Winter warmer vegetable soup


This freezer friendly soup is great to make in batches and is best cooked using veggies at the freshest. It will flood your system with easily digestible nutrients along with the fiber you need to feed a healthy bacteria colony.

Ingredients 2 tablespoon extra-virgin coconut oil 1 leek white, chopped 1 onion diced 3 garlic cloves crushed 3 celery stalks diced small a piece of ginger peeled and grated 160 g sugar-free tomato paste 400 g tin additive free chopped tomatoes 150 g green beans half cauliflower roughly chopped 2 zucchinis diced 1 green capsicum seeded and diced 450 g kale chopped 45 g English spinach leaves chopped 1 L vegetable stock plus extra water if needed A handful of mixed herbs, parsley, basil, freshly cracked pepper to taste

Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat, add the leek, onion garlic celery, and ginger and cook stirring regularly for 5 minutes or until lightly browned

Stir in the tomato paste and chopped tomatoes and cook for a further two minutes. Add beans cauliflower zucchini, capsicum, kale, and spinach then cook stirring frequently for further 1 -2 minutes.

Add the stock and water to cover the vegetables bring to boil then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.Add the herbs and stir to combine.

Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly then puree in a food processor or blender to your desired consistency.

Serve hot, sprinkle with black pepper.

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