the best detox crockpot lentil soup

Detox Crockpot Lentil Soup – a clean and simple soup made with onions, garlic, carrots, olive oil, squash, and LENTILS! Super healthy and easy to make.

the best detox crockpot lentil soup

INGREDIENTS
for the crockpot:
  1. 2 cups butternut squash (peeled and cubed)
  2. 2 cups carrots (peeled and sliced)
  3. 2 cups potatoes (chopped)
  4. 2 cups celery (chopped)
  5. 1 cup green lentils
  6. 3/4 cup yellow split peas (or just use more lentils)
  7. 1 onion (chopped)
  8. 5 cloves garlic (minced)
  9. 8-10 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  10. 2 teaspoons herbs de provence
  11. 1 teaspoon salt (more to taste)

add at the end:
  1. 2-3 cups kale (stems removed, chopped)
  2. 1 cup parsley (chopped)
  3. 1/2 cup olive oil – rosemary olive oil or other herb infused oil is delicious
  4. a swish of sherry, red wine vinegar, or lemon juice to add a nice tangy bite

INSTRUCTIONS
  • Place all ingredients in the crockpot. Cover and cook on high for 5-6 hours or low for 7-8 hours.
  • Place about 4 cups of soup in a blender with the olive oil. Pulse gently until semi-smooth and creamy-looking (the oil will form a creamy emulsion with the soup). Add back to the pot and stir to combine. Stir in the kale and parsley. Turn the heat off and just let everything chill out for a bit before serving. The taste gets better with time and so does the texture, IMO!