Adzuki and Lentil Detox Soup

Submitted by Jennifer Anne McNeely

I made this recipe to help me detox and it is great. The celery helps reducing water retention and the adzuki bean and lentil are a great source of protein.

Ingredients:

  • 1 onion
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • 50g adzuki bean (soaked overnight)
  • 50g split peas (soaked overnight)
  • 50g lentils
  • A pinch of black pepper
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Some cherry tomatoes
  • 4 cups water

Preparation:

  1. Place the onion, carrot and celery in a pan with 4 cups of boiling water to simmer slightly.
  2. Add lentils, beans and water. Simmer on a low heat till beans are cooked thoroughly.
  3. Add the lemon juice, the cherry tomatoes and some black pepper.

Versatility Note:

  1. Depending on my mood, I would either add a vegetable stock cube or cook without it.