kale

Rejuvenating Soup

When Nikki was visiting this weekend, I was telling her about my favorite soup to make and promised her I would post the recipe this week so here it is! I love this soup at anytime, but especially when I’m feeling run down. I just made it last night, but used spinach instead of kale… I have to say that it was still good, but I really missed the kale.  Whether you use kale or another green (I highly recommend kale), this soup will definitely leave you feeling comfortably full and rejuvenated!

All Natural Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 cloves (or more) garlic chopped
  • half an onion chopped
  • 1 large bunch organic kale (definitely want to go organic since kale is a member of the “Dirty Dozen“)
  • 2 cans cannellini beans (~15.5 oz cans aka the small ones OR 1 large can)
  • 1 32 fl oz box of all natural chicken stock + 2 cups of  either chicken stock/vegetable stock/good quality H20
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • dash of hot sauce
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper and/or red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • sea salt & black pepper

How to:

  1. Heat oil in large pot
  2. Add onion & garlic
  3. Give the onion & garlic a good salt & peppering
  4. Stir 5 minutes to avoid burning
  5. Pour in chicken stock + extra stock/water
  6. Add veggies & beans
  7. Add a few dashes of apple cider vinegar and/or hot sauce
  8. Add oregano, cayenne/red pepper flakes, additional salt & pepper to taste
  9. Let simmer for 1 hour or longer
  10. Enjoy!