When my husband travels, it’s hard to make dinner for one. Hence, my recent curiosity into soups. I have never been big on soups but the occasional french onion soup has piqued my interest. Yet I don’t think I’m ready to make my own! The last couple weeks I have made several soups and was surprised to find that they are actually really easy to make and a great to just have in the fridge. It’s also a nice warm treat during these cold Joburg winter days. My favorite so far has been this Alkalizing Green Detox Soup. Surprisingly, its filling and good for you! It’s absolutely delicious and if it’s not enough, a nice warm baguette would make this a complete meal!
- 1 bunch fresh asparagus, roughly chopped
- 1 small onion, finely diced
- 1 bunch fresh kale leaves, roughly chopped
- 1 fennel bulb, finely diced
- 1 cup fresh spinach
- 2 celery stalks, roughly chopped
- 1&1/2 cup low-sodium vegetable stock
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1 lime, juice only
- Toasted nuts and seeds, to garnish
- Heat the coconut oil in a soup pot, add the onion, garlic, asparagus, fennel and celery stalks and cook for 5 minutes over low heat.
- Add the vegetable stock, bring to boil and simmer over low heat for 5-7 minutes.
- Add the kale leaves and spinach, and remove from the heat.
- Transfer into the blender, add lime juice and process to obtain a smooth cream. Add more vegetable stock to adjust the texture.
- Serve warm, topped with toasted nuts and seeds or in my case some garlic croutons.