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Whip Up This Delicious Flu-Destroying Superfood Soup

By lovinmanchester

December 20, 2016 at 12:18am

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Ingredients
  • Potatoes
  • Kale
  • Onions
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Chicken stock (or veggie stock)
  • Thyme

The weather is getting seriously cold, and we're spending most nights out partying for the Christmas season – and that combination means the flu is never far away.

I wanted to come up with a recipe that would help fight off any illness and pack the body full of goodness. This soup is incredibly easy to make and a large pot of it will keep you going for a few days – and most importantly, it tastes delicious.

Instructions

Step 1

The ginger, garlic and kale will do wonders for the body. If you can't find kale then spinach or even cabbage would do similar job.


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Step 2

Dice up the onions and the garlic as fine as you can.


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Step 3

Lash them into a large pot with some olive oil and sweat them off slowly extracting all the flavours.


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Step 4

Peel the ginger and dice it up. Be super generous with it. You'll also want to pick the thyme leaves away from the stalks.


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Step 5

Add them into the pot with the onions and the garlic. Keep it all stirred at all times.


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Step 6

Peel and dice up the potatoes. This will give the soup a nice natural thickness and the body all the goodness it needs.


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Step 7

When the onions, thyme, ginger and garlic are soft (and smelling amazing) lash in the potatoes and cook them for another couple of minutes will stirring all the time.


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Step 8

Pick the kale leaves away from the stalks.


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Step 9

Cover the pot with water and bring it up to the boil.


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Step 10

The soup will take about 20-30 minutes to slowly cook. Leave it simmering. About half way through add in a couple of chicken stock cubes, or if you want it to be 100% veggie then go with vegetable stock.


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Step 11

When the potatoes are soft (after 20-30 minutes) add the kale into the soup. It will only take about 2-3 minutes to cook and you want it nice and green with a slight crunch.


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Step 12

Whip the soup off the heat. Season it up with salt and pepper and taste it to make sure it is just right.


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Step 13

Serve it up piping hot in a large bowl with bread for dipping...


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Lash a load of it into you for a few days and the body will have all the nutrients and goodness it needs to keep you fighting fit and ready for those endless Christmas parties. Get stuck in!

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