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Cleansing Lettuce and Coconut Soup

When the temperatures drop and the days get shorter, nothing hits the spot like a bowl of warm soup. Store-bought varieties are convenient, but they can be shockingly salty, and packed with heavy cream. This recipe is deliciously nourishing, surprisingly filling, and low carb. A great recipe for rest-days from the gym, curled up on the couch with your favourite blanket.





  • garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 white onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 1 lemon
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp pepitas (optional)
  • 1 tbsp coconut flakes (optional)


  1. In a large saucepan, heat the coconut oil.
  2. Adding the onion and cook until soft, then add crushed garlic and cook for another 2 minutes.
  3. Add the stock, water, lettuce, lemon juice and bring to the boil.
  4. Reduce the heat and simmer 15 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and stand 5 minutes, before processing soup until smooth with a hand blender or food processor.
  6. Return soup to saucepan; add coconut milk and stir over the heat until soup is hot.
  7. Season to taste with a little sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  8. Garnish with an extra drizzle of coconut milk, pepitas and coconut flakes.
  9. Serve!

Sally O'Neil - Editor in Chief

Sal is on a mission to prove that healthy and nutritious doesn’t have to be boring – and that even while staying in shape you can have your cake and eat it too. After losing 14kg from adopting a healthier lifestyle, she shares her journey with others on The Fit Foodie Blog. She also works as a commercial food photographer and stylist, is studying a Bachelor of Health Science in Nutrition and Dietetics, and is the author of two cookbooks: Love Move Eat (Bauer Media, 2017) and Meal Prep Plan (Murdoch, 2019).

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