The post-Christmas let-down: late nights, over-indulgence and stress have taken their toll. I FEEL LIKE I’M LOSING MY MIND. Is it Seasonally Affected Disorder, too many decisions, too much work, too much chocolate? Whatever. I need to get back on track.
A Reader’s Digest story called “Anna’s Perfect Green Soup” piqued my interest. According to cookbook author Anna Thomas, she invented this satisfying soup one winter, and it improved her mood and helped her fit into her skinny jeans. Definitely worth a try.
I Googled the recipe and found several different versions, which I adapted for what I had in my pantry (as usual.) Not only is it tasty and filling, it is packed with phytonutrients. A serving has up to 500% of the RDA of Vitamin A, 300% of Vitamin C, 25% of calcium, 30% of potassium, 20% of iron and 9 grams of protein, depending on what ingredients you use. You can use an assortment of greens, including kale, chard, mustard greens, spinach or even broccoli. Walmart carries “Power Greens,” a big bag of mixed greens which works beautifully. Here’s my version: