I have been doing nothing but over eating and drinking since Thanksgiving. Anyone Else?? Puffy face, tight pants, not sleeping well, not cute. You still with me?

Now I could go juice, but that just sounds sooooo cold.

3 day soup cleanse

If you follow me on Snapchat, then you may have seen me when I got back from a bender trip to Mexico in early November. I felt an abbreviated version of how I feel right now and thought I would go on a juice cleanse. Now the very best way to go on a juice cleanse is to prepare for it by eating only fruit and vegetables for a few days leading up to it. So I ordered my juice cleanse- which for some reason took FOREVER (like 4 days) to get to me. In the meantime I ate fruit in the morning with my tea splashed with unsweetened coconut milk and then I ate hot pureed roasted vegetable soup all day. I did that because it was the way that consuming vegetables sounded good to me. It was cold outside and it just didn’t appeal to sit down to a big wet damp salad or anything else really. So I concocted a ration of veggies, onions and broth and made a bunch of versions of it and slurped away. Oh, also- it’s not like juicing where you sometimes wince down that juice- it was cozy and hot and delicious! No hardship at all!

So the day that I finally got my juice cleanse (and was dreading it) I stepped on the scale. Guess what? That 5 pounds that I felt I had gained was gone. Completely gone.

So I gave my juice cleanse to my niece and called it a day, armed with the new knowledge that should I need to clean things up in a fast way during the cold winter months- that this was a really good way to do it.

Other perks to this vs juicing. You are never hungry. I just eat it for 2 snacks, and in place of lunch and dinner and found that I was never hungry. There is so much fiber in these soups and also because you eat them hot, it takes a long time to get through your soup and lets you actually register that you are full.

It’s easy to take to work and heat up in the microwave.

Also, I enquired to some health professionals why I sleep so well when I do this. Because the vegetables are pureed they are really easy to digest, so it makes things much easier on your body. Plus if you are a meat eater, than you are really giving your body a break in the digestion department- which actually allows you to rest while you are sleeping (amazing!!) But my testimonial is that I sleep like a baby when I do this.

So you just want to make the soup and eat it for 3 days. However, you could do it for 5 days if you were really going for it- I probably will this time. The fruit breakfast is optional- you could have soup instead! I try to drink a lot of water and sip on tea all day too. If you are freaking out for a little extra something- you could chop up an avocado and add it to your soup!

DISCLAIMER!! I am no Dr. I am just a chef and a woman that wants to peel off a few Holiday LB’s. Please feel free to consult with your Dr. before embarking on any type of diet or cleanse plan.

OK! Lets do this!!

The recipe below is a guide to the right ratio, and then here is a list of varieties that I love and use. Keep in mind that the roasting gives you some little browned, caramelized bits that add great flavor!

Butternut squash (I get mine pre-chopped and peeled at Trader Joes), yellow onion and vegetable broth.
* This is also great with curry powder or with adding apples or pears to the roasting pan. Sometimes I like this with a red onion too.

Sweet potato, peeled and chopped, yellow onion and vegetable broth
* Sometimes I like to add a fresno chili, garlic, fresh ginger and turmeric

Broccoli Florets (chopped), yellow onion and vegetable broth
*I will sometimes add a little unsweetened coconut milk or cream for extra creaminess

Cauliflower florets (chopped), yellow onion and vegetable broth
*I will sometimes add a little unsweetened coconut milk or cream for extra creaminess

Carrots and Parsnips (peeled and chopped), yellow onion and vegetable broth
*I like to add curry powder to this

Tomatoes and Red Peppers, yellow onion and vegetable broth
• I like to add garlic and fresh basil or a little unsweetened coconut milk or cream for extra creaminess

3 Day Soup Cleanse
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Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • 6 cups vegetables, roughly chopped
  • 1 large yellow onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • any other seasoning that you want to add
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Spread the vegetables and the onion on a sheet pan and drizzle with the olive oil. Toss and sprinkle lightly with kosher salt.
  2. Roast the vegetables for 20 minutes until tender and browning on the edges.
  3. When you take them out of the oven, transfer the vegetables, onion and any oil on the sheet pan into the jar of a blender. Pour the 4 cups of broth into the blender and puree on high until smooth. (if you need to do this in batches, that is just fine!) If you are adding other seasonings add them to the blender and then season to taste with kosher salt. Pour the contents into a Tupperware to store in the refrigerator or into a pot to reheat over medium low heat.

 

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I have been doing nothing but over eating and drinking since Thanksgiving. Anyone Else?? Puffy face, tight pants, not sleeping well, not cute. You still with me?

Now I could go juice, but that just sounds sooooo cold.

3 day soup cleanse

If you follow me on Snapchat, then you may have seen me when I got back from a bender trip to Mexico in early November. I felt an abbreviated version of how I feel right now and thought I would go on a juice cleanse. Now the very best way to go on a juice cleanse is to prepare for it by eating only fruit and vegetables for a few days leading up to it. So I ordered my juice cleanse- which for some reason took FOREVER (like 4 days) to get to me. In the meantime I ate fruit in the morning with my tea splashed with unsweetened coconut milk and then I ate hot pureed roasted vegetable soup all day. I did that because it was the way that consuming vegetables sounded good to me. It was cold outside and it just didn’t appeal to sit down to a big wet damp salad or anything else really. So I concocted a ration of veggies, onions and broth and made a bunch of versions of it and slurped away. Oh, also- it’s not like juicing where you sometimes wince down that juice- it was cozy and hot and delicious! No hardship at all!

So the day that I finally got my juice cleanse (and was dreading it) I stepped on the scale. Guess what? That 5 pounds that I felt I had gained was gone. Completely gone.

So I gave my juice cleanse to my niece and called it a day, armed with the new knowledge that should I need to clean things up in a fast way during the cold winter months- that this was a really good way to do it.

Other perks to this vs juicing. You are never hungry. I just eat it for 2 snacks, and in place of lunch and dinner and found that I was never hungry. There is so much fiber in these soups and also because you eat them hot, it takes a long time to get through your soup and lets you actually register that you are full.

It’s easy to take to work and heat up in the microwave.

Also, I enquired to some health professionals why I sleep so well when I do this. Because the vegetables are pureed they are really easy to digest, so it makes things much easier on your body. Plus if you are a meat eater, than you are really giving your body a break in the digestion department- which actually allows you to rest while you are sleeping (amazing!!) But my testimonial is that I sleep like a baby when I do this.

So you just want to make the soup and eat it for 3 days. However, you could do it for 5 days if you were really going for it- I probably will this time. The fruit breakfast is optional- you could have soup instead! I try to drink a lot of water and sip on tea all day too. If you are freaking out for a little extra something- you could chop up an avocado and add it to your soup!

DISCLAIMER!! I am no Dr. I am just a chef and a woman that wants to peel off a few Holiday LB’s. Please feel free to consult with your Dr. before embarking on any type of diet or cleanse plan.

OK! Lets do this!!

The recipe below is a guide to the right ratio, and then here is a list of varieties that I love and use. Keep in mind that the roasting gives you some little browned, caramelized bits that add great flavor!

Butternut squash (I get mine pre-chopped and peeled at Trader Joes), yellow onion and vegetable broth.
* This is also great with curry powder or with adding apples or pears to the roasting pan. Sometimes I like this with a red onion too.

Sweet potato, peeled and chopped, yellow onion and vegetable broth
* Sometimes I like to add a fresno chili, garlic, fresh ginger and turmeric

Broccoli Florets (chopped), yellow onion and vegetable broth
*I will sometimes add a little unsweetened coconut milk or cream for extra creaminess

Cauliflower florets (chopped), yellow onion and vegetable broth
*I will sometimes add a little unsweetened coconut milk or cream for extra creaminess

Carrots and Parsnips (peeled and chopped), yellow onion and vegetable broth
*I like to add curry powder to this

Tomatoes and Red Peppers, yellow onion and vegetable broth
• I like to add garlic and fresh basil or a little unsweetened coconut milk or cream for extra creaminess

3 Day Soup Cleanse
Author: 
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • 6 cups vegetables, roughly chopped
  • 1 large yellow onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • any other seasoning that you want to add
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Spread the vegetables and the onion on a sheet pan and drizzle with the olive oil. Toss and sprinkle lightly with kosher salt.
  2. Roast the vegetables for 20 minutes until tender and browning on the edges.
  3. When you take them out of the oven, transfer the vegetables, onion and any oil on the sheet pan into the jar of a blender. Pour the 4 cups of broth into the blender and puree on high until smooth. (if you need to do this in batches, that is just fine!) If you are adding other seasonings add them to the blender and then season to taste with kosher salt. Pour the contents into a Tupperware to store in the refrigerator or into a pot to reheat over medium low heat.