Not sure if you experience this too, but I find that summer can be a harder time to eat healthy and stay on track with my nutrition. There are always lots of parties and events, trips to the ice cream store, and barbecues. The weather is nicer and the days are longer and that means I’m spending more time outside and less time cooking. All of these things are very fun, but they can also lead to unwanted weight gain and stomach distress for me (meaning horrible bloating, gas and IBS. My apologies if that is TMI!).
I came across this recipe for a healing vegetable soup a few weeks ago. I saw it on Facebook and then a friend told me she made it and loved it.
I gathered up the simple ingredients on the weekend and made my first batch.
I will admit that I was unsure of how would taste as the ingredient list was rather simple. However, I was pleasantly surprised. It was quite easy to make the soup and the end product was delicious.
It is a really easy way to get in a few servings of vegetables. You can cook up a batch on the weekend and enjoy it all week long.
The soup is rich in vitamins and minerals and is very easy to digest. It is healing to the gut and can be the perfect way to soothe your stomach after indulging too much at a summer event.
Even my kids liked it, so that means it must actually taste good 😊
from Nourishing Traditions
4 medium zucchini squash, chopped
1 pound green beans, trimmed
2 sticks celery, chopped
1 bunch parsley, stems removed and leaves chopped roughly
good quality sea salt
Combine all vegetables and herbs in a Dutch oven covered with water. Bring to a boil, skim any foam that comes to the top, and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 15-20 minutes, until veggies are soft but not overlooked. Puree in a blender and add sea salt to taste.
If you are struggling with your nutrition, I’d love to help you. Let’s keep each other accountable this summer. I’m doing another round of the 21 Day Fix starting Monday, July 4th and I’d love for you to join me and a group of amazing women who are all on a mission to feel their best! Work out at home for 30 mins and day, eat clean, and nourish your mind, body and soul. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or send me a PM via Facebook or Instagram. Can’t wait to hear from you!
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