Green Soup

It’s winter, which means it’s the time of year where warming, hearty and delicious home cooked meals are being plated up. There is just something about sitting down with a warm blanket, the heater on and a nice bowl of hot, home cooked soup. There are so many ways to make soup, and the best part is, it is one of the easiest ways to throw a bunch of healthy, nutritious and seasonal ingredients into a pot and have a beautiful, healthy meal. I will be sure to post more along the way, but for today I will start with this.

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I was feeling like something green, nourishing and warming. This meal was super cheap and I made enough to last me at least 4-5 days! If you don’t want to be eating a green soup for that many days in a row, this is easy enough to portion and freeze for a later day 🙂

This meal is rich in fibre, iron, vitamin C, magnesium, vitamin K, folate, copper, potassium, calcium, B vitamins, vitamin A, omega-3 fatty acids and pre-biotics.

So what are you waiting for?

Ingredients:

  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • 1 small broccoli (finely chop the florets)
  • 1/4 of fresh fennel
  • 1 bunch of asparagus
  • 2 handfuls of brussels sprouts
  • 5cm piece of fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 large leek
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 2 medium white potatoes
  • salt and pepper
  • choice of stock (either liquid or powder)

Method: 

  • In a large pot, pour a good drizzle of olive oil and let it warm up
  • Add the chopped garlic and leek and cook until they begins to soften
  • Add remaining ingredients, including the seasoning and cook until aromatic
  • Add enough water (or stock) to just cover the ingredients. Simmer until all ingredients are nice and soft
  • Using a hand held blender, blend until all the content is a smooth consistency.
  • Garnish with herbs and spices of your choice, even a nice piece of buttered toasted slice of bread (mmmm…)

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