This gut healing & immune boosting soup has it all! Are you looking for a soup that will ease your tummy troubles or chase that cold or flu away? Do you just want a really tasty healthy soup? Well, I have the answer for you: this soup!
What is so great is you can add or remove the veggies you want or to achieve the results you’d like. If you aren’t making this for kids or those sensitive to heat, go ahead and add Siracha (I just add it to each person’s’ bowl individually so they can adjust to taste), but that stuff will chase congestion away in a second!
You can even add more seasonings, like cinnamon and turmeric… they have awesome healing properties to them! Below I have put together some of the highlights of the benefits of each ingredient in this soup. I didn’t mention the awesome benefits of the Bone Broth, because I dedicated a whole blog post to that!
A Powerhouse Veggie! Loaded with the vitamins and minerals responsible for helping your immune system function, & shields you from free radicals!
Enhances your immune system& loaded with antioxidants!
Kale can legitimately be called a superfood, aids in DNA cell repair, while at the same time slowing the growth of cancer cells, can ease lung congestion, and is beneficial to your stomach, liver, and immune system.
Baby Bella Mushrooms
Low in saturated fat and cholesterol and high in fiber, Baby Bella’s are an excellent source of copper, which your body needs to produce red blood cells and carry oxygen through your body.
Bell peppers are rich in vitamin C, they contain more than twice the vitamin C of an orange, helps protect against scurvy, & boosts the immune system.
Zucchini is also a wonderful source of potassium, a heart-friendly nutrient that helps moderate your blood pressure levels and counters the effects of too much sodium. In fact, a zucchini has more potassium than a banana.
Numerous studies show garlic’s amazing health potential in nearly every area of the body, from removing heavy metals to the prevention of numerous ailments, such as the common cold, hardening of the arteries, and gangrene, destroying contaminants in baby formula, and even in slowing the aging process.
A good source of vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, copper, and manganese, ginger promotes the release of intestinal gas; it relaxes and soothes the intestinal tract. That means it can settle an upset stomach, relieve vomiting, and ease gas and diarrhea discomfort; but it’s also effective in preventing nausea in the first place.
Full of Vitamin A, C, K, Potassium, Foliate, & Iron! They’re also traditionally used in the treatment of colds, influenza, abdominal pain, headache, and heart disease
- Rids the Body of Heavy Metals
- Protects Against Oxidative Stress
- Lowers Anxiety and Improves Sleep
- Lowers Blood Sugar Levels
- Protects Against Cardiovascular Disease
- Prevents Urinary Tract Infections
- Settles Digestive Upset
- Protects Against Food Poisoning
- Supports Healthy Menstrual Function
- Prevents Neurological Inflammation
- Protects Against Colon Cancer
- Soothes Skin Irritations
Can help with the symptoms of the common cold by acting as a natural decongestant. Helps with indigestion and gas due to its soothing properties. It also helps protect the lining in the stomach, which helps prevent gastric ulcers.
- Star anise is rich in antioxidants and vitamin A and C
- The oil produced from star anise is used for treating cough and flu.
- Anise also helps improve digestion, alleviate cramps and reduce nausea.
- Consuming star anise tea after meals helps treat digestive ailments such as bloating, gas, indigestion, and constipation.
What you need for making this gut healing & immune boosting soup
- Big pot (I love my Le Creuset Signature Enameled Cast-Iron 7-1/4-Quart Round French (Dutch) Oven)
- Rice Noodles (you can find on Amazon or your local asian market)
- Red Curry Paste
- Tamari Sauce
- Bone Broth
- Star Anise
Gut Healing & Immune Boosting Soup
- 2 tbsp Coconut Oil
- 2 tbsp Ginger minced
- 2 tbsp Garlic minced
- 1/2 cup Green Onions chopped
- 2 whole Star Anise
- 1/2 cup Tamari Sauce or Soy Sauce
- 2 tbsp Red Curry Paste
- 1 whole Red Bell Peppers washed & sliced
- 8 oz Mushrooms washed & sliced
- 1/2 bunch Cilantro washed & chopped
- 2 tbsp Mint washed & chopped
- 1 whole Sweet Potato peeled & diced
- 1 whole Zucchini washed & chopped
- 1 whole Bok Choy washed & chopped
- 1/2 bunch Kale chopped
- 8 Cups Bone Broth homemade or store bought
- 1 lb Rice Noodles
- 1 whole Lemons juiced
- Heat 1 tbsp Coconut Oil in a large pot over med-high heat.
- Add ginger, garlic and green onions, stir and saute 1-2 min. Add Star Anise & mushrooms, saute 2-3 min
- Add white ends of bok choy and sweet potatoes, and 1 tbsp coconut oil, saute 2-3 min
- Add Tamari Sauce & Red curry paste, stir & simmer 5 min
- Add remaining veggies (including bok choy greens, but reserve 1/2 cilantro & mint for later) and stir. Add 8 cups of Bone Broth and bring to boil. (if you prefer your vegetable crisper, add the remaining veggies after noodles are cooked.
- Add rice noodles and cook until soft. (according to package instructions). Top with remaining cilantro and mint, and squeeze lemon juice. Stir & serve. Serve with Sriracha on the side!