This sophisticated creamy Winter Immunity Mushroom soup is easy to make. It's contributed by Danielle Ryan, clinical herbalist and nutritionist whom I met at the yearly Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism fair, here in Boulder. It was so delicious that I had to have the recipe.
Mushrooms are known for their medicinal qualities and they're a wonderful addition to a plant-based diet. A great source of B & D vitamins, they are also high in fiber and even protein. They also know to be a natural cancer fighter.
This cream of mushroom soup will taste better, and be better for you, than any you buy at the market. The creaminess comes from the coconut milk - not a drop of dairy. If you'd like less fat from the coconut milk, you can use 1 teaspoon of coconut extract instead mixed with 1 1/2 cups non-dairy milk. You will puree about half of the soup which also adds to the creaminess.
You'll start by sauteeing the onions in a small amount of broth or water. When they have wilted, add the garlic and the mushroom, and continue to saute until they have reduced by about half.
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Then, you can add all of the vegetable broth, the coconut milk, and the drained white beans. This is a satisfying soup that's good for every day, as well as for guests. Serve with crunchy whole grain bread.
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