Saturday, May 25, 2013

Chicken, White Bean, Sweet Potato Soup

I discovered this soup via Pinterest, My family is obsessed with it, usually I find inspiration from recipes then make my own, this I straight followed but I wanted to share it with you all! I did however use coconut oil instead of olive oil, just for health factor and it tasted great!

Here's the recipe:

 I topped it with my guacamole

2 ripe hass avocadoes
1/2 diced red onion
3 cloves minced garlic
sea salt to taste
1 lime juiced
1 diced tomato (seeds removed)
minced cilantro to liking

mix with hands. Oh, and yes, I realize mine's not nearly as pretty :)

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Ok, I realize it's May but I love fall, I am already so excited for October and the other day was rainy so I decided to make the kids and myself a little pumpkin pie smoothie. I sort of winged it, I usually draw inspiration from other recipes but this was all random and it came out great! The kids loved it too, It makes about 3 servings each is about 219 calories, would make a great lunch or breakfast. I have a Vitamix so this texture was perfect I'm curious how other blenders handle it...

1 Banana
3/4 can of organic pumpkin puree
1/2 can full fat coconut milk
2 Tbsp. organic agave
1/2 Tbsp. cinnnamon
1/8 Tsp. nutmeg
1/8 Tsp. cloves
10 or so ice cubes

Blend until smooth. Lots of electrolytes, vitamins, good fats, nutrients and the spices are very healthy too! This smoothie is filling and satisfied my sweet tooth without much added sugar so win-win!