This Creamy Healthy Mushroom Soup has no cream, but still brings a sense of comfort and coziness.
Mushrooms have a beautiful earthy flavour that makes them stand out from anything else, paired with loads of fresh thyme, basil, creamy coconut milk, and garlic.
Let's just say mushrooms and garlic are a perfect match!
In our Beetroot and Cassava Crepes with Sauteed Mushrooms we touch on how incredibly healing mushrooms are, we highly recommend giving it a read to find out more.
The reason we especially love Mushrooms is that they are a good source of fiber, as mentioned in our 27 high fiber low carb foods.
Some mushrooms more so, than others. Chanterelle mushrooms contain 3.8g fiber per 100g, while Portobello mushrooms come in at 1.3g and shiitake mushrooms have 2.5g.
Be sure not to just eat mushrooms as a pizza topping. Add them to salads, soups (like this recipe), or other healthy meals for best results.
Although, if you are craving pizza. Make sure you try our Cassava Flour Pizza Crust.
Is There Any Goodness in Thyme?
Thyme is an herb that is part of the mint family. Typical found in most spice cabinets, thyme is so much more than just a flavouring to foods.
We will look at just 3 reasons why thyme is so much more that meets the eye.
- Mood Booster - Regular use of thyme can have a positive effect on your feelings and mood. Thyme contains vitamin B6 which has a powerful effect on certain neurotransmitters in the brain that are directly linked to stress hormones.
- Strengthens Immune System - thyme is loaded vitamin C and is also a good source of vitamin A. Both are needed in fighting infections and strengthen our immune systems naturally. Vitamin C also plays a vital part in the production of collagen, which is essential for the creation and repair of cells, muscles, tissues, and blood vessels. Thyme is also a good source of copper, fiber, iron, and manganese.
- Lowers Blood Pressure - A study found that an extract of thyme was able to significantly reduce heart rate in rats with high blood pressure, and it was also able to lower their cholesterol. A great way to lower blood pressure is to use thyme as a substitute for salt.
Here are some more benefits of eating thyme:
For those with a sensitive stomach, an excessively high intake of thyme can causedistress. Having said that, this herb is not known as an allergenic substance and can be consumed regularly in your diet.
Here is the recipe or you now. Make sure you let us know what you think in the comments!
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 teaspoon garlic, crushed
2 tablespoon fresh thyme
1 teaspoon fresh basil
1 pack white button mushrooms
2 pack brown mushrooms
1 pack mixed exotic mushrooms (optional, use normal white mushrooms if you prefer)
2 tablespoon soy sauce or tamari for gluten-free
1 can coconut milk
½ cup of our gut healing bone broth, optional
Himalayan salt and pepper to taste
Pinch of dried chili flakes, optional
Fresh herbs of your choice to garnish
- Add the olive oil to a pot with the onion and garlic, fresh thyme and basil and sauté briefly.
- Then add the sliced mushrooms and the soy sauce, and cover the pot. Cook on medium high, covered, for around 10 minutes.
- This will allow the mushrooms to release their water.
- After 10 minutes, remove the lid, and cook for a further 10 minutes uncovered to allow some of the water to cook off.
- Then add the coconut milk and broth, and cook for another 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, allowing the flavors to blend properly.
- Add sea salt, black pepper, chili flakes to taste.
- Use a stick blender to blitz until smooth or leave as is, for a chunky soup
- Garnish with fresh herbs and serve.