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Vegetable Soup made with the Vitamix

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Vegetable Soup

Ingredients:

1/4 cup peas fresh or frozen (thawed)
1/4 cup lentils (cooked)
1 large tomato (halved)
1/2  fresh onion
1/4 cup celery
1/2 green pepper
1 vegetarian stock cube (optional)
1/2 a teaspoon cayenne pepper or available chili (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Place all the ingredients in your Vitamix container in the listed order.
Secure the 2-part lid by locking under tabs.
Turn the speed control lever to High.
Lift the other lever to the ON position and allow the machine to run for 2-3 minutes or until steam escapes through the lid.

Serves 1

Did you know?

Peas have a low amount of calories but lots of micronutrients, protein and fibre. They contain antioxidants that promote a strong immune system and slow down the ageing process.

Garlic, which is closely related to onions, leeks and shallots is normally added to food to enhance the flavour and aroma but did you know that at its most basic garlic is medicine in nature. Just one clove of garlic has the following components, Vitamin C, B6, manganese selenium and fibre. It also contains calcium iron and potassium which help strengthen the bones in the body. It is known to be very effective for the common cold and flu’s as it helps boost the immune system to get rid of the accumulated toxins. It is also known to help lower blood pressure, cholesterol and the risk of heart diseases. The antioxidants contained in garlic will help the kidney’s in detoxing the body from chemicals and other toxins that accumulate over time.

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