Courgette Soup for GERD and Gastroparesis (Vegan + Dairy Free + Gluten Free)

by | Jul 2, 2019 | Enchanted Living, GERD & Gastroparesis, Recipes | 7 comments

This dreamy Courgette Soup is a gorgeous light summer soup, that is perfect for this time of year when courgettes are cheap and plentiful.

This soup is inspired by a recent trip to Glastonbury where I had some of the best meals I can remember. One of these memorable moments was a courgette and watercress soup. Annoyingly, I lost my photo from their specials board so today, I bring you my own version that’s vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free. 

But most importantly for me, it’s a deeply aromatic and flavourful soup that is free of onions and garlic (and other problem ingredients) that is safe for those that suffer from IBS, GERD/GORD, Acid Reflux, Gastroparesis and/or Heartburn. 

As a result of being diagnosed with Scleroderma last year, I developed very severe acid reflux that is essentially the burning sensation in your chest or oesophagus, that is the most common symptom of acid reflux and gastroesophageal reflux after eating certain foods.

Some people like myself might also experience vomiting or regurgitation from your trigger foods. As a result, every single one of my recipes is designed with all these things in mind. To learn more about this condition you can find more information here.

Courgette Soup
zucchini soup
zucchini soup

Courgette Soup for GERD & Gastroparesis (Vegan + Dairy Free + Gluten Free)

This Courgette Soup is the perfect light dish to make for a scrumptious summer lunch. This exceptionally delicious, hearty but also refreshing dish is fantastic for GERD/Acid Reflux and Gastroparesis as this recipe does not contain known GERD triggers. To top it all off, this courgette soup recipe is also vegan, dairy free and gluten-free. Serve with crusty bread if desired.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Appetizer
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Courgette (chopped)
  • 1 Celery Stick (chopped)
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil
  • 400ml Vegetable Stock (make sure this is allergen free)
  • 2 tbsp Chopped Almonds (toasted)
  • Kale (2 big handfuls)
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Basil (chopped)

Instructions
 

  • In a clean pan toast the chopped almonds for a few minutes, being careful to not burn them, and carefully set aside.
  • In a large soup pan heat the olive oil on a medium heat. Add the chopped courgettes, celery and fresh basil and saute for 6 minutes.
  • Add the vegetable stock and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and then simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add the two handfuls of Kale and simmer for another 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the toasted almonds and remove from the heat. Let it cool slightly.
  • In a blender, add the soup and puree in batches until smooth.
  • Add soup to the pan again and season with a good quality sea salt. Cook for a further 4 minutes on a medium to low heat.
  • Enjoy and serve with crusty bread if desired! Serves 1 big portion or two smaller portions.

Notes

This Courgette Soup is the perfect light dish to make for a scrumptious summer lunch. This exceptionally delicious, hearty but also refreshing dish is fantastic for GERD/Acid Reflux and Gastroparesis as this recipe does not contain known GERD triggers. To top it all off, this courgette soup recipe is also vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free. Serve with crusty bread if desired.
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Superstar Ingredients

So let’s talk about why this is not only so delicious but also super healthy.

Well, firstly, Courgettes, (better known in the United States as Zucchini), contain vitamin K, vitamin C, potassium and dietary fibre. And if you’re trying to lose weight then you should make the courgette number one on your shopping list as they happen to be super low in calories because of their high water content. 

The other key ingredient is Kale, one of the healthiest ingredients in the world. The nutrients Kale contains all support healthy skin, hair, and bones and the fibre content enhances digestion and contributes to cardiovascular health.

With even more nutritional value than Spinach, Kale can help to improve blood glucose control in diabetes, lower the risk of cancer, reduce blood pressure, and help prevent the development of asthma.

The powerhouse of benefits Kale has is never-ending and in addition to the courgette, it’s a really powerful combination.

Wonderful for GERD/Gastroparesis

To avoid the trigger foods of onion and garlic for those with severe acid reflux like myself, Celeriac, or celery root, is a fantastic option. Peeled and diced, it’s great to use as a replacement that can be used as an aromatic in sauces or stews.

To finish it all off, the toasted almonds provide a delicious source of protein and complement this hearty soup so very well.

I truly believe this soup works perfectly well as a light dinner when you add some crusty bread on the side and enjoy in the warmer evenings.

I really hope you love this Courgette Soup as much as I did sharing it with you all!

Are you looking for more recipes from me for GERD and Gastroparesis? Click here to access the recipes.

Finally, do you have any requests for future recipes? Be sure to let me know by leaving a comment below. And if you try this with me please share the results with me on Twitter or Instagram: I’d love to see! xoxo

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7 Comments

  1. Gemma

    5 stars
    It’s so nice to eat a delicious meal that doesn’t make me feel awful! I’ll continue to make this recipe when hopefully I overcome extreme acid reflux. Three more weeks left of my medication… thanks so much for the recipe x

    Reply
    • Georgie xoxo

      Gemma I am so very happy to see how well this has worked for you. I truly think courgettes are a dream for GERD and Gastroparesis. I am so sorry you have been suffering and sending many well wishes. Thank you for your kind words and comment xoxo

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  2. Imogen

    Hi Georgie. Thankyou for your lovely website. I don’t feel so alone now in my endless search to find out what is wrong with me. I have courgette soup every night for dinner as soon they come into season. It really does wonders for my reflux. Can you please do a post about your journey with gastroparesis and gerd?

    Reply
    • Georgie xoxo

      Hi Imogen! I’m moved beyond words by your beautiful comment. Thank you so much for reaching out to me. I could never begin to explain how much it means.

      I am just so sorry it’s under these circumstances.

      Now we have found each other please know that I am here to hold space for you in any way that feels supportive to you.

      And absolutely yes! Next month (August as I type this) is Gastroparesis month so I have lots of recipes to share and also about my personal journey. I so hope it can be a comfort for you.

      Thank you so much for messaging me. If you want to talk my inbox is here and it’s open always.

      With so so much love and strength to you,
      Georgie xoxo

      Reply
      • Imogen

        Wow thankyou Georgie, you’re so kind. It really warms my heart to know that. I’m looking forward to August 🙂

        Reply
  3. Tina

    Thank you for the recipe,I was looking for low acid soup recipes and this sounds perfect, wish I’d seen it when my courgettes were growing! Also I love your bunny bowls, where did you get them? Thanks and hope you are well.

    Reply
    • Georgie xoxo

      Hi Tina! Thank you so much for your lovely comment and for stopping by my blog. I am so happy you loved the recipe and that it could help you! I definitely plan on making more low acid recipes.

      The cute bowl is from Cath Kidston. I hope you can find one!

      With love,
      Georgie xoxo

      Reply

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