Instead of a cold smoothie or juice, drink this for warming nourishment this winter!


  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil (or coconut oil)
  • 1 leek (or onion, diced)
  • 2 Clove garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon basil (dry)
  • 6 Cup broth (or water)
  • 3 Cup greens (kale, chard, dandelion)
  • 1/2 Cup herbs (basil, cilantro or parsley)
  • 1 Tablespoon ume plum vinegar (or 1 tsp sea salt)
  • Dash fresh ground black pepper (to taste)


  • Saute onions and garlic in oil.
  • Add basil and vegetables and water.
  • Simmer until greens are tender.
  • Add fresh herbs.
  • Whiz with a handheld blender.
  • Return to pot and simmer more to thicken, deepen flavours.
  • Add ume (already salty!) and salt and pepper to taste.

For a creamier soup, add a sweet potato and cook before the greens