I’ve been perfecting this basic recipe for the past ten years. When my teen son still lived at home, he requested it!
This recipe makes a giant stock pot full of soup. I keep half of it in the refrigerator and freeze the other half.
48 ounces juiced organic carrots (divided in half)
2 (15-ounce) cans diced tomatoes, unsalted preferably
2 onions, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
4 celery stalks, finely sliced
2 (8-ounce) boxes sliced mushrooms
2 red peppers, diced
4 carrots, sliced
2 small zucchinis, sliced
2 bunches kale, thinly sliced (remove stems first)
1 bunch of fresh basil, sliced
12-ounce packages of the following frozen veggies: corn, peas, lima beans, broccoli
1 butternut squash
2 tablespoons no-salt seasoning (original or table blend for starters)
3 (15-ounce) cans no-salt black beans
Poke several holes on the outside of a clean butternut squash. Microwave the entire squash on high for 16-20 minutes—or until the inside is soft.
In the meantime, put ½ of the carrot juice, diced tomatoes, onions, garlic, celery, mushrooms, pepper, carrots, and zucchini in a large stock pot. Bring to a boil and then cover and simmer on low for 20 minutes. Add the chopped kale, fresh basil, and frozen vegetables and allow to cook another 10 minutes.
After the squash is cooked, scoop out the flesh and put it into a high-speed blender. Add the remaining ½ of the carrot juice and no-salt seasoning. Blend until smooth. Then add the butternut squash mixture to the pot of cooked vegetables. Stir. Simmer an additional 5 minutes.
There is nothing more nourishing, satisfying, and delicious than a bowl of warm soup. In addition, to pack in even more nutrients, I like hot or cold vegetable soups poured over bowls of shredded greens or shredded cabbage. Since greens, mushrooms, and onions are the most powerful against cancer, make sure to include them.
Soup may seem overwhelming to make at first glance, but it adds a lot of flavor and enjoyment to the nutritarian diet-style. Once you get the hang of it and learn the shortcuts, you will be so glad you persevered and didn’t give up.
Organic carrot juice adds a lot of flavor. It can be purchased in the produce section of most grocery stores. Any vegetable may be omitted or substituted with whatever you may have on hand, but don’t skip the organic carrot juice. (Conventional carrot juice is bitter.)