Super Kale Soup to boost your energy
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. As 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
- 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
- Chop garlic and onions and let sit for 5 minutes to bring out their health benefits.
- Heat 1 tablespoon broth in a medium soup pot.
- Sauté onion in broth over medium heat for about 5 minutes stirring frequently.
- Add garlic and continue to sauté for another minute.
- Add broth, carrots, and celery and bring to a boil on high heat.
- 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.
- 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.