Pages Menu
TwitterFacebook
Categories Menu

Posted by on 19 Apr 2013 | 0 comments

Inspired Food with Jean: Green Kale Soup

green kale soup2High in anti-oxidants this wonderfully rich green soup provides you with super nutrition from both the kale and the spinach.

I love kale and I could eat a whole plate of it and nothing else. Kale has a wonderfully sweet taste to it when it’s lightly cooked and is super-rich in vitamin A so brilliant for keeping your skin and eyes healthy. It comes in different varieties too; red kale, siberian kale and curly kale to name but a few, we’ll be using the curly kale variety in this soup.

Spinach is high in vitamin C which not only boosts your immune system, it helps your body to absorb iron from plant foods and the fact that spinach contains a high percentage of iron it seems the perfect vegetable!

Both kale and spinach are rich in little known vitamin K which helps to strengthen your bones and is used to treat Alzheimer’s patients by limiting neuronal damage in the brain.
INGREDIENTS:
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 large onion peeled and sliced
1 garlic clove peeled and crushed
2 turnips peeled and chopped
2 wheat free vegetable stock cubes
2 courgettes roughly chopped
200 g of curly kale washed and drained
100g of spinach
750ml boiling water
freshly chopped dill for garnishing

METHOD:
Heat the oil in a large saucepan and cook the onion and garlic until soft. Add the turnips and cook for a further 3 minutes. Add the water and stock cubes and simmer for 5 minutes. The idea is you don’t want to over-cook and even if the vegetables are not cooked through that’s ok as you’ll be whizzing it up in the blender. Add the courgettes, kale & spinach and simmer for another few minutes. Allow to cool then blend in a food processor until smooth and serve with chopped dill on top.

Jean Dayton

Jean Dayton

I’m a professional artist and run my own children’s art workshops, so I love being creative in all that I do, that is why cooking, for me, is a complete joy, I am in my element when preparing food for myself and others. Eating healthily and preparing healthy food makes me feel good and if I feel good then I am in flow with my life and when I’m in flow good things happen in my life, I attract good things, like-minded or as I like to say ‘like-souled’ people come into my life, expanding me even more as a person.  I believe a good mindset married together with looking after your body is what brings balance in your life which ultimately brings you more joy. Isn’t that what we are all seeking – Joy… in ALL that we do?
Jean Dayton

Latest posts by Jean Dayton (see all)

Post a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Subscribe for Free

Subscribe for Free

Join our mailing list to receive weekly updates with new inspirational articles and content just like this!

You have Successfully Subscribed!