Green Bean and Herb Superfood Soup

Okay, so maybe this green is not the best shade of green. Try not let this put you off this amazingly tasty healthy soup though! Personally I am a huge fan of everything Green. Green veggies are my all time best.  I know they are piled with goodness, and all that goodness mixed with herbs is like a match made in heaven.

This Green Bean and Herb Superfood Soup, kind of snuck up on me the other day.  It was a situation of green beans in the fridge, lunch time approaching and wanting something different. (there is only so much salad a girl can have and with winter approaching here, soup seemed just perfect) Anyway, so with the help of a bunch of herbs from my garden, this bean soup was created. Then just for a bit of a ‘why the heck not’ decided to splurge with a few more nutrients, in the way of a dash of Spirulina.  Please note, I did say ‘a dash’ meaning a little bit, because if anyone has had Spirulina before, ummmmmm well let’s face it…..the taste is not really the best, but by putting in a little, the taste was totally camouflaged. Maybe you think I am crazy putting it in, but why not, just that little bit extra goodness goes a long way…but hey, it is totally up to you.

Green Bean and Herb Superfood Soup

Preparation time:  10 minutes

Cooking time:  7  minutes

Total time:  17 minutes

Makes 2 cups

Ingredients:

280 – 300 gram Green Beans, chopped

I medium sized onion, chopped

1 cup vegetable stock

2 – 3 fresh rosemary stalks (about 15/20 centimeters long)

Handful of fresh basil

salt and pepper to taste

1/4 teaspoon of spirulina powder (Optional)

Chia seeds for topping

Instructions:

In a medium sized pot, on medium heat saute onion.

Add beans, stock and herbs (leaving the leaves of the rosemary on the stalk, they will fall off whilst cooking)

Cook until the beans are tender about 5-7 minutes.

Remove the rosemary stalks and throw them away.

Add the pot contents to a blender, and blend until smooth.

Taste, and see if anymore salt or pepper is needed.

Add spirulina. Give it a quick blitz.  Place into soup bowls.  Top with chia.

Enjoy 🙂

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23 thoughts on “Green Bean and Herb Superfood Soup

  1. Humm, I must say, this is green. I really like green beans, so I know this must be good and green! Thank you Lynne, I always enjoy these posts and your recipes. Happy Day! 🙂

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    • Thank you Terry 🙂 You have made me smile…This really is green LOL. I was hesitant to post this at first thinking it would scare people away….but it is all good…and green….and healthy. Have a wonderful day 🙂

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  2. The chia seeds is a great idea as it adds additional fiber and healthy fat (mostly polyunsaturated fat) to a quick meal that WILL fill you up. Such a simple idea that your body will absolutely LOVE (even if your mouth questions the idea! ) 🙂

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    • Thanks Paula 🙂 It is yummy! but you could always put a blind fold on, or sunglasses…that could help with all the green (lol) Also, with the texture, blend it well, so it is smooth. If you prefer a more watery soup, then just add a little more stock, and blend 🙂 The good thing about soup is you really can’t really mess it up 🙂

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  3. I actually liked the green color. I think some olive oil on top may not be a bad idea..but really more a slight drizzle than an overflowing dam! Also, i think you can add another level of super on this with cilantro.

    Cilantro juicing aids detoxification – Cilantro promotes liver functions, disinfecting and detoxifying the body. It lowers blood sugar, aids with insulin secretion, works as a natural anti-fungal and antiseptic for the skin, works well as a lung expectorant and helps heal conjunctivitis and other eye irritations. Cilantro is a rock star herb!​

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