If you haven’t read The Beauty Detox Solution or heard of Kimberly Snyder, I feel sorry for you. Google her now, thank me later!
I’m an active member of the The Beauty Detox Solution Community and I will be sharing lots of BDS approved recipes and tips on this blog. (Disclaimer: I don’t always follow the book guidelines to a T, but I do feel the principles and information provided in this book are essential to living a healthier life.)
The bloggers of the BDS community were given an assignment to create our own unique Glowing Green Soup (GGSo). At first, the thought of creating a Green Soup truly scared me since I’m not much of a Green Soup Lover. But I took a leap of faith and it turned out to be surprisingly great.
Since I’m from Maine and it’s that time of the year, I chose to incorporate Fiddleheads in my soup, along with some other yummy & healthy ingredients. The best part about this soup (besides that it’s SUPER nutritious) is that it’s very adaptable. You can easily substitute any of the ingredients to suit you taste buds.
2 cups fiddleheads
3 cups spinach
3 cups vegetable broth
1 cup unsweetened original almond milk
1 small sweet onion (or ½ large small onion)
½ of a sweet potato
½ of a lemon juiced
½ teaspoon Himalayan salt
½ cayenne and/or red pepper flakes (use less if you don’t want it too spicy)
Jalapeños, cucumber, beets, for topping
*you will also need a Vitamix or high quality blender for this recipe.
Make sure to thoroughly wash your fiddleheads, spinach, and sweet potatoes.
Blend the first 3 ingredients in blender for 30 seconds.
Add the remaining ingredients and blend for 30-60 seconds, depending on the desired texture (the longer you blend, the smoother it will be)
Lastly, use a spiralizer on the cucumber, shred a little off the beets, and slice a few jalapeños for an extra spicy flare. Now dig in and Enjoy!
***Please note: There will be no need to heat the soup, the blender will warm it up perfectly. Also, this soup has a very earthly taste and is quite spicy, if followed exactly. I sure love A LOT of spice, but if you don’t, feel free to omit the spices and jalapeños and add your own special touch. Lastly, if you do not have access to fiddleheads, asparagus could be used as a replacement.