Zucchini bread, zucchini noodles, zucchini chips, zucchini on the grill, roasted zucchini…these are all ways I love zucchini.
But what else is there?
That was the question I asked myself this week as I pondered my meal plan.
Keep in mind that (maybe like you) I’m cleansing, the family is not, and the kids have after school activities galore, making family mealtime even more of an obstacle.
There are a lot of hurdles when it comes to eating well and feeding your family nutritiously, but with practice, planning and keeping things simple – it can be done.
And hopefully recipes like this one help take the guesswork out of it.
Check out the recipe for Coconut Curry Zucchini Soup below.
This recipe is fast and easy, family friendly (just go easy on the curry at first), and best of all, it helps use up some of the zucchini overflow that’s bursting from the garden right now.
I hope you and your family enjoy this warming seasonal soup!
With love and zukes,
Coconut Curry Zucchini Soup
Yield: 4 bowls
2 TB. coconut oil
1 small white onion
1-2 TB. green curry paste, or to taste
1 can full-fat coconut milk
2 large zucchini, chopped (about 5 cups)
3 carrots, shredded (about 1 cup)
1 cup water, plus more if needed to thin
Juice of one lime, plus one for garnish
1 tsp. salt
2 cups cooked quinoa
Handful of fresh basil, chopped, for garnish
In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, melt the coconut oil. Add the onion and sauté until translucent and fragrant. Add the green curry paste along with one tablespoon of cream from the top of the coconut milk. Stir well and sauté for another minute.
Add the zucchini and carrots and sauté, until tender, about 5 minutes.
Add the remaining coconut milk and water. Bring to a simmer then remove from heat.
Season with the juice of lime and sea salt to taste.
Serve over a scoop of quinoa and garnish with basil and more lime juice and sea salt to taste.
Jo Schaalman and Julie Peláez are co-authors of the book The Conscious Cleanse: Lose Weight, Heal Your Body, and Transform Your Life in 14 Days, a best-selling, step-by-step guide to help you live your most vibrant life. Together they've lead thousands of people through their online supported cleanse through their accessible and light-hearted approach. They've been dubbed “the real deal” by founder and chief creative director Bobbi Brown, of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, beauty editor of the TODAY show.
To learn more about “Jo and Jules” and to download a free e-cookbook for a sampling of the delicious food served up on the Conscious Cleanse, please visit their website.
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