When your children come back from school in the autumn and winter, they are often pretty chilly and tired and need a lovely warm bowl of soup to fill up their hungry tummies. Soup is a quick and simple supper to give them, especially when time is tight after swimming or other after-school activities.
This leek and potato bowl of goodness is made from gut-friendly bone broth and makes a delicious dairy free soup. It contains a good balance of carbs, fats and proteins as well as a hidden green vegetable and a green herb, so a whole meal in one bowl!
This soup is a dairy-free, yeast-free and gluten-free version of the classic leek and potato. We use brain boosting cashew nut butter to make this soup creamy and filling and fresh chicken bone broth (no stock cubes please!) to boost up minerals and amino acids.
Bone broth is one of the most important healing foods you can give your children and is important for gut, joint, immune and brain health. Drinking bone broth is a brilliant way to soothe sore tummies and to clear sniffles. It is important to use home-made or fresh chicken bone broth to provide essential amino acids, gelatin, collagen, and minerals including calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and trace minerals. Stock cubes do not contain all these goodies and often contain the unwanted trio of excito-toxins: hydrolysed protein, monosodium glutamate and yeast extract, all of which may have a negative impact on your child’s brain cells.
- 1 teaspoon Coconut Oil or Ghee if tolerated
- 3 Leeks Chopped and hard green tops discarded
- 2 Potatoes Peeled and roughly chopped
- 1 litre Chicken Bone Broth AKA chicken stock cooked for longer
- 1 tablespoon Cashew Nut Butter Try Meridien or Biona
- 1 tablespoon Parsley (chopped)
- Melt the coconut oil and fry the leeks gently in a large saucepan.
- Add the potatoes and the stock and simmer for 12 minutes until leeks and potato are soft.
- Place soup in blender and add the cashew nut butter and parsley. Blend until smooth.
- Season with Celtic or Himalayan salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Large quantities of bone broth can now be bought online, or from your local butcher or delicatessen but it is much more economical to make it at home.