I’ve been craving greens, fish, and fresh fruit like no one’s business this week!
I’ve had my fair share of 15 minute salmon cakes,
and various fruit salads.
Right around this time every year, our bodies go into a natural detox cycle (similar to what we experience in the spring).
We gravitate toward cleansing foods like kale, chard, arugula, cranberries, brocolli, carrots, onions, pumpkin, green beans, avocado, spinach, apples, and pears. (Interesting that some of these foods are coined as “seasonal foods” – like pumpkin for instance)
What we experience is similar to trees dropping their leaves. We sluff off our toxins, burdened thoughts, and hectic schedules, dig our roots down deep and prepare for the long and torturous winter.
Did I say torturous?
Hmm.. someone has a hate on for Old Man Winter.
Nevertheless, all of these clean foods have done wonders for my energy, and that’s all that matters.
Our fridge has been full of green veggies just waiting to be made into something spectacular. Although I was tempted to make a green monster version of my pumpkin spice smoothie, I opted for something savory instead. It’s been slightly hotter than expected these last couple of days, so I decided to make a cold soup.
Pump up your Greens ‘Creamed’ Soup
Vegan, Gluten free, Dairy free, Sugar reduced, Yeast free, Corn free
I’m digging this soup in a big way this week! My favorite way to enjoy it is served cold over top of a bed of long grain brown rice. It would also make a fabulous cracker dip!
Yield: 2 cups
- 2 cups spinach leaves
- 1 avocado
- 1/2 cup English cucumber
- 1 green onion
- 1/2 cup red bell pepper
- 1/4 cup vegetable broth
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 tbsp braggs soy seasoning
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- pinch chili powder (optional)
- freshly ground pepper, to taste
- Throw all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.
calories: 95 | fat: 7.6g | saturated fat: 1g | carbohydrate: 7g | fiber: 4g | sugars: 1.3g | protein: 2g
Delicious in every way possible!
How has the weather been for you?
Do you find you crave cleansing foods around this time?