Hey guys! How's winter treating you? I'm about ten milliseconds away from blowing a gasket on this whole winter thing. It was going so great until February rolled around and then it hit. Winter with a big fat W bearing gifts of ice and snow. Just when I thought it might be over, too. Haha! (<-- because crying would be sad)
Ok, so let's get down to business. This soup. This soup. I know it's green and I know your first thought might be heck-to-the-no. Me too.
But don't be afraid of my green soup. It's time to become a convert.
Remember my non-resolution resolutions this year? Well one that I failed to mention (because I didn't really make any) was to eat more veggies. Sometimes I'm pretty good at getting the requisite 8-10 servings a day and it's super easy and I'm all "heeey look at me". Other times I would rather be dragged behind a school bus on a snowy day than eat another vegetable (and at the rate March is going, this is still totally a possibility).
It's just that green smoothies get old. Especially when you cut out most of the fruit and you're left drinking ground beets through a straw. Don't get me wrong, I'm still riding the smoothie fan bus. I just need to mix it up sometimes, all while still being able to:
- Get my daily supply of vegs
- Not have to chew it because I'm lazy like that
So that's how we arrive at vegetable soup. Soup goes with everything and you can do anything you want with it. Pile on whatever you have lingering in your fridge. Use up that wilty batch of kale from two weeks ago. Throw in the frozen bag of peas you bought last year. Add those knobby potatoes that look exactly like Channing Tatum. Then blend and go.
Short on ideas? I highly recommend any of the following:
- Roasted Brussels sprouts
- Sweet peppers
- Leafy greens
- Any herbs you have on hand
- Romano cheese (<--who wants to play a game called "Who Has an Obsession with Romano Cheese?")
And what about the protein? Add lentils, edamame, or quinoa and you'll be full until dinner. Or top with chicken and pretend it's a green salad.