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Detox-Friendly Broccoli & Arugula Soup

Total time:23 minutes
Prep time:3 minutes
Cook time:20 minutes



After a holiday, the beginning of the New Year, or the start of a new season, there are times we want to recalibrate and move toward cleaner eating. This simple detox-friendly recipe is a great addition to a clean eating regimen. Make a big batch because it freezes really well.

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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 yellow or Spanish onion, roughly diced
  • 1 head broccoli, cut into small florets, about 2/3 pound
  • 2 1/2 cups water or vegetable stock
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 cup arugula leaves, packed
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon


  1. In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium.
  2. Add onion and cook until soft and translucent.
  3. Add garlic and cook for one minute.
  4. Add broccoli and cook for 4 minutes until it is bright green.
  5. Add water (or vegetable stock), salt, pepper, and thyme.
  6. Bring to boil, then cover and lower heat. Cook until broccoli is tender, around 8 minutes.
  7. Carefully transfer the soup into blender (or better yet, use an immersion blender right in the pan) and add arugula, blending until smooth. NOTE: Be careful if you are using a blender, start slowly, place the lid on top of the blender but don’t press the lid down and work in batches if necessary.
  8. Add the lemon juice and serve.


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