Garlic Soup for Cold and Flu

 

With cold and flu season full upon us, this Garlic Soup will really help out!

Garlic is known to have great antiviral and antibacterial properties. Granted, raw is better for you than cooked, but the cooked garlic does still help fight colds and such!

20 cloves of garlic - peeled (I save one or two cloves to mince and stir in after cooking to increase the garlicky yumminess - if you're not a huge fan of garlic then just cook it all)
1/2 cup chopped white onion
3 cups veggie broth
1-19 oz can Cannellini beans
2 T lemon juice

Salt, Pepper, Thyme - whatever other seasonings you like

Cook the garlic, onion and beans in the broth until very tender. Put in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Put this puréed mixture back into the pot and add the lemon juice, raw garlic (if you're using it) and seasonings and reheat it a bit.

And that's it!

If you want to get fancy you can stir in a little sour cream and white wine!

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