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!

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