Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Healthful eating...and a recipe to share

In our effort to add significantly more fruits and veggies to our diets, we've kept up the breakfast shakes - blending half a package of baby spinach, an orange, an apple, a handful of nuts, and a few ice cubes together in the mornings and then splitting it into two shakes. Still yum! And rather filling.

And we made another healthy soup last night - this time a broccoli cheddar soup.

Here's our recipe - amended from the Vitamix cookbook - because we wanted to add more vegetables than the original called for. If you don't have a Vitamix, you could probably cut everything up much smaller and just use a regular blender, blending for longer.

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Yield: 4 cups
Time: 5-6 minutes
1 cup (240 ml) skim milk
1/2 cup low fat cheddar cheese
32 oz frozen broccoli, steamed (keep 1/2 cup aside from blender)
1 sliced onion, lightly sauteed in chicken broth
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 vegetable bouillon cube

1. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
2. Blend for 5-6 minutes or until heavy steam escapes from the vented lid.

Serve over steamed broccoli pieces you set aside

There you have it. A very veggie dinner. I don't think it gets easier than this to make a meal.


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  1. That sounds really good! Thanks for sharing

  2. http://ccrmjourney.wordpress.comApril 27, 2010 at 5:13 PM

    That sounds awesome! I'm filing this one away. : )

  3. I just had my first "Green Monster" breakfast shake this morning. I used a banana, spinach, strawberries and milk. It was actually really, really good. I think I'll try making it with oranges and nuts.

    I just ordered the latests "Eat Clean" book and cookbook as I'm also trying to get (and stay) on the healthy eating band wagon.


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