Some might call this "soup" - but I like to call it my nourishing, warm winter smoothie!
In my last post, we uncovered some of the hazards of regular (frozen) smoothie consumption, and how to consciously create smoothies in service of your health and hormonal goals.
This recipe is a great substitution for a raw smoothie, especially during the cold winter months. It's a pureed blend of a variety of greens and vegetables, nourishing protein, tastes great and when prepared ahead of time can provide a quick reheated meal throughout the week.
Sounds kinda like a smoothie, no?
But instead of taxing your system, it will bolster the digestive energy, enhance nutrient absorption, offer up cellular renewal to the tissues of the body and combat free-radical damage...full recipe below.
- 1 Quart Bone Broth (either chicken or beef work well)
- 1 Red Onion, roughly chopped
- 3 Cloves Garlic, roughly chopped
- 2 Tbsp Butter or Ghee
- 2 Russet Potatoes, chopped (I leave the peel on, but feel free to remove it if you prefer)
- 2 Zucchini Squash, chopped
- 1 Package Frozen Spinach (or about 2 cups fresh)
- Salt + Pepper, to taste
- Melt cooking fat in a medium saucepan, add onions and garlic and cook until just soft
- Add the potato and some salt + pepper
- Pour in the Bone Broth and cover, cook until potatoes are tender - about 30 min
- Add the zucchini and spinach, cover and simmer another 10-15 min (until zucchini is tender)
- Remove from heat and puree the soup with an immersion blender, add salt + pepper as desired