Lemon Detox Soup
This lemon detox soup is a tasty recipe made by my wife Angel who loves to make food and home and body care recipes that support people’s journey to optimal health.
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Lemon Detox Soup
Yield 2-4 cups of soup
2 medium avocados
2 cups of filtered water
2 cups vegetable stock
3 tbsp. lemon juice (typically 1 medium sized lemon)
1/2 cup cilantro (coriander) leaves
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp dried mint
2 tbsp. fresh parsley or 1 tsp dried parsley
Pink salt, to taste
Black pepper, to taste
Step 1: Gather all ingredients.
Step 2: Add 2 cups of boiling water to vegetable stock.
Step 3: Add all ingredients into blender and blend until well combined.
Step 4: Serve hot or cold. Store in upright container and consume within 2 days.
Courses Side Dish
Serving Size 1 cup
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 15 g
Total Carbohydrates 11 g
Dietary Fiber 7 g
Sugars 1 g
Protein 3 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
We made this a vegan recipe but if you would like to use organic chicken or beef broth or bone broth as the base instead of the vegetable stock that is perfectly fine. You could also replace the lemon juice with lime juice if you wish.
This is best with fresh squeezed lemon or limes as they have a richer array of antioxidants than the concentrated juices you will find in the store. Three tablespoons of the juice is typically one lemon or lime so it shouldn’t take you too long to get enough juice.
Dr Jockers Comments
This lemon detox soup tastes great and is full of life giving nutrients that help support the drainage and detox pathways of the body. This is vegan, low-carb and keto and uses clean ingredients that enhance our health and happiness!!
Lemon juice is rich in vitamin C, bioflavonoids and electrolytes which help to improve circulation, lymphatic movement, liver and kidney function. The avocados provide healthy fats and micronutrients that improve the absorption of fat soluble nutrients and help you feel satiated after consuming this.
The various herbs we used in the recipe enhance the immune system, support healthy digestion and microbiome balance and strengthen the liver, kidneys and lymphatic circulation. This is a fantastic cleansing recipe that I recommend for many of my clients and especially those who are following my Cancer Cleanse program. Try this out and let us know how you liked it in the comments box below!
Absolutely delicious hot or cold!! Excellent for any time, not just detox or post fast. LOVE! Thank you for sharing 😋
Thanks Amy! I am glad you enjoy it. Blessings!
I love this soup hot or cold. I substituted cayenne for cumin because I don’t like the taste of cumin.
Hey Donna, That sounds delicious!
That is a great suggestion.
Finally got around to making this. I used beef bone broth and some of the herbs fresh from my garden. Served hot. Absolutely delicious and so beneficial! I will definitely make this again.
That is great to hear! Thanks for sharing Suzy. Blessings!
I just finished a 3 day water fast and this was perfect for my first meal. Absolutely delicious!!
That is great to hear Tracy! Thank you for your feedback!
I have a question… I avoid avocados and bananas due to the latex in them causesing great stiffness for me. Venn you suggest something asan alternate for the avacado. Cucumber might work with coconut cream. Thoughts?
You can use cucumber and coconut cream! Blessings!
Health energy & detox.
How much coconut cream and cucumber?
You will have to experiment to find what works best Hillary!
Some of us can’t eat avacado😫
If you cannot do avocado, you can replace that with coconut milk so you still get the healthy fats. I would use the canned, full fat coconut milk. 1 can should suffice.
I use: 1 small cucumber, 1 avocado, lemon juice, blueberries, kefir and spirulina & chlorella powder. This makes a good breakfast smoothie.(ground linseed and almonds make a good topping)
How often do you have this? And how much per serving?
You can do this as often as you like and consume until you are satiated.
Isn’t Antoinette’s combination very thyroid suppressing though?
No, those are great foods for supporting the immune system and thyroid health.
This detox soup recipe looks great! Is there any reason you chose many of the herbs dried instead of fresh?
You can do them fresh or dried.
We’re reading your article on lymphatic cleansing. We made your lemon detox soup
yesterday for the first time. It tastes great.
Thank you for all the information on lymphatic cleansing. We will be following these
My 67 yr old husband has swelling in his left leg and foot. It’s less swollen in the morning,
and swelling increases through the day. The foot can have pitting edema at times.
This is not sudden but has been on going for awhile. He has no other symptoms.
Thank you, again, for both the article and the recipe.
Hey Debora, I am so glad this info has been helpful and we are praying for you and your husband!
Okay y’all, this is easily one of the fastest, easiest, most delicious and nutritious soups I’ve ever made! Such a great template – very easy to substitute and add to. Much gratitude to the author for expanding my culinary world in such a simple yet effective way!
P.S. Works great as a sauce for veggies and wild-caught salmon too!
When is the best time to eat this soup? Should it be eaten on an empty stomach?
You can eat it anytime. With a larger meal or as a solo meal.
Wonderful site, Mr. Jockers. So very appreciate your openness and dedication.
Unfortunately with a salicylate sensitivity, there are so many things I cannot use. Don’t know what you can do for that problem either. Sigh. It is so restrictive.
Yes Patricia, here is a helpful article: https://drjockers.com/salicylate-sensitivity-major-symptoms-and-what-foods-to-avoid/
Can leftovers be frozen?
Yes for sure!
I didn’t have all the herbs available, so only used basil, cumin, and garlic. I’ll try it again when I have all the ingredients, but it was pretty good anyway.
I do have a question: if this is for detox, why is it listed as a side dish? Wouldn’t that defeat the detox?
Glad you enjoyed it! You can use it as a main course or a side dish!
Just tried this again today with all original ingredients, except mint (I forgot to pick up). Used organic chicken stock. It was great. I’m going to have another serving! I love all the recipes in these emails, and other folks’ suggested additions. I’m sure I’ll be playing with my own additions; I like to try it the first time as suggested and then ‘tweak’ it to my liking.
Great to hear this Roxana! Blessings!
Are the coriander leaves essential for this recipe? I am one of these people for whom coriander tastes exactly like soap. Can I leave out this ingredient or is there a substitute? Thanks so much for this recipe. It sounds great otherwise.
No they aren’t essential. You can use parsley instead.
Glad you asked that question. I can’t stand the taste of cilantro, either.
I love this soup and just made it for my friends recovering from Covid. They loved it too.
Great to hear that!
I find that I cannot use any spices, seems to increase my inflammation so I’m a little unsure about the herbs. Just finished an IV Drip of Glutathione because of black pepper and don’t want to do it again. Undergoing candida protocol along with very high CRP. Is the soup still healthful without the herbs?
Yes it is still helpful for you without the herbs!
I also tried this soup and keep it in the fridge. Lovely, any time of the day.
Great to hear that!
So much is written about having good bile flow and the gall bladder & liver working together but what do you do if you don’t have a gall bladder? Now the bile goes right into the small intestine and that causes problems!
Yes the bile flows continually through the bile duct into the small intestine but in small quantities. However, if you have had your gallbladder removed, you also have congested liver bile ducts and need to work on improving bile flow.
Love this soup. Delicious and filling. Great for a quick and healthy supper. Thank you kindly .
Great to hear this Elmarie! Blessings to you!
Dr. Jockers. Oh soooo yummy. Thank you for great recipes and for all priceless information. Can someone without gallbladder eat this soup ? God Bless from Canada. All the best to you Dr and your family and people who are working with you. ♥️
Recipe sounds great! but Is there a better choice for a packaged broth?? The one you have on here for suggested use is sketchy with its unfiltered water and that they claim on their label they had dextrose to make it a better quality ( HA) !! ??? Sadly,m ore then likely it is the best one on the market now adays besides making the broth yourself.