Spring weather can have us a little confused. We’re ready to shed the heavy foods and lighten up for the coming warmth but there are still rainy and cold days that make us want to get cozy. This is where a cleansing green Spring soup makes it’s entrance. This soup is very seasonal with ingredients that can be found at your local farmer’s market and in honor of Earth Day, seasonal dishes are the way to go! The fennel in this recipe can be a strong flavor for some but it has so many benefits. Fennel boasts vitamin C, fiber, potassium, and lots of phytonutrients. It is used extensively in the ancient medicine of India (Ayurveda) for its good effects on regulating the digestive system. It has a fresh and slightly sweet taste – some compare it to having an essence of black licorice. Combined into this soup with lots of green and cruciferous veggies, it rounds out the flavor profile. This soup is the perfect way to move on from the heavier meals of Winter and welcome Spring feeling light, bright, and ready to blossom.