A nutritious and cleansing green soup, loaded with essential nutrients, vitamins, fiber and minerals.
Especially for the master metaboliser, our liver. This exceptionally hard working organ filters our entire blood volume every three minutes. The liver is that special metabolic organs that processes and neutralizes all the chemicals in our body, especially the ones we are exposed to, from our food, environment, or personal care products. In healthy diets or detox diets, when we consume appreciable quantities of vegetables and fruits, our cells receive high concentrations of potassium which flushes out excess water and toxins, creating an alkaline environment.
Chinese Nutritional Therapy
Broccoli the main ingredient in this nourishing soup, cools and soothes the liver and helps to prevent food stagnation and internal stress.
Broccoli is known for its ability to clear heat and regulate water circulation. It also helps to regulate qi circulation.
The philosophy of Chinese Medicine informs us that it enters the Stomach, Spleen, Urine Bladder, and Liver.
Cook Time 15 mins Total Time 15 mins
- 2 cups broccoli florets
- 2 celery stalks finely diced
- 1 onion finely diced
- 2 garlic cloves crushed
- 1 cup greens kale, spinach, beet greens or any other available
- 1 parsnip peeled and finely chopped
- 1 carrot peeled and finely chopped
- 2 cups filtered water or low sodium vegetable broth
- ½ tsp sea salt
- ½ lemon juice only
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- Toasted mixed seeds and nuts 1 teaspoon coconut milk, to garnish
In a soup pot, heat the coconut oil, add the onion, garlic, carrot, parsnip, celery sticks and broccoli, and cook over low heat for five minutes, stirring frequently.
Add the filtered water or vegetable broth, bring to a boil, then cover the pot with a lid and let simmer for 5-7 minutes, until the vegetables are tender but not mushy.
Stir in the greens, then transfer into the blender, add the chia seeds and lemon, and process to obtain a smooth cream.
Top with toasted seeds and serve warm.
Hoping that you enjoy this exceptionally healthy dish.
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Disclaimer: This article is not intended to diagnose or assess. The information provided is not to be considered a substitute for consultation with a qualified health care practitioner.