This slow cooker detox stew is a perfect vegetarian gluten free meal! It is an easy whole food recipe that will leave you feeling cleansed and satisfied. You’ll love this carrot ginger slow cooker soup loaded with cabbage, quinoa, onions, cumin, and more!
Slow Cooker Carrot Ginger Detox Stew
I’ve created a delicious and detoxifying recipe for you today! For those of you who don’t know me yet, I have a bit of a slow cooker obsession. I use it all year. For the convenience, to save electricity (compared to the energy sucking electric stove in our apartment), AND to avoid heating the house in summer.
Slow Cookers are great to use all year!
- Easy Healthy Slow Cooker Soups
- Phenomenal Slow Cooker Dinners
- Delicious Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes
- The Vegetarian Slow Cooker Soup Roundup
- All Your Thanksgiving Favorites in the Slow Cooker
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What is a detox soup?
Soup is wonderful for detoxifying your body! It is very important in our society filled with toxins that even when following a clean diet you work a bit of detox into our lives. There are lots of easy and delicious detox drinks that can really kick up your health and cleansing every day. Soup is another easy and gentle way to detoxify your body.
Much like a smoothie, your body is more easily able to absorb the nutrients of the vegetables and fruits in a soup or stew because they are cooked, soft, and/or purreed.
While all fruits and vegetables are great for you and provide a seemingly endless amount of vitamins and nutrients, they are often difficult to digest. Broccoli and cabbage are two examples of delicious and healthy foods that many people have trouble digesting.
How do carrot and ginger detoxify your body?
Carrots are loaded with vitamins including vitamins C, A, K and B6. They are phenomenal for detoxifying your liver because they are rich in glutathione. They even are loaded with potassium.
Ginger is known to be one of the best detoxifying and cleansing herbs around! It is antinflammatory, aids digestion, cleanses the liver, and detoxifies the lymphatic system! Talk about packing a punch of power in one tiny little root. This is also why ginger is great to include in your daily detox drinks.
This stew also contains 3 MORE Super Detoxifying ingredients:
Cabbage, Onion, and Cumin.
What Makes This a Gluten Free Stew?
A stew is essentially a very thick soup. The liquid is reduced by cooking low and slow for an extended period of time OR the liquid is thickened. Often stews are thickened with wheat flour. I was curious whether or not I could create a stew utilizing Garbanzo bean flour and it worked out beautifully!
I’ve recently been using my NutriBullet as a grinder and absolutely love it. You can grind up anything. I’ve ground up brown rice and split peas to make the cleanest and cheapest protein powder ever, made powdered sugar from Sugar in the Raw (and then frosting), and made all kinds of gluten free flours!
How can I make my own gluten free flours for pennies on the dollar?
Simply fill the cup of the NutriBullet about half full with beans, sugar, rice, anything and you can make your own powdered sugar, gluten free flours, or protein powders! I’m so obsessed with my little Bullet Blender. I use it every day and it never leaves the counter. Oat flour is another of my favorites to make in my NutriBullet. It is the best and most tasty gluten free flour in my opinion.
So for this stew you will be using gluten free garbanzo bean flour! Which thickens the soup a makes it a delicious vegetarian, gluten free, stick-to-your-ribs stew. You can create your own flour easliy ( 1 lb for $1 if you use your NutriBullet like me) or you can pick up some amazing ready made Garbanzo Bean Flour as well.
SLOW COOKER CARROT GINGER DETOX STEW
- 1 jar of pasta sauce
- 1 medium sweet onion
- 2 cups cabbage (diced)
- 5 large carrots
- 1/4 c. quinoa
- 1/4 c. garbanzo bean flour
- 1/2 tsp Himalayan salt or sea salt
- 1/8 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp ginger
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 jar water (refill the pasta sauce jar after pouring it in)
1. First you dice the onion, the cabbage and the carrots and place in the slow cooker. This is the most time consuming step and it is completed in mere minutes!
2. Cover with 1 jar of pasta sauce. Then you simply refill the jar with water and add that to the slow cooker as well. (You can add more water if necessary until the vegetables are well covered.)
3. Next add in the quinoa, garbanzo bean flour, cumin, ginger, salt, and bay leaves and stir to incorporate.
4. Cook on low at least 6 hours and ENJOY!
It really is a delicious dump and go Crockpot meal.
I don’t think it could get any easier and the final product is delightful! It is unique, detoxifying, tasty, and filling. Perfect to keep you warm and satisfied in the long winter months.
If you don’t have a slow cooker or are looking for a new one: The Hamilton Beach Programmable Slow Cooker, 7-Quart, Silver works amazing and is the one I’m using right now! The extra 1 quart makes a huge difference when you are a slow cooker addict like me. You can even program the cook time for 2, 4, 6, 8, or 10 hours!
Please pin this for later so that you can make it anytime!