A detox soup bowl filled with colorful veggies and a few noodles to detox from all that gravy and sweets we’ve had over the holidays. Simple, healthy and yummy!
Rainbow Soup is a great way to give a break to our stomach after all the holidays excess. The idea here is mainly to eat a big bowl of soup filled with vitamins and easy on the stomach. I’ve used udon noodles but it could be a rice noodle (Banh pho). It’s an Asian soup idea, although the flavors are not, it’s mainly just the format that is asian. You can use the veggies leftovers from your fridge, for mine, I’ve used a mix of red cabbage, carrot, scallions, zucchini and pepper. None of the veggies are pre cooked, this way they keep all their vitamins intact and give a nice crunchy bite to the soup.
Holiday season is always heavy on the stomach and there is no getting around it, we all gain weight during those few weeks of excess. Well this soup is a welcomed, simple and healthy break to this excess of gravy and sweets consumed during the holidays. It can also be adapted to your own taste or whatever is left in your fridge. I mean if you still have a leftover of turkey, go ahead add some to the soup, as long as you add some color and lots of veggies it’s going to be a great soup.
So let’s make this holiday detox bowl!
Rainbow Holiday Detox Soup
Makes 2 portions | Difficulty: too easy | Preparation: 15 minutes
- 1 liter of turkey broth or oriental veggie broth
- 200g of udon (wheat) or banh pho (rice) noodles
- 1 carrot cut in small sticks (juliennes)
- 100g of red cabbage finely sliced
- 1 egg
- 1 zucchini cut in thin slices
- 1/4 bell pepper
- few scallions
- salt, pepper (or fish sauce to replace salt)
- Cook the egg for 10 minutes in barely simmering water
- Cut all the veggies
- Pre cook al dente the noodles in boiling water, drain and pass under cold water (this will make them hold better in the warm soup afterwards)
- Bring the broth to a boil
- Add the noodles for 1 minutes to heat them up again
- Add the noodles, in the bottom of pre warmed bowls, the vegetables, egg and finally the broth
- Add a bit of fish sauce, or salt and pepper