Soupy Goodness with Matcha - EcceKo

Soupy Goodness with Matcha

Autumn is upon us and in a few short weeks the weather should be cooling down. Crisp mornings and cool evenings bring a whole new atmosphere; even the air smells different, and we start to crave the comfort of warming foods as opposed to the cooling salads we subsist on all summer.

It’s going to be awhile before we’re cold enough to crave stodgy winter fare, but in the meantime there are some wonderful, healthy and hearty meals which are warming but still light that can be enjoyed. Add a pop of matcha green tea powder, and your wellness is almost guaranteed!

Here is a great recipe we found online for a delicious, super antioxidant rich soup – not too heavy, not too light, but just right for autumn lunches and dinners...

Creamy Matcha and Greens Soup

Ingredients:                  

  • 1 potato, peeled and chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 heaped teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 3 cloves of minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons of fresh matcha green tea powder
  • Pinch each of ground black pepper and cayenne pepper
  • 5 cups of tight packed fresh kale (could substitute English spinach)
  • 4 cups of low salt vegetable stock
  • 1 cup of loose-packed coriander
  • 400ml light coconut milk

Method:

Sauté the onion and potato in a dash of water or vegetable stock, in a large pot. Cook it for just under ten minutes, adding stock to prevent sticking and stirring intermittently. Then stir in the ginger, garlic, black pepper and cayenne, and sauté for another couple of minutes until the flavours are infused.

Stir in the kale, cook until wilted, and add the stock. Bring it all to the boil, then simmer covered for thirty minutes. Stir in the matcha green tea powder and the coriander.

Let the mixture cool slightly, and then blend in a blender or food processor until smooth. Return the soup to the pot, stir in the coconut milk, and heat so that it is warmed though evenly.

Serve with tofu, crusty bread, or lavosh crackers.

This tasty recipe isn’t just delicious and full of everything you need for optimal wellbeing; it offers a metabolic boost for burning calories – what could be better?


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