In the spirit of establishing healthy routines, eating well should not feel dull or boring. When you find a few dishes you love to make, you will find yourself leaning into them time and time again without much thought. This is how you set yourself up for success. There is this misconception that eating healthy needs to be hard, complicated, or tasteless– and it really couldn't be further from the truth. We all know that you won't do it if it feels hard, and that keeping it simple is the path to success. Right? Right.
Soup is one of those foods that is unexpectedly not boring. While your first reaction might be thoughts of a Campbell's soup can, there is something about a well executed soup that goes infinitely beyond that– bringing unexpected levels of comfort. This soup has that quality. A true alchemy of sorts, and all the umami you need. Soup is so easy to eat– and it leaves you feeling more vibrant than any other dish. Truly nourished without the fatigue from digesting.
While I personally don't identify as someone who loves soup, I relate via my own experience of always being pleasantly surprised and saying to myself, "soup is good, why don't I make it more?!" This soup does that.
Your way to mainline the vibrant, and nourishing Vitamin A (Beta Carotene) along with the healthy fat from avocado, and spice to boost immunity and digestion– this soup is truly a super food, and a great way to get skin nourishing raw foods in your diet. I even surprised myself when making and eating it this week. It gave me a clear boost in energy. When you eat foods like this that are so deeply nourishing and nutritious, something happens. You feed your cells (and yourself) in a really unique way that uplifts mood and spirit. It seems like a cliché to say it, but it truly feels like a magic potion.
Part juice, part soup– this soup can be a little labor intensive to make, but feel free to double or triple the batch and keep it on hand in the refrigerator for several days. If you don't have a juicer, you could make this dish by steaming the carrots and blending them with water and the other ingredients. You would maybe need to increase the liquid, and cut back on the avocado but it can easily be adapted as a juicer free version.
You can serve warm (don't boil) or at room temperature. If you do live somewhere that is warm this time of year, eating it straight of the refrigerator would certainly be ok too, although, I definitely think it tastes better and feels more comforting if it isn't too chilly.
FALL CAULDRON //
1 lb carrots, juiced
1/2 bunch of celery, juiced
1 large red bell pepper, juiced
1-2 inch chunk of ginger, juiced
This should yield approximately 16oz. Add a few more carrots or celery if short.
Blend liquid with:
1 clove garlic
1/2 fresno chili
1 tablespoon miso
Once these ingredients are blended add:
1 small avocado, or 1/2 large
Salt and pepper to taste
Blend until mixture is silky smooth. If you prefer it thicker, add more avocado.
Garnish with black sesame seeds, cilantro, red pepper, and whatever else you'd like!
Don't save eating healthy until a new day or a new year. Making little changes daily can really add up, and make a huge impact on how you feel and how you live your life.