There are countless ways to spruce up and/or change your green soup to add variety and flavor. Let’s take this recipe from the other day and see what some of our options.
1 cup chopped asparagus (aprox 9 spears)
½ an avocado
2 cups spinach
1 spear celery
1 clove garlic
1 green onion
½ – 1 tsp celtic sea salt
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp or more spirulina powder
1 cup water (to desired consistency)
Add all ingredients to vitamix. Blend starting at low speed and then increasing to highest speed. When warm to the touch, but not too hot, check for flavor, making any needed adjustments, and enjoy!
Okay, so you have this recipe but you don’t have any asparagus or you just don’t like it. Fine, grab a cup of something else to add. My first grab would probable be frozen peas. Not fresh, but always on hand, and they add a nice flavor.
What about the green onion? Don’t have one of those, no problem. Just slice off a piece of any other onion you’ve got hanging around or add a tsp of onion powder or dried onion.
No lemon? Try a tsp of lime juice or apple cider vinegar.
Haven’t ordered your Spirulina powder yet? Use Chlorella or Vitamineral Green powder instead, or, if you have to, omit the green powder all together.
Fresh out of avocado? Bummer. But don’t worry. You can always add a tablespoon or two of your favorite oil or nut butter instead.
Are you beginning to see that the options here are endless? You’ll discover some wonderful flavor combinations over time. When you find something really tasty, make sure and write it down so you can make it again.
Here are some other ingredients I have added to soups at times. A lot of these ingredients get thrown in because they’re in the fridge and need to be eaten.
Fresh cilantro or basil
Fresh parsley or dill
Red, yellow or orange bell pepper
Dash of Cayanne