For those of you that signed-up for the cleanse – we are SO thrilled to have you on board with us. It has been truly inspiring to see your progress and success. Your stories are exactly why we set-out to create this cleanse!
And for those of you who haven’t signed-up yet – that’s ok! We wanted to share a recipe from the cleanse with you too so you can get a little taste of the yumminess you get to consume when you do decide to take the DIY Cleanse challenge.
In honor of fall, we give you our Smoky Pumpkin Chili. It is easy to make, super flavorful and serves an important purpose on the cleanse. We believe that every ingredient matters and serve a purpose in our bodies so we thought we would give you a quick list of why the ingredients in this Smoky Pumpkin Chili are cleanse worthy:
- Adzuki Beans: The most digestible bean out there which means all the great protein benefits without any of the gassy side effects.
- Pumpkin: Not only does the pumpkin give the chili a really great flavor profile but it is packed with fiber and good complex carbohydrates. The fiber helps pull junk out of our systems and the good carbs keep us full and energized which is extra important when you are cleansing
- Smoked Paprika and Jalapeño: These smoky and fiery additions also aid in digestion and act an antioxidant. Chilies also have something called Capsaicin which is very good for inflammation.
- Parsley: This herb has great anti-oxidant properties to it, stimulates the bowels and supports the kidneys…plus it freshens breath
Convinced this is an amazing cleanse yet? Ok, here you go and don’t forget to tag us on Instagram with #diycleanse . We LOVE seeing your posts.
Smoky Pumpkin Chili
Cook time: 45 minutes. Serves 4.
1 tablespoon ghee or avocado oil
1 medium white onion, chopped
4 cloves of garlic, minced
3 teaspoons chili powder
2 tablespoons smoked paprika
1 teaspoon oregano
1 jalapeño, minced
1 cup vegetable or bone broth
1 15oz can of pumpkin puree
2 15oz cans of aduzi beans, drained and rinsed
1 28oz can of fire roasted tomatoes
Small handful of parsley or cilantro, chopped
2 green onions, thinly sliced
Salt and pepper to taste
In a medium saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté until translucent, 3-5 minutes. Add the garlic, jalapeño, and spices and cook for a minute until fragrant. Add the broth, pumpkin, tomatoes and beans. Simmer for 30 – 45 minutes to let the flavors meld.
Top with chopped parsley and green onions and enjoy!
With love and green juice,