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A warming, nourishing simple detox soup that’s perfect after the holidays, weekend indulging, or anytime you want to flood your body with nourishing foods. This simple green soup is full of green vegetables such as celery, zucchini and greens to include dandelion and kale. 

nourishing detox green soup

Simple Detox Green Soup

Whether you’re looking for a green soup or a detox soup, or you just simply want to get your fill of green vegetables, you’ve come to the right place.

I’m a fan of soup year round, as I think it’s an opportune way to get bioavailable nutrients to your body. Why? Because without having to chew them, the foods are there and ready for your body to put to use. One note I want to add: I do feel there is value in chewing, which is why I like to either server this green soup with something on the side or with toppings included. The chewing process gets the digestive juices flowing and lets your body know—it’s time to eat!

Either way, this nourishing, healthy soup is full of great green vegetables, aromatic spices, and can include either collagen-full bone broth or a vegetarian broth to make it vegan. It’s versatile, soothing and good for you!

ingredients needed for detox green soup

Ingredients for Simple Detox Green Soup

  • Onion or shallot. Use either to saute initially and eventually be added to spices.
  • Celery. I’m a big fan of juicing celery for detox, and I believe in the benefits of this green vegetable in this soup, too.
  • Apple. In order to balance out the spice and savory, we add apple to add just a touch of sweetness.
  • Zucchini. Zucchini is rich in antioxidants and other nutrients. In this soup, by adding it in, it helps create a thicker, creamier green soup when blended.
  • Dandelion Greens. Though not the easiest to find, dandelion greens are ideal for detoxing. I was able to locate them through a local farmers market, which is where I’d suggest trying to track them down. If you cannot locate them, simply substitute with the greens of your choice.
  • Kale. Kale is one of the most nutritious foods out there, and is rich in antioxidants. As with the dandelion greens – use whatever greens you have available, but kale is typically fairly easy to find.
  • Ginger. Fresh ginger is optimal, but I only had powdered on hand. Ginger is good for the gut and adds a warmth sensation, too. In this soup, it lends a warm, spicy sensation. If you want to use fresh ginger, use 3 tbs of freshly grated.
  • Coconut Milk. The addition of coconut milk adds thickness as well as potential energetic properties along with healthy fats.
  • Broth. While I know many others will choose to use vegetable broth here—I really wanted to up my protein intake AND inhibit gut healing properties with the use of healing bone broth. I had recently gotten some bone broth from a local farmers market, and figured this was an opportune time to use it. But if you are looking for a veggie-forward dish, by all means use vegetable broth.


cooking healthy detox green soup

A note about blending this nourishing soup:

Be careful when blending this soup—it cannot be put into a high speed blender when it’s very hot, or the pressure can blow the lid off. Be sure to let it cool slightly, or use an immersion blender as an alternative.


side view of healthy green soup

How to serve simple detox green soup

This soup can absolutely be served along, but I think the toppings/additions totally take it up a notch! A drizzle of coconut milk is delicious and oh-so-pretty. I added roasted cauliflower here, but any roasted vegetables can work. Some other toppings that are delicious:

Simple Detox Green Soup
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins

A warming, nourishing simple detox green soup that's perfect after the holidays, weekend indulging, or anytime you want to flood your body with nourishing foods. This simple green soup is full of green vegetables such as celery, zucchini and greens to include dandelion and kale. 

Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 6
Calories: 220 kcal
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 small onion , diced
  • 1 1/2 zucchini , cut into pieces
  • 3 cups celery , chopped
  • 1 apple , diced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 4 cups bone broth (use vegetable stock to make it vegetarian)
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 4 cups chopped & packed greens (I used dandelion greens + kale)
Optional toppings
  • roasted cauliflower or other vegetables
  • cooked quinoa
  • cooked brown rice
  • pumpkin seeds
  • sunflower seeds
  • chopped avocado
  • roasted chickpeas
  • drizzle of more coconut milk
  1. Add coconut oil to a soup pot and heat over medium heat for 30 seconds. Add onion and let cook until translucent, about 3 minutes.

  2. Add zucchini, apple, celery and spices and saute, stirring frequently, for 2 minutes.

  3. Add broth. Bring the vegetables and broth to a boil and then lower to a simmer, stirring occasionally, until the zucchini is very tender—about 10 minutes.

  4. Add coconut milk and greens and stir. Keep simmering and stirring until the greens have wilted and are bright green. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.

  5. Once cool enough, blend using an immersion blender or a high-speed blender (see notes).

  6. Serve warm with optional toppings.

Recipe Notes

Do NOT attempt to blend hot liquid as it can blow the top off. 

Nutrition Facts
Simple Detox Green Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 220 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 141mg6%
Potassium 592mg17%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 4071IU81%
Vitamin C 25mg30%
Calcium 116mg12%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Let me know if you try this green soup! Make sure to tag me here so that I can share: @easyrealfood

Other healthy soup recipes you may enjoy:

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Easy Vegetarian Lentil Soup Recipe

Easy Vegetable Puree Soup (GF + DF)

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