Healing Soup


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Ingredients:
1 tbsp unrefined coconut oil
2 cups diced yellow onion (approx 1 medium)
1 tbsp minced garlic (approx 3 cloves)
1 cup chopped asparagus (approx 1 bunch)
2 cups spinach leaves
3 cups chopped broccoli (approx 1 large head) *
¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
2 tsp sea salt
½ tsp fresh cracked black pepper
6 cups homemade chicken stock

Instructions:
In a large heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat, warm coconut oil until glistening.  Add onion and saute for 5 minutes, stirring frequently; onions will have softened.  Add garlic and saute for 1 minute, stirring constantly; garlic will be fragrant. Add asparagus, broccoli, red pepper, sea salt, black pepper and chicken stock. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 20 minutes. Turn burner off. Add spinach, stir and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Puree the soup in a blender in small batches OR use a puree stick to blend.

* Both the florets and the stalk of the broccoli may be used.  Simply cut off the bottom 1″ of the stock and peel the outer layer with a vegetable peeler.  Chop and add to the soup with the florets.

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5 comments


  • lisa

    Love this recipe! My 12 year old daughter got her braces on today and requested this for dinner:)

    November 23, 2011
  • I made a double batch of this soup this week, although I reduced the total amount of broth because I like my soup a little thicker. The soup tastes great and I love all the healthy green vegetables in it. Thanks for sharing a great recipe!

    January 18, 2012
  • Rebecca

    Wow. I just made this for my son and husband who are both really sick… And I want it all for myself! Maybe I will share it with them…. Oh- and I added a leek (white part only, of course) in the garlic step and love it! And of course I used the chicken stock I made from your 24 hour chicken stock recipe. Phenomenal! My new “sick soup”!

    August 10, 2012
  • Karen

    This is our family’s favorite soup. It was first introduced to me when I was pregnant and down with the flu. Its literally become our “healing” soup. I make it for all of my friend when they are under the weather. It makes for such a lovely delivery to a friend in need. Its also just become a regular rotation meal in our house. I make batches and freeze it for easy meals.
    Its cozy, soothing, and oh so good for you. Even my little baby slurped it back when we gave it to him at 7 months old.
    Thank you SO much for this wonderful recipe. AND.. for introducing me to coconut oil :) My favorite part of making this soup is the magical aroma of coconut oil and onion simmering. Who Knew!? YUM.. simply YUM.

    February 27, 2013
  • Dennis

    My wife made this lovely green soup today. She added shallots and celery to the saute and a touch of cumin with a bright splash of lemon juice of half a small lemon to taste. Garnish with cilantro. It was delicious.

    May 1, 2014

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