Carrot & Leek Soup
This is an ideal soup to enjoy when cleansing or after a big night. Carrots are rich in soluble fibre used as a fuel source for helpful bacteria. The by product butyrate improves the colon wall reducing inflammation and bowel cancer risk. Rich in Vitamin A carrots also supports immunity and the lining of all tissues.
Leeks also encourage healthy liver detoxification.
4 cups of hot water
2 cubes of swiss nature organic vegetable stock cubes or if not available massell brand
1 clove garlic minced
2 leeks white part, halved & well washed then sliced
6-8 carrots, peeled & chopped
½ bunch of fresh thyme
½ bunch of fresh parsley
Put all ingredients into pot with lid, and boil until soft.
Simply serve as is or blend if you prefer a smooth texture as below.
Allow to cool, draining and reserving liquid.
Remove herbs & blend vegetables with enough liquid to form smooth soup puree. Warm gently or enjoy cold for a meal or whenever hungry.
Add a dob of natural yoghurt
Or blend some milk into soup for a creamy soup and/or
Sprinkle with chopped nuts, some dukkah (nut, seed & spice mix) or toasted sesame seeds on top.