When I was taking raw and living foods classes, one of the most important meals I learned to
prepare was Energy Soup–considered to be Ann Wigmore’s most powerful natural healing remedies.
According to Ann Wigmore, energy soup is the most important nourishment in the Living Foods
Energy Soup rebuilds, cleanses and detoxifies our bodies while providing every nutrient you need
in a well-balanced, easy to digest form.
Even though I knew that Energy Soup was good for me, it took a while for me to enjoy the taste of
this nutritional powerhouse.
Living food experts recommend drinking an entire blender of Energy Soup throughout the day–
ideally during the first 8 to 12 hours after making it.
I have since learned that there are many variations on Ann Wigmore’s original energy soup, but they
usually share some common principles and ingredients.
What’s in Green Energy Soup?
The key ingredients in most recipes include variations on the following items:
Greens provide chlorophyll, protein, calcium and a full array of important nutrients.
Kale, collards, chard, dandelion, romaine lettuce, spinach and mustard greens are popular choices.
If you have your own organic garden, the most powerful healers are wild weeds and the home-grown
baby leafy greens such as organic alfalfa, broccoli, buckwheat greens, cabbage, clover, fenugreek,
garlic, green pea shoots, kale, lettuce, mizuna, mustard, onion, radish, spinach, sunflower greens,
turnip and watercress.
Bursting with chlorophyll, vitamins A and C, calcium and lecithin, these greens are super-nutritious
and powerful healers.
Packed with chlorophyll, protein, B-complex vitamins, vitamin E, calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium
and phosphorus, sunflower sprouts (as well as buckwheat sprouts) are easy to grow in your home.
Organic Bean Sprouts:
You may be surprised to learn that sprouted beans are the best source of protein on earth.
They’re higher in protein than cooked beans because the DNA in a sprout is busy making new proteins
for the plant’s growth.
These proteins are pre-digested into amino acids so they’re easy to absorb.
Mung bean sprouts and lentil sprouts provide loads of enzymes, protein, iron, vitamin C, potassium
Bean sprouts too are high in vitamins E and C, and have different minerals from greens – beans are rich
in organic iron, zinc, phosphorus, sodium, sulfur and copper, while greens have boron, chlorine, iodine
Both greens and beans are good calcium, potassium, and magnesium sources – needed for our bones
and muscles, nerve transmissions, and electrolyte balance.
Dulse and kelp are two of the most nutritious seaweeds–containing all 65 trace elements and minerals
plus organic iodine.
This delectable source of good fat also supplies vitamins A, C, Bi B2, B3, iron, phosphorus and magnesium.
Blending apples with greens makes both easy to digest, plus apples contain protein, fat, carbohydrates, calcium,
phosphorus, iron, potassium, sodium, vitamins A, B1, B2, C and niacin.
Note that Ann Wigmore suggested peeling apples because the peel contain enzyme inhibitors making them
difficult to digest.
Fresh or dehydrated herbs:
Favorites include cilantro, basil, rosemary, garlic, ginger or cayenne pepper.
Filtered water or Rejuvelac:
Rejuvelac is a nutritious, fermented, living foods, probiotic beverage made from sprouted wheat berries
that you should make in advance in order for it to be ready to add to your Energy Soup.
If you don’t have Rejuvelac available, you can use filtered water instead.
I haven’t made Rejuvelac lately, however, here is a good Rejuvelac recipe for you to follow.
Here is a basic Energy Soup recipe for you to work from and make your own.
Raw Energy Soup
1 cup filtered water or Rejuvelac
1/2 cup organic Mung and Lentil bean sprouts
1/2 cup organic Sunflower and Buckwheat sprouts
1 organic Apple – peeled and cored
4 leaves organic Dark Green Kale or organic greens of choice
2 organic Romaine Lettuce leaves
1 organic Zucchini Squash
1 organic Cucumber
1/2 to 1 whole organic Avocado
2 tablespoons organic Dulse or Kelp flakes
1 clove organic Garlic
1 pinch Celtic sea salt
1 pinch organic Cayenne pepper
1 pinch fresh or dried herbs (optional
Add liquid to your VitaMix.
Next add sprouts and apple.
Blend until smooth.
Next add organic greens and blend again.
Add the remaining ingredients.
Blend until smooth and creamy.
Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
Transfer Energy Soup to bowls and garnish with sunflower sprouts and dulse flakes.
Refrigerate leftover soup in a sealed jar.
Make sure to eat the balance of our Energy Soup on the same day.
Have you ever made Energy Soup?
What are your favorite ingredients to include?
Share your thoughts and comments with us.