Healing Chicken Soup

Ingredients:

Broth:

  • 1 whole chicken (organic if possible)
  • 16 cups water
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 head of garlic, roughly chopped
  • 2-3 inches of fresh ginger, sliced
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. sea salt

Soup:

  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 4 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2-3 tsp. fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 Tbsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups leafy greens, such as kale or spinach

Toppings: fresh cilantro and avocado

Preparation: Add all ingredients to a stockpot. Cover and let simmer for 1.5-2 hours. Strain out the vegetables and chicken. Let the chicken cool and return the broth back to the pot. Add the soup ingredients to the pot except for the leafy greens and cilantro. Bring to a boil. Then, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. While soup is simmering, pull the meat from the chicken. Add the chicken back to the soup after it has simmered for 20 minutes. Add the leafy greens. Turn the heat off and season to taste. Top with fresh cilantro and avocado. I freeze the leftovers and thaw and reheat when I need a quick meal.