We are but moments from stepping into Spring, and hopefully warmer days. I don’t know about you but Winter wasn’t kind to me or my diet. Slowly but surely my coffee intake increased (here’s looking at you 4 month old Ava), as did the sugary goods (dam you UberEats, dam you). So, I’m more than ready and dare I say, excited, to say good bye to both.
This recipe by my girl Nadia Felsch is everything I (and you!) need. Warming, cleansing real food.
Why does Nadia love it?
‘Support what your body does naturally by including this delicious and easy-to-make, detox soup!
Simpler, cheaper and better for you than crazy cleanses and expensive products.
The glucosinolate-rich vegetables in this soup support natural liver detoxification pathways and add fibre to our diet which assists with digestive function (hello gut health!) and also the flushing of toxins that we all have.’
Green Detox Soup – by Nadia Felsch
GF / VG
Time: 30 minutes
1 leek, white part only
1 large head cauliflower
2 medium whole broccoli
2 medium zucchinis
½ large bunch parsley
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 small garlic cloves
750mL chicken stock
Salt and pepper
Greek yoghurt, to serve (optional)
Finely slice leek
Roughly chop cauliflower and broccoli
Wash and roughly chop zucchinis
Heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat
Whilst still cold, add oil and crush in garlic
Add leek and bring all to heat
Cook until fragrant and starting to soften
Add remaining vegetables and cook for several minutes until starting to soften
Add stock, parsley and season to taste
Bring to the boil and lower to simmer for 20-25 minutes until vegetables completely soften
Remove from heat and blend either using a hand blender or blender in batches
Add a spoonful of Greek yoghurt per bowl to serve
Enjoy some and freeze the rest for later.
Vegans – leave off the yoghurt and substitute chicken for vegetable stock.
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Nadia Felsch is a Sydney-based wholefoods recipe developer, photographer, blogger, magazine columnist and final year nutrition student (BHSc). Her work has featured in a number of publications including Mind Body Green, Women’s Fitness and the Huffington Post. Nadia’s driving purpose is to help busy women know how to, and feel both empowered and excited about, enjoying more real food and feeling fantastic. Her online program – Path to Wholefoods – teaches women exactly this – about the power of wholefoods from a practical standpoint, how to listen to our bodies and the underpinning stories we tell ourselves about food and healthy eating.
At the end of 2016, Nadia and her husband launched their fast-beloved range of healthy baking mixes – Wholefood Society – that bring convenience, taste and health all together in one gorgeous package! Helping busy women eat 100% real food faster and easier, and without any special skills or equipment – just delicious real food.