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Barley Soup X Cauliflower X Veggies

November 11, 2017

 

 

 

First time making a barely soup! 


It was super easy to make.

 

Lately me and my sisters have been spending a lot of time in the kitchen constructing healthy meals using organic fruits and vegetables as much as possible. We're creating healthier habits little by little right now that our health is still at its peak and flourishing. We're learning that we don't want to take our health for granted as we've seen how your health can be affected the older you get. Treat your body right and it will take you a long way. Premature aging is REAL, and we're not immortal. I'm also learning that establishing a new healthy habit does not happen over night. It's composed of tiny habits established everyday. So perhaps start with one healthy habit once a day and then build your way up that way. Choose nutritious foods that you enjoy to help you have lasting outcomes. Best of luck and remember your body is your temple, treat it right.

 

 

Ingredients

  • 8 cups vegetable broth (you can buy it or make your own) Or you can use water

  • ½ cauliflower head chopped

  • 1 broccoli chopped

  • 1 medium red onion, chopped

  • 2 cups chopped celery

  • 3/4 cup pearl barley

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil or your oil preference

  • ½ tablespoon ginger

  • 1 tablespoon dried basil

  • 3 pieces minced garlic

  • 1 teaspoon fresh turmeric or powdered

  • 1 head of kale

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 and half cups of chopped carrots

  • Optional: teaspoon of cumin and oregano

 

Directions:

In a large soup pot, add the coconut oil, and onions and saute until onions have a somewhat brownish color.  

 

Then add the carrots and celery and saute for about 3 minutes or until softened a little.  Afterwards add in the garlic, turmeric, and ginger.  Let it sit for a few minutes to mix in the flavors. Add in salt and pepper to taste. You can also add in the optional spices.

 

Then add in the 8 cups of vegetable broth. Once the broth is boiling add in the barley and set the heat to low-medium and cover your pot.  Cook for about 45 min to 1 hour.

Add in the cauliflower and broccoli after cooking the barley for 45 min to 1 hour.  Then let it simmer for about 15 minutes or just until tender.  

 

Add in kale and let it sit for a couple of minutes.  

 

Turn off heat and add the lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste.

 

 

Top Benefits of Barley: (draxe.com)

  • High Source of Fiber. One of barley's most noteworthy health benefits is its high fiber content

  • Can Help Improve Digestion

  • Helps with Weight Loss

  • Helps Control Blood Sugar Levels

  • Helps Lower High Cholesterol

  • Prevents Heart Disease

  • Provides Antioxidants

  • High in Vitamins and Minerals

 

 

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