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Spring : Healing Soups

This spring weather has taken us from smoothies back to soups! On the days where it is wet and chilly it just makes me feel more chilly to drink smoothies so I like to make pots of soup to eat throughout the day.


In s soup pot bring to a boil and then simmer for 5 minutes (or until veggies are tender)

  • 5 cups of asparagus

  • 1 large onion roughly chopped

  • 5-10 garlic cloves (I love garlic so adjust this per your preference)

  • Enough water to just cover the vegetables.

Remove from heat. Drain off most of the excess water (depends how thick you want your soup) and transfer to a high-powered blender.


To the blender with the steamed veggies add

  • 1 tbsp of dried parsley or a handful of fresh

  • 2 tbsp of Olive Oil

  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Blend until smooth. Allow the steam to escape the top of the blender as you blend. You can also use an immersion blender.


Pour into bowls and top with a little drizzle of olive oil, salt and pepper to taste, and chopped fresh herbs - I used chives since they are growing right next to the asparagus.


Benefits of Asparagus:
Asparagus is a fantastic healing vegetable that is high in essential minerals such as selenium, zinc, and manganese which are vital for a strong and healthy immune system. It is also high in vitamins A, K, and B-complex including folate which is a building block for a healthy cardiovascular system and for woman who are trying to conceive. Read full article here >>>

Second a Cauliflower soup that I make year round whenever the weather calls for soup (which feel like a year round sometimes!) because my son, who is a very selective eater, loves this soup! It is just as easy to make as the Asparagus soup!



In a soup pot bring to a boil and then simmer for 20 minutes (or until veggies are tender)

  • 1 large head of cauliflower (or two small)

  • 1 large onion roughly chopped

  • 1 leek roughly chopped

  • 1 large carrot roughly chopped

  • 5-10 garlic cloves (I love garlic so adjust this per your preference)

  • Enough water to just cover the vegetables

Using an immersion blender (or high-speed blender) blend until almost smooth (leave a few bumps).

Stir in

  • 1 tbsp of Italian Seasoning (or dried herbs similar)

  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Pour into bowls and top with a little drizzle of Avocado Oil, salt and pepper to taste, and chopped fresh herbs - I used chives since they are growing right next to the asparagus. Sesame seeds too!


Benefits of Cauliflower
Cauliflower is a nutrient rich vegetable that is excellent for supporting a strong immune system and optimum health. Cauliflower is incredibly high in vitamin C, K, and B-complex and minerals such as boron, calcium, molybdenum, and tryptophan. It is also a good source of high quality protein that is easily assimilated into the body. Cauliflower contains powerful anti-cancer compounds such as indole-3-carbinol and sulforaphane which are particularly beneficial for helping to prevent breast, cervical, ovarian, colon, stomach, and prostate cancers. Read full article here >>>

These soups are easily adapted to include any of your favorite vegetables or seasonings - they are quick to make and great if you are on a plant-based cleanse and need a break from cold raw food.


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