Why juice when you can soup?
Start with 'Perks of Being Purple Cauliflower Soup' from Soupelina's Soup Cleanse, Plant-Based Soups and Broths to Heal Your Body, Calm Your Mind, and Transform Your Life (Da Capo Lifelong Books, February 2016) by Elina Fuhrman.
The Perks of Being a Purple Cauliflower Soup
Sometimes I wonder how people eat all the fake stuff when Mother Nature gives us such beautiful organic flavors and colors. Walking through the farmers market is inspiring and makes me feel alive. There is a reason for that: Pretty much everything I buy there has a direct impact on my body, mind, and spirit. Purple cauliflower is not just stunning looking; it also helps you look stunning. The purple color is a perk, a sign of flavonoid compounds called anthocyanins, instrumental in regulating blood sugar levels and body weight, and glucoraphanin, known for lowering your cancer risk.
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 celery stalk, chopped
- 1 medium-size onion, sliced
- 1 head purple cauliflower, cut into large chunks
- 2 or 3 small potatoes, peeled and cubed
- Boiling filtered water
- 1 tablespoon sweet white miso
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- Juice of 1 lime
- Himalayan pink salt
+ Heat the oil in a soup pot over medium-high heat, add the celery and onion, and sauté until the onion is translucent.
+ Lower the heat to medium and add the cauliflower, reserving a few florets for garnish.
+ Add the potato and enough boiling filtered water to cover the veggies; cook until the cauliflower is al dente, 15 to 20 minutes.
+ Add the miso and garlic and cook for another few minutes.
+ Transfer to a Vitamix and puree until smooth.
+ Add the lime juice.
+ Taste and adjust the flavors with salt and seasonings.
+ Garnish with the reserved cauliflower florets.
If you are not cleansing, serve the soup with ½ teaspoon of truffle oil for extra flavor pop.
(* Recipe reproduced with permission from 'Soupelina's Soup Cleanse, Plant-Based Soups and Broths to Heal Your Body, Calm Your Mind, and Transform Your Life' by Elina Fuhrman -Da Capo Lifelong Books- February 2016)