It feels like fall today and I stinking love it.
Why are people so obsessed with summer? In all reality it kind of sucks – whats to love about it being hot and humid? I was over summer once I no longer had a “summer break” to look forward to … adult life just teases you with summer now. Meh. No thanks.
Give me some boots, a comfy sweater, a bowl of chili and some coffee and I’m totally content.
So, I figured it made sense to make some soup. That and I’ve been having the worst allergies (or possibly a cold?) I really don’t know, all I know is that I’ve sneezed approximately 1645 times today, my eyes have watered out any and all eye makeup I tried to apply this morning and I feel like a snotty toddler the way my nose has been running. It’s kind of gross.
You really can’t speak to fall without mentioning pumpkin. And thanks to mainstream media, pumpkin spice . So, maybe I am totally basic and I will totally own it until the day I die because I looooove pumpkin. I loved it before it was even considered basic. I actually loved it when it was in it’s rarest form…..wait for it….. pumpkin pie?! No, like the real, actual thing. Where your mom made the crust and you plopped some pumpkin together with sugar and cream? And then you ate it for breakfast lunch and dinner (usually hidden underneath half-a-carton of whipped topping) Yeah, that kind of pumpkin, you posers.
Basics don’t even knoooow.
Anyways – to the point. Did you see the FoodBabe’s post yesterday? You probably saw Panera’s and Starbuck’s post about it. They’re switching their pumpkin spiced latte recipe (gasp) which will include two new things:
- No artificial flavors
- Real pumpkin
Yep. Surprise. Thanks, Starbucks for finally caring about us. Doubtful I’ll actually even purchase one. It’s still loaded with crap and hundreds of empty calories.
(If you’re putting up a stink about my ill-will against the SB’s pumpkin spice latte, remove my health bias from above and I’ll give you another example why I can’t (not won’t) consume this:
This is literally what my body will go through upon consumption:[Oh, this is real good] *slurps it down in 22 seconds*[do this- check!, do that-check!] *arms start to shake and eyes begin to twitch*[SO productive, SO happy!] *feeling last for about 30 minutes*[I’m going to barf my brains out] *head sinks between legs*
Thats me on that much sugar. I go from high-high to low-low. It’s bad, lol.
I’m just going to have to find an alternative…. maybe a pumpkin spice room smelly?
TO THE SOUP!
(PS and for humor): I placed this boiling mixture in a glass blender to liquefy and all hell broke loose. I had green soup on my ceiling, floor and in my hair … I now also have soup burns. So be careful and don’t be as idiotic as me and pour this pipping hot soup into the blender…let it cool. (patience aint my thing.)
Paleo Green Soup
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- 1 container organic chicken stock
- 1/2 c water
- 2 bunch of broccoli florets
- 2 c spinach
- 2 kale leaves, despined
- 1 shallot
- 1 bag frozen peas
- 1 avocado
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 1 tsp red pepper flakes
- olive oil
- Himalayan sea salt
- Bring stock and water to bowl
- Place vegetables (hold the avocado) and seasonings into boiling water, let boil for 10 minutes until vegetables are soft.
- Turn stove off. Let soup rest and cool.
- Once cooled, pour mixture into a glass blender or food processor.
- Scoop avocado into blender.
- Blend until mixture is creamy and smooth.