internal Cleansing 101 Ayurveda (mapi.com)
- Top 10 Steps Towards Radiant Health (food-alovestory.com)
- Detox with Ayurveda (DoctorOz.com)
Thank you! As I pondered what I would be making for dinner tonight…..These are precisely all the ingredients I have at home and have been wanting to cook with! haha
So healthy for you, Amanda, as you know. Not just purifying but also deeply fortifying so you and baby can grow healthy and whole!
Stephanie Weaver, the genius behind RecipeRenovator.com, wrote to say that at a recent event called Kale-A-Palooza kale growers talked about the research on kale. “One of the interesting things I learned,” she wrote, “was that ALL the potassium in the kale is in the stalks!”
Potassium, is a key mineral for detoxification so keep the stalks if you like. I don’t because my husband wouldn’t eat it, and lentils already have plenty!
Doesn’t that look so wonderful for a winter’s meal? I’ll have to give this a try. Even from warm FL.
Hope you enjoy it, Mom, and FL!
Love, love lentils and always on the lookout for new recipes, thank you Laura!
Thanks, Gina. This one is so simple, but so good! Hope you enjoy it.
Thank you Laura..I am making this yummy sounding Lentil Detox Soup today! I can hardly wait to hear more about your Radiant You Ageless Beauty course coming soon.
Thank you, Marjorie. It would go so well with your divine Kale salad.
Love this recipe Laura, Jorge my husband is from Peru and this is very close to
what his family recipe is. They use Cumin in theirs.
Cumin is so Ayurvedic, too, Margot! It is in the Garam Masala – adding lovely earthy tone. Add away!
I’m halfway through my Yoga teaching certification program and we just covered Ayurveda last weekend. So fascinating! I am definitely going to explore Ayurvedic recipes…so tasty!
I’m giving this lentil soup a go tomorrow evening…can’t wait! Thanks for the recipe. : )
How wonderful! Whose training? I Know a few wonderful teachers in Milwaukee. And as I am from Chicago, perhaps there will be a day soon when we can share some Yoga together.
I’m training at Yama Yoga down in the Third Ward with Tammy Limbach and Marietta Pucillo.
I’m always game for a Yoga date! : )
My girls and I loved it….and it reheats well too! Delicious and nourishing, yum!!! Thank you Laura. Xoxo’s
Tara, I am so glad you and your girls liked it. Makes me warm just thinking of you all enjoying a bowl of soup together. It is surprisingly good for breakfast, too. Thank you.
Yes, just had it for breakfast today!! Yum ~
James made this for us last night and not only did it make the house smell amazing but the kids loved it and so did we:) Thank you so much for the recipe.
Thanks, Fredrica. High praise coming from one as gifted as you!
I love this take on dal Laura. You’re right, it is warming and delicious.
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