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There is nothing more satisfying than a warm cup of soup on a chili day.  Moreover, soups are easy to make, and with the right ingredients, nutrient fortified!  Here are some of our favorite easy-to-make soups with powerful healing ingredients. Try one and let us know what you think!

 

Lentil Quinoa Soup:

Lentils contain the nutrient folate, a B Vitamin that helps ward off DNA changes that could lead to cancer.

  1. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add 1 diced yellow onion; cook 4 minutes.
  3. Add 1 tsp cumin seeds, 1 tbsp minced ginger, 2 minced garlic cloves, ¼ tsp cayenne, ground cloves, salt (each).
  4. Add 5 cups low-sodium vegetable broth, ¾ cup of dried red lentils, 1 tsp Dried Thyme, 29 ounce can fire-roasted tomatoes, 2 chopped carrots.
  5. Simmer 20 minutes.
  6. Stir in ¾ cup cooked quinoa, ¾ cup unsalted cashews, and juice of ½ lemon. (Heat 5 minutes) Garnish with parsley.

 

Chipotle Cinnamon Pumpkin Soup:

Studies suggest that cinnamon helps regulate blood sugar levels, especially those with type II diabetes.

  1. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add 1 diced onion; cook 4 minutes.
  3. Add 3 minced garlic cloves, ½ tsp cinnamon, ½ tsp cumin, ¼ tsp nutmeg, salt and pepper to taste; cook 1 minute.
  4. Add 3 ½ cups Low-Sodium vegetable broth, 15 ounce can pure pumpkin and 1 tbsp chipotle chili in adobo sauce; simmer 20 minutes and puree.
  5. Garnish with low fat Greek yogurt to taste.

 

Creamy Asparagus Soup:

Glutathione, an anti-oxidant found in asparagus works to protect our main detox center, the liver.

  1. In a large pot, heat 1 tbsp oil over medium heat.
  2. Add 2 sliced leeks, 1 cup sliced cremini mushrooms, 1 bunch chopped asparagus; cook 4 minutes.
  3. Add 4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth, 2 tbsp fresh tarragon, 1 tsp cumin, salt and pepper to taste; Simmer 20 minutes and puree.
  4. In a food processor, mix together 1 cup unsalted cashews, 2/3 cup of water until smooth.
  5. Stir mixture and juice of ½ lemon into soup; heat 5 minutes.

 

Via: Susan Bonee