Today I am on cleanse day #2 of my Isagenix cleanse and my boyfriend comes into my office and announces to me that he is hungry and wonders what he can eat. How can you tell who is responsible for making sure good healthy food is on the table around here? I decided to teach him how to make one of his favorite meals – lentil soup. It is so easy and quick to make that he can be eating it within the hour. You can easily double this recipe.
2 cups of red lentils
4 cups of water
1 onion chopped
6 cloves of garlic minced
1/2 inch of grated ginger
1 TBSP cumin
pepper flakes or cayenne to taste
Sautee the onion, ginger and the garlic either in coconut oil or just steam in water, while they are cooking add in the spices and mix together. Once they are soft, add in the rinsed lentils and the water. Cover and let simmer until the lentils are soft anywhere from 20-30 minutes. Eat as is or if you like, blend 3/4 to all of it in the vitamix to smooth it out. You can add as much water as you like but adjust the spices accordingly. Other options are to add a tablespoon of lemon at the end of cooking. If you do not have fresh ginger or garlic around use powder. I find this to be a very forgiving dish. Enjoy!