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Winter Warming Immune Booster Soup

This vibrant and delicious soup is brimming with immune-boosting ingredients, making it an ideal choice for nourishing and comforting winter meals.



Winter Warming Immune Booster Soup


Immune-Supporting Benefits:

Vegetables: Carrots, parsnips, and sweet potatoes are rich in vitamins A and C, which are essential for a healthy immune system.

Lentils: A good source of plant-based protein and fibre, which support overall health and well-being.

Garlic and ginger: Both have anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties.

Turmeric: Contains curcumin, a powerful antioxidant with anti-inflammatory effects.

Kale and spinach: Packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that support immune function.


Ingredients


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 2 carrots, chopped

  • 2 parsnips, chopped

  • 2 celery stalks, chopped

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated

  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

  • 4 cups vegetable broth

  • 1 cup red lentils, rinsed

  • 1 cup chopped sweet potato

  • 1 cup chopped kale or spinach

  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast (optional)

  • Salt to taste


Directions


Heat olive oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion, carrots, parsnips, and celery. Cook for 5-7 minutes or until softened.


Add garlic, ginger, turmeric, thyme, and black pepper. Cook for another minute, stirring frequently.


Pour in vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Stir in lentils and sweet potato. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes until lentils are cooked and vegetables are tender.


Stir in kale or spinach and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes or until wilted.


Remove from heat and stir in parsley and nutritional yeast (if using). Season with salt to taste.




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