Pump up your Greens ‘Creamed’ Soup

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,

BBQ kale chips,

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
Recipe type: Vegan, Gluten free, Dairy free, Sugar reduced, Yeast free, Corn free
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Serves: 2 C
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!
  • 2 cups spinach leaves
  • 1 avocado
  • ½ cup english cucumber
  • 1 green onion
  • ½ cup red bell pepper
  • ¼ cup vegetable broth
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon braggs soy seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • pinch chili powder (optional)
  • freshly ground pepper, to taste
  1. Throw all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.

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Delicious in every way possible!

How has the weather been for you?

Do you find you crave cleansing foods around this time?


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  1. I’m not a cold soup kind of person. My question for you is do you think this would taste ok if I warmed it up a little? I’d hate to make it to not like it in the end. Thanks!

  2. Hi, well first of all, thank you for the recipe. I would like to say that as a mexican myself this tasted mostly like salsa but because it has main salsa ingredients. I tried to fix it by adding more vegetable broth but the green salsa taste was still there. So i couldn’t eat it. I bet that for anyone else not mexican this tasted excellent. I’m sorry.

    • Hey Natasha! That’s the flavor I was going for – salsa and guac! So sorry you didn’t enjoy it. Thanks for your honesty, though <3

    • I added more garlic, and it seemed to eliminate this problem for me.