Reprinted from Naturally Nourished: Healthy, Delicious Meals Made with Everyday Ingredients. Copyright © 2017 by Sarah Britton. Photographs copyright © 2017 by Sarah Britton. Published by Clarkson Potter, an imprint of Penguin Random House, LLC.

Deep Detox Cilantro, Spinach, and Sweet Potato Soup




10 min


25 min


1 tablespoon coconut oil

2 medium yellow onions, chopped

1 teaspoon fine sea salt

4 to 5 garlic cloves, minced (to suit your taste)

2 medium-large sweet potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1-inch / 2.5cm cubes

3 cups / 750ml water

2 firmly packed cups / 50g fresh baby spinach

2 cups / 60g fresh cilantro leaves and tender stems

1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 pinch to ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. In a large stockpot, melt the coconut oil over medium heat. Add the onions and salt, stir to coat, and cook until onions have softened, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the garlic, stir, and cook 1 minute more. Add the sweet potatoes and water. Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer until the sweet potatoes are tender, 12 to 15 minutes.

  2. Transfer the soup to a blender. Blend on high until smooth, then add the spinach, cilantro, lemon, and cayenne. Season with salt. Store cooled leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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