3-Day Soup Detox

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Eat it, sip it, or drink it! Instead of a juice detox, try a detox plan that incorporates foods that are both cleansing and filling. We’ve carefully selected recipes for the 3-Day Soup Detox that are packed with nutrients and antioxidants.

This detox is designed to cleanse the body of toxins which accumulate from eating overly processed foods, artificial sweeteners, refined sugar and flour, hormone based dairy and meats, and other commercially made foods. Even our Tomato Basil Soup is made using fresh tomatoes!

Each day, choose from the following detox options: 2 morning detox drinks, 5 soup recipes, and 3 snacks. All of the options are made without dairy, grains, soy, added sweeteners, meat, or gluten.

It is important to drink water throughout the day. We recommend either spring, purified, or distilled water. Depending on your body weight, it’s recommended that you drink between 64 and 80 ounces of water daily.

3-Day Soup Detox Daily Schedule

1. Early Morning Detox Drink

2. Breakfast – one serving soup

3. Mid-morning Snack

4. Lunch – one serving soup

5. Mid-afternoon Snack

6. Dinner – one serving soup

7. Evening snack (optional)

3-Day Soup Detox Menu

Lemon & Mint Detox Water

Early Morning Detox Drinks

You can enjoy as much of these drinks as you want and can even drink them throughout the day in addition to your morning serving, if desired. Have your breakfast soup at least 15 minutes after you have one of detox drinks below.

Option 1: Lemon-Ginger Detox Drink 

Option 2: Morning Lemon and Mint Detox Water

Protein Packed Black Bean and Lentil Soup Recipe


Choose one serving from the options below for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Make one or more soups, alternating or having the same soups for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We do recommend including either options 2 or 5 as one of your daily soups because of the additional protein.

Option 1:  Tomato Basil Soup
Fresh tomatoes and bright basil make this simple soup refreshing and satisfying.

Option 2:  Lentil Kale Soup
What’s not to love about healthy greens and lentils in a savory broth?

Option 3: Thai Roasted Sweet Potato Soup
Creamy, sweet, and full of warm curry flavor, this soup is as nourishing as it is delicious.

Option 4:  Roasted Cauliflower Soup
Roasting cauliflower brings out its flavor. Pureeing it into a soup makes that flavor extra concentrated!

Option 5:  Protein-Packed Lentil and Black Bean Soup
Just because you are detoxing, doesn’t mean that you can’t fill up on this hearty soup!
Simple Homemade Peanut Butter Recipe

Option 1:
1/2 cup raw vegetables (celery sticks , carrot sticks, radishes, bell pepper strips, or grape tomatoes) 1/4 cup hummus or guacamole (store-bought or homemade)

*For homemade hummus options try Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, Spicy Pumpkin Hummus, or Zucchini HummusFor homemade guacamole try our Classic Guacamole.

Option 2:
1 serving fruit (1 apple, pear, orange, banana, peach, or 1/4 cup berries) +
1/4 cup nuts of choice

Option 3:
One serving smoothie (must be dairy-free, grain- free, and soy-free) .

Here are some smoothies you can make at home for this option:

Vegan Avocado Spinach Smoothie
Pick Me Up Breakfast Smoothie
Cleanse and Detox Smoothie
Coconut Milk Smoothie
Vegan Mango Almond Milkshake
Green Tea Kiwi-Berry Smoothie
Hot Pink Cooler
Better than a Shake Green Smoothie
Almond Protein Smoothie

Build your daily detox menu from our drink, soup, and snack options, and eat and drink your way to a cleansed and detoxified body. You won’t feel hungry or tired when you’re filling your body with nourishing foods!

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38 Comments on "3-Day Soup Detox"

  1. tammy  March 17, 2015

    Has anyone else done the 3-day soup detox and gained weight?

    • Valli Walker  March 20, 2015

      Tammy I am currently doing it. I just started this morning. I'll let you know on Monday!

  2. Valli Walker  March 25, 2015

    Tammy, I did not gain weight but I did not loose any either.

  3. Polly  March 16, 2016

    With the snack for the berry option do you eat the nuts in addition to the other fruit choices or just the berries?

    • SkinnyMs.  March 17, 2016

      Yes, you can select from one of the fruit choices and also eat 1/4 c of nuts.

  4. kim  March 23, 2016

    What’s the serving size for the soup?

  5. J Lane  April 11, 2016

    I gained weight over the three days. I’m about 5’1″ and 135 lbs. I gained about 4 lbs! Followed everything – except maybe not drinking quite as much water? I did drink at least 45 oz of water each day and the only other thing I drank during the 3 days was plain hot green tea. Bummed and don’t know why it didn’t work for me 🙁

    • Melissa Bump  April 11, 2016

      J Lane, It may be water weight from the sodium. Check again in a few days!

  6. Aria  July 8, 2016

    Are you allowed unlimited snacks or?

  7. Aria  July 11, 2016

    Can you drink coffee/tea?

    • Gale Compton  July 12, 2016

      Aria, Unless you plan to give up coffee or tea, it’s fine to have a cup. I would recommend not adding sweeteners or dairy for the 3 days. Try a little unsweented Almond Milk, if you don’t care for black coffee. I love “SO Delicious” brand. 🙂

  8. Aria  July 14, 2016

    Review: I spent about 4-5 hours in the kitchen on Sunday night preparing for this cleanse because I wanted all the soups just ready. I wouldn’t say I was STARVING like I think I might be on some cleanses. There were times I was like ahhh want food *chug water* but other times I’d be very full after the soup (like dinner) and be surprised that I would have eaten x3 that quantity previously. Feels really cool to have gone 3 days without eating a single ingredient that I didn’t make myself or know what was in there! I loved all the soups except the thai curry was a little too sweet and the cauliflower was only ok.

    So I lost a few pounds which was an added bonus (I’m an average build 25 yr old)! I can’t say I felt DRAMATIC energy increases or feel super healthy or anything since it’s only 3 days but I am hooked on coffee and didn’t need any for 3 days.

    • Gale Compton  July 14, 2016

      Aria, Thank you so much for the feedback, good info! 🙂

  9. Kathy ZS  October 1, 2016

    So I have a lot of Shakeology packets. Could I use those as my smoothie or do you advise not?

    • Gale Compton  October 2, 2016

      Kathy, After careful review of the Shakeologoy ingredients, the only objectable ingredient is Frutose, which is listed under “Other Ingredients”. As you know, fructose is drived from fruit, but is another name for sugar. I would suggest googling “fructose” and researching this ingredient a little further before making a final judgement call. 🙂

  10. Lyda  December 25, 2016

    I’m allergic to citrus fruits, what can I do to make a safer morning drink?

  11. Wendy  January 24, 2017

    I’m not sure I fancy soup for breakfast. Is there an alternative? Thanks

  12. Norish  January 24, 2017

    I’m just finishing day 2 and I didn’t go to toilet yesterday or today. I never had a problem with this and I also went to the gym both days. It’s not very pleasant. Any reason why I might be constipated? Thank you.

    • Gale Compton  January 25, 2017

      Norish, There are many options listed that are high in fiber. For the final day, I would recommend a soup with legumes.

  13. Norish  January 26, 2017

    Hi Gale,

    Thank you, last day I’ve had bean and lentil soup which was delicious and I was very pleased with results: 1.2kg less, I’ve lost 2.5cm from my waist, 1.5% overall fat and gained 0.7% muscle – not bad at all in 3 days! I am feeling full of energy and light – I recommended this to all my friends and I am sure I will do it more often, hopefully once a month.

    • Gale Compton  January 26, 2017

      That’s great news! Thank you so much for the feedback. 🙂

  14. Jennifer  February 5, 2017

    I posted questions 2/4/2017. When will they be answered? Will it be in this post or in my email?

  15. Wendy  June 30, 2017

    I am going to try this soup detox starting Monday. I will post my experience here afterwards!

    • Nichole Furlong  July 1, 2017

      Good luck, Wendy! Can’t wait to ready your results!

  16. Andrea  July 2, 2017

    Can i try this a whole week?

    • Gale Compton  July 2, 2017

      Andrea, It’s really up to you. Just make sure you’re getting enough to eat and aren’t feeling overly hungry.

  17. Scout  July 19, 2017

    Would it be okay to use Doterra’ Trim Shake as a base for the smothie?

    • Gale Compton  July 19, 2017

      Scout, Just be sure to know the ingredients first…keep it clean! 🙂

  18. Sandy  October 11, 2017

    Would it hurt to continue this plan for more than 3 days? I seems like everything is good healthy.

    • Gale Compton  October 14, 2017

      Sandy, I’ve done this detox up to 7 days without any issues. If you do more than 3 days, make sure you have plenty of energy.

  19. Nan  January 3, 2018

    I’m on day 2. Anyone else have headaches/lightheadedness? I have had a cup of coffee with coconut milk each morning, so it isn’t caffeine withdrawal. Loving the 3 soups I made (cauliflower, sweet potato, lentil/black bean). Thanks

  20. Whitney  May 27, 2020

    We’ve just started the cleanse today, but so far, can absolutely say that both the roasted cauliflower soup and the Thai Sweet Potato Soup will become regular rotations for us! I highly recommend!

    • Erin Miller  June 1, 2020

      Awesome, Whitney! We’re happy to hear that you’re enjoying it! 🙂


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