If you want to significantly boost your energy than you must consume kale and other cruciferous vegetables two to three times a week or, even better, four to five times a week. Only one cup of kale is sufficient to provide your body vitamins K, A and C, manganese, copper, B vitamins, fiber, calcium and potassium. These substances are essential in the fight against diseases.   kale-soupAs well, your body will be satisfied with more than 45 unique flavonoids, which have both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. All of the green leafy vegetables are amazing for your health… but kale is definitely worthy of its reputation as “king of veggies.”

And here’s a secret: kale’s flavor gets sweeter after it’s been frozen, so winter is the ideal time to eat it. When the temperatures are low in winter you might not feel like eating a raw kale salad, but what about a bowl of warm kale soup?

The recipe that follows will not only warm you up and boost your nutrition, but it’ll give you a nice energy boost, too.

Super Energy Kale Soup-Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 5 cups chicken or bone broth
  • 1 medium carrot, diced into 1/4-inch cubes (about 1 cup)
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 2 red potatoes, diced into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 3 cups kale, rinsed, stems removed and chopped very fine
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tsp dried sage
  • salt and pepper to taste

Preparation:

  1. Chop garlic and onions and let sit for 5 minutes to bring out their health benefits.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon broth in a medium soup pot.
  3. Sauté onion in broth over medium heat for about 5 minutes stirring frequently.
  4. Add garlic and continue to sauté for another minute.
  5. Add broth, carrots, and celery and bring to a boil on high heat.
  6. Once it comes to a boil reduce heat to a simmer and continue to cook for another 5 minutes. Add potatoes and cook until tender, about 15 more minutes.
  7. Add kale and rest of ingredients and cook another 5 minutes. If you want to simmer for a longer time for extra flavor and richness, you may need to add a little more broth.