Happy soup for breastfeeding

This soup can be an accompaniment to breakfast, lunch or dinner. I love to have it in all seasons, and just switch up seasonal veggies and spices. Once you get a hang of the process, you will be able to create your favorite variations. Make it thinner or thicker, depending on your preference. Feel free to add hemp seeds, avocado, almond or coconut milk for a richer variation. It is fast, simple, and belly-friendly! Serve it with sprouted toast, eggs, quinoa, or a side of wild salmon. Plenty of variations are possible; trust your taste buds! – Nadya


  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil or ghee
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 inch of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 4 cups fresh zucchini (can use broccoli, cauliflower, or any seasonal vegetable)
  • 1 lb. of fresh spinach leaves (can use any leafy greens: arugula, kale)
  • A handful of fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 4 cups water or nondairy milk
  • 2 tsp. curry powder or dosha specific spice mix
  • Sea salt, fresh lime juice and pepper to taste
  • Optional: add hemp seeds
  • To garnish

    Flaxseed crackers, quinoa salad, or good quality whole grain bread


    Heat the ghee or olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add garlic and chopped ginger, stirring, until translucent.

    Add the curry powder or your dosha mix, and salt to taste. Cook for 1 minute.

    Add the zucchini and stir to mix well. Add enough water to cover the zucchini; bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes, or until the zucchini is just tender.

    Using a blender or food processor, purée the zucchini mixture with spinach, cilantro, water or nondairy milk, and hemp seeds. Add more hot water if the soup is too thick. Transfer back to the pot and bring to a simmer and season with black pepper and a squeeze of lime juice.

    Serve over crumbled flaxseed crackers or top with quinoa salad.

    Serves four

    Also try: Happy Belly Indigestion Tea


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    Nadya Andreeva is a certified wellness coach specializing in digestive health, author & mindful living specialist. Professionally trained in mindful eating, yoga, and positive psychology, Nadya helps women create a healthy relationship with food that honors their body”s unique chemistry and eliminates bloating and irregularity. Nadya”s book, Happy Belly: A woman”s guide to feeling vibrant, light, and balanced is a go-to resource for women to prevent and eliminate bloating and constipation. Nadya has been featured in various media including Huffington Post Live, Yoga Journal Russia, Glamour Magazine, Veria Living, and Ted Talks. She holds an MA in Organizational Psychology from New York University and a Wellness Coaching certification from Wellcoaches.