Roasted Carrot Soup

Since I have moved, I have not been doing very much cooking. The kitchen in my new apartment is a little smaller and a lot sleeker. It's not the kind of kitchen that screams "come cook in me" but lately I've been feeling the urge to cook more and more. Tonight I made something super simple. It doesn't require a lot of ingredients and is super healthy. 

What you need 

(serves 3-4)

  • 8-10 small/medium sized Carrots (organic)
  • 5 cups of veggie or chicken stock (organic)
  • 1 white onion (diced or sliced)
  • 2 cloves of garlic (adjust to taste)
  • 1 inch piece of ginger (peeled, adjust to taste)
  • olive oil/salt/pepper (to taste)

What to do

1.     Preheat oven to 375F. Skin and chop carrots into 1 inch pieces, put half of the chopped carrots and 1 garlic clove on a baking sheet and season with olive oil, salt and pepper. Let the carrots roast for about 25min or until lightly browned and soft.

2.     Bring the stock to a boil with the onion, ginger and remaining carrots/garlic in a saucepan. let simmer for 15min. Then transfer mixture to a blender.

3.     Add roasted carrots to the blender and blend until smooth.

Tip: Once blended feel free to add and blend more garlic or ginger if you prefer a stronger taste…..Garnish each portion with a drizzle of olive oil and pinch of salt/pepper. Enjoy!

xx

Juice

Doing a juice cleanse and going for five days (pause for dramatic effect)……..I doubt I will make it a whole five days but who knows maybe I will surprise myself. I am not doing this to lose weight or anything and I do not recommend doing any sort of juice fast to lose weight for long term goals. Sometimes it is good to hit reset on your body and that is why I am doing the cleanse. I decided to go with Juice Press Juices (TriBeCa), their packaging is fun and they have so many different juices to choose from. I like to drink 3-4 juices a day (I try to keep to the green ones) and then I make my own protein drink (recipe below). This protein drink is not too heavy in protein and I don’t load it with a bunch of “healthy” fats so it is light and still does the job (I make it for breakfast sometimes too). xx

My Protein Drink Recipe 

1 tablespoon of Vibrant Health Pure Green Protein in vanilla (comes in chocolate too, I just like vanilla more)

½ Banana

1 cup of unsweetened almond milk

Put everything in a blender, blend and enjoy…..

(for two servings double everything)