If you are into Green Smoothies and looking for a savory alternative, this delicious All Green Soup is the perfect make-ahead recipe to try!
The All Green Soup “Allicin Perk”
In addition to the superfood green veggies, this All Green Soup recipe supplies a hefty serving of health-enhancing allicin sulfides from onions, garlic and leeks. With a long history of medicinal use across many cultures, these sulfur-rich vegetables are well known in functional medicine for both their antibacterial and blood-vessel health-promoting benefits. Healthy blood vessels mean a healthier heart and even healthier skin (healthy blood vessels are essential for glowing radiant skin!)
Sulfur rich vegetables such as the onions, garlic and leeks used in the All Green Soup recipe have a number of additional different health-enhancing properties including:
- Anti-Cancer Properties
- Anti-Microbial Properties
- Gut Health
- Hormonal Balance
- Liver Health
If you follow the anti-inflammatory diet outlined in our Clean Cuisine book, then you should be trying to eat at least one large serving (about 1 1/2 cups) worth of sulfur-rich vegetables each day. However, I admit meeting your sulfur-rich daily vegetable quota is not always the easiest thing to do from a practical standpoint. The All Green Soup recipe makes it easy and delicious to get your greens and sulfur rich vegetables all in one make-ahead savory cup of soup!
And you can eat your soup hot or cold, which means it is great for taking on the go to work, running errands, etc.
A Green Smoothie Alternative…
If you have our Clean Cuisine book and follow the 8-Week Clean Eating Plan within it, then the All Green Soup can be used as a green smoothie alternative.
A Word About the Mellow White Miso Ingredient….
When you scan the ingredient list for the All Green Soup you may be wondering a bit about the Mellow White Miso paste ingredient (see photo left) and whether or not it will impart a “Japanese” flavor on the soup. Not to worry, this won’t happen!
Mellow White Miso is considered a Short-Term aged miso and has a much sweeter, milder flavor than it’s Long-Term cousins (the long-term miso is the one you typically get at a Japanese restaurant). Short-Term Mellow White Miso also has it’s own health benefits and is an excellent source of the lactobacillus vital probiotic bacteria. In essence, Short-Term Mellow White Miso has the same gut-health promoting benefits of yogurt, but without the dairy.
By far, my favorite brand of miso paste is MISO MASTER®. This company makes artisinal organic miso using ancient traditional methods yielding a fresh, unpasteurized and superior product. Look for MISO MASTER® in the refrigerated section of your natural foods store. And for the All Green Soup, be sure to use the mellow white one!
- 1/4 cup raw walnuts
- 1/4 cup mellow white miso paste (such as Miso Master brand)
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 5 cups water
- 2 tablespoons unrefined organic red palm oil (see notes below) OR extra virgin coconut oil
- 6 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 cup onion, chopped
- 3 stalks celery, chopped
- 2 leeks (wash thoroughly!), chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
- Unrefined sea salt, to taste
- 6 cups organic spinach
- To a high speed blender (such as a Vitamix), add the walnuts, mellow white miso, lemon juice and water. Process on high speed for about 1 minute, or until mixture is smooth and creamy. Set broth aside.
- Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-heat. Add the garlic, onion, celery and leeks; saute for 5 to 6 minutes, or until vegetables are soft. Add the nutmeg and white pepper. Season with salt to taste.
- To the vegetables, add the broth and bring to a simmer. Add the spinach and cook until just wilted, about 1 minute. Remove pot from the heat and use a hand-held stick blender to process the vegetables into a smooth, creamy mixture. Serve warm or cold.
I know palm oil has a bad reputation among the clean eating crowd, but unrefined organic red palm oil is completely different. In fact, I would go so far as to say unrefined, organic red palm oil is a superfood! It is loaded with antioxidants and a great oil for cooking because it has a very mild flavor and can withstand heat very well. However, if you do not have unrefined, organic red palm oil in your pantry, feel free to substitute organic, extra virgin coconut oil.
Looking for More Organic Recipes?
If you liked the All Green Soup Recipe, be sure to check out our Clean Cuisine Superfood Cookbook (only $2.99 as a digital download). The book includes 40 superfood soups, salad dressings, smoothies, sauces, dips, desserts and more!