Everyday Show Soup Cleanse Everyday Show Soup CleanseJanuary 5, 2017 in Media, TravelShare ThisFacebookPinterestTwitterPrintemailIf you’re like most people, indulging during the holidays means cleansing in January. But don’t get stuck this year on yet another juice cleanse that leaves you deprived, cold, and rebounding back to your original weight (plus some) a week afterwards. Healthy Julie is here to show us a gentler and more sustainable way to get back on track. The key is start with your gut! This is where all you nutrients are broken down and assimilated to keep you feeling satiated and full. After the holidays your gut is most likely overworked and soups are a great way to feed yourself tons of delicious nutrients and delivered in a way that gives your gut a break. 1. Bone Broth – bone broth is full of gut healing nutrients like collagen and gelatin and it’s a fabulous foundation for other soups. Here are key tips to making the best broth. Buy excellent quality bones. Pasture-raised and organic if possible. You’re excreting every little compound out of these bones and you don’t want that to include hormones or antibiotics. There are some great cost-effective and local choices at whole foods and western daughters butcher shop in LoHi. Buy the knuckles and feet where you’re getting the most bang for your buck. Stay away from bone marrow if you can because marrow is pretty expensive and the long cooking heats away a lot of the nutrition in the marrow anyway Don’t add to many flavoring agents. This isn’t where you add all your kitchen scraps. The flavor can end up muddled and not very tasty. My key ingredients are apple cider vinegar to help extract the nutrients, himalayan sea salt, onion/garlic, fresh herbs, and tomato paste. Roasting your bones prior also adds a wonderful depth of flavor. 2. Post-Workout Lemon-Maple Lentil Soup – you don’t have to relegate your post-workout nutrition to processed protein powders. I’ve created this post-workout soup that is perfect for recovering those tired muscles. Start by cooking your onions in the bone broth to give your soup and extra boost of protein. Then you want to blend the cooked onions with your aromatics like ginger, thyme, garlic, cumin and cayenne. Return to the pot and add all the remaining ingredients – tomatoes, sliced lemons, maple syrup, broth, and soaked lentils. The lentils are essential because they provide starch and protein. For post-workout nutrition, you need protein to repair your muscles and you also need starch to shuttle and energize the protein to do its work. Both are essential. 45 minutes later you have an delicious soup. I add celery, kale, and canned chickpeas at the end and then you’re ready to serve. 3. Supergreen Soup – This soup is filled to the brim with cruciferous vegetables and the key to making this taste amazing is adding in carrot juice for sweetness and cashews for creaminess. You simply cook all these ingredients together in a pot and blend it up with cashews. I eat this in the morning, afternoon, or evening. It’s a great all around soup!