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Soothing Gut Healing Soup

Yields1 ServingPrep Time15 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time40 mins

This soup is nourishing, comforting and soothing, and it feeds your gut with everything it needs to repair and replenish

 200g lentils (or one can, drained and washed)
 1 avocado
 1 large sweet potato
 1 large handful of spinach
 2 carrots
 1 red bell pepper (capsisum)
 2 tbsp of chopped dill
 1 handful of cashews (roughly chopped)
 4 cloves of garlic
 1 brown onion
 200ml yeast-free, MSG-free vegetable stock
 1 tbsp coconut oil

Prepare the lentils, if dried and set aside. This takes the longest!


Next, roughly chop the onion and garlic and warm gently in a very large saucepan with the coconut oil


While these are browning and flavouring up, chop the peel and chop the sweet potato and carrots roughly, and once chopped, add to the pan and get it all mixed together and coated in oil. Stir for about 2 minutes to start to warm the root veg and get the flavours of the garlic and onion onto and into them


Now add the vegetable stock, and simmer for 10 minutes, until the vegetables are just warmed through but not overcooked – we want to maintain as much of the nutrients as possible.


Add the lentils in now for the last five minutes to get these warmed through too


Next, transfer to a blender or food processor (do in batches if your blender isn’t big enough to do all of this at once) and add in the avocado, capsicum (roughly chopped and deseeded), spinach and dill. Keep just a few sprigs of dill back if you want to garnish.


Blend until smooth and serve with those sprigs of dill, sprinkle with the chopped cashews and drizzle with a little olive oil at the end.