Monday, March 28, 2016

QUICK REVIEW: The Soup Cleanse by Vivienne Vella and Angela Blatteis


Souping is the new juicing!

When Angela Blatteis and Vivienne Vella set out to create Soupure, the LA-based soup company at the forefront of the souping movement, they wanted to share the power of healing soups with the world. With a few simple, delicious recipes they've helped people lose weight, boost their energy, and feel better every day. Now with THE SOUP CLEANSE they are bringing their satisfying, 100 percent good-for-you, whole food-based soups straight into your kitchen.

With more than 50 delicious recipes and a flexible, easy-to-follow detox program, you'll learn how to nourish and purify your body while flooding it with essential nutrients. You will sip your way through high-fiber soups packed full of regenerative whole food ingredients. Unlike juicing and many other quick-fix diets, THE SOUP CLEANSE is built on simple, satisfying recipes that won't leave you feeling hungry or deprived, making it accessible and easy to stick to-even for those with the busiest lifestyles.

Get ready to rejuvenate, revitalize, and reclaim your health-one sip at a time!

Hardcover, 240 pages
Published December 29th 2015 by Grand Central Life & Style
ISBN 1455536660 (ISBN13: 9781455536665)

My Thoughts

I came upon this book quite fortuitously. I had learned of Soupure on the Today Show, and checked them out online where I learned of this book. I thought, "I wonder whether Netgalley would have this book?" Sure enough, it did!

I got side-tracked by the flu, and this book wound up expiring before I was able to give it a thorough review and try any of the recipes. However I can tell you the following:
  • There is an introduction to how the company Soupure began, and the thinking behind the soup cleanse.
  • The book includes beautiful photography, and I loved the colors that reminded me of cantaloupe and honeydew melon and lemons.
  •  It offers up guidelines for several cleanse options, including one-day, three-day and five-day cleanses. You can make the cleanse as extreme or easy as you wish. Go totally raw with no dairy or meat, or do a modified cleanse.
  • It includes a list of ingredients that are great for detoxification, like almonds, flax, pineapple and turmeric.
  • It instructs how to choose and prepare for your cleanse.
  • It includes a detox journal and worksheet for you to log physical complaints before you start the cleanse, and how you feel after the cleanse has been completed.
  • It includes broths, cold soups, hot soups and even infused waters.
  • It also includes some other recipes for a less restrictive "mini-cleanse", like Grilled Lemon Chicken Salad with greens and cherry tomatoes, and even a dessert of Chocolate Soup with Sea Salt, Almonds and Whipped Coconut Milk.
I definitely think if you enjoy soup, this is a great option that can even be included in your regular diet.  And if you like to do the occasional cleanse, this is much more appetizing and satisfying than simply drinking juice, or honey and lemon water.

Check out the Soupure website, to get a better idea what they are about, or to order their book.

My Rating: A-

The Cerebral Girl is a forty-something blogger just digging her way out from under a mountain of books in the deep south of Florida.

I received a copy of this book to review through Netgalley, in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not financially compensated in any way, and the opinions expressed are my own and based on my observations while reading this novel.

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