Natural Health and Wellness for the Whole Family

Green Goddess Soup

By Sarah Axtell, ND February 28, 2016

When you are sick of salads but yet you still want to consume cleansing green leafies, try this soup! This makes a big batch so you can enjoy during the week for an easy lunch and freeze some for later.

Nutrition facts: This soup is full of minerals (especially calcium, thanks to the collard greens). The greens are bitter, which stimulate the liver to promote optimal detoxification.

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Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp grass-fed butter
  • 3 leeks, cleaned and chopped
  • 1 bunch kale, de-stemmed
  • 1 bunch collard greens, de-stemmed
  • 6 cups vegetable stock
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and finely minced (about 2 tsp)
  • 1 tbsp fresh chopped thyme
  • 1 pound turnips, peeled and chopped
  • 1 pound rutabagas, peeled and chopped
  • 1 13.5-ounce can full fat, unsweetened coconut milk
  • ½ ounce fresh parsley
  • Juice of full lemon
  • 2 tbsp brown rice miso (available at health food stores in refrigerated section)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Walnuts or pumpkin seeds (used as a garnish), optional

Instructions

1. Add collards and kale to a skillet and add 1 cup of stock and cover tightly with lid. Steam on low heat for 10 minutes. Then remove from heat and set aside.
2. In a separate large soup pot, add butter, leeks, minced garlic and thyme and cook on medium heat for 5 minutes.
3. Add the turnips and rutabagas to the pot, and season with salt and pepper. Cook the vegetables for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
4. Add 5 cups vegetable stock to the pot, cover and bring to a gentle boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
5. Transfer the collards and kale to a high-speed blender, along with the left over stock from the pan, coconut milk, lemon juice, miso, fresh parsley, and about a third of the cooked vegetables. Puree until smooth, 30-60 seconds. Pour the puree into the soup pot and simmer uncovered for another 10 minutes.
6. Top with chopped walnuts or pumpkin seeds for a crunch!

Enjoy!

Editor’s Note: The information in this article is intended for your educational use only. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health practitioners with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition and before undertaking any diet, supplement, fitness, or other health program.


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