Starting my mornings with a veggie smoothie is what created the ripple effect on my journey to becoming a happier, healthier individual. There was a time in my life where stress was so high that my adrenals were burning out and my thyroid was starting to slow down. As a result, I was sleeping twelve hours a day which always felt like two, had big bags under my eyes and always felt like crap. It wasn’t until I started my mornings with a veggie smoothie that everything started to change.
Veggie smoothies are great for two reasons. 1 -They are packed with veggies, not like most smoothies that are mainly made of fruit, and 2 -It’s a predigested blend.
When foods have been broken down like when tossed into a blender, it alleviates the body from using its own energy to break it down. When you’re under stress, trying to heal or feeling low in energy, this one simple step can really create a big difference.
Not only does it alleviate your body from the energy of having to break down your foods, but it ensures good absorption.
When the cold weather hits my body instantly craves warmer foods. I didn’t want to miss out on starting my days with a predigested meal so I’ve started putting together some soup recipes and blending them. This way I can still take them on the go and because it’s blended it makes it convenient to sip on, just like a smoothie
Here’s one of my all-time favorite blended breakfast soup recipes.
PREP TIME: 3 minutes
COOK TIME: 5-7 MINUTES
- 1 1/2 cup organic chicken broth
- 50 grams of organic asparagus (approximately 8)
- 50 grams of organic broccoli florets (approximately 3-4)
- 1/4 cup chopped organic white onion
- 100 grams organic chickpeas
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Sea salt for taste
- Cilantro for garnish. Organic if possible.
Step 1) Poor chicken broth into a small to medium-size pot and bring chicken broth to a boil.
Step 2) Toss in veggies and reduce to low. Let simmer for about 3 minutes then toss in chickpeas, cayenne and sea salt. Let simmer for another 2 minutes.
Step 3) Check to make sure veggies are nice and soft and then blend away with a hand blender. A regular blender works well too.
Step 4) Garnish with cilantro and voila.
Bon appétit mon Chéri