Recipe: Super Immune Soup

This is our go to soup recipe for cold and flu season and it is especially applicable during this pandemic. What do viruses hate? HEAT! Viruses can absolutely not live in heat and that is why it is so important to raise our body temperatures at this time. Wear socks, a scarf around your neck and always be drinking a hot beverage or eating piping hot soup! Without burning your mouth of course… Viruses also do not like garlic and that is why we add a whole head of garlic to this recipe. Last but not least, we’ve also included our awesome Vitamin D seasoning powder, called Season D+. Which can be purchased on our website. Vitamin D is so vital for a healthy immune system and deficiencies have been linked to respiratory infections and flu-like illnesses. So we highly recommend it!

This is a great meal prep dish too, as it can last for days in the fridge. It contains all necessary proteins and you can fill it with as much veggies as you want! Alright, let’s get to it…

Ingredients:

– 1 bulb garlic

– 1 tbsp olive oil
– 1 half a yellow onion. Finely chopped
– 4 stalks celery. Finely chopped
– 1/4 cup chopped ginger root (can be left thick, in medallions)
– 1 tbsp black peppercorns. Whole
– 1 large can of diced Italian tomatoes
– 4 cups water
– 1/4 cup nutritional yeast

– 2 scoops Season D+

– 1 package of tempeh. Either chopped or crumbled
– 1 can kidney or garbanzo beans. Rinsed
– 2 tbsp organic vegetable bouillon
– 2 cups chopped kale
– Any other veggies you’d like to add
– 2 tbsp dried oregano

– 1 tsp cayenne pepper
– 1 tsp ground pepper
– 1 tsp turmeric (optional)

– Chopped Avocado (Optional)

Heat a large pot at medium heat. Add olive oil and garlic. Then add onion. Sauté for 5 min. Then add ginger, whole peppercorns and celery. Cook for another 3-5 min. Add canned tomatoes and the rest of the spices. Turn heat up to high. Once hot, add water and nutritional yeast. Cover pot and let it come to a boil. Mix in bouillon paste, add the rest of ingredients and cover. Keeping at a boil for ten minutes then reducing heat slightly for another 10 minutes. You may add a little more bouillon if you’d like a little more salt, but keep in mind a little does go a long way! Serve with your favorite gluten free or whole grain bread and add avocado for some healthy fats if you have it on hand!

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