It’s Winter Make Soup Your New Smoothie!

I am a girl who loves her smoothie. The meal in a glass that is fast, nutrient dense and you can fill it full of greens….what’s not to like?

But it is the dead of winter and you put yourself in danger of promoting an chill on your stomach gulping a freezing smoothie on the run.

For the next two months (probably longer here in Calgary, Alberta!) I declare soup to be the new smoothie.

Nutrient dense, comforting and warming, it is quite possible to find happiness on the daily and it is in the bottom of a soup bowl.

Here are two very different recipes you can make using homemade beef broth or a carton of Organic Beef Stock.

This Asian Inspired Miso Soup is super quick to prepare and provides a light and easily digested soup. With anti-inflammatory ingredients such as turmeric and ginger, it tastes as if it is imbibed with the cure for the common cold. There is no patent pending on this medicinal bowlful, so go ahead and make it for yourself!

Asian Inspired Miso Soup
Serves 4
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 cups Beef Broth
  2. 1/2 cup shredded Brussels sprouts
  3. 1/2 cup sliced Cremini mushrooms
  4. 1 tbsp Miso Paste
  5. 1/2 tsp grated fresh ginger
  6. 1/2 tsp turmeric
  7. 1 large carrot grated
  8. 3 scallions finely chopped
  9. toasted sesame oil to garnish
Instructions
  1. Heat the beef broth and add the turmeric and ginger.
  2. Add the carrots, Brussel sprouts and mushrooms and simmer for 5 minutes
  3. Remove from heat and stir in miso and scallions
  4. Garnish with toasted sesame oil
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This Italian Style Bison and Pasta Soup provides a substantial meal in a bowl and makes a delicious and quick evening family supper. Packed with vegetables and ground bison, this flavoursome bowlful also includes the familiarity of pasta that children love.

Having the homemade beef bone broth on hand in the refrigerator makes this a very quick and immensely wholesome family supper.

Who says that fast food can’t be good for your body.

Italian Style Bison Pasta Soup
Serves 6
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 carrots sliced
  2. 1 large onion
  3. 2 sticks celery sliced
  4. 1 garlic clove crushed
  5. 1 tsp dried oregano or Italian seasoning
  6. 1tbsp olive oil
  7. 1lb ground bison
  8. 1 cup tinned white cannelloni beans
  9. 21/2 pints beef broth
  10. 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  11. 1 cup organic jar tomato pasta sauce or passata
  12. 1/2 tsp sea salt
  13. 2 cups noodles
  14. Large handful parsley chopped
  15. Black pepper to taste
  16. Grated parmesan to garnish
Instructions
  1. Saute the carrots, celery, onion, garlic and oregano gently in the olive oil.
  2. Add the ground bison and cooked through until browned for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the beef broth, chopped tomatoes and pasta sauce and bring to a simmer.
  4. Add the white beans and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Add the pasta. (I added broken lasagne pieces that I needed to use up)
  6. Simmer until the pasta is cooked through.
  7. Garnish with parsley and parmesan cheese.
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Louise Innes

Author: Louise Innes

Louise Innes is a holistic nutritionist who resides in Calgary, Alberta. Her balanced take on nutrition brings a refreshing perspective to the world of food.

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