EAT FRESH & FEEL GOOD
Nutritional Therapy and Feel Good Food
Lucie Simon BA, Dip NT, mBANT
GOODNESS SOUP OF GREENS
Calmness in a bowl, this easy and satisfying soup has under 10 ingredients and under 20 mins to make.
Benefits: This soup is packed with leafy greens, which provide us with a rich source of fiber, folate, and magnesium. Magnesium is required for over 300 functions in the body and has a calming effect. Fiber not only helps to keep the digestive system running smooth but also acts as fertilizer for our gut bacteria.
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 leeks sliced finely
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1-inch piece of ginger, chopped
100g leafy greens watercress/ Kale/ spinach/ Chard
500ml vegetable stock
50g cashews soaked in hot water for 15 mins
Juice of 1/2 lemon
In a pot, add 1 tbsp oil and sauté the leek until soft
Add the garlic and ginger, stir for 1 minute.
Add the broccoli and cook for a few minutes until the broccoli is bright green.
Add the leaves, chopped parsley and cashews to the stock and simmer on medium heat for 10 mins with lid on.
Blend in a blender until smooth. Pour it back in the pot. Add grated zest and juice of 1 lemon.
Make the cashew cream, by blending the soaked cashews with water lemon juice, and a pinch of salt. Swirl on the soup and serve.