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Warm up today with this heart healthy “Cream” Kale Soup!

Kale doesn’t appeal to everyone, bitter, too hard, too strong flavoured, reasons are tons.
Kale SoupThis recipe will allow you to benefit from all the goodness in kale (high in fiber, in antioxidants Like Quercetin and Kaempferol, It is an Excellent Source of Vitamin C. Kale Can Help Lower Cholesterol, Which May Reduce The Risk of Heart Disease) while enjoying a warm and low calorie soup.

You need:

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 apple
  • 1 cup of lightly steamed kale leaves
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 cup of broth (or water for an even lower sodium version)
  • 1/3 cup of flour

Sautee  the onion and kale in coconut oil until a little tender but not totally transparent (so you don’t loose most vitamins due to the heating process) Add the apple and set it aside.

If you have a Vitamix or similar, you can add all the ingredients and use “soup” option and voila! dinner is ready

If you don’t own one transfer the liquids (milk, broth or water) and flour to a pan in low-medium heat and stir while adding the apple, kale and onion. Once is warm enough you may want to use a food processor or hand blender to puree and have a delicious “cream” kale soup.

I served it with a toast cut in cubes.

Warm Celery soup for the weekend soul

Weekend approaches and with it a hope of nice weather, still on the chilly side though. I want to take advantage of it and would like to have more time on a Saturday (why not Sunday!?) morning so I thought of this recipe that I will start tonight or early morning in the crock pot and will leave your kitchen smelling beautifully and wake up your taste buds by meal time

I used leftover celery that have partially gone bad in the fridge. I cut the “not nice” ends and chopped the rest. I added it to a saucepan with 1 1/2 tbsp of hot coconut oil. Added 1 chopped small onion and 1/4 red pepper. When they are well cooked, added 1/3 cup of flour, 1 1/2 cup of 2% organic milk (or half and half if you prefer a richer soup) and 1 1/2 cup vegetable broth.

Add the mix to the crock pot and set it in low for 4 hs.

Another option: Use Vitamix or Blendtec!

(posted pic has finely chopped parsley on top added at the end)celery soup