This Healing Radish Bisque Soup Recipe is SUPER healthy, CHEAP and QUICK!
Last weekend and I got sick with God knows what because it all seems like a blur now. If it weren’t for the editorial calendar and scheduling options on WordPress and automated posting programs like Buffer, there would have been the lonely sound of crickets on the Making It Pay to Stay pages! One of the great things about blogging that I try to take advantage of, is working on several posts in one day and then scheduling the postings, tweets and facebook statuses to fit the timing that works with my schedule. This allows me to focus 2 days a week on blog posts, and the rest of my week doing regular life and when illness strikes, its ok to binge watch tv for 4 days.
Anyway, this post is about the delicious healing cream of radish soup, so let me get back to that. Once I was feeling good enough, I wanted to make something soothing to my throat and healing to my digestive system. I needed something substantial though, broth wasn’t going to cut it.
I rustled around in the pantry cabinets and fridge and came up with a wonderful soup that hit the spot and literally felt 50% better within an hour of eating it. Maybe I should call it “MIRACLE RADISH SOUP”!
This is SO simple and inexpensive. The key is having the right ingredients.
1. Radishes. The healing benefits of radishes are quite amazing, and they are so inexpensive that these are a must have in every refrigerator! *I ALSO TRIED THIS RECIPE WITH CARROTS WITH GREAT SUCCESS!!!
2. Kal Pure Stevia Extract. I buy the 2 pack from Amazon so I don’t run out. A little dab will do ya. Stevia is the only all natural safe alternative to sugar. It is not an artificial sweetener. Not only does stevia not cause blood sugar to rise, it actually lowers blood sugar levels after a meal by up to 18% compared to those who didn’t eat it. That’s good news if you have blood sugar issues!
*Feel free to use whatever you have, obviously you don’t need to go out and buy the following brands!
8. Franks Red Hot (optional) – Read more about the healing properties of Frank’s Red Hot (it keeps you feisty as you age!)
10. Garlic – Read more about the healing properties of Garlic
11. Onion – Read more about the healing properties of Onion
13. Kerrygold Grass Fed Butter – yes, you can use regular butter, but grass fed is especially good to have when recovering from illness! Or, use heat stable oil like coconut oil or MCT oil
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- Boil Radishes (or carrots!) in water on stove until tender with a fork.
- Strain water
- Fill Blendtec with 12-16 oz of chicken stock. I just eyeball stuff here folks, I don’t bake, I like to wing it!
- Chop up about 1/8 of the onion and toss in the blendtec
- Mince a clove of garlic and put in blendtec
- Cut off a tablespoon of butter and drop in the blendtec – no need to melt – Or use any heat stable oil like coconut oil or MCT oil
- 5 Tablespoons of collagen go in next
- Everything else to taste – a shake here, a bit of this and that, I just gave everything a few shakes and it turned out great! I know you might think that the spiciness would be just AWFUL after being sick, but honestly, the cayenne soothes the stomach and produces pain killing qualities. Use sense though, you don’t want this to be firehouse chili hot.
Now, push the SOUPS/SYRUPS/FONDUES button on the Blendtec and let it run it’s 90 sec cycle. If you don’t have a Blendtec, you will probably need to heat all of your ingredients up and then blend, or blend and then heat. This is another reason I LOVE the Blendtec, I made this soup in about 10 mins total from boiling the radishes to eating it. I don’t like to wait around when I’m hungry!
This recipe made about 2 full bowls.
It tasted really wonderful, like a creamy bisque, but there was no cream (well a bit of butter is cream if you want to be a stickler).
What about you? What are your tried and true recipes for feeling better fast?