Super Energy Kale Soup

Today’s Training: Easy 4-5 miles after work.  I’m running 20 again tomorrow morning.  That means I’m two weeks away from the marathon.  Stop making me think about it, OK?!

Welll, what do I follow yesterday’s slight depression confession with?  Ice cream.  That’s what made me feel better- chocolate peanut butter goodness.  That and spending the evening outside with the B’s giggling and drawing with sidewalk chalk.  Braxton only tried to eat it once, so I’d call it a success.

Anything else?  Sure, a recipe!  Kale always makes people feel better probably not at all.  But it is good FOR you, and it’s supposed to get cold this weekend.  So let’s make some soup to warm up, and then eat more ice cream.  I’d say that’s a fair and equal trade off.  Enjoy your weekend! 

Oh, and enjoy this picture of Braxton riding in his stroller in a comfortable and innovative fashion:

Super Energy Kale Soup

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 5 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 medium carrot, diced into ¼-inch cubes (about 1 cup)
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 2 red potatoes, diced into ½-inch cubes
  • 3 cups kale, rinsed, stems removed and chopped very fine
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tsp dried sage
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Chop garlic and onions and let sit for 5 minutes to bring out their hidden health benefits.
  • Heat 1 TBS broth in a medium soup pot.
  • Healthy Sauté onion in broth over medium heat for about 5 minutes stirring frequently.
  • Add garlic and continue to sauté for another minute.
  • Add broth, carrots, and celery and bring to a boil on high heat.
  • Once it comes to a boil reduce heat to a simmer and continue to cook for another 5 minutes. Add potatoes and kale and cook until potatoes are tender, about 15 more minutes.
  • Add rest of ingredients and cook another 5 minutes. If you want to simmer for a longer time for extra flavor and richness, you may need to add a little more broth


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