green vegetable detox soup.

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Let’s get in shape for summer! The warmer weather is coming, so now it’s time to really eat healthy. But why don’t we do this ALL year round?! I try, but when it’s cold out, I really crave heavier foods – it’s normal!

I tend to lean towards soup to get my veggies in, not necessarily smoothies. I personally CANNOT drink my greens and I’m not a huge fan of juicing because it removes all the healthy fiber from the fruit and vegetables. I hate the taste of a cold smoothie with kale, lettuce, or spinach in it. It just really turns me off. So, I made a green soup! It’s made with celery, zucchini, spinach, broccoli, and parsley. And it’s completely vegan and gluten free! Just like a green smoothie, only soup!

RECIPE:

  • 2 cups celery, diced
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 crowns broccoli, cut into smaller pieces
  • 1 large or 2 small zucchinis
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups raw spinach leaves
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley
  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • heat a large pot to medium-high heat
  • add about 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • add onion, celery, garlic, and parsley
  • cook until onions are translucent – about 15 minutes – stirring occasionally
  • add vegetable broth, broccoli, and zucchini
  • lower heat and let simmer, covered, until vegetables are tender
  • transfer everything to a blender or use a hand blender and blend until smooth
  • add spinach and blend again until smooth
  • transfer back into the pot and serve!

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