Super Greens Creamy Curry Spiced Soup

I get lots of messages at weekends from people who feel they've 'failed' on their diet. Firstly, you can't fail and secondly, I don't want you to think of my plan as a 'diet' ... rather a sustainable (dare I say, enjoyable) lifestyle change.

If you've gone off track a little, don't let that be an excuse to throw everything out of the window. The temptation can be to feel disappointed in yourself and find comfort in junk food. If I have a weekend that's not as on point as I'd like, this is my go to soup. If you don't like your greens, I promise this is the soup to change your mind!

There are an absolute ton of amazing skin boosting benefits to this super green creamy curried soup. You don't need to stick strictly to the green veg I've used - find vegetables that are seasonal and easily available locally. 

 

 

INGREDIENTS & BENEFITS (serves 4)
  • onion x 2
  • celery: 4 sticks - rich in skin boosting vitamins including - folate, potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin C and vitamin K
  • leek x 1
  • coconut oil 1 tbsp
  • garlic: 2 cloves - antiviral, great for preventing sore throats 
  • ground ginger 1 tsp - combats inflammation and toxins
  • ground coriander 1 tsp
  • ground cumin 1 tsp
  • pink salt - to season
  • black pepper - to season - calms inflammation
  • broccoli: 10 florets - rich in anti-oxidants, vitamin B, vitamin E, and beta carotene help the skin to glow and look youthful
  • spinach and kale: 2 large handfuls - super high in vitamin C and vitamin K in kale which helps to reduce the dark circles under your eyes and 'tightens' your skin, thereby reducing fine lines and wrinkles
  • frozen peas 50g
  • coconut milk 1 tin provides Vitamin C, anti-oxidants, and energy
  • brown rice noodles 50g
  • vegan stock bouillon: look from a brand without potato starch if possible
  • lime juice: highly alkalising and offers support for the immune system by helping to produce white blood cells to fight off infections
  • green beans 12
  • tamarind 1 tsp
  • tamari (gluten free soy) 2 tsp
  • pumpkin seeds: high in Zinc for strengthening the immune system
  • edamame beans - packed with vitamin C which helps keep skin looking young and fresh
  • flax seeds - the high levels of lignans and omega 3 fatty acids promote healthy bowel movements, preventing skin disease
  • fresh herbs - go for basil, coriander, mint, parsley - whichever you like

HERE'S HOW

Add the coconut oil to a saucepan

Roughly chop the onions, celery, leek and garlic and sauté for 8 to 10 mins. Stir through the dried spices and add 1 litre of water + 1 heaped tablespoon of vegan stock

Add 5 broccoli florets, the spinach, kale and peas and simmer gently

Add the coconut milk, lime juice tamarind and tamari sauce and stir

Allow to cool

Blitz the soup in a nutribullet or blender

Return the blended soup to the hob and add the remaining broccoli florets, green beans and noodles and warm for 5 to 10 minutes

Serve in a bowl decorated with edamame beans, pumpkin seeds, flaxseed and fresh herbs

 

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