I have never made or been interested in carrot soup but I kinda craved it this weekend and thought I'd give it a go. To my surprise and luck, carrots were on sale at my fave grocery store, No Frills. 2lbs for $1.00!!!! I've bought 2 so far, I think I'm going back for another. My Internet at home is down. Since yesterday. I was pretty bummed about this since I'm pretty sure I just came up with the BEST soup I've ever made. And I make a lot of soup. Good soup.
Thai Carrot Soup
1 ½ cups yellow mung beans
2 royal gala apples, chopped and deseeded
3 roma tomatoes
6 garlic cloves
4 tsp Vegeta
8 cups water
6 red Thai chilies
2 lemongrass stalks
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 can low fat coconut milk
1. Put all ingredients except for coconut milk into a crockpot and cook on high for 4 hours.
2. Remove lemongrass stalks and put in coconut milk
3. Use a hand mixer or blender to blend until smooth.
Notes: Yellow split peas, red or yellow lentils would work just as great. I wouldn’t use green as it will change the color of the soup.
Believe me when I say this soup is delicious. Its pretty damn amazing. I was shocked at the deliciousness of it. Its got just the right amount of heat for a cold fall/winter day and is hearty enough to keep you full. Give it a go. NOW. lol
So tasty. GET SOME!!
I also made a coconut curry with Butternut Squash. I wanted to blog about it on Saturday and enter the Vegan MoFo Iron Chef challenge but I ran out of time that day and my Internet has been down since. Sucky.
On the weekends I like to make my own juice and smoothies. I was too lazy on the juicing front but I had just bought some almond milk so I used that instead. This has 1 cup mixed berries, 1 banana, 1/2 cup water, 3/4 cup almond milk, 1/2 cup quick oats, 2 tsp peanut butter, 2 tsp chia seeds, 2 tsp hemp seeds and 1/2 scoop of the berry flavour Whole Health Optimizer by VEGA.
Fueled me for the day and nourished my body. Chia seeds are really great to add to a smoothie as they expand and take on so much liquid. This makes them more substantial which will keep you full longer. They are also packed with vitamins and minerals plus protein.