White Bean, Kale and Sweet Potato Soup

By: 
Elise Museles

Get cozy with a big pot of nutrient-dense and colorful winter soup! Filled with healing spices, plant-based protein, antioxidants, lemon, and our favorite leafy green too, there’s nothing like a warming bowl to nourish your body, mind, and soul!

* Serves 6 to 8

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • 1 teaspoon ground oregano

  • 1 teaspoon ground thyme

  • ½ teaspoon ground rosemary

  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric (optional)

  • 3 stalks celery, sliced

  • 3 carrots, sliced in rounds

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed

  • 3 cups cooked white beans (or 2 15-ounce BPA-free cans, drained and rinsed)

  • 6 cups organic vegetable stock

  • 1 teaspoon sea salt, more to taste

  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • ¼ cup parsley

  • 1 large head curly kale, ribs removed and sliced

  • 1-2 lemons

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes or more to taste

Method

  1. In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium heat.

  2. Add the onion and garlic and sauté until tender, about 4 minutes.

  3. Next mix in the oregano, thyme, rosemary, and turmeric (if using) and cook for one minute.

  4. Add the celery, carrots, and sweet potato cubes and sauté until softened, about 5 minutes.

  5. Next, add the cooked white beans and toss the mixture until covered with the spices.

  6. Pour in the stock, salt, and pepper and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 30-35 minutes or until the sweet potatoes can be pierced through with a fork.

  7. Turn off the heat and add in the parsley and kale. Mix with a spoon to distribute evenly.

  8. Next, squeeze the juice of one lemon into the pot and stir again. Adjust seasonings to taste. Serve hot with extra lemon slices and crushed red pepper flakes.

Another satisfying soup recipe from Elise Museles.com and YogaUOnline - Coconut Curry Soup.

Reprinted with permission from Elise Museles.com

Elise Museles is a Certified Eating Psychology and Nutrition Expert, creator of the Food Story platform and the wildly popular blog Kale & Chocolate. As an author, speaker, health coach, and podcast host, Elise’s mission is to empower women to create a healthier relationship with food and their bodies by changing what’s on their plate – and what’s in their minds.

Elise recently launched her podcast, Once Upon A Food Story, where she shares the “Food Stories” of leading health experts such as Kimberly Snyder, Dr. Frank Lipman, Robyn Youkilis and more. She’s also the best-selling author of Whole Food Energy: 200 All Natural Recipes to Help You Prepare, Refuel, and Recover.

 

 

 

 

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