This immune-boosting hearty vegetable soup is just choc-a-block full of root vegetables. Because being below ground they absorb nutrients from the soil making them a powerhouse for anti-inflammatory vitamins such as A, B, C, and iron. Plus they are chock full of antioxidants. They also nourish our gut with gut-friendly fibre our good bacteria need to survive. Let’s face it, they aren’t the prettiest of vegetables, but they do clean up very well, so why not get scrubbing and prep for this beautiful, flavourful root vegetable soup that will keep you fuelled and warmed in cooler days.


2 tbsp. Olive oil
1⁄2 large celeriac (celery root) peeled and chopped

3 large carrots, peeled and chopped
1 large rutabaga (swede), peeled and chopped
3 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped
1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
1 clove garlic, peeled and grated
2 cups spinach
2 bay leaves
2 tbsp. Minced fresh parsley
8 cups vegetable broth
Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
1. Heat the oil in a large soup kettle over medium heat. Toss in onion and sauté until onion is translucent in appearance (approx. 3min.) Then add in the garlic and sauté for approx. one minute.
2. Toss in the rest of the root vegetables and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes. Next add broth, parsley, bay leaves.
3. Simmer for approx. 30 min.
4. Toss in spinach and simmer until vegetables are tender (15-30min.).

For thinner soup: add broth to desired consistency
For thicker soup: take an immersion blender to the pot when finished and give it a few pulses and voila!
Enjoy the colourful blend of root vegetables that bring warmth and comfort to your table, and gut-healing nutrients, minerals, and vitamins to nourish from within.

Choice of vegetables may be amended to suit your likes/dislikes and dietary requirements. If you would like a lower carb alternative to potatoes you will find some suggestions here
If you need help with weight/measurement conversion see here
The above from original idea here

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Root Vegetables, so healthy – read it hereReaders, you will find a variety of articles, studies etc. plus recent news/views and recipe ideas within this blog, we hope something for everyone to read and enjoy. Please note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan

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