It’s a universal law of life: as the temperatures drop, our desire for warm, comforting, nutritious soup goes up. We’re pretty sure this is true whether you live in the farthest flung corners of our most northern states or spend your days here in sunny Southern California. With that in mind, this is the time of year we always get busy concocting delicious soup recipes packed with nutrition to take us through the colder months (along with all the aches and sniffles that tend to accompany them.)
Here are some of our faves below. Let us know if you end up making them at home!
“All disease begins in the gut.” — Hippocrates.
The Father of medicine was right over 2000 years ago, and his insights stand strong today. In fact, there is an entire library of medical literature that points to the importance of gut health in overall health and wellbeing, yet most of our guts take a toil from stress, pollution, pesticides, food intolerances and so much more. We love this soup because a) it promotes gut-healing, and b) it’s ridiculously easy to make!
- 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 onion chopped
- 1 cup LonoLife Bone Broth
- 4 cups frozen spinach
- 3 cloves black garlic chopped
- 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
1) In a saucepan sauté onion and black garlic in olive oil on low heat until soft.
2) Add spinach and water and cook until spinach is soft.
3) Move saucepan ingredients into a blender and add the bone broth, nutritional yeast, salt, and pepper. Blend until smooth.
4) Serve hot and enjoy!
Recipe adapted from: @the_fit_mediterranean
THAI BONE BROTH SOUP WITH COCONUT AND LEMONGRASS
Do you find yourself dreaming of white sandy beaches and tropical waters as you crank up the heat? While we can’t transport you to beautiful Southeast Asia, we can bring their delicious cuisine to you. This soup delivers the exotic flavors of Thailand along with good-for-you ingredients such as garlic, ginger, mushrooms and more.
- 1 serving LonoLife Thai Curry Beef Bone Broth mixed in 1 cup of hot water
- 1 serving of LonoLife Chicken Bone Broth mixed in 2 cups of hot water
- 1 tablespoon olive oil (or other oil)
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 4 teaspoons of ginger, minced
- 1-2 cups of mushrooms, sliced finely
- 1 stalk of lemongrass, halved lengthwise and cut in half
- ½ cup of coconut creamer (or 1 ½ cup of light coconut milk)
- 4 teaspoon fish sauce
- ½ cup of green onion, sliced finely
- ½ cup cilantro, chopped
- 1 lime, juiced) + more for garnish
DIRECTIONS (see video of full recipe here)
1) Place a heavy pot over medium heat. Add olive oil, ginger, and garlic. Cook for 30 seconds. Add mushrooms and lemongrass. Sauté for 2 minutes.
2) Add the LonoLife Thai Curry Beef Bone Broth to the mushroom mix. Let simmer for 5 minutes.
3) Add the LonoLife Chicken Bone Broth to the pot along with coconut milk and fish sauce. Simmer for 10 minutes.
4) Remove from heat, serve and garnish with cilantro, lime juice, and sliced green onion.
CREAMY CARROT AND CHICKEN BONE BROTH SOUP
Repeat after us: easy is good! We’ve all got a lot on our plates right now, so let’s make life easy where we can. This delicious, rich recipe falls into that category — with a few simple ingredients you can have a nutritious soup ready for lunch or dinner in just 30 minutes. And that distance learning lunch menu? Put this down for Wednesday.
- 3 servings LonoLife Chicken Bone Broth, added to 24oz of water
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 lbs peeled carrots cut into 1 inch pieces
- 1 large white onion, thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons minced garlic
- 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary
- 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
- salt & pepper to taste
1) Place oil in large pot over medium heat. Add carrots, onions, garlic and rosemary. Cook for 15 minutes, until carrots are fork tender.
2) Remove herb springs and transfer carrots & vegetables to blender.
3) Puree, adding chicken bone broth during the process. Blend until smooth.
4) Transfer to a large saucepan over medium heat. Season with salt, pepper & hot sauce. Let simmer until ready to serve.
* Make it extra tasty by topping it off with some bacon bits! *