Nettle and Watercress Soup

 raw-green nettle soup

This is filled with iron, iodine and vitamins A, C and E.
There are two versions of this , raw or cooked, and they are both great recipes!

Raw Nettle and Watercress Soup;
one red onion
1 chilli
1 tsp of fresh, grated horseradish
1 tbs of coconut oil or olive oil
1 cup of nettles (washed and chopped)
1 cup of carrots
1 cup of watercress
2 garlic cloves (optional)
2 cups of hot water

Place all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. You can always add more water if you like it more liquidy, alternatively you can also add 1 can of organic coconut milk to make this creamy.

Cooked Nettle & Watercress Soup;
1 leek (sauteed)
1 cup of nettles (washed & chopped)
2 small potatoes (diced)
1 carrot (diced)
1/2 pint of vegetable stock

Add the leeks to boiling water and add in the rest of the ingredients once they are soft.
let this simmer for approx 30 mins – you may need to top up the water if its running out, you want the veggies to be covered by water at all times.
Next you add a cup full of watercress for the last 2 minutes.

Take off of the stove and blend and season to taste. A delicious and nutritious soup!


Immunity Soup

immuneboosting

This is one of my families favourites, everyone loves it from the baby up and I know it’s great for their bodies to fight all those nasty coughs and colds. For any picky eaters this can be blended.

Ingredients;
1 leek (protects blood vessels and blood cells)
1 tsp of mustard seeds (high in B vitamins, helping to regulate sleep and mood)
1 tsp chilli flakes (optional by taste) (immune boosting)
1 tbs chopped fresh ginger (excellent anti-inflammatory)
1 tbs vegetable bouillon
1 tbs coconut oil (anti viral, anti bacterial)
2 parsnips, washed and chopped (energy boosting and good for the nerves)
2 carrots (high in vitamin A, supporting immunity)
1 stalk of celery (helps to cleanse the body)
1 sweet potato (anti-inflammatory)
1 potato
2 cups of kale (packed with minerals)
1/2 a red pepper (rich in immune boosting nutrients)
1/2 a cup of goji berries (amazing anti-oxidant)

In a pan, put the coconut oil on at a medium heat and let it melt. Add in the chopped leek and the seasoning and lightly sautee until the leeks are soft.

Add in all of the other vegetables, chopped, and mix so that all of the seasoning coats it. Do this for a few minutes then add in 4 cups of water and stir together. Leave to simmer for 30 minutes, or until the vegetables are soft.


Thai Soup – Raw and Delicious




THAI RAW SOUP

This is a great soup for the winter months or the summer months.
I could live on this one!

Ingredients;

2 cups of hot water (not boiling as you want to maintain its “raw” nature)
2 carrot
1 stick of celery
2 courgette
half red onion

2 unpeeled cloves of garlic

1/4 of a chilli
1/4 a lemon, unpeeled
1 piece of ginger, unpeeled
1 handful of cashew nuts
A small handful of coriander leaves
Raw sea salt to taste

Place all of the ingredients into the blender in order of recipe and blend slowly at first then speeding up until smooth. Serve immediately.