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Super Energy Kale Soup


I woke up this morning to a beautiful fall day. Perfect day for soccer. Perfect day for warm homemade soup. We have tons of kale ready to be picked in the garden so I decided to make a pot of Super Energy Kale Soup. We have lots of soccer games on the schedule today so I decided to make it first thing in the morning so we could grab a quick warm lunch between games. It was the perfect choice! Healthy, filling and delicious!

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Super Energy Kale Soup

Yield: Serves 4

Prep Time: Total 40 minutes


  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 TBS  fresh ginger chopped 
  • 5 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 medium carrot diced into 1/4 inch cubes (about 1 cup)
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 2 red potatoes diced into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 3 cups kale, rinsed, stems removed and chopped very fine
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp crushed sage
  • 1 can white beans
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Chop ginger, garlic and onions.  
  2. Heat 1 TBS of broth in a medium soup pot
  3. Saute onion in broth over medium heat for about 5 minutes stirring frequently
  4. Add garlic and ginger and continue to saute for another minute
  5. Add broth, carrots and celery.  Bring to a boil
  6. Reduce to a simmer and cook 5 minutes more.
  7. Add potatoes and cook about 15 minutes more.
  8. Add Kale and rest of ingredients.  Simmer 5 minutes more or longer for extra flavor.  

I added the ginger and beans to the original recipe.  If you add the beans and simmer for extra flavor you will need to add a bit more stock.

Adapted from The George Mateljan Foundation,


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