Soups are my favourite meals!!!
Soup is so easy to digest + packed with nutrition!
Greens are an important source of minerals such as; potassium, sodium, magnesium, copper, manganese, iron and calcium. Dark green leafy vegetables are packed with phytochemicals (goodies!), vitamins A (beta-carotene), E + K and folate. I recommend patients to eat as much as they can!
Ginger is wonderfully warming, I use it in the place of chilli to give a dish a real kick!!! Ginger is great for nausea, digestive upsets, poor circulation, allergies, detoxification and inflammation. Turmeric is also powerfully anti-inflammatory! It's perfect for pain of any kind. I would highly recommend anyone with bowel, stomach, esophageal or throat pain to consume this soup! In addition to my anti-inflammatory smoothies and lots of slippery elm (drink + porridge).
The ingredients in this soup are great for detoxification. The liver loves amino acids, vitamins, minerals, sulphur compounds and greens... all found in this soup!
- 1 large brown onion, diced
- 3 garlic cloves, crushed, roughly chopped
- 3 tsp ground ginger (or 3 inch fresh)
- 4 inch fresh turmeric, peeled, chopped
- 500g broccoli + cauliflower, chopped (frozen packet for simplicity)
- 1 ripe apple, cored, cubed
- 4 kale leaves + stems*
- 100mL water (+ more)
- sea salt + pepper
- 5 stems fresh herbs (your choice)
- 100mL coconut cream (+ more)
*other greens can be used - 1 x zucchini, 2 sticks celery, 1/8 cabbage - whatever you have on hand
Place onions and a little coconut cream into a saucepan. Cook on medium heat until the onions are soft, about 3 - 5 minutes.
Add garlic, turmeric (and ginger if using fresh). Cook for a further 2 minutes until the garlic becomes fragrant.
Add whatever greens you're using and continue to cook for another 2 minutes.
Place all other ingredients into the saucepan - except fresh herbs + coconut cream. Flavour with salt + pepper. Bring to the boil, decrease heat, simmer for 15 - 20 minutes until vegetables are soft.
Add the remaining coconut cream + fresh herbs. Blend using a stick blender (or Thermomix) on medium high until smooth.
Taste. Add a little more water to make the soup thinner. Add coconut cream for more creaminess. Add herbs, salt + pepper for more flavour!
Serve and enjoy :)