Split Pea Super Power Soup


Prep Time

10 minutes

Prep Notes

"Not your mama or grandma's split pea soup!"

Cooking Time

50 minutes

Yields

8 people

Ingredients

1 bag organic split green peas, 16 oz

4 carrots, quartered and chopped

4 stalks celery, chopped

1 large onion, diced

1” – 2” tumeric root

3 – 4 cloves fresh garlic

2” – 3” piece kombu sea vegetable 

Smoked paprika

Cayenne pepper & fresh ground pepper, to taste

Sea salt

5 leaves Swiss chard

2 leaves collard greens 

Directions

  1. In a soup pot: Coat bottom with Olive Oil or coconut oil. 
  2. On medium heat, add peas, carrots, celery, onion, turmeric, garlic, kombu and 5 cups water. Stir on medium heat for 2 - 3 minutes.
  3. Cover. Reduce heat to medium low and cook until all is tender, about 40 minutes.
  4. Add seasonings.
  5. Process in Vitamix in small batches, adding fresh greens.
  6. Check seasonings and enjoy.

Serving suggestions: Drizzle with herb infused olive oil, sprinkle with smoked paprika or hemp seeds.

Notes

Health Benefits:

Green Split Peas are high in Potassium and Iron and Fiber. 
Onions are also high in Potassium and help to push toxins out of the body.

Greens provide added Vitamin A, C, E, K, Calcium & Magnesium.

Tumeric is a Curcumin and reduces inflammation.

Kombu sea vegetable adds the health benefits of wellness support, thyroid balance, cancer prevention and is high in organic iodine and trace minerals.               Paprika improves poor circulation, depression, tiredness and lethargy, contains Vitamins A, E and K which enhances the capillaries, veins, and supports heart healt and blood pressure because of its high content of iron, potassium, magnesium and phosphorous. Paprika also possesses anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that can aid in lowering the risk of cancer.

Cayenne Pepper ia a powerful anit-inflammatory, stimulates circulation and neutralizes acidity, has been used for a variety of ailments including heartburn, delirium, tremors, gout, paralysis, fever, dyspepsia, flatulence, sore throat, atonic dyspepsia, hemorrhoids, menorrhagia in women, nausea, tonsillitis, scarlet fever and diphtheria.

Sea Salt naturally helps you to build up a strong immune system so that you can fight off the cold virus, the fever and flu, allergies and other autoimmune disorders and is also alkalizing to the body.

Credit

Original photo courtesy Amie Guyette Hall.