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My Hearty Green Soup Recipe to Kickstart Your Wellness Journey!

It’s that time of year again… soup season!! A few weeks ago, Justin’s mom made us a delicious cream carrot soup. It totally filled me up and fuelled my body with so many hearty vegetables that I was unknowingly craving… thank goodness for mother-in-laws, right?! That meal served as a good reminder that I need to be mindful of what I’m putting into my body, especially now that I’m travelling a lot this month. All of this got me thinking about creating my own healthy, hearty green soup to enjoy this month…

Jillian Harris's hearty green soup in a white bowl on a cement tabletop with small daisies in a vase
Simple, hearty green soup from Jillian Harris

So, the next day, I put on my Romper and decided to get a little creative in the kitchen. That creative cooking time led to making the most DELICIOUS creamy, hearty green soup.  Seriously, I cannot recommend it ENOUGH!! Sixty-three percent of you on my Instagram Stories said that my hearty green soup recipe sounded good, so I decided it was only fair to share the recipe with you here on the blog. (Sorry if you’re in the 37% who thought it sounded disgusting, LOL. I mean, in all fairness, I started to doubt this recipe halfway through making it… but I PROMISE it turned out amazing!!)

The hearty green soup recipe took me only 45 minutes, beginning to end, and it honestly tastes like something you would order at a fancy, upscale restaurant… Yes, I’m wildly impressed with myself about how this turned out. As any cooking experimenter will know, you win some and you lose some with experimental kitchen recipes. But, this one I can assure you was A SUCCESS!!!!

Needless to say, this hearty green soup was also such a great recipe to kickstart my wellness journey going into the Oak Bay Beach Hotel Wellness Weekend. If you didn’t get a chance to read about that INCREDIBLE retreat that Team Jilly and I attended, you can read my full recap here.

And now, without further ado, let’s jump right into my hearty green soup recipe!

My Hearty Green Soup Recipe

Recipe by From the Kitchen of Jillian Harris


  • 1 1 leek

  • 1 tbsp 1 olive oil

  • 1 1 onion

  • 2 2 garlic cloves

  • splash white wine

  • 3 3 celery sticks

  • 1 1 head of broccoli

  • small potato, cubbed

  • 3 cups 3 kale

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 peas

  • 4 cups 4 vegetable stock

  • parsley

  • ½ cup ½ nutritional yeast

  • avocado

  • pepper (optional)

  • Herbamare (optional)

  • croutons (optional)


  • Place a pot on the stove over medium heat. Add the olive oil.
  • Finely chop the leeks, onion and garlic cloves and add to the pot. Stir.
  • Add a splash of white wine.
  • Chop the celery sticks and broccoli and add to the pot. Reduce the heat.
  • Peel and cube the potato, and add to the pot.
  • Add the kale and peas to the pot and stir the vegetables together.
  • Pour in the vegetable stock.
  • Add parsley to taste.
  • Mix over the heated element for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool for a couple of minutes.
  • Pour the soup mixture into your blender. Blend until smooth.
  • Add the nutritional yeast, avocado and pepper and Herbamare (the secret ingredient!) to taste.
  • Pour into serving bowls and garnish with croutons!

And, there you have it: Jilly’s Hearty Green Soup!! This soup is packed with nutritious vegetables and is the perfect dish to serve during these colder months. I hope you LOVED it, and if you’re in the 37% of people still on the fence… I hope the photos of this yummy soup convinced you to give it a try. I’m not kidding when I say it’s DELICIOUS!!!



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