Leek and Pea Soup with Basil

When optimizing postpartum recovery, don’t miss out on this soup. This fresh and delicious soup is perfect for anytime of year. It’s another great option to batch make in advance and freeze for when you have a busy week ahead.


• 2 tsp. coconut oil
• 3 ¼ cups (400g) leek, chopped
• 4 cups (1L) water
• 2 vegetable stock cubes
• 3 cups (450g) garden peas
• ½ cup (15g) fresh basil, chopped
• 1 ¼ cup (150g) light feta, crumbled


Heat the oil in a large saucepan and cook the leek for 2 minutes. Add the water and the stock cubes. Bring to the boil and cook for a further 5 minutes.

Add in the garden peas and cook for another 2 minutes. Put three-quarters of the basil into the soup, turn off the heat and puree with a hand blender until smooth.

Divide the soup over 4 bowls and sprinkle with the crumbled cheese and the rest of the basil to serve. Season with freshly ground pepper.