Celery and Coconut Cleansing Soup

Celery and Coconut Cleansing Soup

Celery and Coconut Cleansing Soup


Celery is an excellent source of vitamin C as well at least a dozen other types of antioxidant nutrients that help protect us against unwanted oxygen damage to our cells, blood vessels, and large organ systems in our bodies. In addition to that, celery contains active compounds called phthalides which allow blood vessels to dilate. Studies have shown that celery can reduce blood pressure. Phthalides also reduce stress hormones which can cause blood vessels to constrict. Celery contains phytochemical compounds known as coumarins. Studies have shown that they are effective in cancer prevention and are capable of enhancing the activity of white blood cells. Celery may help to lower cholesterol and prevent cancer by improving detoxification. This simple quick recipe is excellent for liver cleansing


1 small onion

1 small carrot

1 celery rib

1 inch fresh ginger

2 T. coconut oil

2 C. low-sodium vegetable stock

Fresh lemon juice, to taste


Peel and finely chop onions, carrots, celery and ginger. Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Sauté onions until tender, approximately 5 minutes. Slowly stir in carrots, celery and ginger, and continue cooking until carrots are tender. Stir in vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and continue cooking for 10 minutes. Serve with a sprinkle of your favorite fragrant herbs.

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