Kripalu Recipe: Clean Green Soup

Kripalu School of Ayurveda

This vegetable-packed soup is a great way to eat light, so you can reset the digestion and cleanse out the weight of winter. Use whatever proportion and variety of green vegetables you prefer.

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.

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