Powerful Greens Detox Soup
The fall has arrived, a cool chill is in the air and there’s no better way to warm the body than with a bowl of greens soup. Not only does it warm your heart, this soup is made with powerful greens that are healthy for the body overall and helps support the detoxification process.
The vitamin K is greens alone, is critical in preventing age related conditions. It has essential protein that is good for bone health, lowers cholesterol; it’s high in dietary fiber and Iron. Besides the above, the one reason I love to drink a bowl of greens soup is to improve immune function; it’s rich in omega 3’s fatty acids to help reduce inflammation in the body and fuels your body with good energy
There are many types of greens that you can eat, but my two favorites are kale and spinach because it makes a mean powerful soup that’s just delicious. This soup is real easy to make and I’m sure you will find your self-making it more often.
The reason I first made this soup was because my spinach and kale were going bad and I didn’t want to have to toss out greens and waste it. Heck even my husband loves it and he is one person you don’t often see touching greens. I know you will enjoy so please leave me a comment below and tell me what you think?
49 oz. of chicken or vegetable broth (see below for broth ideas)
1 tbsp. Olive oil
4 garlic gloves – peeled and sliced
¼ cup fresh chopped cilantro
¼ cup fresh chopped parsley
4 fresh Basil leaves
2 handfuls of fresh spinach
3-4 fresh kale leaves – wash, peel off the stem and cut in pieces
Sprinkle of celery salt
Himalayan Pink Salt taste
Ground peppercorn to taste
In a large saucepan sauté the sliced garlic in the olive oil. Once it’s browned pour the broth overtop add the parsley, cilantro, basil leaves, a sprinkle of celery salt, and pink salt and pepper to taste, bring to a slight boil for about 10 minutes to release the flavors of the herbs. Add the spinach and kale pieces, stir as you add it and simmer for another 10-15 minutes until you see the greens slightly wilting.
Even though it might seem like a lot of spinach and kale, once they start to wilt, it won’t seem as much greens in your soup. You might want to add more if you desire.
Note: There are many types of broth you can use. I have tried several and it all depends on the taste buds of the individual person. My favorite is making my own, but this will take to long. If you want a quick soup, any store bought broth like Swanson organic chicken broth or vegetable works great. You can use those Maggi chicken bouillon cubes, which also work great, but you need to add water using these cubes or powder. You just need to be careful with the amount of sodium in these store bought products.
Enjoy your homemade soup and please leave me a message and tell me what you think.
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