Tofu – & Lentil Soup
This recipe is taken from my 7-Day Guide For The Mature Woman.
The benefits of this soup are plentiful. Here are some of the benefits of this soup:
- quick and easy to make
- high in fibre, thus helping to keep you regular and feel satisfied after just one bowl of soup for lunch
- stimulates the adrenal system; adrenal fatigue is often seen in menopause women due adrenal imbalance
- increases vitality.
- has no saturated fat
- rich source of calcium, iron, zinc, potassium.
- Has low glycaemic index: so no blood sugar spiking often seen with high carb meals.
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil/coconut oil
- 1 cup red lentils (thoroughly washed)
- 6 cups vegetable stock (or add 2 vegetable stock cubes to 6 cups water)
- 1 tub tofu (200gm)
- 1 bay leaf
- salt and pepper to taste
- 5 parsley stalks for decoration so not absolutely necessary
- Sauté onion in oil on a medium heat until translucent, about 5 minutes.
- Add lentils to onions with vegetable stock (or stock cubes).
- Add bay leaf.
- Bring to the boil then simmer for 15 minutes with the lid on.
- Cool slightly, remove bay leaf , then add tofu and liquidise in blender.
- Return to saucepan and heat gently. Season with sea salt, black pepper and chopped parsley.
Have any left over vegetables lying in the bottom shelf of the fridge? Add a mixture of carrots and broccoli to really give this soup some punch.
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