The following blog was written by Eve J. Cannon, Certified Holistic Health Coach and owner of Creative Wellness.
Having trouble staying warm this winter? Fighting off the flu? Soups are great comfort foods for the coldest season, and so easy to make, even for those of us who are short on time or don't like to cook. As a Certified Holistic Health Coach at Creative Wellness, it's my goal to make getting healthy easier for everybody. Here's one of my favorite soup recipes to help your body create warmth without adding pounds and ward off illness with medicinal spices. It's a favorite among my clients and I hope you'll enjoy it just as much!
Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 30 min Serves: 6-8
- 6 cups water
- 2 carrots, sliced
- 2 stalks celery, chopped
- 1 medium sweet potato, cut into small chunks
- 3 large leaves kale, torn into bite-sized pieces
- 3/4 c frozen lima beans
- 5 baby bella mushrooms, sliced
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1/2 in piece fresh ginger root, sliced very thin
- 3 sprigs fresh parsley, finely chopped
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 4 Tbsp soy sauce
- 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
- cracked black pepper and sea salt, to taste
- In a large pot, heat oil on medium low heat. Add garlic, carrots, celery, and ginger. Saute about 5 minutes.
- Pour in 2 cups water and increase heat to medium. Drop in sweet potatoes. Cover pot with tight-fitting lid and cook about 5 minutes.
- Add 2 more cups water. Drop in mushrooms and lima beans. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
- Pour in remaining 2 cups water. Stir in the kale. Add soy sauce, cayenne pepper, and parsley. Reduce heat to medium low. Cover and cook about 15 minutes or until sweet potatoes have softened. Serve hot.
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