What's great about soups is that all of the nutrients are already pre-digested so our bodies don't have to work as hard to digest the food, keeping us energized. Soups are a nice break for tired digestive systems and, with the added nuts, avocado and/or sweet potato and squash, these soups are packed with nutrients and are also quite filling. They can be side dishes, appetizers or even meals in their own right. You can also top with some flax crackers, crispy buckwheat or spirulina for extra nutrition. Plus, these soups keep in the refrigerator for a couple of days, so make sure to make enough for leftovers. (Or invite me over, I'll lick your pot clean if you don't!) Bon appétit !
Green soup à la Alkaline Sisters
The original recipe:
1 avocado1 small zucchini, chopped2 stalks celery, chopped2 cups raw spinach1/4 cup fresh parsley1/2 cup fresh cilantro1 small clove garlic1/4 cup raw almonds, soaked overnight and peeled*Optional: chives*Optional: a pinch of cayenne pepper1 1/2 cups filtered water*Otional: 1 radish or cucumber, diced to garnish
Place all the ingredients in the Vita-mix and blend until smooth and creamy, adding more water if necessary.
*Optional: This soup is also delicious topped with the cilantro crème recipe below.
Butternut soup with cilantro crème à la Alkaline Sisters
1 sm-med sized organic butternut squash1 tsp grated fresh ginger1 clove of garlic1 tsp fresh lemongrass1 tbsp raw organic coconut oil1/2 tsp garam masala1/2 tsp organic curry powder3/4 cup organic coconut milk (preferably a homemade mixture of the meat and water from a Thai young coconut)1 small sweet potato1 1/4 cup filtered water
Sautée the lemongrass, garlic and ginger in a pot with the coconut oil, then add the sweet potato and butternut squash. Add the spices, then top everything with enough water to cover the vegetables. Let simmer until soft, then add to the Vita-mix with the coconut milk and puree until smooth. Add back to the pot to warm then top with cilantro lime crème.
Cilantro Lime Creme
1/2 cup almonds, soaked overnight then peeled6 tbsp organic cilantro, roughly choppedjuice of one organic lime1 tbsp raw organic coconut oil1/2 cup water1/4 tsp fine Himilayan salt
Place all ingredients in a blender and mix until creamy.
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