Provided by YouBeauty
Getting healthy entails more than saying no to those donuts at your morning meeting and hitting the gym four days a week (although that helps). It also means making sure your diet is abundant in superfoods – Mother Nature’s powerhouse crops. And what better way to get those nutrient-packed ingredients than in a delicious, hearty soup?
By tossing fresh vegetables and legumes into a big pot and letting them simmer, you can nourish your body with healthy nutrients that have been linked to lowering your risk of diabetes, heart disease, cancer, blood pressure and high cholesterol. Bonus: Some of these foods may even boost your skin tone and act as a fountain of youth. So what’s not to love? Try these five tasty hot and cold soup recipes.
Black Bean Soup
1 (15-oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed\r\n
1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil\r\n
1 cup onion, small diced\r\n
2 tsp fresh garlic, minced\r\n
1/2 tsp dried oregano\r\n
1/2 tsp paprika
\r\n1/4 tsp cumin\r\n
2 cups water and 1 tbsp natural vegetable base (or 2 cups vegetable stock)\r\n
1/3 cup poblano pepper, charred, peeled, seeded and chopped (approximately 1 poblano pepper)\r\n
2 tbsp tomato paste\r\n
\r\nIn cook pot on medium heat, add oil and sauté onion until transparent. Add garlic and sauté two minutes. Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a simmer, turn off heat, then remove from stove and purée with vertical immersion blender until puréed. Serve or allow to cool, and then cover, label, date and refrigerate.