Immune-Boosting Soup Recipe

Immune-Boosting Fall Soup
During cold & flu season, you can use this basic recipe as an immune-boosting foundation. Experiment with what’s in your pantry; add vegetables/beans/legumes that you and your family enjoy. You can find astragalus root in your local health food store, or asian grocer.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 dried or 2 fresh shiitake mushrooms (immune stimulant)
  2. 1 large onion, chopped (antibacterial, antiviral)
  3. 4-8 cloves garlic, minced (antibacterial, antiviral)
  4. 2 tbsp ginger, grated (antibacterial, antiviral)
  5. 2 tbsp olive oil
  6. 8 cups water or organic chicken/bone broth
  7. 4 or 5 astragalus root sticks (immune support, antiviral)
  8. 6 cups vegetables, cut into bite-sized pieces (good choices are carrots, celery, sweet potatoes, squash, tomatoes, green beans, and zucchini)
  9. 1 pound firm organic chicken or organic tofu, cut into small cubes
  10. 1 cup brown or wild rice, quinoa, or barley
  11. 1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
  12. 1/4 cup fresh basil, finely chopped
  13. 1 fresh lemon, juiced
Instructions
  1. Soak dried mushrooms in a cup of hot water for 10 minutes while preparing the soup.
  2. Sauté onion, garlic and ginger in oil in a large stockpot until softened.
  3. Add water or stock and astragalus and bring to a boil.
  4. Slice mushrooms and add with their soaking liquid.
  5. Add vegetables, grain and protein and simmer on low, covered, for 20 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat, add the lemon juice, basil and parsley.
  7. Cover and steep, off the heat, for 5 minutes.
  8. Remove astragalus sticks, eat and enjoy!
Elly Jenkyns http://ellyjenkyns-nd.com/

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Elly Jenkyns

Licensed Naturopathic Doctor, Environmental Medicine Certified

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