Every cold winter is very rough, especially for our bodies. We are prone to cold and flu on a daily basis. However, it doesn’t have to be that hard, especially if you have a delicious soup like this one to keep you healthy.
It is especially good because of all the lentils, apples, and of course, turmeric. All the ingredients that it contains make it perfect for the overall health. Turmeric is a popular ingredient with powerful healing properties.
Many people use it for treating chronic illnesses and inflammation. Besides, it is great for detoxifying the liver.
Benefits of Lentils – full of nutritious properties, they have potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. So, eating plenty of legumes and lentils can help alleviate: Inflammatory bowel disease, Cholesterol, Colon cancer, Hypertension, Osteoporosis.
Lentils contain a significant amount of proteins, magnesium and iron as records claim. However, red lentils are the ones that contain the most nutritive benefits. Hence, we suggest you use them for this recipe.
Health Benefits of Apples -the ideal fruit for preventing the common cold or flu, according to studies, they are rich in antioxidants, which is why they can help prevent ailments such as: Weight management, Cancer, Diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Asthma, Bone health, Gastrointestinal protection, Cardiovascular diseases.
Furthermore, adding apples to this soup will give this meal a more dramatic and spicy taste. They contribute to the sweetness of this delicious recipe.
Benefits of Coconut Milk – contains plenty of calories and saturated fats. Plus, it is a great source of vitamins and minerals. As a result, it can be effective for: boosting the metabolism, fighting bacteria and viruses, improving the cardiovascular health, reducing inflammation, decreasing ulcer size.
Here is what you will need to make this nutritious and delicious detox soup:
Two to three cups of hot water
1 and a half cup of coconut milk
One teaspoon coconut oil
One finely chopped onion
One and a half teaspoon cinnamon
Two cups of lentils (preferably red lentils)
Two grated apples (removed core)
A teaspoon of salt
A teaspoon of cumin
One teaspoon turmeric powder
Instructions: Wash the lentils properly with cold water. Then, let them drain and set them aside. Next, melt the coconut oil in a pot and add the onions. Let them cook until they soften up or turn golden. After doing so, add the apples and turmeric and let them cook for about two minutes.
Make sure to stir often. Next, add the water and lentils. Reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 15 minutes, once the pot starts to boil. Cover the pot not to let the steam get out. Now, it is time for the spices.
Add the salt, cumin, and cinnamon. Mix everything well and wait for the lentils to soften up. Add one cup of water if you want the soup to be thinner. Let the soup cook for about 2 hours. Now the meal is ready.
Serve it warm and garnish it with a few pumpkin seeds, apples or coconut shavings. Bon appétit!