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IMMUNE-BOOSTING SOUPS

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In winter, keeping warm and strong are essential if we want illness to stay away and abundant energy to come our way. This time of the year is also suitable for cleansing the body and giving the digestive system a good break so we can embrace the spring season with a stronger body and less toxins. Thus, my favourite meal for the season is a nourishing immune-boosting soup. Below you can find my favourite recipes:

1. Carrot & Kale Warm-up

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60-70g kale (2 handfuls)

500ml water (add more or less depending on how thick you like it – this amount is for medium-thick)

200g carrots

1 scoop (25g) SunWarrior Natual Blend Protein or another pea protein brand

1/2 tsp. ginger

1/2 tsp. turmeric (if you like this Indian spice)

1 tsp. Himalayan or Celtic salt

2 tsp. Cold-pressed sunflower oil (extra virgin oil works too)

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Put the vegetables in a pot to boil with the water. Add the salt, bring to boil and then reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 10-15 minutes until the vegetables are soft. Transfer to a BPA-free or glass blender (hand blender also works), add the protein, ginger, and turmeric and blend together.

Serve straight away with the sunflower oil and extra salt if needed. You can also add sprouted buckwheat for a more filling meal. If you are on-the-go, use this thermos bowl to carry it with you.

2. Carrot, Leeks &  Broccoli Wrap-up

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150g broccoli

150g carrots

60g leeks (depends on how strong you like their taste to be felt)

500ml water (add more or less depending on how thick you like it – this amount is for medium-thick)

1 tsp. Himalayan or Celtic salt

1 scoop (25g) SunWarrior Natual Blend Protein or another pea protein brand

1 tsp. dried oregano and parsley

2 tsp. coconut oil or ghee

Put the vegetables in a pot to boil with the water. Add the salt, bring to boil and then reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 10-15 minutes until the vegetables are soft. Transfer to a BPA-free or glass blender (hand blender also works), add the protein, oregano, and parsley, and blend together.

Serve straight away melting the ghee or coconut oil inside. Add extra salt if needed. You can also add sprouted buckwheat for a more filling meal. If you are on-the-go, use this thermos bowl to carry it with you.

3. Carrot, Spinach & Avocado Cream

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200g carrots or squash

70g spinach

700ml water (add more or less depending on how thick you like it – this amount is for medium-thick)

1 scoop SunWarrior Natual Blend Protein or another pea protein brand

1 medium avocado

1-2 slices lemon

1 tsp. Himalayan salt

1 tsp. paprika or chilli

Put the vegetables in a pot to boil with the water. Add the salt, bring to boil and then reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 10-15 minutes until the vegetables are soft. Transfer to a BPA-free or glass blender (hand blender also works), add the protein, paprika, and lemon, and blend together.

Serve straight away. Add extra salt if needed. You can also add sprouted buckwheat for a more filling meal. If you are on-the-go, use this thermos bowl to carry with you.

As you can see, these are easy to make and only take 15-20 minutes. The ingredients will provide you with vital vitamins and minerals to strengthen your immune system. The spices will warm you up and kill bacteria. The rich combination of protein and fat will keep you sated and look after your brain and skin health.

Enjoy!

In Health & Balance,

Maya xxx

 

 

 

 

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