Broccoli and Spinach Soup


This recipe is packed with liver supporting foods like leeks, broccoli, garlic and spinach. This helps to metabolise hormones and toxins, and this can support menopausal symptoms by balancing hormones.


Make a big batch and freeze in portions so you always have a healthy lunch on standby.


Serves 6


Ingredients

3 tbsp coconut oil

1 large leek, chopped

2-3 spring onions, chopped

250g broccoli

3 stalks celery, chopped

100g spinach

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

1 litre vegetable or chicken stock

50g anchovies in oil, drained and chopped


Method

Heat 1 tablespoon of coconut oil on a medium heat, and gently fry the leak and spring onions until soft.


Add all the other vegetables and the stock.


Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes.


Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and the anchovies.


Blend the soup well in a food processor (or use a stick) and serve.


Variations

Add some pumpkin seeds as a garnish

Leave out the anchovies and use veggie stock for a vegetarian/vegan soup

Add a dollop of Greek yogurt for a creamy finish

Top with some freshly chopped coriander


Good for:

Liver health and detox

Balancing hormones

Reducing inflammation

Increasing magnesium and B vits



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