Detox Breakfast Stew

Detox Breakfast Stew

This stew is packed with potassium, for creating an alkaline environment, and helps flush out the toxins from our cells, as well as adding fiber, for stimulating bile secretion and promoting bowel movement and elimination of toxins. This stew will make you feel amazing.

Yield: 2 servings

1 sweet potato, peeled and cubed
3 carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
1 parsnip, peeled and roughly chopped
1 onion, peeled and cut in quarters
3 cloves garlic, crushed
¼ tsp sea salt
Pinch of chili powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tbsp (14 g) coconut oil
2 cups (480 ml) low-sodium vegetable broth, warmed
½” (12-mm) piece ginger, peeled and grated
½ cup (100 g) cooked red lentils
Fresh parsley, for garnishing
1 tsp coconut milk, for garnishing

Preheat the oven to 325°F (165°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, add the sweet potato, carrots, parsnip, onion, garlic, salt, chili powder, turmeric, cumin and coconut oil and toss to combine them. Spread the mixture on the baking sheet and roast for 20 minutes, or until they’re browned.

Transfer the roasted veggie mix to a blender. Add the warm vegetable broth, ginger and lentils and process until the mixture resembles a smooth cream. Serve warm, garnished with parsley and a drizzle of coconut milk.

Dosha Adaptations
Recipe written for vata.
Pitta: Remove the chili powder.
Kapha: Use sunflower oil instead of coconut oil.

Reprinted with permission from The 25-Day Ayurveda Cleanse by Kerry Harling, Page Street Publishing Co. 2019. Photo credit: Toni Zernik.


Kerry Harling

Kerry is a globally recognized leader in the field of integrative medicine and the ancient science of health known as Ayurveda. She is passionate about raising awareness for the need for a change in contemporary medicine that focuses on patient empowerment and a health based (rather than disease-based) medical system. Kerry practices at The University of Pittsburgh Center for Integrative Medicine and remains a pioneer in the field of integrative medicine where she has developed a personalized system to manage chronic disorders by incorporating fundamental changes in diet, behavior, and stress while focusing on genetics. This individualized program is so successful that many of her clients have achieved maximum healing and vitality after years of chronic problems. Kerry is a published author and a Ted Talk presenter and author of the book the 25-Day Ayurveda Cleanse. Website: The Holistic Highway 
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