Sweet & Creamy Root Vegetable Soup (Paleo!)

Hello!

Ever since I got back from Europe, I have been wanting to re-create a recipe for a soup that I had while in Chamonix, France: Beet Soup. It sounds gross, but it wasn’t ALL beets – it was potatoes, and shallots, and red wine vinegar… and it was sweet and salty and just amazing. So, I decided to make the recipe tonight – anddddd it didn’t exactly turn out the way that I wanted it to… BUT. It was still amazing! My beet soup recipe ended up turning more into a root veggie soup – with only a hint of beets. Also, the color should have been straight up the color of beets, but it turned out orange. I will definitely be tweaking this and trying again another time (less potatoes, more beets). So for the time being – enjoy my not-as-planned soup below for a perfect fall meal!

Final

Sweet & Creamy Root Vegetable Soup

Ingredients:

  • 1 Potato, chopped into cubes
  • 1 Sweet Potato (chopped into cubes)
  • 2 carrot stalks (chopped)
  • 4 cooked beets (I cheated and bought pre-cooked ones from Trader Joes)
  • 1 shallot
  • butter (or ghee)
  • 1 can coconut milk (full or light)
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 baby leaf
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 3 cups broth (I used vegetable, you could use chicken)
  • garlic powder to taste
  • sugar to taste (optional – I used coconut sugar, you could also use dates)

Directions:

Cook shallots & garlic in butter until they start to brown (I cooked in a large cast-iron skillet). Add in broth, potatoes & carrots. Place a lid on top of skillet & let cook until vegetables/potatoes are soft. Remove the bay leaf. Transfer entire mixture into a blender/processor, adding the rest of the ingredients. *I recommend adding the spices at the very end, a little at the time, to find the perfect blend

Beets Shallots

Mix for a few seconds at a time – or fully mix – depending on how you want your soup, creamy or with a few veggie chunks.

Paleo Soup

Serve with a side (I was roasting chopped brussel sprouts and carrots while making this, so just topped my soup with them!) or some bread. Enjoy!

2 Carrot Paleo Soup carrot paleo bath

No-Bake Peanut Butter & Banana Energy Bites

This past week, I stayed at my cousins house down in Florida. She made these awesome no-bake bites, and I had to make them!! The original base recipe is from smashedpeasandcarrots.com – click here if you are not a fan of banana/peanut butter combo and like coconut!!

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Ingredients

➰ 1 cup of oatmeal (I used a peanut-butter & banana mix from myoatmeal)

➰ 1/3 cup peanut butter (or any nut butter)

➰ 1 tsp vanilla extract

➰ 1/3 cup hemp hearts

➰ honey/maple syrup/sweetener to taste

➰ optional add-ins/flavors: chocolate chips, cocoa, pumpkin spice, banana (dried or regular smashed), dried fruit, chia seeds, pb2, chia seeds, granola, raisins

{The original recipe calls for 1 cup coconut flakes & 1/2 cup ground flax seeds. I don’t like either, so I omitted and just added in hemp hearts, chia seeds and extra oatmeal.}

Mix all ingredients together and roll into balls. Place in fridge until firm – about 15-30 mins. Serve on game day or grab as a snack when you are hungry!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana & Kale Smoothie

I decided I haven’t been eating enough green things lately. I find it very hard to choke down dark leafy veggies like kale & spinach, so smoothies are the easiest way to get my veggies in… not just because smoothies are good, but because it hides the taste of the stuff that is good for you. Which a lot of people do not enjoy. I just gave you a reason to eat healthy foods, you are welcome.

Smoothie

Elvis (Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana) & Kale Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 2 loosely packed cups of organic kale/baby kale
  • 2 cup of almond milk
  • 2 Tbsp cacao powder
  • 1-2 Tbsp nut butter of your choice
  • 1 frozen banana
  • pinch of salt
  • stevia/honey/sweetener to taste (optional)
  • optional: added vitamins (I added a few trace mineral drops & powdered buffered vitamin C)

Instructions:

Blend all in your blender until smooth. Add a few ice cubes if you want a thicker smoothie. Enjoy!

Paleo Pineapple Whip with Chia Seeds

Day 6 after surgery, and I am already getting stir crazy. I also had a lot of leftover pineapple that i needed to eat before it went bad, so i decided to create something instead of laying on my butt all day. (I stocked up on pineapple because I heard it was great for inflammation) I tried to be all fancy and download a plug-in recipe app thingie for my website, but I guess I am not tech-savvy enough to understand it. So… my recipe is below. Sorry it is not all fancy and easy to read, but it’s definitely worth making!

Pineapple Whip with Chia Seeds

Paleo Pineapple Whip with Chia Seeds

  • 2 cups of frozen pineapple (I had leftover fresh chunks that I froze)
  • 3/4 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon of soaked chia seeds (soak in 1/3 cup of water overnight)
  • optional: stevia/honey to taste
  • optional: 1/3 cup canned coconut milk for a coconutty taste/creamier texture

Instructions:

  1. Throw all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.

Pineapple Whip    Pineapple Whip w Chia Seeds

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