Best Foods For Fertility + BEST vegetable soup recipe!
I have done it! Mastered the ultimate vegetable and bean soup recipe.
This recipe is full of some of the BEST foods for fertility. Packed with iron, protein (plant protein, which is the best for fertility), lycopene, zinc, folate, antioxidants and so much more!
As I returned from my 4th IUI today, I knew that tomorrow I may not feel amazing and this soup is so hearty, it will put a smile on anyone! If you have PCOS, like me - it's a great slow releasing carb recipe!
Don't overthink when you are cooking, have fun! I don't even measure so I will do my best to give the most accurate amounts as possible. When I want to make soup, the food comes before the recipe.
What does this mean?
I go have fun at the supermarket and pick out what I'm feeling. Try that sometimes too!
Nicole's Best Fertility Soup Recipe
Pumpkin, 2 cups
Celery, 1/2 bunch
Sweet Potato (skin on), 1
Celery heart, 1
Garlic cloves, 4-5
Onion, 2 (small)
Tomato puree, 4 cups
Tomato paste, 1 tablespoon
Balsamic vinegar, 1 tablespoon
Black beans (pre-cooked), 1 cup
Red lentils (rinsed well), 1/2 cup
Brown lentils (rinsed well), 1/2 cup
Coconut sugar, 1 teaspoon
Coconut oil, 1 tablespoon
Cummin, Tumeric, Soup seasoning, about 1/2 tablespoon of each
Salt, pepper - pinch
Make this easy - chop all the vegetables into big cubes. Leave the garlic cloves whole (just peel the skin). Peel the onion, chop in half.
Heat coconut oil in the pot, add everything (including spices) except the herbs. Also, use the leaves of the celery, it's a great addition!
Fry for 5 minutes.
Cover veggies with boiling water. Basically just top to a few inches under the rim of the pot.
Cook for 25 minutes, add the basil, parsley.
Cook for another 35 minutes, or until the lentils are cooked.
Add additional spices and seasoning depending on what flavors you like.
*I asked my daughter if she liked it, this is how it went down:
Me: Shai, how goods the soup.
Shai: Do you know what stinks?
Me: No, what?
Not sure that's a great answer and if she enjoyed the soup, feeling it's a no. But I swear it's delicious.
P.S - share this with friends, they will love it!