One of my all time favourite foods is soup and the Thermomix has made this a no brainer. I eat soup for breakfast and lunch most days. For me it is a way to get lots of vegetables in, full of flavour with the added benefit of being alkalising. Vegetables contain the most amazing phytonutrients and as I say to my kids all the time … “we are humans and humans eat vegetables”. Vegetables aren’t a lifestyle choice like grains, they are a core essential part of the diet upon which all other food hinges.
It is very important to keep the diet alkaline as we know that an acidic diet leads to inflammation and altered immune system. When the body is alkaline it functions at its optimal best, absorbs nutrients well and fights of illness and disease effectively.

Alkalising Vegetable Soup



1 brown onion, peeled and cut in half
1 clove garlic, peeled
20mL olive oil
2 sticks celery
1 leek, cut in rings
1 carrot, roughly chopped
600mL filtered water
1 tablespoon TM veg stock paste


1. Add onion and garlic to Thermomix bowl. Chop  3sec / 7
2. Add celery to bowl. Chop 3sec / 7
3. Add olive oil, leave the MC off. Saute 3min / Varoma / 2
4. Fill TM basket to the top with leek, carrot, cauliflower and broccoli
5. Add water and stock paste to the bowl and place TM basket in on top.
6. Cook 20min / 100oC / 2
7. Carefully tip vegetables from the TM basket into the bowl. Puree carefully by taking 20sec to get to speed 9 then 10sec / 9.  (total 30sec / 9)


For breakfast I like my soup to have texture and not to salty. As we wake slightly dehydrated and salt can increase this sensation. To make the soup smooth, puree for a full 1min / 9.

Enjoy xx