Only 3 days home from my bike travels from Paris to Switzerland and Spain, I got SICK. My bad. I was pushing my body hard, riding my bike hundreds of miles, partying and staying up late, and eating mostly bread and cheese. I guess I had it comin'. So now- only 2 days later I'm feeling incredible considering the fever I had just 30 hours before. My get-healthy-quick secret? Greens, vitamins, smoothies and LOTS of sleep. Here is a recipe for a magical soup that will kickstart your immune system and make you feel invincible like Popeye after eating spinach. And the best part? It's SO easy (like everything I make) cuz ain't nobody got time for long recipes!
RAW SOUP RECIPE (makes appx 3 servings)
1/2 bunch of Kale 2 carrots 2 cloves of garlic peeled* 1 small red onion or 1/2 large red onion 1 tomato 1 stalk of celery chopped cilantro (to taste) 1 tbsp of tumeric ** 1 tsp greated fresh or frozen ginger* 1 cup water+ 2 tbsp of olive oil*** 1/2 Avocado***
* Great immune boosters ** reduces inflamation + More water for a thinner soup, Less for a thicker soup ***optional fats to make the soup creamier and smoother. If you prefer a lower calorie soup, you can leave them out.
PREP: (this is the best part!!) Put everything into a blender and blend until smooth. Serve cold as a raw soup or heat to desired temp. You don't need to "cook" the soup since it's meant to be eaten raw. Garnish with a dash of creme fraiche or sour cream or pine nuts and serve!