The Green Machine: Nutritious soup

 

Broccoli, peas, spring onions, spinach and a sprinkle of parmesan. Easy!

Greens are high in vitamin C, an antioxidant and immune booster. Folate, responsible for building new cells and providing energy for our body. Greens are also high in potassium which help to regulate our blood pressure as well as fibre for a healthy bowel and amazing ability to lower cholesterol.

Go green!

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 chopped broccoli
  • 1 finely chopped spring onion
  • 1 cup peas (frozen is fine)
  • 1 cup washed 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!

Variations:

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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