Creamy Mushroom & Leek Soup for your Immune System

This soup will quickly become a fall and winter favourite for your taste buds, soothing the soul, and your immune system!

With the cold weather upon us, this recipe is so flavourful, making it like a warm hug on a winter day! What's more, it’s packed with known immune and digestive system supporting foods and dietary supplements to help against common colds and flu season.

Health Benefits of Mushroom Soup:

  • Turkey Tail is a big DEFENDER and the most commonly used medicinal mushroom for immune support, but it also improves gut health by supporting beneficial bacteria and contains antioxidants that prevent cell damage
  • Prebiotics from leeks & onions support healthy gut microflora, which is where we house about 70-80% of our immune system
  • Immunomodulating compounds like beta-glucans & PSP (polysaccharide peptide) found in Turkey Tail help to stimulate & activate our T cells and reduce inflammation
  • Shiitake helps to strengthen our immune system, maintain blood pressure, and provide anti-inflammatory properties
  • Oyster mushroom is a good source of ergothioneine (powerful intracellular antioxidant to support health aging), and helps to regulate cholesterol and blood sugar levels
  • Garlic & onions, which are part of the Allium family, can inhibit inflammatory response and provide anti-viral support
  • Thyme is known for its antibacterial protection properties and a source of vitamin C

 

Mushroom & Leek Soup

 

This recipe uses a variety of mushrooms, however, Turkey Tail (trametes versicolor) is considered a medicinal mushroom known for it's immune & digestive process supporting properties. DEFEND Now by Eversio Wellness is a concentrated extract that offers a Quantity Crude Equivalent of 12,000mg of Turkey Tail mushroom fruiting bodies, without any fillers or growing substrate. This way you get the most benefit & quickest results for your daily dose of immune defense to help fight against cold season and support gut health.

Creamy Mushroom & Leek Soup

  • ¼ lb Shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 portobello mushroom (or ¼ lb cremini mushrooms)
  • ¼ lb oyster mushrooms
  • 2 leeks
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp of avocado oil
  • 1 can coconut milk (canned)
  • 2 cups broth of choice
  • 1 tbsp dried thyme
  • 1 ¼ tsp himalayan salt
  • 2-4 capsules of Eversio Wellness DEFEND Now Turkey Tail Capsules

Eversio Wellness Defend Now Turkey Tail Capsules

Directions:

  1. Clean the all parts of the mushrooms with a damp cloth or by rinsing them in a sieve to remove any dirt. Cut up the mushrooms.
  2. Remove inedible parts of leeks and slice thinly. Add to a bowl of water to clean any dirt and then rinse.
  3. Slice onion and chop garlic.
  4. Add avocado oil into a dutch oven or soup pot over low/medium heat. Add veggies, salt, thyme and saute for 6-8 minutes, until veggies are cooked.
  5. Mix in Turkey Tail mushroom supplement by opening the capsules and emptying contents, coconut milk, and broth. Bring to a boil and mix well.
  6. Enjoy as a main dish with protein or as a side dish.

This recipe is great for sharing! It makes 4 main dish servings or 8 side dishes. 

References:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6010034/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6044372/

By Annaliisa Kapp, Certified Holistic Nutritionist

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