The unique flavor of asparagus lends itself to a pure and lovely light soup. But what we love the most, is that asparagus is alkalizing, as well as an effective and natural diuretic, which both aid in detoxification and cleansing.
As a bonus, it’s chock full of anti-aging properties helping our brains fight cognitive decline.
Like any leafy green, asparagus delivers folate, which works with vitamin B12 to help prevent cognitive impairment. That is just a fancy way of saying this soup will keep you wise beyond your years (who doesn’t need that?!)!
Enjoy the soup as we usher in spring together.
By the way, if you see other varieties of asparagus at the market such as white or purple, give them a try! They are all delicious and full of health benefits, but this recipe works best with the green variety.
Soup doesn’t get any easier than this! And seriously…who knew cleansing could taste this good?
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With love and green soup,
Simple Asparagus Mint Soup
Yield: 4 servings
1 TB. unrefined virgin coconut oil
1 yellow onion, diced
1 bunch asparagus, chopped finely
1 tsp. fresh thyme, roughly chopped
2 tsp. fresh mint
4 cups pure water
2 tsp. fresh lime juice
¼ cup cashews, soaked for 4 hours
Himalayan sea salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
In a medium saucepan heat coconut oil until melted. Add diced onions and cook for 7 minutes or until translucent. Add chopped asparagus and cook for 3 minutes or until tender. Add thyme and mint and cook for 1 minute longer. Add 4 cups water and simmer for 5 minutes. In a high speed blender place lime juice, drained cashews, and soup and blend until smooth and creamy. Season with salt and pepper.
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.
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