Green Goddess Immune Boosting Soup

Green Goddess Immune Boosting Soup ~ this nourishing soup is the cold weather equivalent to your power smoothie.  It’s a vibrant soup packed with everything you need to get through cold and flu season without so much as a sniffle.

* Today I’m teaming up with Pavilions and their O Organics® line of USDA-certified organic products to bring you a delicious way to get through the cold and flu season this year.  Partnering with great brands is one of the ways tvfgi keeps the delicious coming, thank you for supporting both of us!

I’m so excited about today’s post because I’m sharing some of my best secrets for making it through the upcoming cold and flu season unscathed.  This is my favorite time of year, and I don’t want to miss out on a single day being sick.  I take every precaution to stay healthy, including getting my flu shot the minute they’re available, washing my hands a LOT,  buying healthy O Organics products, and making this gorgeous immune boosting soup often.

During the fall and winter months most of us don’t have the luxury of stopping by the farmers market to stock up on fresh greens and veggies, so there’s less motivation to create vibrant healthy meals.  Our lives are busier, too, and we’re eating more comfort food, which means lots of white flour, cheese, sugar, and fat.  That’s where this soup comes in.  I’ve created the recipe specifically to target and strengthen the immune system ~ every ingredient in this magical soup has a job to do to help keep those dreaded germs at bay.  And I’ve made it with super convenient O Organics products, which are available in my area exclusively at Pavilions stores.

What’s in this soup, and why~

  • chicken stock: grandma was right on, chicken soup can heal all kinds of ills.  It provides hydration, clears clogged passages, and eases cold and flu symptoms.
  • spinach and other dark leafy greens: they’re high in Vitamin C and antioxidants to fight infections.
  • lemon juice: citrus fruit is high in Vitamin C, which boosts the immune system by helping to produce white blood cells to fight off infections.
  • broccoli: rich in anti-oxidants.
  • garlic: fights infections.
  • ginger: fights inflammations and toxins.
  • turmeric: an anti-inflammatory spice that’s been used medicinally for centuries.
  • cayenne: a powerful anti-inflammatory.
  • black pepper: like cayenne it calms inflammation and promotes sweating.
  • wasabi: relieves congestion.
  • pumpkin seeds: high in Zinc for strengthening the immune system.
  • coconut milk: provides Vitamin C, anti-oxidants, and energy.
  • yogurt: has germ fighting probiotics.

Some other immune boosting ingredients you can add if you like ~

  • mushrooms: antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-oxidant.
  • carrots: the Vitamin A helps build immunity.
  • cauliflower or Brussels Sprouts, rich in anti-oxidants just like broccoli.
  • bell peppers: these powerhouses have even more Vitamin C than citrus fruit (red peppers have the most.)

Why O Organic?

When I buy an O Organics product, whether it’s a bottle of honey or a package of chicken thighs, I know I’m getting a product grown or produced without:

  • pesticides
  • herbicides
  • fertilizers from synthetic ingredients or sewage sludge
  • ionizing radiation
  • growth hormones
  • antibiotics
  • GMOs

That’s big.  Toxins can build up over time in the body and wreak havoc with our health, so it’s just common sense to try to avoid them.  Pavilions O Organics line offers hundreds of products, in every aisle, right there in my regular grocery store and all at a great value, so I don’t have to think twice.

TIP: I’ve started to buy a few organic products every time I shop to slowly build up my inventory.  It doesn’t have to happen all at once, but every little bit helps.

I like to use my Vitamix to make this soup because it’s powerful enough to really puree everything into a silky smooth soup and even heats it up in the process.  Talk about convenient!  You can use a regular blender or food processor, as well, and then heat the soup on the stove, but cook it just long enough to heat it through, you want to retain all those nutrients.

That vibrant color lets you know you’re putting something good into your body!


My final secret for surviving cold and flu season is my favorite new obsession ~ grocery delivery, have you tried it yet?  The box arrives at my door at the time I specify, everything is perfect, (no dented cans or ugly apples ) and they even keep me informed via text message so I know just when my groceries will arrive.

I’ve done it a few times recently and I can already tell I’m going to use it a lot this winter.  It’s been a lifesaver when I’m super busy, or somebody in the house is sick, or frankly when I’m just tired and don’t feel like going out.  There are lots of options for grocery delivery these days, it’s the hot new thing and everybody is trying to get in on the action, but I like to stick with my regular Pavilions store because I know it so well, and I trust the quality I’ll get.

I highly recommend trying it out, and my personal theory is that I save money because I’m not making all those random impulse buys (looking at you, Oreo Thins.)

 

You’ll find a delivery link at the top of the Pavilions website ~ or depending on where you live, your local Albertsons, Vons, Tom Thumb, Randalls, and Safeway.

The Green Goddess Immune Boosting Soup is only one of lots of healthy soup choices on the blog ~ my SLIMMING DETOX SOUP  and my WEIGHT LOSS SOUP are both helpful before and after the holiday season when you just need to press the re-set button and get back on track.  My RADIANT BOK CHOY SOUP makes the most of turmeric’s magical healing properties, and my ROASTED WINTER VEGETABLE SOUP is packed with nutrients and has the most gorgeous crimson color.

Green Goddess Immune Boosting Soup

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Category: soup

Yield: 1 serving

Calories per serving: 169

Green Goddess Immune Boosting Soup

Ingredients

  • 3 handfuls (about 3 cups) O Organics Organic Salad Baby Spinach or Super Greens Blend
  • 1 clove O Organics Organics Whole Peeled Garlic
  • 2 Tbsp fresh ginger, sliced
  • 1/4 tsp O Organics Organic Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp O Organics Organic Ground Turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp wasabi powder (optional)
  • 1 cup O Organics Chicken Broth (or Vegetable Broth)
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • pinch salt
  • O Organics black pepper to taste
  • squeeze of fresh lemon or lime juice
    garnish
  • Broccoli florets, lightly steamed
  • chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup O Organics Organic Greek Yogurt, thinned with milk to drizzling consistency (use coconut milk for vegan)

Instructions

  1. Put the first 11 ingredients into a high speed blender and blend until smooth and steaming hot.
  2. Pour into a bowl and garnish with broccoli florets, a swirl of yogurt, and chia seeds.
https://theviewfromgreatisland.com/green-goddess-immune-boosting-soup/

Make it your own ~

  • Use any dark leafy green as the base of your soup ~ kale, Swiss chard, watercress, or beet greens would all be healthy choices.
  • For a vegan alternative, use vegetable broth or water instead of the chicken broth.

 

 

Don’t forget to pin this Green Goddess Immune Boosting Soup ~ you’re gonna need it!

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons Companies. The opinions and text are all mine.

33 Comments

  • Reply
    Liren | Kitchen Confidante
    October 14, 2017 at 10:16 am

    Their Organics line is a go-to for me! And this soup will become a go to this fall and winter, too. What a colorful way to stay healthy!

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    alyssa | everydaymaven
    October 12, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    I am so making this! I’ve been fighting a nasty cough for a few weeks now and I’m over it. heading to the store!

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    2Sisters Recipes by Anna and Liz
    October 12, 2017 at 4:33 am

    Gorgeous soup Sue! And love all the ingredients in this one – it’s our kind of soup and perfect to make all winter long!

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    Robyn Gleason
    October 11, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    Holy cow, Sue, this recipe, these photos, those colours and flavours and wonderful nourishment – a total home run! You never fail to surprise me with your unending creative, girl! Perfection!

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    Christina
    October 11, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    I just got back from a whirlwind trip flying from coast to coast then spending 10 hours driving in a car, in 2 days. I’m exhausted and crave healthy food. This recipe is calling my name to boost my weary spirits! Amazing photos by the way!

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      Sue
      October 11, 2017 at 4:45 pm

      Wow, it does sound like you need a pit stop Christina ;) thanks for visiting, and welcome home!

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    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl
    October 10, 2017 at 6:38 am

    This looks so gorgeous! I want a bite!

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    cakespy
    October 10, 2017 at 4:54 am

    VERY timely as after a road trip I have been feeling a little depleted. This looks incredibly delicious while also being so healthy!

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    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness
    October 9, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    HOLY BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS AND SOUP!! This is seriously gorgeous Sue…I can’t wait to slurp all the healthy goodness this week!

  • Reply
    Julia
    October 9, 2017 at 10:20 am

    I am saving this soup for the cold months! With three kids there are always illnesses going around so we will need it.

    • Reply
      Sue
      October 9, 2017 at 10:56 am

      I bet you could talk your kids into thinking green soup is super cool, Julia ;)

  • Reply
    Debs
    October 9, 2017 at 9:41 am

    Absolutely love this Sue. A keeper for the winter months for sure!

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    Ginny McMeans
    October 9, 2017 at 9:31 am

    What a great soup. I need this weekly. I always buy Organics whenever I can find them. Luckily they are around here quite a bit. Thanks for the nice recipe.

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    Kristie Person
    October 9, 2017 at 9:15 am

    Hi just wondering if you steam/heat many of the ingredients before blending or after. Thanks!

    • Reply
      Sue
      October 9, 2017 at 9:23 am

      Hi Kristie ! I don’t steam or cook anything first, I add it raw to the blender. If you use a high speed blender like a Vitamix it will heat up the soup as it blends, because the motor is so powerful. If you use a regular blender or food processor, i would heat the soup briefly on the stove or in the microwave, just enough to get it hot, but that’s it. That way you’ll preserve all the nutrients.

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    Beth
    October 9, 2017 at 9:15 am

    This soup looks and sounds delicious! I love the addition of the turmeric, one of my favorites! I definitely am giving this a try! Who doesn’t want to stay healthy this time of year?

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      Sue
      October 9, 2017 at 9:24 am

      Turmeric is really awesome stuff, I’m always looking for new ways to use it :)

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    Dana
    October 9, 2017 at 9:03 am

    What a gorgeous bowl of soup! And it’s packed with SO many goodies! I love that you took a smoothie and turned it into something cozy and savory. This is right up my alley.

    • Reply
      Sue
      October 9, 2017 at 9:11 am

      I was never much into green smoothies, but when you make it into a warm cozy soup, I’m all over it ;)

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    April
    October 9, 2017 at 8:04 am

    Oh my my my! It’s so pretty! The bright green color just glows. Pinning!

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    Cathy
    October 9, 2017 at 7:56 am

    I’m going to make the soup- I’m curious about all those flavors together- sounds delicious. Also I clicked on the Pavilions link and discovered I can get a free first home delivery and $20.00 off first order! Sounds good- thanks Sue!

    • Reply
      Sue
      October 9, 2017 at 7:58 am

      You’re going to get hooked on delivery Cathy!

    • Reply
      Sue
      October 9, 2017 at 8:03 am

      And they send me emails all the time for free delivery, and other good deals, so they are really trying to make it super affordable, I love it.

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    aimee @shugarysweets
    October 9, 2017 at 7:52 am

    First of all your photos are gorgeous! My kids love green smoothies…so I’m sure they’ll love this soup too!

    • Reply
      Sue
      October 9, 2017 at 7:55 am

      Thanks so much Aimee, it was fun to photograph this soup, for sure. I think this might be a fun way to get some healthy greens into your kids this winter!

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    Tina Dawson | Love is in my Tummy
    October 9, 2017 at 7:32 am

    Sue, that is the singular most beautiful bowl of soup I have ever seen. I am sitting here scrolling up and down just basking in its beauty!

    • Reply
      Sue
      October 9, 2017 at 7:39 am

      Haha Tina, thanks so much, I was hoping that it would have that effect :) I’m now officially obsessed with green soup!!

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    Tricia @ Saving Room for Dessert
    October 9, 2017 at 5:44 am

    I could gaze at this bowl of deliciousness all day Sue – absolutely beautiful. I will have to try these products, just found out they are available close to my home at Safeway. Here’s to staying healthy all winter!

    • Reply
      Sue
      October 9, 2017 at 6:39 am

      You also really have to try the delivery Tricia, it’s a lifesaver for us bloggers :)

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes
    October 9, 2017 at 4:35 am

    I have never seen a sexier green than this, Sue. YUM!

    • Reply
      Sue
      October 9, 2017 at 6:41 am

      I love that Angie!

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    Chris Scheuer
    October 9, 2017 at 4:27 am

    The color of this is just amazing Sue and I love all the wonderful ingredients in it. A win-win for sure. I will look for that broth, thanks for sharing>

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      Sue
      October 9, 2017 at 6:54 am

      thanks Chris ~ I was stunned that spinach turns that gorgeous color when you blend it up, I guess I never really got into green smoothies so I never knew, what a great surprise! Have a wonderful week :)

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