Plant-based Health Booster Soup

This plant-based Health Booster Soup is based on a popular recipe for Virus Killing Soup. That one starts with a whole chicken and it’s got amazing flavor!

I wanted to bring all the elements of that delicious soup and make it plant-based.

This version tastes fantastic and has the same warming, healing feel that the original does.

Don’t worry about the amount of garlic being too strong. It really isn’t when the soup is done and it really smells fantastic while it cooks. Don’t worry about the cayenne pepper either. It provides warmth that will clear your sinuses, but it’s not spicy at all.


Plant-based Health Booster Soup

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Cook Time 50 minutes
Hands-on Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings


  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3 stalk celery chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 turnip chopped
  • 3 carrots peeled and chopped
  • 8 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 sprig rosemary or 1 tsp. Dried rosemary
  • 1 sprig thyme or 1 tsp. Dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne double if you like more spice
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 cup green beans cut in bite-size pieces
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 15 oz diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1 cup quick-cooking barley
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • In a large pot, cook the onion, celery and garlic in olive oil until the onion is soft.
  • Add the turnip and carrots and cook for about 1 minute.
  • Add the broth, rosemary, thyme and cayenne.
  • Bring to a low boil and cook until the vegetables are tender, about 20-30 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat and add the remaining ingredients.
  • Simmer for 30-45 minutes.


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