Kripalu Recipe: Clean Green Soup

Erin Casperson, Dean of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, shares the recipe and the benefits of this veggie-packed soup that's easy to make and easy on the digestive system. It's a great way to eat light, so you can reset your digestion and cleanse out the weight of winter. Use whatever proportion and variety of green vegetables you prefer.

Here's the recipe:

2 cups water
4 cups fresh broccoli crowns and stalks, chopped in 1-inch pieces
2 stalks fresh celery, chopped in 1-inch pieces
4 cups fresh spinach or other greens
2 cups water or homemade vegetable stock
½ teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
Salt to taste
Fresh lemon

In a medium saucepan, combine water, vegetables, black pepper, and turmeric, and bring to a boil. Turn heat down to medium and cook for 10 minutes, or until the vegetables are soft, but not too soft.

Take pan off heat and blend mixture till smooth, using an immersion blender; you might need to add more hot water to achieve a thick but not gloppy consistency. Add salt to taste. Top with a fresh squeeze of lemon.

Erin Casperson, Lead Kripalu Faculty and Director of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, is passionate about sharing how the ancient practices of Ayurveda can be applied to modern-day living.

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