MEDICINAL MONDAY SOUP!
If anyone over indulges over the weekend like I do, you migh be craving a delicious bowl of soup with some major health benefits too. I make a big batch of this and then eat it throughout the week! This healthy soup will satisfy your hunger.
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 onion, chopped
3 parsnips, peeled and coarsely chopped
1 fennel bulb, coarsely chopped
4 medium zucchini, coarsely chopped
3 cups of chicken stock (or vegetable stock), plus extra as needed
2 cups water
One 10-ounce package frozen petite peas ( about 2 1/4 cups)
Sea Salt and freshly ground pepper to season
Heat the oil in a large heavy pot over medium heat. Add the onions, parsnips and fennel. Cover the pot and cook until almost tender, stirring occasionally. Add the zucchini and continue to cook until tender. Mix in the stock, water and peas. Bring the soup to a boil. Cover: reduce the heat to low and simmer until vegetables are just tender. Using an immersion blender or blender, blend the soup until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. If needed, add more broth to thin the soup out.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF THE INGREDIENTS
Zucchini is well-known to reduce weight, yet boost the nutrient value of your diet. Moreover, it helps enhance vision and prevent all the diseases that occur from vitamin C deficiency like scurvy, sclerosis, and easy bruising. It helps cure asthma and has a high content of vitamin C, protein, and fiber.
Fennel protects Against Aging. Fennel is a natural aid for skin care. Fennel seeds, stalks, bulbs, and leaves are all packed with nutrition and are an excellent source of B vitamins. These vitamins, including vitamin C, are essential for maintaining good skin health and even promote collagen synthesis to keep the skin firm and tight.
Parsnip is known for being a great source of soluble fiber, which can help reduce your bad cholesterol levels and risk of diabetes.
Peas contain anti-inflammatory phytonutrients and are loaded with antioxidant nutrients. #medicinal #soup #healthyfood #healthyrecipes #detox #souprecipe #fitnessgirl #fit #mondaymotivation #veggies #vegetables #easyrecipes #cook #chef #healthyeating #eatclean #eat