Lentil Quinoa Thyme Soup

by | Using Essential Oils

 

Who knew vegan could taste so good?

This soup recipe is an easy crowd-pleaser.  Not only is is vegan, but it is gluten free too.  Quinoa is one of the most complete proteins known to man and lentils are high in fiber. To add to that goodness, Thyme Vitality Essential Oil can help promote healthy DHA levels in the brain.

Scientists from Celal Bayar University have released some impressive studies on the health benefits of Thyme Essential Oil; Young Living also includes Thyme in supplements such as Longevity, Inner Defense and ParaFree.

Ingredients

2 tbs Avocado Oil
1 medium Onion, diced
2 cloves of minced Garlic
Black Pepper {to taste}
1-3 drops of Thyme Vitality EO
1/2-1 tsp Cumin
0-¼ tsp of Red Pepper Flakes

1 cup of Lentils
½ cup of Quinoa
15 oz can of chopped Tomatoes
8 cups of Vegtable Broth
5-7 leaves of Kale
{Salt to taste}

Just remember – soups are flexible!  Taste and add to YOUR desires. Now get out that stock pot and turn up the heat!

Light it up!

First dice up your onions & garlic and turn on that stove
Once your pot is medium/hot, add in your oil
Wait a minute for that to heat before adding the O&G
Let those 3 simmer together for a good 5 mins

Getting spicy…

Stir in black pepper, cumin and red pepper flakes
{For more flavor add the Thyme EO at the end!}
Let these flavors sit, heat and mingle a minute
{Now’s a good time to clean up a smidge!}

Fiber and protein

One serving of cooked quinoa has 8 grams of protein
Lentils have a whopping 16 grams of dietary fiber!
{and also LOADS of protein too!}
Now add in those Q&L to let those bad boys heat up!

More flavor-makers

This recipe calls for 1 can of diced tomatoes
Goodness know you can do fresh instead!
Now’s the time to add tomatoes and broth
This soup will thicken with time

Boil, simmer, add

Let the soup simmer for 30-35 mins
Then add kale – cut/torn without stems!
Now add your 1-3 drops of Thyme EO to your liking
Simmer for 15 mins more and SERVE!

Final Tips:
Drop the Thyme Vitality Essential Oil into a spoon before into the pot {to prevent adding to much}
Salt at the end to taste {broths vary in sodium content}
Meat-a-tarian? Add some cooked/shredded chicken!

Just remember – soups are flexible!  Taste and add to YOUR desires. Now get out that stock pot and turn up the heat!

Light it up!

First dice up your onions & garlic and turn on that stove
Once your pot is medium/hot, add in your oil
Wait a minute for that to heat before adding the O&G
Let those 3 simmer together for a good 5 mins

Getting spicy…

Stir in black pepper, cumin and red pepper flakes
{For more flavor add the Thyme EO at the end!}
Let these flavors sit, heat and mingle a minute
{Now’s a good time to clean up a smidge!}

Fiber and protein

One serving of cooked quinoa has 8 grams of protein
Lentils have a whopping 16 grams of dietary fiber!
{and also LOADS of protein too!}
Now add in those Q&L to let those bad boys heat up!

More flavor-makers

This recipe calls for 1 can of diced tomatoes
Goodness know you can do fresh instead!
Now’s the time to add tomatoes and broth
This soup will thicken with time

Boil, simmer, add

Let the soup simmer for 30-35 mins
Then add kale – cut/torn without stems!
Now add your 1-3 drops of Thyme EO to your liking
Simmer for 15 mins more and SERVE!

Final Tips:
Drop the Thyme Vitality Essential Oil into a spoon before into the pot {to prevent adding to much}
Salt at the end to taste {broths vary in sodium content}
Meat-a-tarian? Add some cooked/shredded chicken!

Not all essential Oils are created equal!