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Cleansing Detox Broth {January Jumpstart}

Detox Broth

We all need a good detox now and again. I’m sure it’s safe to say that most people (like myself), probably over did it in the indulgent department during the holiday season. Let’s face it, our bodies need a healthy break after all that goodness. When I need a detox, this broth is a lifesaver. The recipe is clean and simple. The results are both warm and soothing. I love that you can just sip on this Detox Broth throughout the day. You can have it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It can be frozen. You also can make a perfect meal out of the leftover lean protein and vegetables from this broth.

Detox Broth

This recipe came from Giada De Laurentiis’s Feel Good Food Cookbook. This cookbook is great. It is chocked full of plenty of delicious and healthy recipes you can mix in throughout the year.

Detox Broth

Let me show you how easy it is to make this protein packed detox broth.

Detox Broth

Prep your veggies and spices.

Detox Broth

Pour 6 cups of water into a medium pot. Add your chicken, veggies and spices. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour.

Detox Broth

Strain the broth, and reserve the chicken and vegetables for another use.

Detox Broth

Easy-breezy! Let me know what you think of this Detox Broth. If you would like more detox recipes, try my Lemon-Ginger Detox Drink, in this blog post. Cheers to a healthier you!

Detox Broth

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This broth is a fantastic tune-up for your body. It's packed with anti-inflammatory veggies and spices like garlic and ginger, to help with liver function and aid digestion.
Recipe type: Detox Broth
Serves: 3 servings
  • 1 (12-ounce) bone-in, skinless chicken breast half
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and cut into ½-inch rounds
  • 2 celery stalks, cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 1 (1-inch) piece of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 6 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 8 whole black peppercorns
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • ½ cinnamon stick
  1. In a medium saucepan, bring 6 cups water, the chicken, carrots, celery, ginger, garlic, shallots, thyme, peppercorns, cloves, bay leaf, and cinnamon stick to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat and simmer for 1 hour.
  2. Strain the liquid, reserving the chicken and vegetables for another use. Cool the broth and refrigerate for up to 2 days, or strain and freeze for up to 1 month.


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  • Reply Lydia

    Susie and I was just talking about a good detox soup this morning LOL and it’s almost the same recipe except a cinnamon stick👍 And adding chicken to it.

    • Reply tracyhensel

      How funny, Lydia. It goes to show you …it’s that time of year (again)! Everyone’s thinking the same way. I have a few other ‘Bone Broth’ recipes, but they are more complicated. I thought this one was a great one to start with. Happy New Year to you, Jeff, Miss Averie and the rest of your beautiful family. xo

  • Reply Keri Thomas

    I am definitely making this. I’m doing the Whole 30 in January and this will fit in perfectly with the menu of clean eating plus it will be nice to have on hand and ready! Thanks for sharing♡

    • Reply tracyhensel

      Glad to hear it, Keri! I am not familiar with the ‘Whole 30’ … I’ll have to Google it. Sounds positive! Hope it is successful for you. Please keep us all posted. New Year-New Goals! I Love it!

  • Reply Donna Paul

    I’ve been hearing so many great reviews of that cookbook; I think I will pick up a copy and check it out.
    I generally crave more simple foods like this and I find they’re usually not very labor intensive or use expensive ingredients either. Fresh and simple….that’s a recipe for good health!

    • Reply tracyhensel

      Donna, this is a pretty good book. She shares a lot of nice info on skin, hair, nails, etc. I always love when beauty inspirations are thrown into the mix. As for the recipe, I have some other good Detox/Bone Broth recipes. However, they are … like you referenced, ‘labor intense’. I love Giada’s recipe because it truly is easy. I am a cook, but I respect that many are not. I wanted to keep it simple, for now. I am with you, completely .. on ingredients. One of the first things I look for in a cookbook … how many items do I currently have stocked in the pantry. I shouldn’t have to spend $50 just to make one simple recipe. Time is a whole other issue. Thanks for your feedback. I appreciate it. Have a Happy New Year! xo

  • Reply Cameron

    I haven’t thought about bone broth like this but maybe I could try the bone broth detox. I’ve been drinking Au Bon Broth every morning and it does changes with my health and body.

    • Reply tracyhensel

      Cameron, thanks for sharing. Hope you get a chance to make this and see if you like it.

  • Reply Bridget

    II will try this recipe, it might help me with my belly. Appreciate you. Can please share your typical breakfast and lunch menu. Also the good whitening tooth paste for your teeth you will recommend. Your teeth is so white in the videos. Thank you ms Tracy.

    • Reply tracyhensel

      Hi Bridget! I hope you like the recipe. To see what I eat on a regular basis, please follow me on Snapchat. I show my food a lot throughout the week. I have a blog post on ‘Teeth Whitening’ … check it out. Thank you for the nice message!!


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