And I already know one thing about you: You want to live your best life too. To live a purpose driven life. To feel excited about your future. You can do big things and impact more people than you think, you can live a life that you have always dreamed of.
This soup is super charged with green vegetables and nutrients. It is so easy to make in either a pot or a thermomix if you are lucky enough to have one.
I decided last week that I would focus on more veggies in my life and eat a plant based diet for the next three weeks until I am off again on holiday to Brazil (yes Brazil, my husband is Brazilian so we are going to visit family, I know amazing right!) The truth is also that that would love to drop a few kilos and try and do that by focusing on lots of amazing nutrients going in to my body. I have never tried full plant based living before and have often wondered how difficult it would be. I am a food lover in general and love meat, fish and seafood. I also love eggs, during my three weeks I am eating eggs if I want them.
I have been eating oats for breakfast, loads of veggies in salads and soups and also more beans and chickpeas than I have ever eaten before. I can report that I am enjoying the food that I am eating, it is tasty and much easier than I thought it would have been. Going out for lunch or dinner is far more of a challenge though.
How does it make me feel? If I am being honest, I have had a lot of bloating and gas (ekk I hope that is not too much information!) from the beans. I have not lost any weight in the week that I have just had, which I thought I would have. But apart from that I am feeling great, but just as I would if I was sticking to real food living including meat. I am going to stick with it for the next two weeks and assess how I feel then.
If you are wondering if you could go plant based, give it a try. It is fun to explore new foods that you may not have done before. This past week I have tried tofu, different bean dishes and different things that I wouldn’t otherwise on menus. Whether you are wanting to eat plant based or eat more veggies, this soup is amazing.
Finish off the soup with a dollop of sour cream or for a healthier option sprinkle dukka or pumpkin seeds.
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 teaspoon fresh ginger
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 head broccoli, chopped
- 3 stalks celery, chopped
- 1 cup cauliflower, chopped
- 1 ltr vegetable stock
- ½ cup water
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon dukka or pumpkin seeds
- In a large saucepan over a medium heat place the olive oil, onion, garlic and ginger.
- Sizzle and stir for a few minutes.
- Add the vegetable stock and water to the saucepan and bring to the simmer.
- Add in all of the vegetables, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
- Once cooked pour all the ingredients into a blender or use a blend stick to blend the veggies and broth together. Blend until smooth, taste and add salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve with a sprinkle of dukka on top and enjoy.