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.
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?
- 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)
- 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…)