Jason Vale’s Green Veggie Power Soup

 

 

Jason Vale is famous for his love of juicing fruit and vegetables for health, he has various plans you can follow. In the winter, a healthy soup is a welcome, warming addition to your juice plan. I love this Green Veggie Power Soup and Jason says: “This is one amazing soup. The celery alone reduces acidity, which is beneficial in cases of arthritis, gout and stomach acidity. It’s also a natural diuretic, helping to reduce fluid retention as well as balancing PH levels. Once you add the onion, broccoli, courgette, garlic, green beans, peas, asparagus and spinach, you have an ultimate power soup, which helps feed every cell in the body and flush out the waste.” I like to add the juice and zest of  a quarter of a lemon as I find it really lifts the flavour.

Ingredients

  • 60ml (2 fl oz) olive oil (I have also used coconut oil as an alternative and you can’t taste the difference)
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 celery sticks, chopped
  • 1 courgette, chopped
  • 1 head of broccoli, chopped
  • 1.5 litres (2 1/2 pints) vegetable stock
  • 150g (5 1/2 oz) green beans, trimmed and chopped
  • 150g ( 5 1/2 oz) green peas
  • 150g (5 1/2 oz) asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1cm (1/2 inch) pieces
  • 85g (3oz) baby spinach leaves, torn into pieces
  • A quarter lemon, zest and juice

Instructions

  • Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan and cook the onion, garlic and celery until lightly browned. Add the courgette and broccoli and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Pour in the stock and bring to a boil. Simmer for 5 minutes then add the green beans, peas, asparagus and spinach. Continue to simmer for 5 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
  • Season well with cracked black pepper and add the lemon zest and juice, allow to cool slightly before blending.
  • For extra taste, serve with a little dollop of pesto

This recipe is taken from Jason Vale’s book “Turbo Charge Your Life in 14 Days

The Juice Master: Turbo-charge Your Life in 14 Days

About

My name is Caroline Sutton and I'm a wife and mother of 3 children, passionate about food, keeping me and my family healthy, gorgeous interiors and shopping! I have a degree in Biochemistry and Pharmacology and continue to be interested in the science behind diet and drugs. I also have a Diploma and City and Guilds in Interior Design and for the last 17 years have run a property company which develops, redevelops and manages rental properties: Sunlight Properties Ltd.

Posted in Recipes, Soup Tagged with: , ,

Leave a Reply

Follow me on

  • Youtube
Renovation and Home Design
mumsnet
Top Food Blogs
Blog Directory & Business Pages at OnToplist.com

Archives

Foodies100 Index of UK Food Blogs
Foodies100
TOTS100 - UK Parent Blogs
TOTS100