Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Creamy Green Goddess Feel Better Soup [Gluten free, dairy-free, vegan]

Sick, sick, sick.

If I wasn't sick, the name of this soup might be different, but I've got a lingering case of bronchitis and wanted to make some soup from the leftover broccoli from the other night. I searched a bunch of recipes starting with vegan broccoli soup (because milk or cream or cheese when you're sick isn't smart and I limit dairy anyway) and came up with something that turned into deliciousness in my Vitamix. Give it a try, whether you're sick or feeling fabulous. I already feel a spring in my step less than an hour later!

Remember - use all organic ingredients when possible and rinse all produce before tossing it into your blender.

Creamy Green Goddess Feel Better Soup

2 cups filtered water
1 cup broccoli (mine was steamed for about a minute and leftover from the night before, but raw would be fine)
1 stalk of celery (with leaves)
1/4 yellow squash or zucchini (I had yellow squash on hand)
1 kale leaf (I used Tuscan kale)
juice from 1/2 lemon
1 cup raw cashews
leaves from 3 springs of thyme
1 tablespoon brewer's yeast flakes
1 tsp sea salt
a few grinds freshly ground pepper

Add all ingredients into a high speed blender and blend on high for 5-6 minutes until hot. Check seasoning with salt and pepper, serve and enjoy!