Ingredients for heart warming green soup
- 1 onion
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil (Amanprana)
- 1 l water
- 2 organic stock cubes
- 1 stalk broccoli
- 5 stems celery (lightly peel with peeler)
- approx. 3 potatoes (this does not apply to those who are overweight; they
- should add a beaten egg instead of the potatoes. NB. always beat egg in boiling soup!)
- you could also add 1 courgette
- 2 tsp ground rosemary or 3 sprigs of finely chopped, fresh rosemary
- some fresh chives for garnishing
- pepper, (herbs) salt, a little shoyu or Amanprana Orac Botanico mix mild
Preparation of heart warming green soupFry off the onion and garlic in a little coconut oil. Then add water with stock cubes and bring to the boil. Add the broccoli, the cubed potato and the celery and finally the courgette and cook until tender. Add the vegetables once the water is boiling; this reduces the vitamin loss as a result of the cooking process (this applies to all cooked vegetables). Take the pan off the heat and add the rosemary. Season with pepper and salt or shoyu. Garnish with chives.
Tip from Rineke:
Broccoli is the best vegetable when it comes to antioxidants and protective substances. All vegetables are excellent sources of minerals such as calcium and potassium. Adding nettles (and yarrow) to this soup also provides magnesium (the minerals potassium, calcium and magnesium must always be balanced in order for the heart to work effectively). Recipe from the cookbook “Weten van (h)eerlijk eten” (Knowing how to eat well) by R.Dijkinga, orthomolecular therapist and naturopath.
Rineke Dijkinga is specialist in orthomolecular medicine and naturotherapy and also knows an extraordinary amount about nutrition. She is firmly convinced of the beneficial effects of (organic) foods and believes that herbs and spices play a major role in our energy levels, our mood and our weight. To her, delicious food are one and the same thing. Here at Amanprana we have had the opportunity to create and collect various recipes together with Rineke Dijkinga, author of "Alles draait om je hormone" (It's All About Your Hormones), "Weten van (h)eerlijk eten 1 & 2" (What You Need to Know About Fair Food) and Weetjes over (h)eerlijk eten (Fair Food, the Facts). Her main aims are to highlight how important herbs and spices are, that we should opt for organic food and that we should focus on the preventative in prevention.