Simple Kale, White Bean and Quinoa Soup
“Getting Rid of Toxins”…
These words rank pretty high in Google lately – party because of the time of year and also because there’s a lot of misinformation out there about the topic.
All the mumbo-jumbo aside, I do love a good soup chalk-full of nutrition after a time of let’s say, “over indulgence”.
This soup has all the makings of something wonderful: high calcium kale, fibre and protein-packed white beans and healthy carb quinoa.
Like my Mediterranean Spinach, Tomato and Quinoa Soup, this Simple Kale and White Bean Soup offers major nutrition, protein and a hit of calcium from the kale.
The vegetarian source of protein and calcium are great choices for vegetarians.
Plus, I’m always surprised to find so many people I talk to don’t get enough calcium from foods.
But you can get calcium from algae.
Most calcium supplements come from rock essentially: mined limestone and marble.
Algas calcareas is a South American ocean marine algae which grows abundantly in the intertidal zone.
These kiwi-fruit sized balls are a rich source of calcium, magnesium, and over 70 other trace minerals.
After hand-harvesting, the algae balls are rinsed, dried in the sun, then milled into a powder, sold as AlgaeCal.
Bonus for fellow Canucks: they’re a Canadian company 🙂
Always go for food-based nutrition first, getting all the calcium, vitamin D and magnesium from foods.
Want to try more “marine vegetables” in your diet?
Grab a miso soup or some nori flakes for something different.
If the thought of eating seaweed sounds as inciting as cottage cheese covered with cilantro, I get it 😉
You could even put some chopped nori sheets in this soup!