Fasting Soup

Whether used during Lent, at the New Year, or for a therapeutic fast, fasting soup provides valuable minerals and supports the detoxification process. Fasting soup is easy to cook at home, just like making a normal vegetable stock. It’s recommended to use organic ingredients here, and season without salt.

Course Soup
Keyword Fasting, Lent, Soup, Vegetarian
Cook Time 30 minutes


  • 2 onions
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 potatoes
  • 1/2 celeriac
  • 3 carrots
  • 2 parsnips
  • 2 leeks
  • 1 fennel bulb
  • 3 quarts water
  • 1 twig lovage
  • 2 sprigs parsley
  • 1 stalk thyme
  • 1 stalk rosemary
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/3 tsp juniper berries


  • Clean, wash, peel and dice all vegetables. Peel and press the garlic.
  • Put all the ingredients with the water in a soup pot and bring to a boil. Then simmer for around 30 minutes.
  • Remove the sprigs of herbs. Strain the vegetables, saving for another use.
  • Depending on your fasting rules, you may drink only the broth. If you are in the early days of a fasting regimen, or following a less strict program, enjoy the soup with the vegetables left in!

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