Hi guys! I am back from a week long vacation in Sea Isle City, NJ… and let me just tell you… all I did was eat, drink, and spend a lot of time just sitting on my butt with my family. It is always so nice to sit and relax, snack all day, with a nice, cold drink in your hand… but coming back from all that is very tough. Not only was I a few pounds over my normal weight but I also came back with a nasty summer cold! I can’t complain though… because our vacations are the best and only happens once a year where everyone is together.
So let me get into it…our week started off getting back on track and having a little bit of a detox day! Nothing better than fighting a cold off and at the same time cleaning out my body! Check out my Detox Crockpot Cabbage Soup below….
- 1 package of baby carrots (you can cut these or keep whole)
- 1 package of frozen green beans
- 3 stalks of celery
- 2 onions
- 1 head of Cabbage
- 1 can of red kidney beans (I used 2 because my family loves beans)
- 1 28oz. can of crushed tomatoes
- 3 cups of beef broth
- 1 cup water
- 1 tablespoon of garlic powder
- 3-4 pinches of salt & peper (fit to your own tastings)
So because this is an easy crockpot recipe, I will just write in the paragraph what to do – add all of the chopped vegetables… carrots, celery, green beans, and onions.
After this, rinse and drain the kidney beans in a seperate bowl and then add them to the crockpot with the chopped up cabbage.
Next, add in the can of crushed tomatoes, beef broth, and the water. Then add spices and mix it up. I cooked this on high for 5 hours – basically until the carrots were tender and then just kept it on warm so it wasn’t cold before we ate it.
And that is all you have to do! It is quite a simple but HEALTHY type of dinner that will (not kidding) clean out all the toxins and also, help with a nasty summer cold! This is also amazing as leftovers for the week or even if you want to freeze this for a later date, it is a good freezer type of meal too. Since I will be doing a lot of traveling coming up…the soon to be husband always loves having freezer meals already prepared for him when I am gone.
Other things to add to soup: you could throw this over noodles of your choice, you could add some hot sauce to make it a little spicier, you could try it with vegetable stock instead of beef, you could try it without the water for a thicker type of “chili” soup… and lastly, you could try and add some Worcestershire Sauce.
If you guys have any other type of meals, snacks, smoothies, juices, etc. that you make to help detox, let me know! I am always looking for a good clean out to make sure my body is keeping those toxins away!