Soup to Keep Cool on Valentine’s Day
Forget trying to score expensive dinner reservations — I’ve got a decadent and vibrantly red detox soup you can serve up with a smile. Check out my Ruby Root Soup recipe as it will score you some serious anti-inflammatory properties along with antioxidants from a variety of power-foods. Bonus perk: you can enjoy it chilled if your dinner date gets too hot ;). Either way, this ruby root power soup is a total gem. For more souping recipes that’ll make the classic dinner date sparkle, check out my best-seller, Power Souping.
Ruby Root Soup
Makes: 6 servings
Serving size: 1 cup
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 medium carrots, chopped
- 2 stalks celery, chopped
- 1 medium turnip, chopped
- 1 large beet, peeled and chopped
- 1 cup diced tomatoes
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 2 cups chopped kale (optional)
- Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Power Up! (Add to your bowl):
- 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and sauté for 3 to 5 minutes.
- Add the carrots, celery, turnip, beet, tomatoes, tomato paste, broth, and oregano and bring to a boil.
- Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 15 to 20 minutes, until the veggies are tender but not mushy.
- If using, stir in the kale and season with salt and pepper to taste and serve.
Meal Math: 60 calories | 3g fat | 150mg sodium | 9g carbs | 3g fiber | 4g sugar | 2g protein
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