Crockpot Italian Vegetable and Lentil Detox soup is easy and tasty. Loaded with vegetables, lentils and Italian seasoning, this soup is full of nutrients. Perfect for anyone looking to kick-start a diet, meal-prep or just make an easy, healthy dinner.
2 heads broccoli, cut into florets
6 carrots, sliced
2 celery sticks, thinly sliced
4 roma tomatoes, diced
1 yellow onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, pressed
1 ½ cups green lentils
2 quarts vegetable broth
2 cups water
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 ½ teaspoons oregano
1 ½ teaspoons basil
1 ½ teaspoon thyme
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 bunch kale, stems removed and roughly torn
1/4 head cabbage, thinly sliced
Juice of 1 lemon
Place all but last 3 ingredients in the crockpot; stir to combine. Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 5-6 hours.
During the last hour of cooking, lay the kale and cabbage on top of the soup, and gently press into the broth, just enough to bring some broth to the top. Cover and cook for the last hour or until kale and cabbage are both tender.
Just before serving, stir in lemon juice.
Serve as is or with lemon wedges and freshly sliced multi-grain bread.
Recipe by Modern Farmhouse Eats at http://www.modernfarmhouseeats.com/crockpot-italian-vegetable-lentil-detox-soup/