Man flu is described as illness that causes the male species to become helpless and sicker than any other family member. In females; it is described as cold. Therefore, I concocted this “Man Flu” soup recipe to rescue the male of the house from his man flu death bed.
The Christmas holidays have come and gone. It is a time of year when us humans are suppose to chill out. However, we burn the candle at both ends; throughout the festive season trying to meet family and friends far and wide discussing the world at length. By the time New Years rolls around we have contracted head colds, snuffles, sinus, sore throats and coughs. I am guilty too. So whether you are male or female this recipe will provide you with an abundance of nutrients to rock in 2016!
Grotto (2007) discusses the benefits of the ingredients:
- Carrots – fibre, manganese, niacin, beta-carotene, potassium, Vitamin B6 & C.
- Peppers – Vitamin C, beta-carotene and inflammation reducing phytochemicals.
- Pumpkin – fibre, potassium, selenium, Vitamin A, beta-carotene and lutein.
- Sweet Potatoe – Vitamin A,C, B6, manganese, potassium and fibre.
- Garlic – Bacteria killer properties known as “Allicin”.
- Turmeric – Anti-inflammatory properties.
Made From Scratch
1 large red pepper
1 large sweet potatoe
4-5 garlic cloves
1 tsp. turmeric powder
1 stock cube or 1.5 litres fresh stock.
- Chop (wash first) all the vegetables. I leave skin on carrots and sweet potato for extra fibre. Remove the skin if it is bad.
- Add 1tsp. grapeseed oil to large saucepan. Saute all vegetables.
- Add stock cube and 1.5 water. Bring to the boil. Simmer.
- Once all veg is soft , blitz.
- I added 0% fat greek yogurt , lemon zest and toasted chickpeas on top.
- Serve, enjoy and take some time to reflect.
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Eat the rainbow, don’t chase it x
- Grotto. D, RD, LDN. (2007) 101 Foods that could save your life. Bantam Books. New York.