Karina's Detox Soup Recipe with Coconut Milk

Gluten free creamy detox soup made with coconut milk is vegan and dairy free delicious
An easy, creamy vegan soup ~ gluten-free.

Detox Mansion

It's hard not to feel anxious these days. So much barking and blinking and chest thumping. So much posing and strutting, and grinding, voracious greed. It's mighty tough for a sensitive soul (prone to itchy bouts of worry) to cope with all the mishegas and mayhem of our overheated plugged-in self-promoting culture. Finding a little grace and respite amidst the noise can be hard.

That is why I am sharing (another) soup recipe. Just in case there is a kindred spirit out there in need of a bowl of creamy veggie comfort. A gluten-free vegan detox soup worthy of Peter Rabbit's sneaky excursions into Mr. McGregor's garden (that mischievous little rabbit- or as we like to say in my house... BUNNY!- close to my own greens adoring heart).

Bunnies aren't known for tongue-thrusting on YouTube, or spitting out criticism, or bullying, or, in general, wreaking havoc. Unless you count Peter's root vegetable stealing. Or (my sons' favorite) mischievous Max and his devouring love of chocolate chickens (have you read the Max books?).

Bunnies are (ostensibly, anyway) devoted to a milder temperament.

And qualities like kindness and cuteness and gentleness.

Traits easily trampled in our thundering, gun toting, zombie killing 3-D pyrotechnics fed culture.

So it seemed only fitting I cook up a batch of bunny loving vegan soup today as fresh and non-toxic as could be.

Creamy, green, good-for-you soul food.

Ask any bunny.

This vegan cream of broccoli soup is gluten free and thickened with gold potatoes
Gluten-free cream of broccoli soup is great for a vegan detox.

Karina's Creamy Detox Soup Recipe with Coconut Milk

Recipe posted February 2012 by Karina Allrich.

I use a lighter coconut milk (with less fat). Of course, if you prefer a full fat version of your favorite coconut milk, by all means, Darling, indulge.


1 tablespoon olive oil or organic coconut oil
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
1/4 cup diced sweet onion
1 inch of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
3 cups fresh broccoli, rough cut
3 cups of stemmed greens, packed (spinach, kale)
Fresh water, as needed
Sea salt and ground pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons each: chopped fresh parsley, cilantro, and mint
1 cup light coconut milk, or more, to taste


Heat the olive oil in a large soup pot set over medium heat and stir in the garlic, onion, and ginger (this seasons the oil).

Add in the broccoli and greens. Add just enough water to cover the vegetables- not too much. You can always thin the soup later, if you need to.

Bring to a high simmer. Cover the pot, and reduce the heat to a medium simmer. Cook until the broccoli and greens are tender- maybe 15 minutes or so.

Add the chopped parsley, cilantro and mint. Season with sea salt and fresh pepper, to taste.

Remove the pot from the heat. Use an immersion blender to puree the soup.

Return the pot to the stove and add in the coconut milk. Stir and heat through gently (don't boil the pureed soup).

Taste test and adjust seasonings.

Serve with a sprinkle of fresh herbs.

Serves 4.

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I often receive substitution questions from my non-vegan readers who ask if they can use moo-cow dairy in my recipes. The answer is, yes, of course. This recipe will work with dairy cream or Half and Half. But if you've never tried coconut milk, why not give it a go?
Another version of this soup I do - is with gold potatoes. So if you love potatoes in soup, add a cup or so of peeled diced potatoes and cook them along with the green veggies. They will add body and creaminess to the soup.

xox Karina


Anonymous said...

I love bunnies, too....but don't forget when they say "It's just a bunny" in Monty Python & the Holy Grail! Yikes. Mayhem.
The recipe looks lovely and I'm going to make it tomorrow

Dani @ Drops in the Bucket said...

Makin' it tonight <3!


chefkatelyn said...

Yum!! I can't wait to finally use my can of coconut milk:)

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Beaglebea said...

Looks great..I have a head of broccoli sitting in fridge.

Anonymous said...

You always provide a wonderful respite of health, beauty and wisdom, Karina.
Thank you.

Heather said...

Your detox green soup sold me on anything green and creamy and created by the goddess. So I'm definitely making this one!

Anonymous said...

looks good! can't wait to try it. Max is my favorite bunny :)

The InTolerant Chef said...

We are in desparate need of comfort food in Australia right now too, but soup's a bit warm for all of us suffering through heat waves, humidiy, fires and floods. Maybe a recipe for chilled soup instead?

Jeanette said...

I've been thinking about a creamy broccoli soup lately, and this sounds perfect since we are also dairy free. I love a little coconut milk in soups.

Priyanka said...

Healthy and beautiful :)

Christy Hammond said...

It's difficult not to worry, and there doesn't seem to be enough cups of warm tea to calm the nerves. Maybe soup would help. :)
Love the recipes, kids are crazy for your chocolate cupcakes.
I've read your blog for a while now, just haven't commented before but I thought you could use some extra positive thoughts directed your way. And a smile. :)

Brenda said...

This looks and sounds divine. Can't wait to try it.


Anonymous said...

Loved the soup! I made it this afternoon with a few modifications. I used a handful of chopped Thai basil instead of parsley, because I had it on hand. I also threw In some left over brown rice at the very end. It came out wonderful! Thanks so much for this recipe!

Since I'm new to the gluten-free, vegan world your site makes my daily life so much easier! I can't thank you enough!

Anonymous said...

Are you using coconut milk in a can or the type that comes in a carton? Looks amazing, can't wait to try it!

whirlwindway.com said...

Give me a vegetable based soup with ginger in it and I'm all over it!

Skylor said...

Thanks Karina! I just bought an immersion mixture because this recipe looks so good and I want to use it in my cooking classes. I'll keep you updated on how it goes!

Cara said...

I've been looking for a good sub for the condensed mystery soup my mom used in that terribly wonderful chicken rice casserole. This may do the trick!

Reba said...

Thank you for such a fantastic recipe! My husband and I are both lactose intolerant (and I am gluten intolerant) and we miss creamy, tasty soups. I made it this weekend, and we both love it.

Anonymous said...

I would love to try this recipe! I have a surfeit of broccoli at the moment - once grandparents found out my 7yr old likes broccolis, all of a sudden we had baskets of it! ;o)

Question on the curry... what kind? I have indian curry, thai red/yellow/green curry, mochi curry...

Thanks so very much for your website - every recipe is a hit!


Anonymous said...

What type of coconut milk: canned coconut milk or fresh coconut milk (So Delicious brand in the dairy case)?

Karina Allrich said...

For the coconut milk- I use So Delicious Coconut Milk in the carton. But if you prefer full fat coconut milk, or canned "lite" coconut milk, it's all good.


Virtually Vegan Mama said...

That looks delicious! =)

Angie Halten said...

I am in awe of your fabulous recipe ideas. Coconut milk in broccoli soup? Who would of guessed? Yet the more I think about it, how yummy that would be! You truly are a masterful gluten free cook my dear.


Brooke said...

I love this soup. Perfect antidote to all the sugar over the holidays- warm, comforting and delicious!

Cape Cod Kitty said...

My memories, growing keener with age, take me back to some swoon-worthy soup you served me years ago...fresh green pea and mint(may have been from the Silver Palate book), and this seems like it would be easily as delicious.
From gray and dreary Cape Cod this morning, thanks for something wonderful to add to my list!

Anonymous said...

Yummo. I dont like to use potato, but zuccini adds a silkiness n body to the soup,and a lil more veg. Id nevrr thought to use coconut milk, but mmmmm :)

Anonymous said...

This looks great! Did you use unsweetened or original coconut milk?

Ingrid said...

please tell me how to print out your recipes!


barb said...

Thank you for speaking out about the deterioration of our current culture. Your'e also offering a way to cope with it.

b said...

This soup is okay, but I don't find it very creamy. One tip! When you're adding the water add way less than what it would take to just cover the veggies. Mine turned out really water and I just barely covered the greens.

Raven Griffin said...

hey I was wondering if I could take out all the veggies all together, I don't know how it would taste though. Help!

Monica said...

We loved this soup! Even my broccoli hating husband ate it and the baby too. Will def make this again. I added a sprinkle of curry powder for a nice kick. I love healthy yummy recipes. Thanks again!

Anne Londez said...

A friend posted this recipe on FB and I had to check it out... you got a new follower ! http://annelondez.blogspot.ch/

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