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Photo: leek, beet tops, sweet potato

This soup is very easy to make and it not only tastes amazing (in my opinion), but it is a powerhouse of nutrition every spoonful you take.

Ingredients:   1 carton of vegetable broth (32oz or 4 cups). 4 bunches of mixed greens OR 1 large tub of mixed super greens, 1 large leek, 1 large sweet potato, 1 apple (sweet), 2 cloves of garlic. **optional: green tops of beets**

1 carton of vegetable broth, 4 bunches of mixed greens (spinach, swiss chard, rainbow chard, kale, arugula, really whatever you want.  I enjoy picking out different bunches of greens at the store, and I am usually drawn to the colorful ones, but this time I cheated a little and bought a big box of pre-washed “super greens!”  You will also need one large leek, one large sweet potato, 2 cloves of garlic (or you can use the kind that’s already chopped in the jar), and this time I cut up an apple to add a touch of sweetness to the soup and it made it even better!  I also bought 3 large beets and cut the greens off the top and washed them and added them to the pot!

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Photo: If you don’t want to buy 4 bunches of mixed greens, you can find a pre-washed large container of greens to use instead.

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Directions:  Chop all ingredients (large pieces are fine) and put them in a large pot with 4 cups of broth. Turn stove on high and boil all ingredients until they are soft enough for your blender to blend them.  You will not fit all of your greens in at once unless you have an enormous pot, but they will welt fast enough once you start boiling so you can keep adding them all in.

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Tips for boiling:  When you have a good boil going you can lower the temperature and cover until they are ready.  About 20 to 30 minutes.  Stir often.

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Once all of the veggies are soft, turn off heat and let sit for 15 minutes before you blend.  I have a Blendtech Blender that has a soup setting on it, but all you need is a puree setting and let it blend until smooth.  Put 1/3 of the pot into the blender and blend.  Pour into a container that will hold all of the soup.  Blend the other 2/3 and add to container.  Stir all of it together when finished.

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Photo: Pour blended soup into a large bowl that you can cover.

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Enjoy!  You can also eat this soup cold but I enjoy it warm with a touch of salt and pepper!

Don’t be afraid to serve this to your kids.  My boys surprisingly love it.

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Proof they eat it:)

Have a blessed day!

Stacie Cannell

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