Everything But The Kitchen Sink Detox Green Soup
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Serves: 4 servings
 
A vibrant and delicious combo of greens, herbs, spices, and sweet potato.
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 leek, sliced up to tough green stalk (could also sub ½ yellow onion)
  • 8-10 cloves garlic, diced (less if you're not a garlic nut like I am. It's pungent! Or more for that matter...)
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and sliced into chunks
  • 1 large head of broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1 small bunch kale
  • 1 bunch (or bag) spinach
  • 4-6 cups bone broth, vegetable broth, or chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp tamari
  • pinch cayenne
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • optional spices (to taste): curry powder, seasoning blend, squeeze of lemon, tarragon, cilantro, sage, basil, parsley
Instructions
  1. You'll need a dutch oven and a skillet.
  2. First off, chop and prep all your veggies.
  3. Bring 4 cups of broth to boil in dutch oven or large pot.
  4. While you're waiting for that to boil, add olive oil to skillet over medium heat, and when it shimmers, add sliced leek. Let that soften for about 10 minutes. Add broth as necessary to prevent sticking.
  5. Add garlic and cook an additional 5 minutes or so until slightly caramelized and softened.
  6. Remove from heat and set aside.
  7. Meanwhile while you're tending to the leek mixture, keep an eye on the broth and add sweet potato chunks as soon as it's boiling.
  8. Boil til soft but not too soft, about 10-15 minutes.
  9. Add kale and broccoli to the pot and let that soften, about 3-5 additional minutes.
  10. Finally, add spinach and any other veggies to the mix and let it wilt.
  11. Add the leeks and garlic back to the big pot and give it a good stir. Add more broth if you like a thinner soup. I like mine thick.
  12. Add a hearty pinch of sea salt, the tamari, and any dry spices you are using.
  13. Give it a good stir.
  14. Remove from heat and use the immersion blender to puree til very smooth. Or you can work in batches and do it in the blender.
  15. Taste to correct seasonings. You'll probably need to add more salt and a touch of cayenne.
  16. Top with fresh green herbs. Greek or coconut yogurt would be great on top too.
Recipe by Mary Vance, NC at https://www.maryvancenc.com/everything-but-the-kitchen-sink-detox-green-soup/