White Bean And Collard Greens Antibiotic Soup
- 10 collard leaves & stems, chopped
- 1 bunch parsley, chopped
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 6 cloves garlic, crushed
- 4 stalks celery, chopped
- 2 carrots, sliced
- 8 cups vegetable broth
- 2 tsp dried thyme
- ½ tsp sage
- 6 Yukon gold potatoes, sliced
- 1 can white beans, strained
- 2 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- ¼ tsp Aleppo red pepper flakes
- 1 lemon, juiced
- sea salt to taste
- Make the soup base by sautéing the onions and garlic in about 4 tbsp of vegetable broth. Sauté until the onions are soft. Then add in the celery and carrots, and spices.
- Once this is sautéd, you can throw the rest of the ingredients into an instant pot and put it on ‘pressure’ mode for about 12 minutes.
- If you are not using an instant pot, transfer the sautéd veggies into a stock pot, and add the broth. Follow with collards, parsley, potatoes, oregano, thyme, and sage. Let this cook for about 15 - 20 minutes. Then add the white beans and let the soup simmer for another 30 minutes or until the potatoes are done.
- Add sea salt if using, and finish off with lemon juice to serve.
How to use this soup if you are sick
- This soup is highly medicinal with the addition of collard stems, garlic, thyme, oregano, and sage. If you are sick and want a healing soup, omit the beans.
With so many people getting the flu right now, I wanted to share one of my favorite soup recipes – white bean and collard greens antibiotic soup.
This soup is an antibiotic powerhouse!
Medical Medium says collard greens “possess nutrients in the stems that hold
antibacterial properties.” Steaming collard greens or adding them to a soup draws out their medicinal properties so that when you consume them, their nutrients travel through your body and act as an antibiotic. (If Grandma’s chicken soup were made with collard greens, it truly would be an antibiotic.)
Collard greens are also incredibly anti-inflammatory, making them an ideal food for people suffering from autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, cardiomyopathy, Lyme disease, irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome. In addition, they help lower cholesterol and have been known to help prevent stomach, colon, breast, ovarian, cervical, lung, skin, liver, and prostate cancers.
Furthermore, collard greens are excellent for detoxifying the liver and helping it escape stagnancy.
First, parsley can alkalize the entire body. Second, it is a critical pathogen fighter, including viruses, bacteria, parasites, and fungi. Third, parsley fights oral issues such as gum disease, tooth decay, and dry mouth. Finally, it pulls herbicides, pesticides, and DDT from the body and boosts the adrenals.
Onions are highly antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal. Not to mention, they are high in sulfur and are great for killing off unproductive bacteria in the stomach, like strep. Additionally, onions help heal the neurological system and are excellent for respiratory issues.
Garlic is highly medicinal!
“One raw crushed clove of garlic contains the antibiotic equivalent of 100,000 units of penicillin” – Anthony William, Life-Changing Foods
Additionally, garlic contains strong antibiotic, anti-fungal, anti-cancer, and anti-viral properties. The allicin in garlic has been proven to lower cholesterol and blood pressure significantly. With strong anti-inflammatory properties, this tiny herb is critical for healing from autoimmune diseases.
Yes, the potato, despite the bad rap it has gotten throughout the years, is actually an incredibly healing food!
The truth is, what people add to the potato has made them so bad for us. Most people add toxic oils, cheese, butter, milk, and cream to potatoes. This combination of fat plus glucose creates insulin resistance and feeds every type of cancer.
In fact, the entire potato, skin included, is beneficial for our health.
Potatoes are particularly high in Lysine in its bioactive form. Lysine fights cancers, liver disease, inflammation, and viruses such as Epstein-Barr (EBV) and shingles.
Furthermore, potatoes will help ward off liver disease, strengthen your kidneys, soothe your nerves and digestive tract, and reverse Crohn’s, colitis, IBS, and peptic ulcers – all of which result from viruses that the Lysine helps destroy.
In addition to the Lysine, potatoes are also rich in potassium, vitamin B6, and other amino acids. Not only are potatoes antiviral, but they are also antifungal and antibacterial and contain nutritional cofactors and enzymes as well as bioactive compounds which help prevent you from getting too stressed out. As brain food, they also help to keep you grounded and centered.
This is a soup you want to have on hand during winter.
How to use this soup if you are sick
This soup is highly medicinal, with the addition of collard stems, garlic, thyme, oregano, and sage. If you are sick and want a healing soup, omit the beans.
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Please leave me a comment and let me know if you tried this soup and what you thought – I look forward to hearing from you.
To your health & happiness,