I had a hard time holding back on the ingredients in today’s soup smoothie. I mean the list is pretty long, but I just kept thinking ‘Oooh! this would be good and hell yeah, let’s add some sauerkraut‘ times 5 million. Everything turned out just right despite my mad attempts to add too much. The flavor was rich and savory and could be eaten in a bowl like my first serving or a glass with a straw like my 2nd.
A good base for any soup smoothie should be cucumbers and/or zucchini, they both have high water contents but also creamy vegetable flesh giving your soup the right ‘mouth feel’. Add to this base any other fresh herbs and vegetables you have laying around, seasonings, and water – you’ll be good to go.
This is day 2 of my smoothie feast and I find it hard to believe I’m one and a half days in. I’ve stayed full, my energy has been even, and I’m peeing like crazy! This morning I woke up feeling foggy and almost hung over but without the headache. That promptly cleared after drinking some water. My normal cravings are for crunchy salty things so I’m a little worried if that feeling gets to strong but luckily it hasn’t yet.
Be sure to check out the nutritional information for this soup, it’s astounding!
Epic Home on the Range Raw Vegan Soup Smoothie
Nutritional Information for all 6 cups:
Calories: 345 - Fat: 12g - Fiber: 17g - Protein: 15g - Vitamin A: 48% - Vitamin C: 839% - Calcium: 31% - Iron: 57% - Zinc: 22% - Copper: 39% - Magnesium: 40% - Manganese: 67% - Folate: 82% - Vitamin B6: 54%
- 2 cups chopped cucumber (1 medium)
- 1 cup chopped zucchini (1 small)
- 1 1/4 cup chopped yellow pepper (1 large)
- 1/2 cup chopped yellow onion
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 cup chopped celery (2 stalks)
- 1 1/2 cups chopped cilantro
- 1 1/2 cups chopped parsley
- 1/4 lemon
- 1/3 cup raw fermented sauerkraut
- 1 tablespoon white miso
- 1/2 tablespoon Bragg liquid aminos (or tamari type soy sauce)
- 1 tablespoon golden flax meal
- 1 tablespoon Bragg Organic Sprinkles (or a Mrs. Dash type seasoning)
- 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
- 1/2 small avocado
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1/2 teaspoon milk-free acidophilus powder (optional)
- 3 leaves of red leaf lettuce
- Add ingredients to blender in order listed and blend baby blend. (If using a Blendtec, use the whole juice/soup setting - If you're using a regular blender process in batches and mix into a pitcher at the end).