Kale and Leek Soup

Yield: 5 cups (1.2 l)

Preparation: 10 minutes + additional cooktime
Processing: 45 seconds

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1 large (200 g) leek, cleaned, sliced 1/4-inch thick
2 teaspoons olive oil
6 cups (335 g) kale, chopped, stems removed
4 cups (960 ml) vegetable or chicken broth
salt and pepper to taste
1. Saute leek in olive oil until soft. Add kale and cook until wilted.
2. Add broth and cook for 30 minutes on low heat and let cool for 10-15 minutes or until temperature reaches 120F (65C).
3. Place half of the soup into the Vitamix container and secure lid.
4. Select Variable 1.
5. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
6. Blend for 45 seconds until smooth.
7. Pour mixture back into pot containing the rest of the soup and heat for 10 minutes or just until it begins to simmer. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Health Classification: Diabetic Friendly, Low Fat, Low Carb, Low Cholesterol, Heart Healthy, Vegetarian, Vegan
Meal Type: 5 Ingredients or less, Soups

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 cup (240 ml)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 81  
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g
Saturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 80mg
Total Carbohydrate 11g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 1g  
Protein 6g  
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on you calorie needs:
  Calories: 2000 2500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Calories per gram:
Fat 9
  • Carbohydrate 4
  • Protein 4