Coconut Lentil Soup

 

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Coconut Lentil Soup
 
This is the perfect soup to get you through the last few weeks of winter. I've already made this a few times this season even though it's pretty much 70 degrees in Florida. I still enjoy sitting down to a nice winter meal and pretending like it's cold outside. But for all my friends up North that are freezing right now this will warm you right up. It's the perfect combination of salty, sweet, and savory.
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 ½ cups of dried green Lentils
  • 4 Cups of Vegetable Stock
  • 2 Cups of Water
  • 1 Can of Coconut Milk (not lite, trust me)
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 2 cloves of Garlic Minced
  • 1 apple
  • 1 tsp of Turmeric
  • ½ tsp of Cardamom
  • ½ tsp of AllSpice
  • ½ tsp of Cinnamon
  • 2 handfuls of Swiss Chard, cut in ribbons
  • Salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Add Lentils, Vegetable Stock, Water, and Spices to large pot and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer.
  2. Meanwhile saute Onions and Garlic with a little olive oil in a frying pan.
  3. Add Onion, Garlic, and Apple to the Lentils
  4. Cook until Lentils are tender and then add Coconut Milk and Swiss Chard and mix.
Notes
Everything in this soup is good for you and the main ingredients will help strengthen your immune system and keep you healthy this winter.


Lentils are packed with Fiber and Protein. Not to mention they are a great source of Iron and B Vitamins. They help to reduce the risk of Heart disease, lower Cholesterol, and stabilize Blood Sugar. In Chinese medicine they also help to strengthen the Adrenals and increase Vitality.


Not only is Coconut milk delicious and creamy, but it also contains Lauric Acid which is an anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral agent. It promotes heart health, aids in weight loss, and boost the immune system.


The spices in this soup all have anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties. They help improve circulation throughout the body and can keep you from catching the latest flu or cold that's going around. Turmeric especially, is a powerful healing agent known for its anti-inflammatory properties.


Add in a little garlic, onion, and apple and you'll be giving your body everything it needs to get through the last few weeks of winter healthy and strong.