Winter Superfood Soup Recipe

Winter Superfood Soup Recipe to Keep the Flu Away and Your Skin Glowing

by Nicole Sherwin – founder Eco Diva Natural Superfood Skincare

During winter, nourishing the gut with wholefoods and superfoods is important to support the immune system, maintain digestive health, and provide essential nutrients that can combat seasonal illnesses and promote overall well-being, including keeping your skin healthy and glowing.

Recipe for a nourishing winter superfood soup that’s not only delicious but also great for promoting glowing skin and a balanced gut:


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 small sweet potato, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup kale, chopped
  • 1 cup spinach, chopped
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (14 oz) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Fresh cilantro or parsley for garnish
  • Optional: 1 tablespoon of miso paste for extra gut health benefits


  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add chopped onion, minced garlic, and grated ginger. Sauté for 2-3 minutes until fragrant.
  1. Add chopped carrots, celery, and sweet potato to the pot. Cook for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  1. Stir in chopped kale, spinach, and broccoli florets. Cook for 2-3 minutes until slightly wilted.
  1. Pour in the vegetable broth and diced tomatoes with their juices. Add chickpeas, turmeric powder, and cumin powder. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  1. If using miso paste, dissolve it in a little warm water and add it to the soup for extra gut health benefits.
  1. Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes, or until all the vegetables are tender.
  1. Once the soup is cooked, remove it from heat. Stir in freshly squeezed lemon juice for a hint of brightness.
  1. Ladle the soup into bowls and garnish with fresh cilantro or parsley.

Enjoy this hearty and nutritious winter superfood soup for glowing skin and a happy gut!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR – Nicole Sherwin
As founder of Eco Diva, a 100% natural superfood skincare and makeup brand, Nicole Sherwin is passionate about skin health, gut health and emotional/mental health as she believes that when all 3 areas are in balance, the human is at their healthiest, happiest and most glowing.

Nicole’s grandfather was one of the founders of Adcock Ingram (Ingram’s Camphor Cream) and her father was a renowned homeopath and gut health specialist.

Nicole cleared up her own skin conditions (pigmentation, acne & rosacea), when she discovered how toxic some of the ingredients were in the skincare she was using. She began formulating her own skincare recipes that contained superfood nutrients that feed skin with the nutrients it needs to self heal. After just 30 days, her skin had begun a miraculous recovery journey, and after 90 days, she had literally balanced her skin completely and has never looked back.

Nicole believes that nature and plants hold the keys to super health, vitality and cellular support and is  best known as the cosmetic chef on her weekly segment on SABC3’s Expresso morning show, where her DIY segment, Eco Diva gained a lot of traction that she was asked to launch her own skincare brand.

Today, Nicole offers holistic skin consultations that focus on an integrative approach to glowing skin and superfood make-up masterclasses that focus on prepping skin and applying make up like a pro – without any chemical nasties.  

Eco Diva Natural is a multi-award-winning clean skincare brand that offers biology smart, functional skincare, make-up and gut health crafted in Africa with impeccable organic superfood ingredients that not only offer the recipient a beautiful healthy complexion, but also provides the skin with the nutrients it needs to self heal from any skin condition. The high vitamin, antioxidant & omega count in every product offers skin the pH balancing properties necessary to heal & calm skin irritations, pigmentation & acne/breakouts.

The Eco Diva ethos and practice is clean. kind. ethical. That means kindness to people, planet and animals.

Eco Diva products have been formulated with carefully chosen ingredients that match the molecular structure of skin. When applied, the skin recognizes the specific nutrients it needs to enable deep absorption of these nutrients for self healing and self repair.

Eco Diva products are: PETA vegan and cruelty-free approved | Eco Friendly | Organic | Non-toxic | Chemical-free | Paraben-free | Sulphate-free | Beauty Without Cruelty Certified | Proudly made in South Africa.

The Eco Diva Natural range is gender inclusive and safe for pregnancy. Packaging is either fully biodegradable, recyclable or upcyclable. Eco Diva never test on animals, only on willing humans. All ingredients are impeccable in the harvesting and manufacture of all products through eco certified laboratory partners.

Eco Diva is passionate about holistic skincare through plant-based, natural superfood nutrients, antioxidants, vitamins and omegas to assist not only in the healing of skin conditions but to also offer a vibrantly healthy glow that we all yearn for and an increase in happiness levels.

“Nature-cure is based upon the observation, that it is the nature of things to heal themselves. We believe the same exists for our skin and that is why we choose only the highest quality natural ingredients that support skin’s regeneration & self-healing”. Nicole Sherwin, founder Eco Diva Natural | | 021 200 5900 | @ecodivanatural