Immune Boosting Soup
Recipe type: Soups
This fantastic garlic, mushroom & bean soup is a wonderful way of boosting your immune system. Sometimes, especially throughout the winter, our bodies need an extra helping hand and this hearty, warming soup offers a good balance of complex carbohydrates, protein and vitamins. Make in advance and keep in a thermos flask for a wholesome lunch on the go.
Serves 7
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 large red onion
  • 400g mixed mushrooms, sliced (shitake & chestnut)
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 2 tbsp. fresh thyme (plus 1 tsp. to garnish)
  • 700ml homemade vegetable stock
  • 1 can (400g) cannellini beans
  • 1 tbsp. pine nuts
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Sea salt (Himalayan salt is preferable)
  1. Roughly chop the onion and sauté in coconut oil until golden brown.
  2. Stir in crushed garlic, chopped thyme and sliced mushrooms and sauté for another 2-3 minutes (leave out a handful of mushrooms to garnish).
  3. Add the stock and simmer on a low heat for 20 minutes.
  4. Drain the cannellini beans and add them to the stock.
  5. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
  6. Whiz the soup together in the food processor until you achieve a creamy consistency.
  7. Stir-fry remaining mushrooms and pine nuts and a teaspoon of thyme in a little coconut oil and sprinkle on top of the soup as a garnish.
Recipe by EPJHealth at