Raw, Dairy Free, Spinach Soup (on the go!)

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I know.  It sounds AWFUL.  I saw a post for raw spinach soup and how nutritious it was but it took me MONTHS to actually try it.  It was okay.  I’d eat it again.  But, I like my new & improved version a lot better.

I PROMISE if you try this, you will like it.  It is 100% Johny approved.  My friends love it.   My sister-in-law has made it 4 times just this week.  My niece was here yesterday and she and her toddler liked it too so it’s even kid approved!

I totally get that the whole raw soup thing is a little odd.  But you’ve had gazpacho right?  And you lived to tell about it and probably would eat it again.

This is the same but different.   It’s really just a spinach salad, with oranges, mango’s, and avocado on it.    You’d eat that right???   Well, this is just a creamy satisfying version of that, without all the chewing.  I’m becoming a big fan of getting my leafy greens via soup!

Ingredients:

  • 1 orange peeled and cut into quarters
  • 1 honey (or other) mango, peeled
  • 1/2 nice soft and ripe avocado
  • 2 stalks of celery, cut into about 6″ pieces
  • 2 handfuls of raw spinach leaves

Optional:  some cilantro, basil, mint, thyme, fennel leaves, or parsley (but not all of them!)

Another optional garnish is dulse.  We like the strips but flakes are okay too.   I don’t salt and pepper it (celery has natural salts in it) but Johny does.  Your choice but I’d suggest learning to enjoy the natural flavors it provides!

If mango’s are out of season, throw in a big fat ripe tomato!  Just be sure it has either the mango, or the orange, to get the sweetness!

Directions:

This is the part you’ll love.  No soup pans.  No waiting for hours.  Put all of the ingredients in your high powered blender and puree.  I put the juicy stuff at the bottom so that it makes some liquid.  Then I use the tamper to push the spinach and celery down in there when there’s a little liquid.

Puree about 60 seconds, pour into your favorite beautiful bowl, and consume.  Wash the blender and in about 2 hours, you’ll be ready to do it again.  It’s fast and easy.

It’s room temperature.  If you want it chilled, I’d suggest chilling your oranges and mango’s first.

It’s also best if you make a batch and eat it right away.  It doesn’t save that well and you don’t want that avocado oxidizing in there, making bad unhealthy fat.

spinach soup on the go!

Adapted from Anthony Williams

 

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 About Tracy Konoske, MS, RDN

meet_tracyTracy Konoske is an eclectic clinician and uses a blend of natural, integrative, functional, and personalized medicine to help her patients feel their best.  Tracy understands that there are 4 drivers of chronic disease:  Toxins, Infections, Stress, and Diet.  And it's often a combination of all 4 that lead to a chronic health condition, and thus it takes a treatment plan addressing each of the 4 to resolve and reclaim good health.  Tracy has recovered from 2 "perfect storm" situations which had drastic effects on her health and led to multiple mystery illnesses and diagnosis including Lyme.

By reducing the burden of these triggers, Tracy is successfully resolving:

  • Fatigue (anemia's, adrenals, thyroid-related, chronic fatigue syndrome, ME-CFS)
  • Auto Immune Conditions (Hashimoto's, Lupus, MS, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Celiac)
  • Mental Health Conditions (anxiety, depression, OCD, ADD/ADHD)
  • Cognitive Dysfunction (trouble concentrating, forgetfulness, symptoms of early Alzheimer's)
  • Digestive Disorders (low hydrochloric acid, "leaky gut", Candida Albicans, Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth SIBO, IBS, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis)
  • Migraines and chronic headaches
If you've one or more of the above-mentioned conditions, or have been told you have Lyme or chronic Lyme,  there's a good chance you are in the right place.If you have a history of chronic sore throats, tonsillitis or tonsillectomy, mononucleosis, glandular fever, shingles, and/or cold sores, there's a good chance you are in the right place.

There are no coincidences.  All good things come from God.