Spring Cleansing with 10min Green Goddess Soup

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Are you ready for new beginnings?

It can be a little daunting when Spring hits us after an introverted winter… we may feel like there’s a little gap to fill between what we’re feeling right now and the lightness that Spring embodies. That’s totally ok! Transitions are real thing… we don’t flip to a new season overnight, nor would that be normal.

So in honor of this huge transition from snow to cherry blossoms, we thought we’d give you a little head start to get closer to your perfect springtime version of you. Naturally, you’ll get a head start on your summer body too 😉 the spring equinox is just 2 weeks away – let’s prepare.

According to Eastern Medicine, Springtime rules the ‘wood’ energy of the liver and the gallbladder.It’s of huge importance to look after this vital organ as the liver affects our skin, eyes, joints… Stagnant liver energy can manifest as problems in these areas, and also affect things like the quality of our blood and the function of our digestive organs. So for our bodies to thrive and our skin to glow – we gotta show the liver a little love!

The resonating energies of this organ system are found in all things wood-y and green! Think leafy greens, dandelions, burdock root… also in all things sour like lemons and limes. All of these are found in this detoxifying and glow-promoting Green Goddess Soup Recipe below! We really believe in the power of food as medicine, and we hope you’ll enjoy this nourishing soup recipe that’s so simple to make! Pair it with a green juice, repeat bi-weekly, and we have no doubt you’ll be spring ready and glowing by the spring equinox 🌸✨

Green Goddess Soup Recipe

time: around 10 minutes!

makes: 2 servings; share this green health with a loved one!

ingredients:

1 small broccoli head

3 leaves of collard greens

1 large handful of spinach

steamed vegetables

1/4 avocado

1 tbsp ghee or grass-fed butter

1 tsp apple cider vinegar or juice of 1/2 a lemon

1 chunk of fresh ginger

1/2 tsp kelp granules

1/2 tsp himalayan sea salt

1/2 tsp black pepper (optional)

1-2 cups of hot water

1/4 avocado (garnish)

chilli flakes

extra virgin olive oil

  1. Steam the broccoli, collard greens and spinach until lightly cooked. make sure you steam with spring or filtered water!
  2. Blend the steamed vegetables along with 1-2 cups of the steam water from the pan for 30-40 seconds. Add the avocado, butter/ghee, acv, kelp, ginger, salt, and pepper. Blend on high for one minute.
  3. Garnish with avocado slices, extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle chilli pepper flakes and himalayan sea salt to taste!