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The goal of this hearty soup is to help new mothers regain their digestive fire.

There is a lot of ginger in here to help that process along. The lentils are a great source of essential nutrition to help through possible exhaustion, sleepless nights, or busy schedules.

This soup is easy to heat up and accessibility makes this soup a great dish for postpartum recovery. Triple this batch if you have family and friends supporting you or if you know another mother going through postpartum.

Every mother is different; feel free to adjust this recipe as needed.

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POSTPARTUM LENTIL SOUP

INGREDIENTS

 

1 cup dried brown lentils

1 medium onion diced 

2 medium carrots small diced 

2 medium potatoes small diced 

2 cloves of garlic minced

2 tbsp fresh ginger minced

1 tbsp curry powder

3 cups vegetable stock 

4 oz spinach 

1 13 oz can coconut milk

 1 tbsp oil

1 tsp salt or to taste

PREPARATION

 

  1. Heat up the pot and put the oil in. Add the onions, and sauté until they start to become tender.
  2. Add garlic, ginger, curry powder and sauté until fragrant and soft.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
  4. Bring heat down to a simmer and cover.
  5. Simmer until all ingredients are cooked through.
  6. Serve hot and enjoy.

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Recipe compliments of

Juan Mercado

Juan Mercado

Chef, Herbalist, Blog Contributor

Juan is passionate about plant based cooking. He has been traveling & learning from restaurant to restaurant since 2008. Juan obtained his culinary degree in 2018 to deepen his connection to the culinary world. While working at fine dining restaurants in Colorado, he was extremely inspired by the farm-to-table movement.  

Juan’s intentions are to use his culinary background to help make flavorful and well prepared nourishing meals for the community. He believes in food that is full of flavor, nourishment, relatability, and accessibility. Juan is also an herbalist practicing a holistic approach to healing and medicine. He offers plant based meal planning, postpartum meal delivery, and culinary/herbalism education.


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