When you want to get your green veggies in, but it’s too darn cold outside for a salad, opt for this Nourishing Greens Soup!
To help our body adjust to the colder weather, we can include foods that help to balance the cold nature of green leafy veggies with warming ingredients such as ginger, garlic, miso, and root veggies.
We can also cook our food & add extra nourishment for our digestion and nervous system to help us stay healthy and balanced during colder months. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine principles, we want to reduce our consumption of raw salads during cold weather months, as it can cause digestive difficulties that lead to excess dampness in the body and low energy.
Try the cold weather substitute for a green salad recipe to:
- Increase your leafy greens to help your body detoxify & energize the mind + body
- Support your gut health & immune system from probiotics from miso & prebiotics from veggies + medicinal mushrooms like Shiitake & Maitake
- Improve focus & stress resilience from Lion’s Mane & Reishi mushrooms
Nourishing Greens Soup Recipe
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 yellow onion, finely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tsp fresh ginger root, grated
- ½ tsp Himalayan salt
- 3 bok choy, medium, white part sliced and greens roughly chopped, separated
- 2 cup broccoli, cut into bite sized florets
- 3 cups bone broth or vegetable stock
- 3 cups mixed greens (spinach, baby Swiss chard, etc.)
- ½ cup fresh cilantro, roughly chopped (or 1 Tbsp dried)
- 3 Tbsp brown rice miso paste
- 1 tsp Eversio BALANCE Medicinal Mushroom blend
Optional toppings: red chilli flakes, sesame seeds
- In a medium soup pot, heat olive oil over low heat. Add chopped onion and salt and saute for about 2-3 minutes. Add the white part of bok choy and saute for 2-3 minutes. Add garlic, ginger, and broccoli florets. Saute for another minute
- Add broth and bring to a simmer. Cover and cook for 5 minutes, until broccoli is tender but not mushy
- Add bok choy greens, mixed greens, cilantro and Eversio BALANCE 4 Mushroom Blend. Mix everything together and cook for 1 more minute, until the greens are wilted
- To serve, add a Tbsp of miso paste to your serving bowl, mix with a small amount of broth from hot soup, then add the soup on top. (This preserves the healthy probiotics from the miso)
- Top with red pepper flakes + your favourite protein to serve
Makes 3 main dish servings. Enjoy!