Detox Lemon Chicken & Vegetable Soup

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This Detox Lemon Chicken & Vegetable Soup is packed with metabolism-boosting protein, vitamin C-rich kale and lemon juice, probiotic sauerkraut, inflammation-battling mushrooms, and antioxidant-packed garlic.

What does sauerkraut taste like?

Sauerkraut tastes similar to kimchi, except without the fiery spices. It's slightly salty and adds the perfect little crunch to complement the stuffed quinoa portobello mushrooms! However, we are finely chopping the sauerkraut in this recipe to simply add moisture and not texture.

What is different about Bubbies' Sauerkraut?

Bubbies’ Naturally-Fermented Sauerkraut is made with NO preservatives, NO added sugars, and NO Vinegar. Therefore, you aren’t going to have that sour, tangy taste in the soup like normal sauerkraut. Instead, theirs rides the fine line of subtle peppery notes with a salty aftertaste.

Why are naturally fermented foods healthy for your body?

From kefir to yogurt to sauerkraut, naturally fermented foods help feed the “good” bacteria in your stomach, which may help improve your digestion and boost your immune system.

In fact, naturally-fermented sauerkraut is rich in fiber, minerals, and vitamins. The fermentation process creates these ultra-nutritious probiotics that may help your body absorb other nutrients more easily. For example, the sauerkraut in this soup may help your body more fully absorb the nutrients in carrots (like potassium, beta carotene, and fiber) and wild rice (like vitamin A, vitamin K, and vitamin C).

Where can I find Bubbies’ Naturally-Fermented Sauerkraut?

The beautiful thing is that Bubbies' relishes, pickles, and sauerkraut can be found in most grocery stores across America! I usually buy mine at Whole Foods, but you can also find them at Publix, Harris Teeter, Fresh Market, and more. Find a location near you by clicking here.

A few reasons why this soup is delicious and healthy...

  • Garlic
  1. Potent Medicinal Properties
  2. Can reduce blood pressure
  3. Can improve cholesterol levels, and may reduce risk of heart disease
  • Lemon
  1. Rich in Vitamin C
  2. Can alleviate stress
  3. Have been found to fight viral infections
  4. Potassium can be found beneficial to heart health and nerve functions
  • Mushrooms
  1. Rich in type of polysaccharide called beta gluten that has the ability to "activate" the immune system and precent infections
  2. Has been found to regulate white blood cells and keep them in a highly prepared state to "attack" any invaders
  • Sauerkraut
  1. Rich in fiber, minerals, and vitamins
  2. Ultra-nutritious probiotics
  3. Find more above!

Now, it’s time to grab our aprons and begin baking deliciousness! ’till next time! xxL

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Detox Lemon Chicken & Vegetable Soup

Packed with metabolism-boosting protein, vitamin C-rich kale and lemon juice, probiotic sauerkraut, inflammation-battling mushrooms, and antioxidant-packed garlic.

PREP:
10
MINS
HOURS
COOK:
20
MINS
HOURS
TOTAL:
30
MINS
HOURS

Ingredients

  • 4.5 cups Chicken Broth or Water
  • 2 cups Lacinato Kale, chopped
  • 1 cup Mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 1/2 - 2 cups Rotisserie Chicken, shredded
  • 1/2 Yellow Onion or White Onion, diced
  • 3/4 cup Bubbies' Naturally-Fermented Sauerkraut
  • 3/4 cup Celery, chopped
  • 3/4 cup Carrots, chopped
  • 5 Garlic Cloves, chopped or grated
  • 1" Fresh Ginger, grated
  • 2 Lemons, juiced
  • 1 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 2 tsp. Ground Cumin
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Black Pepper

Instructions

  1. In a large soup pot over medium high heat, add the olive oil to warm up for 1 minute.
  2. Add the chopped garlic, ginger, and onions to sauté until tender and fragrant, about 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add the chopped carrots, celery, kale, sauerkraut, and mushrooms to sauté for 4-5 minutes.
  4. Add the chicken broth and lemon juice, then stir in the ground cumin, salt, and black pepper.
  5. Stir in the shredded chicken.
  6. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 20-30 minutes, or until all vegetables are tender.

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Betty
January 21, 2022
Thanks for the recipe it sounds so good and healthy