When the cooler temps roll around, we can’t get under our weighted blankets fast enough. Lucky for us, we haven’t figured out how to hibernate and not eat all winter so we can enjoy some of the tastiest and easiest meals of the year. Yes, soup. But not just any soup, 3-ingredient warm soup that is super easy to make (even I can make it) and designed to fill you up while tasting delicious. Of course, you can keep using your weighted blanket too. In fact, we encourage it.
Bring out the pot and get ready for these simple soups filled with health benefits, like protein, fiber, and anti-inflammatory properties. Plus, some of these soups can help you with your digestion, eye health, and more. Read on for great recipes that will keep you nourished, cozy, and comfortable all winter long.
Green Pea Soup
We know this one sounds a little off-putting but hear us out with this one.
Green peas have a wide range of health benefits. To name a few, they have lutein and zeaxanthin which help with your eye health. They contain high fiber which aids in your body’s digestive process. Plus, vitamins C and E, as well as zinc and catechin are powerful antioxidants that help with your immune health. And anti-inflammatory compounds in peas including vitamins A and B help reduce the risk of diabetes, arthritis, and cardiovascular disease. That is a lot coming from such a small vegetable. Now can you see why we like them so much?
1 tsp olive oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1.5 lb green peas (fresh or frozen)
Enough water to cover the peas
- Heat the olive oil in a large pan over a medium.
- Add the onion, cover, and cook until translucent—about 5 minutes.
- Add the peas and pour in enough water to just cover them.
- Cover pan and let simmer for 10 minutes.
- Blend, season with salt and pepper, if you would like, and serve.
Cauliflower is high in fiber, but it’s also a significant source of antioxidants that have been shown to delay the growth of cancer cells.
1 head cauliflower
Salt and pepper
High quality, unsalted butter
- Chop cauliflower head into small florets.
- In a medium saucepan, bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Stir in 2 tsp of salt till dissolved. Pour in the cauliflower florets. Bring the water back to a boil and cover.
- Let the cauliflower cook for about five minutes till very soft and tender.
- Remove the florets from their cooking water but keep the salted water for later.
- Place the cauliflower into a blender, filling it halfway. Then pour in the salted water until it covers half of the cauliflower.
- Blend until the soup becomes a smooth puree. The longer you blend, the more silky and smooth the soup becomes. Add salt, pepper, and butter to taste. This is half of the batch. Follow the instructions again for the remaining cauliflower and salt water.
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