It’s soup and sweater season and I can’t get enough! I love packing soups with quality ingredients including plenty of veggies, spices and fibre-filling beans like everything in this nourishing Smoky White Bean Kale soup I made by my sweet friend Nikole of HealthNut Nutrition!

I love the blend of flavours in this soup like paprika and hot chilli flakes because they are warming to the core and very anti-inflammatory. It’s hearty enough to be an entire meal which makes it convenient especially at lunch when I have less time to make a full meal. I always make my soups and one-pot meals at the start of the week so I have yummy leftovers to enjoy all week long. 

This is a brand new recipe from Nikole’s new cookbook The HealthNut Cookbook!

Her new cookbook is a colourful and vibrant collection of over 100 recipes that proves healthy eating does not have to be boring!

We have a very similar philosophy that food should be as nourishing as it is delicious. In fact, you can learn more about Nikole and her story in a recent podcast interview we did with her and her down to earth BF Matthew, in the summer. She’s as vibrant in person as her recipes are!

I’m looking forward to trying out many of her recipes. But let’s get back to this soup, which is packed with goodness including B vitamins, beta-carotene, minerals such as iron and potassium, and microbiome-loving fibre. 

I highly encourage you to enjoy this with a crusty loaf of sourdough bread as we did because it’s a great dipping tool. As you can see, that big hairy hand isn’t mine… it’s Walker’s and he didn’t waste any time dipping that bread into his bowl of soup. He’s a carb monster like our daughter!

In case you’re wondering, we always pick up a loaf of sourdough at our local farmers market when we do our visit on Monday afternoons. It’s from De La Terre Bakery. We also love Blackbird Baking Co. sourdough. 

This recipe for Smoky White Bean Kale Soup is:

It serves 4-6 people but you can easily double it if you want leftovers for the week. 

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I hope you love this recipe as much as we do!

If you like hearty soups like this one, be sure to check out more delicious soups:

Have a joyous rest of your week!
Joy xo

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