Diet & Nutrition

Ease Your Mind Asparagus Soup

There is a strong relationship between ADHD and nutrition. Try this yummy recipe to keep your mind working at its best.


(Serves 6)


1 pound asparagus

1-2 tablespoons ghee or refined coconut oil

1/2 onion, peeled and diced

1 leek, white and light green parts only, chopped (optional)

1/4 cup celery, chopped

1 teaspoon dried tarragon or 1 tablespoon fresh, chopped

3 cups low-sodium vegetable or chicken stock

1 tablespoon arrowroot or rice flour (or any gluten-free flour)
dissolved in water

2 tablespoons full-fat coconut milk (optional)

Sea salt and pepper to taste


1. Cut off asparagus tips and reserve. Discard tough ends (the last two inches); chop remaining stems into 2-inch segments.

2. In medium soup pot heat ghee or oil. Sauté onions, leeks, celery, and asparagus stems (not tips) over medium heat for about 5 minutes.

3. Add arrowroot and stir until well blended. Stir continuously for about 1 minute more.

4. Transfer vegetables and flour mixture to a blender. Add about 1 cup stock (enough to help mixture blend easily). Blend well and transfer back to pot.

5. Add remaining stock to pot gradually, stirring out any lumps. Bring soup mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until the soup is smooth and thickened, about 30 to 40 minutes. Stir frequently.

6. Add coconut milk, if desired, for a creamy consistency. Add salt and pepper to taste.

7. Add asparagus tips to soup and simmer 5 to 10 minutes.

8. Add tarragon for flavor.

9. Serve warm.


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