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Dr. Fuhrman’s High Cruciferous Vegetable Cancer Fighting Stew

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When we first read his book, Eat to Live – we couldn’t WAIT to try Dr. Fuhrman’s high cruciferous vegetable stew recipe. It contains lots of cancer fighting vegetables we ALL need to be eating more of! This vegetable stew is quite savory along with being super healthy. This stew recipe smells good cooking and it makes plenty, so you can share with your neighbors too because sharing is caring! Otherwise we recommend reducing by half. Change up the flavor by sprinkling some sharp cheddar cheese on the leftovers a couple days later.

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Dr. Fuhrman's High Cruciferous Vegetable Stew

Dr. Fuhrman
4 from 13 votes
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 25 minutes
Course Soup
Calories 133 kcal


  • 5 cups water
  • 2 1/2 cups carrot juice
  • 1/2 cup dried split peas
  • 1/2 cup dried lentils
  • 1/2 cup adzuki beans soak overnight or use canned
  • 1 bunch of kale stems removed, leaves coarsely chopped
  • 1 bunch of collard greens coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 lb Brussels sprouts
  • 1/2 lb shiitake mushrooms sliced in 1" pieces
  • 3 leeks coarsely chopped
  • 3 carrots sliced in 1" pieces
  • 3 onions peeled, chopped
  • 4 medium zucchini cubed
  • 4 garlic cloves chopped or 2 teaspoons of garlic powder
  • 1 28 oz can of tomatoes
  • 6 tbsp no salt seasoning
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley chopped - about 1/2 bunch
  • 1 cup broccoli sprouts optional


  • Place all ingredients, except parsley and sprouts, in a large soup pot, cover and bring to simmer.
  • Simmer until adzuki beans are tender. If using canned adzuki beans, simmer until vegetables are tender and flavors blend, about one hour.
  • Place ¼ of soup into the blender in the order listed and secure lid.
  • For Blendtec: Press the SOUPS button.
  • For Vitamix: VARIABLE, speed #1. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to VARIABLE, speed #10, then to HIGH. Blend for 30-45 seconds using the tamper to press the ingredients into the blades.
  • Repeat with remaining soup - will take several batches.
  • For a chunky soup, PULSE the last couple of batches to gently chop ingredients without pureeing.
  • Add back to soup pot and stir in parsley and (optional) broccoli sprouts.
  • All done! Enjoy!! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments! 🙂 Tag @BlenderBabes & #BlenderBabes


1. Add salt to taste if desired.
2. Add some Dubliner cheese to the top of leftovers.
3. This recipe can be reduced by half and made in smaller containers.


Serving: 2gCalories: 133kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 6.2gFat: 1.3gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 0.8mgSodium: 250.2mgFiber: 6.6gSugar: 9.1g
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

It takes about an hour to prep all of the vegetables, and you will need to soak the beans overnight. Adjust the seasoning amounts to taste and the flavors seem to meld overnight.

Cheese lovers will enjoy this stew with some grated sharp cheddar on top. If you find this stew too thick for your blender, add more liquid.

This recipe makes a lot, so this would be a good one to share with friends or large group, otherwise you may want to reduce by half. Store the rest in the freezer for later. 

Zucchini, is a staple at many farmers markets during the warmer months and can range in color from yellow to deep green. With its tender texture and slightly sweet flavor, it only has 21 calories per cup making a welcome addition to a calorie-controlled diet. Zucchini boasts a rich nutritional profile and it offers many health benefits such as a good source of vitamin C. A water-soluble antioxidant, vitamin C dissolves in your body fluids and protects your cells from free radicals, highly reactive compounds that oxidize your DNA, lipids and proteins, causing cellular damage.

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27 thoughts on “Dr. Fuhrman’s High Cruciferous Vegetable Cancer Fighting Stew”

  1. Did anyone actually try the recipe? What was it like? Did you modify? In what way? Why do people comment on recipes before they have actually tried them?

    1. That’s a great question Janet! We asked a question on our Facebook page about what cruciferous vegetables our community made with soup with the most so that’s where many comments came from. There were four recipe testers who tested this recipe (only recipes that pass our tests make it onto our website) – they’re images are at the bottom of the post – they did say that the recipe made A LOT of soup and recommended halving the recipe. They also said it could use some more spices, salt in particular, and that the flavors melded more the next day. Let us know if you try it and provide your own rating/comment so our community can benefit! HAPPY BLENDING!

  2. That stew sounds so good! Personally, my favorite vegetable to blend into soups is cauliflower–roasted first, with some paprika and cumin–because it gives whatever soup I’m making a pretty fantastic smoky/meaty/creamy base.

    1. Yum Elaine! We LOVE cumin and paprika. Your roasted cauliflower soup sounds simple AND delicious! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  3. Brussels sprouts for sure!! They are just so adorable! Little baby cabbages. Great in stirfrys, roasted, shredded raw, perfect every which way. 🙂

  4. 5 stars
    I love to cook and blend with cauliflower because it is so versatile & delicious! One of the best veggies to sneak into recipes without anyone knowing 😉

  5. this sounds delicious! I love to cook with turnips, parsnips, zucchini and kale quite often. I make a great vegan pasta sauce out of the turnips and parsnips 🙂

  6. This soup looks delicious! My favorite cruciferous veggie would definitely have to be Brussels sprouts–I love to slice them in half and roast them with salt and pepper! It’s so easy, nutritious, and a no-brainer side dish.

  7. 5 stars
    Love, Love broccoli. one of my favourite veggies. So quick to prepare in so many dishes & even raw. Love it for veggie trays, in stir-fry, broccoli cream soup, baked with cheese & bacon. Best thing I love is it TASTES good & is very quick to prepare. I give it 5 STARS ♥♥♥♥♥

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