Right at the start of this year I got the flu. Something I have not experienced for 10 years. It was a bit of a shock to the system. It made me realise how valuable it is to be healthy and able to do all the things you want to do. Health really is your number one asset. All the money in the world will not buy you good health. You need to look after it the best you can.
If you’re not well and suffering from flu, there is nothing nicer than having a cup of warm soup. And if that soup has anti-inflammatory ingredients, that is even better.
When you’re ill you do not feel like cooking. So make sure you always have some of the below mentioned soup in your freezer ready to defrost if you’re not well. Besides of being extreme healthy, this soup is delicious too.
Coconut milk makes this cauliflower soup very creamy and is a tasty alternative to cow’s milk. Studies have shown that coconut milk helps reduce hunger and makes you eat less. That’s great isn’t it? Furthermore, coconut milk works as an anti-inflammatory: it reduces viruses and bacteria that cause inflammation. The turmeric in this soup is also anti-inflammatory so all in all a real anti-flu soup.
Creamy Cauliflower and Curry Soup
Makes 6 bowls
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 celery stems, thinly sliced
- 600 g cauliflower, broken into florets
- 3 tsp curry powder
- 2 tsp turmeric (curcumin)
- Chilli powder to taste
- 1 litre vegetable stock
- 270 ml coconut milk
- Ground black pepper and Himalayan salt
- Parsley or coriander to garnish, finely chopped
- Fry the onion in the coconut oil until translucent. Add the celery and cauliflower florets.
- Add the curry powder and turmeric and fry on a low heat for 5 minutes while stirring.
- Add the stock and bring to the boil. Cook for 10 minutes on a low heat with the lid on the pan until the celery and cauliflower are soft.
- Blend the soup with a hand blender or in a kitchen machine.
- Stir the coconut milk through the soup and heat it through but do NOT bring it to the boil.
- Have a taste and add pepper, salt and chilli powder if you want.
- Pour the soup in bowls and garnish with parsley or coriander.
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To better Health,