I recently did a 14-day cleanse through Eat Clean Health with the supervision of Jodi, an AADP Certified Nutrition Counselor. I’ve always been leery of any kind of cleanse or detox offering magical results if you just ‘drink these shakes and take these supplements’. Totally not my thing. I’d rather just eat clean and log my meals in My Fitness Pal. When Jodi started writing over at the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans, I knew she was a nutrition counselor, but I had no idea she had developed her own programs based on whole foods and clean eating, so when she proposed that I give her cleanse a try, I was leery, but intrigued, because I pretty much love everything she has written for us.
After checking in to things, filling out her health questionnaire, and hitting the grocery store to stock up, I jumped in feet first. All I can say is WOW. The past few weeks have been an adventure in (true) clean eating filled with delicious whole foods like this Creamy Cauliflower Soup recipe, which was in Jodi’s recipe book as part of the program. I actually made this soup twice and doubled it the second time. My kids loved it, too!
Try it and let me know what you think! I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised that something so simple and clean can be so delicious!
1 large head of cauliflower
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 medium onion, diced
2 large carrots, diced
2 cloves garlic, smashed
2 cups water or vegetable broth
1 cup of water
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 cup coconut milk (unsweetened)
Step by step
- Wash and core the cauliflower, then coarsely chop. Set aside.
- Heat a large, deep pot over medium-high heat, then add the coconut oil. When oil is melted, add onions, carrots, and garlic. Stir with a wooden spoon and cook until they're soft and golden, about 5 minutes.
- Add the chopped cauliflower and cook until beginning to brown, about 5 minutes.
- Add the broth (water) and water, then bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cook, covered, until the vegetables are very tender, about 30-45 minutes.
- Add in coconut milk, sea salt, and pepper.
- Puree soup in a high speed blender, Vitamix, or with an immersion blender.
Calories 116 • Total Fat 7.3g • Saturated Fat 6.3g • Trans Fat 0.0g • Cholesterol 0mg • Sodium 428mg • Total Carbohydrates 10.7g • Dietary Fiber 3.5g • Sugars 4.7g • Protein 3.8g • Vitamin A 80% • Vitamin C 107% • Calcium 4% • Iron 5%
**recipe nutrition is calculated using vegetable broth instead of water, as noted in the ingredients list.
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Category: Main Dish, Soups, Vegan, Vegetarian
About Christy: Thirty-six year-old wife and mom to BJ (8) and Mia (4). I'm the editor at the Sisterhood, a Feingold mom, I really love to run (really), read, cook amazing things, and photography is my fledging passion. My motivation is motivating other people to realize they can do this whole weight-loss and exercise thing. I'm living proof! View author profile.