Creamy Arugula Soup: Detox in a Bowl - Lakeside Natural Medicine

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Creamy Arugula Soup: Detox in a Bowl

BySarah Axtell, ND April 17, 2018

Arugula is a member of the super-food cruciferous vegetable family. Cruciferous vegetables (think broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and arugula) are among the healthiest vegetables thanks to their anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and detoxifying properties.

We typically think to eat arugula raw in salads, but it is delicious in soups! Arugula has a peppery, fresh flavor and produces a light and refreshing spring soup.


  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 parsnips, chopped
  • 4 cups vegetable or bone broth
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 2 tsps sea salt
  • 4-6 cups fresh arugula
  • Freshly ground black pepper


1. Heat the coconut oil in a large pot over medium heat. Saute onion and celery for 5 minutes, or until tender.

2. Add the garlic and saute another minute or so.

3. Add parsnips, broth, coconut milk, and salt, and bring to a boil. Once boiling, lower the heat and cover and let the vegetables simmer until the parsnips are tender (approximately 10 minutes).

4. Add the arugula and stir until wilted.

5. Transfer the soup to a blender and blend until smooth (or use an immersion blender). Then return the soup to the pot and warm over medium heat.

6. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Editor’s Note: The information in this article is intended for your educational use only. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health practitioners with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition and before undertaking any diet, supplement, fitness, or other health program.

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