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Super Herb Lemongrass Soup

By January 16, 2017Eat, Nutrition, Recipes

Super herb, super healing, super yummy lemongrass soup. 

It is the middle of the cold, wet winter, and everyone is getting sick. It is also the new year, and people are making resolutions to get healthier. This soup is the perfect way to make yourself feel better mentally and physically. Lemongrass has a great flavor and is simple to cook with. Lemongrass also has great health benefits. The main component of lemongrass is lemonal, which is an antimicrobial. Lemongrass also detoxifies, lowers cholesterol, helps fight against cancer, alleviates aches, stimulates the nervous system when stressed or anxious, and has antioxidants that improve cellular health. 

Time: 45 minutes 

When to eat it: When you are feeling under the weather or simply want something warm and delicious 

Sh*t You Need: 

For the protein
1 Tbsp coconut oil
1 package extra firm tofu or shrimp
1 Tbsp honey
1 tsp sesame oil
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tsp garlic chili sauce (optional)

For the soup
2 Tbsp coconut oil
1 medium onion, diced
1 carrot, peeled and sliced
1 cup broccoli (you may also use mushrooms or any other vegetables you like)
1 bunch scallions, diced
4-5 cloves of garlic, minced
1 stalk of lemongrass, cut into halves or thirds
1 1/2 inch grated ginger
1 can coconut milk
3 cups of low sodium vegetable broth
1 lime (juice for topping)
Wild rice (optional, cook as much rice as you prefer and add at the end)

The Recipe 

1. Cut the tofu into cubes or prepare the shrimp. Whisk together all the ingredients for the protein (honey, sesame oil, soy sauce, and garlic chili sauce) in a bowl, and add the tofu or shrimp. Add the coconut oil to a warm skillet. Once it has melted, add the protein to the pan. You may add some of the sauce to help the protein cook and give it nice flavor. Cook until the tofu is browned or the shrimp is cooked through. 

2. Cook your desired amount of wild rice. 

3. To a large hot skillet, add the coconut oil, onion, and garlic. Cook until fragrant.

4. Add the broccoli, carrots, and/or all the veggies you desire. Next add the ginger, lemongrass and scallions. Cook together for 5-10 minutes, until veggies are soft. 

5. Add the coconut milk and vegetable broth. Bring to a boil, then cover and allow the soup to cook for at least 15 minutes. 

6. Remove the lemongrass. Serve each bowl with broth, veggies, protein, rice, fresh lime juice, and cilantro.

7. ENJOY! 

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