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Watercress, pea, avocado super food soup

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There’s nothing quite like a bowl of warming, comforting soup. This spring green soup is crammed with nutrients; a great recipe perhaps to help detox from the excesses of the Christmas season!

 

It is also easy to make and tastes great too! You have peppery notes from the watercress, sweetness from peas, freshness from fresh herbs and earthiness from wheatgrass.

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What nutrients you may ask? Watercress and kale are rich in anti-oxidants, vitamins (especially vitamin K, but also vitamins C, A) and minerals (calcium, manganese and potassium). A souper healthy soup! The protein content of this soup is boosted by the addition of protein powder (soya bean, pea or whey work well), which along with ripe avocado makes it deliciously creamy yet dairy-free. To make this soup more savoury, I love adding nutritional yeast, which also adds a dose of vitamin B12 too, but this is optional.

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This soup is suitable for the health conscious, coeliacs (being gluten-free), vegans, vegetarians and those simply reducing their intake of dairy products.

 

It is also incredibly quick and easy to make and can be served as a starter or main meal (accompanied perhaps with some crusty bread).

 

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 20-25 mins

Ingredients:

  • ½ tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 medium white onion, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 celery sticks, diced
  • 2 plump garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  • 2 litres of vegetable stock
  • 300g frozen peas
  • 100g watercress
  • 50g kale
  • 4 tbsp fresh mint, coriander or parsley. Roughly chopped.
  • 2 tbsp protein powder (pea, soya bean or whey)
  • ½ -1 tsp wheatgrass or spirulina powder (to taste)
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast (optional)
  • 1 large ripe avocado, peeled, de-stoned and cut into rough chunks
  • Salt and pepper

 

Method:

  • In a deep-bottomed pot, melt a little coconut oil. Add the chopped onion, celery and garlic and cook on a low heat until soft (approx. 6-7 mins).
  • Add the stock. Then add the peas, watercress, kale and fresh herbs. Bring to a boil and then switch off the heat.
  • Add the protein powder, wheatgrass or spirulina, avocado, nutritional yeast and season with salt and pepper.
  • Using a blender or food processor, blitz the mixture to a smooth consistency. Serve. I like to garnish with sprouted seeds, herbs and or some pumpkin seeds. Enjoy!

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Variations: 

  • If you have run out of protein powder, you can substitute for 100ml of milk of choice (coconut milk, cashew milk work well).
  • Watercress can be substituted for spinach.

 

Don’t forget you can find my favourite recipes in my FREE eBook here.

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