How to Turn Your Favorite Green Smoothie Into a Soup for Fall
The nutrient-dense green smoothie has become my standard morning ritual and meal on the go, but now that winter's fast approaching, a cold breakfast isn't very appetizing. If this sounds familiar, then what about switching up the green smoothie for a warm version instead? Thanks to a unique cooking process, these green soups retain their vibrant color. The trick is in the speed. Just lightly cook, not boil, then throw in the blender as usual. We've rounded up some of our favorite green smoothies that double as soups, complete with all the energizing ingredients and immune-boosting favorites, such as garlic, turmeric, cayenne, and lemon. Scroll down to read our top green soup recipes, and be sure to tag #MyDomaine when you share your creation on social.
If you want all the richness of long-cooked greens without cooking for a long time, then this delicious vegan soup is a must-make. It's literally a bowl full of kale, chard, and spinach with the heartiness of potato, garlic, onion, and all the goodness Mother Nature intended. And the best part? It's a one-pot meal, so it's fuss-free with minimal post-cook washing required.
When you make a vibrant green soup, you want it to look as good as it tastes, right? So what do you do when the color leaches out of the vegetables during cooking? No one wants to eat a bland variation. It doesn't look very nutritious. Well, this recipe has adjusted the cooking process so your green soup stays looking keep as fresh and green as possible. This means cooking the hard green vegetables such as broccoli and celery very lightly so they maintain their color, and adding the softer green vegetables like spinach at the very end. Genius.
The Awesome Green
For us, it's all about aesthetics. When it comes to our food, we eat with our eyes first, and this is just about the most adorable soup setting we've ever seen. These scrumptious soups are served in cute mason jars, just like a power smoothie, making them the perfect meal for all those fall picnics in the park. Once again, the trick for keeping the green color is to avoid boiling the ingredients. Just lightly simmer and immediately transfer them to the blender.
The Little Things
This nutrient-dense combination of spinach, peas, and watercress is everything your body needs as the cool change hits. This nourishing soup has a delicious drizzle of fresh lemon cumin yogurt for a zesty finish. Perfect on the palate and in the stomach.
Just like you load your smoothie up with veggies, this soup packs a punch with all your favorite greens and herbs, featuring zucchini, arugula, green peas, dill, and basil. The herbs add a refreshing twist, making it the perfect midweek meal for the family.
If you're in need of a superfood hit, then this soup is for you. It takes just 10 minutes to cook and a few minutes to blend. Make it portable with a stainless steel thermos, and bring it to work for a healthy lunch option over the winter months. This vivid bowl of greens is brimming with the good stuff your body craves, like ground turmeric, spinach, ginger, cayenne pepper, parsley, mint, and coconut oil. And it looks so good too.
Would you swap your green smoothie for a soup? How else do you get your daily greens? Let us know in the comments.