Nourishing Spring Green Soup (Living and Raw)

September 12, 2012

Happy September 12th!

What?! It’s September??? Where did January go? Or February… or March… or 2012????

This year has already flown by in such a whirlwind, I’m not sure I’ve gotten the chance to stop and reflect on anything- especially my poor, bloated email inbox.

With life passing by, work becoming more and more of a priority, and my blog taking a back burner, I’m feeling a bit disconnected to the food world. That and the whole health community. I miss my daily blog posts filled with food and inspiration. Heck, just writing to release my thoughts!

After whisking my boss off to India for work, I made my way back home to my parent’s house and spent some time just relaxing. I treated myself to some spectacular veggie-loaded meals, quiet time, and a reunion with a high school friend. Needless to say, I needed the mini vacation.

The reunion was amazing and I got to know my friend in a new way- but the meetup did more than I expected…

In talking with this high school pal, I realized how much I missed immersing myself in the world of health and nutrition. Just talking about it with someone so like-minded brought back such an uplifting feeling.

Linda, my meetup pal, reminded me that food nurtures and heals and can truly be our saving medicine.

I started this blog on the foundation of this premise; Let Food Be Thy Medicine. Every now and then I get away from this with the occasional indulgence (ok, I admit, sometimes I fall and eat the metaphorical crap that I preach is evil- and it is!). I started this blog to heal myself with food- from my overweight past. From a family history of heart disease and heart attacks. From depression. From even the thought of cancer. From ever being sick again. And for living forever…

Long story, being longer, I started this blog to share with the world that food is a blessing, not the enemy, if used right. It can heal, cure, and conquer, if you let it. Moral of the story: EAT MORE VEGGIES.

Without further adieu, and more lecture on my inner thoughts of the day, I give you, a truly nourishing, cleansing, and healing recipe. Based on a recipe from Whole Living blog.

This recipe is outstanding in flavor but simple in steps and ingredients. Pure, whole foods go into this meal and I can assure you, it is health in a glass.

What have you (or can you) rekindled, remembered, learned or rejoiced in lately?

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

christine March 31, 2013 at 8:56 AM

This is so YUMMY!!!! So glad I found this recipe! Even my husband enjoyed it! He’s not at all for healthy food…I mean he’ll eat it but not like this! Thanks for posting this!

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Lori April 26, 2013 at 2:44 PM

Isn’t this recipe INCREDIBLE? Clean yet delicious! Thanks!

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Mary@FitandFed November 11, 2012 at 7:03 AM

This soup does look extremely healthy and good. You are right that you can’t go wrong eating more veggies. A lot of what I eat for dinner is salads loaded with various things like veggies, fresh or dried fruits, nuts, beans. I also eat lots of veggie stir-fries. These everyday dinners don’t always seem blog-worthy to write up but the fresh produce is the basis of a healthy diet. I’m glad you had your getaway and re-connected with your old friend– your trip sounds very healthy on a lot of levels.

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Natasha October 3, 2012 at 9:16 AM

I totally agree with what you are saying
I fell off the bandwagon in an attempt to gain weight, but it became unhealthy and I felt horrible, sluggish, and unhealthy.
Eating bad foods constantly can become somewhat addicting.
Now I am back into the full swing of clean eating and it is a WORLD of difference.
I feel more balanced and nourished!
I think that a lot of people when they are trying to get healthy think they should eat less and low calorie (or low fat nonsense)
I completely disagree – eat more of healthy proteins, tons of veggies, and moderate amount of healthy fats!
It takes time though to really see the impact of eating healthy and how it can change your body. I have learned this now – that I have to be patient with my body and that results will come eventually!
PS that drink looks very interesting – not something I would typically make but I think ill give it a try 🙂
Love your blog and recipes 🙂

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Tianna September 12, 2012 at 8:16 PM

I’ve been rejoicing in the healing power of food lately, too! I discovered a love for Paleo and have renewed my challenge for health through nourishment – bone broth, raw homemade sauerkraut and kombucha! I’ve really been focusing on treating my body well and it’s making me feel so much more alive!
this soup looks delicious and beautifully green!

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purelytwins September 12, 2012 at 11:38 AM

we are all about eating more veggies with you girl 😉
soup sounds delicious, filled with such yummy and healthy ingredients!!!
and we love our green foods!

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