Green Goodness Soup
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- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 leeks
- 1/2 fennel bulb, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1/2 cup chopped carrot
- 1 cup broccoli
- 1 cup spinach
- 1 cup kale
- 1/2 cup arugula
- 2 sprigs thyme
- 6 leaves basil
- 1/2 sweet potato
- 3 cups chicken or vegetable stock
Heat olive oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add leeks, fennel and saute about 5 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and bring to boil. Cover and simmer until potato is tender, about 15 minutes.
Puree soup in Vita-Mix machine in batches; return to same pot. Thin with more broth if needed. Season soup with salt and pepper to taste.
Serving Size: Makes 6 - 8 Servings
Nutritional Information: Per Per Serving: 100 Cal; 4 g Protein; 5 g Tot Fat; 1 g Sat Fat; 12 g Carb; 3 g Fiber; 3 g Sugar; 76 mg Calcium; 2 mg Iron; 321 mg Sodium; 446 mg Potassium; 4666 IU Vit A; 36 mg Vit C; 0 mg Cholesterol