Lentil Soup

The #1 question we get when we tell people we eat a plant based diet:

 "Where do you get your protein!?!?!"  

The answer is simple.  Plants!  One cup of this lentil soup delivers nearly 20 GRAMS of protein. When combined with a balanced diet, deliver a complete protein profile, which is exactly what the body needs.

A 100% plant based diet isn't for everyone (we aren't 100%!).  What IS for everyone is the benefits we reap by incorporating MORE plants into our diet!! Start with this soup, it does not disappoint.  

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What You'll Need:

2-3 Tbsp olive oil

2 medium onions, chopped

4 carrots, chopped

6 garlic cloves, minced 

2 c dry, whole (not split) lentils, rinsed

2 tsp curry powder

1 Tbsp ground cumin

few springs fresh thyme

1 large (28 oz) can diced tomatoes (or approx 4 c fresh, chopped)

6 c filtered water

2 tsp course sea salt, or Himalayan salt 

1 tsp black pepper

2 bunches kale or collards, torn from the rib and chopped 

Saute onion, carrot and garlic in a large soup pot with olive oil.  

Once aromatic, add remaining ingredients.  Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer.  Cook for about 30 minutes, or until lentils are tender.

Makes a big pot of soup, delivering about (14) 1 cup servings.  Perfect to make for the family to eat for lunch throughout the week, or portion and freeze.