My Home-made soup to help heal and soothe a poorly tummy and gut
Last week was show week at Laine Theatre Arts, which also meant numerous trips to Costa Coffee and the sweet shop for an afternoon energy boost, then whether spoons later that evening for a post bowl of chips and a glass of wine. Safe to say, since then I have been feeling the side effects. My energy levels, digestive system, skin.. you name it, it’s caught up with me! (7 days worth of stage makeup didn’t help either) hello spots! *cries*
This being the case, I have devised a recipe full of all the necessary ingredients to give my body the chance to detox and heal. As a sufferer of IBS, my poor tummy has been in knots, so implementing root vegetables alongside taking an effective probiotic should soon soothe the pain in no time!
- Prepare the lentils! These take the longest! Weight 200g of dried lentils (which ever colour you prefer) add to a pan and cover with hot water. Leave to simmer for about 15 – 20 mins. Top up with water along the way.
- Roughly chop the onions and the garlic without crying. Fry in a pan with 1 tbsp of coconut oil until lightly brown.
- Whilst those are browning, roughly chop the sweet potato and the carrots and throw into the pan with the onions and garlic. Make sure the whole lot is covered in the oil. Leave to simmer for 10 minutes.
- After the veggies have warmed, add the lentils and simmer for a further 5 minutes
- Transfer the contents of the pan to a food processor, whilst also adding the avocado, chopped pepper, finely diced cashew nuts, spinach and dill!
- Add water for desired consistency
- Serve with sprigs of dill and sprinkle a few cashew nuts on top!
And there you have it, a delicious and nutritious meal, that also looks hella fancy!