Leeks are apart of the onion and garlic family.  They are packed with healthy amounts of eye-protecting lutein, manganese and vitamins A, C and K.  Research shows that they reduce the risk of atherosclerosis and heart disease and reduce the risk of prostate cancer.

Ingredients:

  • 3 leeks sliced, white and green tender parts (see above)
  • 2 medium sized potatoes (russet potatoes)
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 & 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped parsley or chives

Directions

  • Heat cocounut oil on medium heat in a medium sized sauce pan
  • Add leeks, cover and saute for 4 minutes, saute for another 3 minutes uncovered until tender
  • Add potatoes and garlic, saute for 3 minutes
  • Add broth and then salt and pepper
  • Bring to boil
  • Once boiled, reduce to low heat
  • Simmer for 15 minutes
  • Puree with a hand blender
  • Garnish with parsley or chives