Zucchini, quinoa, garlic & cheese soup (this soup is simple and delicious!)

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INGREDIENTS:

1x large brown onion
1 Cup of red or black quinoa
1kg zucchini grated
1x stock cube, salt and pepper
1 Cup freshly chopped flat parsley
A handful of parmesan cheese

METHOD

Heat the oil in a large saucepan on a low flame
Add the diced onion for a minute or so
Stir in the garlic and let it caramelise
Stir in grated zucchini,2 cups water, stock, pepper and salt
Bring to boil then simmer for 20-30 mins
Add quinoa, chopped parsley and some water
Stir occasionally
Serve with freshly chopped chives, parsley and parmasen

Benefits of key ingredients:

  • Quinoa has a warming thermal nature. This grain warms, strengthens and energises the whole body and specifically. Quinoa has more calcium than milk and more protein than any other grain. It is also a very good source of B & E vitamins and iron.
     
  • Zucchini is yin, cooling and refreshing. It lowers blood pressure and is high in fibre.
     
  • Garlic is pungent in nature; it promotes warmth and energy in the body. It is a natural anti-viral, anti-parasite & anti-biotic. It strengthens the Lung function.
     
  • Parsley slightly warming thermal nature.Pungent bitter and salty. Improves digestion and contains a huge amount of vitamin C. It strengthens adrenal glands and benefits brain nerves.
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