Immune Boosting Soup with Nori Recipe

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This healthy and flavourful soup is made with nori, vegetables, spices, ginger and fresh lime juice. The veggies are briefly cooked in a tasty broth and finished with nutrient-packed nori. This immune-boosting soup is packed with fiber and is low in calories.

Lacking energy can be a way of your body telling you that it is time to detox your body. It may result from overeating, indulging in alcohol, consuming refined sugar, processed food or dealing with stress. 

Reset your body with this healing, immune-boosting soup with nori rich in healthy nutrients, fiber and low in calories to give your body a boost of energy.

What is nori?

Nori is a seaweed made with edible red algae. This algae is a marine plant that grows on the rocks in shallow sea water. Nori is made by shredding edible seaweed and pressed into thin sheets. Then the sheets are dried.

Is nori healthy?

The nori is a powerhouse of nutrients. The key vitamins are A, B, C, D, E and K, as well as niacin and folic acid. Nori is also rich in calcium and iron. 

Can food detox your body?

Detoxification (detox) diets are popular, but there is little evidence that they eliminate toxins from your body. They’re popular, but they aren’t proven to do what they say they’ll do: flush toxins out of your system. In fact, they may be risky and even backfire. 

Specific detox diets vary — but typically, a period of fasting is followed by a strict diet of raw vegetables, fruit and fruit juices, and water. 

What you can do is build your immunity by following a clean eating diet. This means wholesome fresh food, such as rainbow-coloured vegetables, berries and plenty of water.

 

immune boosting soup in a bowl topped with nori

 

How to make immune-boosting soup with nori?

What is so remarkable about this healthy soup is that it takes just minutes to cook. The thinly sliced veggies are tender and firm to bite. The broth is flavourful and satisfying.

To make this healthy soup start with spices and garlic, briefly heated in olive oil. Then stir in the veggies to coat them with garlic and spices.

For the finish, add chicken or vegetable broth with fresh ginger, and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat and stir in nori and fresh lime juice. Set aside for five minutes, then enjoy!

Uses for nori

Nori is well known for being used for sushi. However, this nutrient-packed seaweed can be used in smoothies, replacing lettuce for lettuce wraps, used as a seasoning in rice or as a garnish in various dishes.

Nori can also be used as a snack. Simply season with spices and a drizzle of olive oil, and enjoy.

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. GF dried basil
  • 1 Tbsp. GF turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp. GF cayenne pepper
  • 1 organic yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • ½ organic red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 4 cups thinly sliced organic green cabbage
  • ¼ lb. sliced mushrooms
  • 4 cups of organic gluten-free vegetable or chicken broth + 1 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp. minced ginger (about 2-inches)
  • Juice of one lime
  • 2 sheets of nori (roasted seaweed). Using scissors cut into 2- inch wide strips
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    Instructions

  • Heat oil over medium-low heat in a large soup pot. Add basil, turmeric, cayenne pepper, onion and garlic and stir to combine
  • Add bell peppers, cabbage and mushrooms and cook for one more minute while stirring
  • Add stock, water and ginger and bring to boil. Remove from the heat and add lime juice and nori. Cover and rest for 5 minutes, enjoy!
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    2 Responses to Immune Boosting Soup with Nori Recipe

    • Missie Roeseler May 11, 2021

      My first time using nori. This soup is quite delicious! It’s definitely going to be a repeat!

      • Kristina May 12, 2021

        Hi Missie, I am so happy to hear that

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