OMG – when I ate this soup I could actually feel the healing effects on my body! I felt rejuvenated! I have to be totally honest though–this soup may not be for everybody. Two of my advisors–my husband and my friend Kate both told me they thought it was bland. So maybe you have to be a die-hard vegetarian who likes to eat healthy to enjoy this, I’m not sure. But I like it so much that I am posting it against their advice.
I found it to be really tasty. The avocado adds a really unique flavor and makes it very smooth and creamy, and it provides a dose of protein. The potatoes give it a little extra substance. I have eaten this soup several times since I made it, and each time it just feels super-healthy–like it has healing qualities. It also freezes just fine.
So perhaps there is a reason why it tastes like a healing soup. Here are a few of the facts:
- Cauliflower is high in antioxidants, has anti-inflamatory properties and can be good for diseases like arthritis and for cardiovascular health. It also contains a whole host of vitamins with a variety of benefits.
- Potatoes are a good source of vitamin B6, vitamin C, copper, potassium, manganese, and dietary fiber. Vitamin B6 provides benefit to brain cell and nervous system activity, cardiovascular and cancer protection.
- Leeks are a good source of vitamins C and K and also have been shown in studies to significantly reduce cholesterol levels! They also likely bring many of the same health benefits as onions and garlic although not a lot of research has been done on this.
- Avocado is a superfood and provides a bunch of health benefits despite it’s bad rap as being high in fat. In fact, the fat contained in avocado provides significant health benefits. Avocados have been shown to promote heart-health, have anti-inflammatory benefits, promote cardiovascular health, blood-sugar regulation, and anti-cancer benefits.
Sources: Superfoods, The Healthiest Foods on the Planet, whfoods.org, 5 Health Benefits of Cauliflower
This recipe was adapted from Cat’s recipe on Things My Belly Likes and a recipe from the Savvy Vegetarian. If you make it, do let me know what you think! Is it bland like Kate and my husband say, or delicious and rejuvenating as I claim?
Makes approx. 7-8 servings
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 full cauliflower broken into florets
1 chopped leak
4 medium potatoes
4 cups low sodium vegetable broth
3 cups water
1 tsp fresh ground ginger
1 tsp corriander
1/4 tsp cumin
1/8 tsp tumeric
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- Tagged: avocado, cauliflower, easy to make, fast, healing, leek, potato, quick, Soup, vegetarian
Well you already know I’m not in the ‘bland’ camp. I thought it was delicious…and very warming – just the thing for wintery nights. If your hubs eats cheese, try sprinkling some on top, that might win him over 🙂
Good idea! Thanks for the tip. 🙂