Carrot & Kale Soup: detox with this winter beauty

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Clean, green and mean on stomach bugs this soup is a great detox all year round, but everyone loves a hot soup in Winter! Sorry about the formatting, I’m on the run!
Make this as part of your liquid cleanse for our October Overhaul Life Cleanse Challenge on Facebook and Instagram (Follow @lauragreenpsychology).
1 tbsp Avocado oil

Half a leek, chopped

Packet of organic or home-grown carrots, chopped

1 cup of raw red lentils
Fresh rosemary
4 cups organic vegetable stock (very easy to make yourself)
Water (add some water if the carrots aren’t completely covered, or you can use water if you don’t like stock)
Kale, chopped finely
Depending what I have in my fridge I might add Moroccan cabbage instead of Kale. The juice of an orange or lemon adds an immunity boost and a sweet taste. It also tastes amazing without the lentils. I don’t add the lentils often because we do not digest beans well and I don’t have the time to do the soaking required to make them safe for our digestive system. I might add some sweet potato often instead.
1. Warm oil in soup pan on the stove and brown the leek.
2. Add the carrots and cook for a couple of minutes.
3. Add the stock/water and the lentils.
4. Cook for 20 minutes.
5. Add rosemary, kale and beans. Cook for another 5 minutes.
6. Add pepper if you prefer.
7. Allow to cool now and then blend up for a smooth consistency. (The first couple of times I chucked this soup together I blended while it was still warm. The heat caused the lid of the blender to burst open even with me holding it down – picture me covered in scolding orange goop staring at the kitchen walls wondering if I looked just like them, dripping and sad. Let it cool people, patience is safe!)
Avo oil is great for cooking as it is stable at high temps, unlike olive oil. If I catch you using seed/vegetable oil in this recipe I will whip you so hard with your tea towel that the nasty red mark it leaves will forever be a reminder not to put that junk in your body. Not really. But seriously. Don’t put it in your body. Not because of the tea towel. Because of your bowel. And your stomach and liver and you get the picture. Just don’t do it, it’s not even a food once it is in the bottle.
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