I am a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Health & Wellness Blogger at The Pure Life. Besides creating plant-based recipes and content for my readers on the daily, I have hosted many workshops, co-hosted retreats and run my own online nutritional consulting business.
I love being part of the Yoso community – I am a huge advocate for fermented foods as I believe they are one of many ways in which we can heal the gut, naturally and effectively. I love that Yoso uses quality ingredients like pure coconut meat, organic soy, almonds and cashews. I can’t go a day without my coconut yoghurt!
Golden Lentil & Lemon Soup
2 tbsp. coconut oil
1 large sweet onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 inch of ginger, chopped
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. ground turmeric
Pinch of red chilli flakes
generous amounts of black pepper and himalayan salt
2 cups dried yellow or red lentils
3-4 small tomatoes, chopped
4 celery stalks, diced
1 small Japanese sweet potato or 2 carrots, chopped
7-8 cups of water
The juice of 1 lemon
1/2 bunch of parsley or cilantro, chopped
Salt and pepper, to taste
Microgreens, to top
1/ In a pot on the stove, on low-medium heat, add the coconut oil, chopped onion, garlic, ginger and spices and saute for a minute or two. Do not let burn.
2/ Next, add the lentils, tomatoes, celery, sweet potato and saute for another minute or two.
3/ Add the water and bring the soup to a boil. Reduce to simmer and let it cook for about 15 minutes or so, or until the lentils are soft and the veggies are cooked through. Add the lemon juice, herbs and more salt and pepper if needed.
4/ I love blending my soup with a hand stick-blender until it’s nice and creamy. This is optional but I definitely recommend it! Alternatively, you can use a blender, but be mindful of the soup heating up the blender.
5/ Enjoy with a squeeze of lemon, more pepper, fresh cilantro and a dollop of unsweetened Yoso coconut yoghurt!
This post is part of our series, How do you Enjoy Yoso? We asked friends in our healthy community to share one of their favourite ways to enjoy our dairy-free products.