The Green Machine: Green soup with super powers. Broccoli, peas, spring onions, spinach and a sprinkle of parmesan. Greens are high in vitamin C- an antioxidant and immune booster, folate – which is responsible for building new cells and providing energy for our body. Greens are also high in potassium- to regulate our blood pressure and fibre – for a healthy digestive system.
Recipe: This was one of my usual ‘make it up as I go’ recipes, but here is a guide for anyone who wants to recreate this healthy soup. You could even use this soup as a pasta sauce.
3 cups chicken stock (or vegetable stock) bring to the boil.
Add 1 cup broccoli, 1 chopped spring onion, 1 cup peas, 1 cup spinach.
As soon as you throw in the veg, turn the heat off.
Stir veg through to cook with the residual heat. Once veg are cooked through (they should be lovely and bright green), eat as is or blend to make a smooth soup.
Serve with some grated parmesan on top!
You can add a dash of cream or sour cream if you wish.
Add squash or zuccini.
Add fresh herbs such as basil, mint or thyme.
Add lentils or other legumes/beans to add protein, fibre and carbohydrate.
Add chopped cooked chicken to provide protein.
Serve with a delicious sourdough bread
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