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Soup of Health Recipe

This soup is good pretty much any time at all. It is pack full of vitamins, minerals, and fibre. If you are doing a cleanse then fibre is key around day two. Feel free to play around with the spices, the cayenne pepper is of particular importance when you are cleansing.

One of the biggest perks of this soup is bio-availability.  There is an endless debate over which is better, cooked or raw food.  The answer of course lies somewhere in the middle.  Cooked is good sometimes and raw is good other times.  The reason this soup is called soup of health is because it is very easy to digest giving you a ton of vitamins and minerals without much digestive effort.  If you are sick, this is all you need.  If you are healthy, then make sure you have a raw salad for lunch if you are planning on having this soup for dinner.

Prep: 30 min

Cook: 1 hr

Ingredients

  • 3 quarts water
  • 1 small bag of split peas
  • 1 onion
  • 4 carrots
  • 1 medium yam
  • 1 inch long piece of ginger
  • ½ butternut squash (or any other squash except spaghetti)
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 2 cloves of garlic

Instructions

Boil it all in a big pot. All the ingredients should be submerged, if they are not add a bit more water. Just keep on boiling until they are all really soft and mushy (about 45 minutes).

Remove from the heat and use a hand blender (or you can dump it into your counter top blender) and blend the heck out of it. It will make a thick creamy texture. If it is too thick add a bit of water.

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Jess Reynolds
R.Ac, RMT, C.HT, C.Hn

Jess Reynolds is a true jack of all trades, he is a acupuncturist, herbalist, hypnotherapist, nutritionist, researcher, professor and inspirational speaker. With foundations laid in Chinese medicine Jess takes modern western science and research and merges both eastern and western worlds of medicine. He delivers a refreshingly unique perspective on health, that is both rooted in eastern medicine and driven by western medicine. His approach is holistic and understandable.

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