This Cold Busting Soup recipe is just what the doctor ordered if you’re feeling under the weather!I’m on a little bit of a soup kick. I try to vary my recipes and not do things like bring you soup recipes two weeks in a row.
What can I say? The weather started getting chillier and as I shiver my body says “Make soup!” every single day. I’ll try to save some of the recipes for winter time. Promise. This lovely homemade soup recipe is the kind you make when you feel a little something coming on. If your nose is feeling stuffy, there’s a little scratch in your throat, and you want to stay in your PJs all day, this is the recipe you need. Cold Busting Soup recipe. Yes, ma’am. Or sir.
Your grandma probably told you to make chicken noodle soup when you’re sick. She was right. Well, she was mostly right. The bone broth that’s used to make chicken noodle soup can help heal a cold. The noodles? No, those will just comfort your soul. 🙂
This Cold Busting Soup is made with nourishing bone broth. Now would be a great time to use homemade bone broth. It’s also packed with foods that are known to boost your immune system and decrease the strength of a cold: garlic, kale (leafy greens), lemon, cayenne pepper, cauliflower, and sweet potatoes. All of these foods are nutritional powerhouses that can help knock out that cold before it gains too much traction.
Even if you’re not feeling sick, this is the soup you want to eat to keep yourself healthy. Foods that nourish our bodies just make us feel good.
- coconut or avocado oil
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 sweet potato, cut into small cubes (I don't peel mine, but feel free to do so if you wish)
- 2 cups cauliflower florets, cut into small pieces
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 8 cups chicken stock, homemade if possible
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
- 4 stems of kale, deveined and torn into small pieces
- dash cinnamon
- In a large soup pot, heat about a tablespoon of oil over medium heat.
- Add your onion and and cook until the onion is soft and translucent, about 8 minutes.
- Add the sweet potato and stir so it is coated with some of the oil. Allow to cook about 5 minutes. Add the cauliflower, garlic, stock, parsley, thyme, cayenne, salt and bring to a boil.
- Lower heat and simmer about 20-25 minutes.
- Add the kale and cook until it is wilted, about 5 more minutes.
- Stir in the dash of cinnamon and serve.