Winter superfood soup recipe to keep the flu away and your skin glowing

by | Featured Articles, Holistic Living, Print Articles, Winter 2024

During winter, nourishing the gut with wholefoods and superfoods is important to support the immune system, maintain digestive health and provide essential nutrients that can combat seasonal illnesses and promote overall wellbeing, including keeping your skin healthy and glowing. 

Recipe for a nourishing winter superfood soup that’s not only delicious but also great for promoting glowing skin and a balanced gut:

Ingredients:

– 1 tablespoon olive oil

– 1 onion, chopped

– 3 cloves garlic, minced

– 1 teaspoon grated ginger

– 2 carrots, chopped

– 2 stalks celery, chopped

– 1 small sweet potato, peeled and chopped

– 1 cup kale, chopped

– 1 cup spinach, chopped

– 1 cup broccoli florets

– 6 cups vegetable broth/stock

– 1 can diced tomatoes

– 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

– 1 teaspoon turmeric powder

– 1 teaspoon cumin powder

– Salt and pepper to taste

– Juice of 1 lemon

– Fresh cilantro or parsley for garnish

– Optional: 1 tablespoon of miso paste for extra gut health benefits

Directions:

  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add chopped onion, minced garlic and grated ginger. Sauté for 2-3 minutes until fragrant.
  2. Add chopped carrots, celery and sweet potato to the pot. Cook for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir in chopped kale, spinach and broccoli florets. Cook for 2-3 minutes until slightly wilted.
  4. Pour in the vegetable broth and diced tomatoes with their juices. Add chickpeas, turmeric powder and cumin powder. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. If using miso paste, dissolve it in a little warm water and add it to the soup for extra gut health benefits.
  6. Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until all the vegetables are tender.
  7. Once the soup is cooked, remove it from heat. Stir in freshly squeezed lemon juice for a hint of brightness.
  8. Ladle the soup into bowls and garnish with fresh cilantro or parsley.

Enjoy this hearty and nutritious winter superfood soup for glowing skin and a happy gut!

Recipe by: Nicole Sherwin

Founder of Eco Diva, a 100 per cent natural superfood skincare and makeup brand, Nicole Sherwin is passionate about skin health, gut health and emotional/mental health as she believes that when all three areas are in balance, the human is at their healthiest, happiest and most glowing.

Eco Diva Natural is a multi-award-winning clean skincare brand that offers biology-smart, functional skincare, makeup and gut health, crafted in Africa with impeccable organic superfood ingredients that not only offer the recipient a beautiful healthy complexion, but also provide the skin with the nutrients it needs to self-heal from any skin condition. The high vitamin, antioxidant and omega count in every product offers skin the pH balancing properties necessary to heal and calm skin irritations, pigmentation and acne/breakouts.

 “Nature-cure is based upon the observation that it is the nature of things to heal themselves. We believe the same exists for our skin and that is why we choose only the highest quality natural ingredients that support skin’s regeneration and self-healing.” Nicole Sherwin

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