Friday, March 1, 2013

Spinach Mango Soup with Keylime Kream

I am so excited to share this recipe with you today. I had a bit of leftover green smoothie from the children's morning batch, and decided to use it as inspiration for my lunch-- a fruity green soup. Their smoothie was simply banana, Power to the Greens, and frozen mango. For the soup I decided to add to the leftover smoothie some baby spinach, a bit more frozen mango and freshly ground flax seeds to thicken. How to garnish?? I have had key lime pie on the brain lately so I made a deliciously creamy key lime kream sauce. Key lime kream sounded like a perfect thing to drizzle on top of this vibrant green soup. The tangy contrast of the limes complimented the sweetness of the mango and banana in the soup so perfectly. This soup was so yummy I was sad to see my bowl empty. I'll be making another batch tomorrow!


Spinach Mango Soup with Keylime Kream

by Elizabeth @rawlivingandlearning.blogspot.com

2 fully ripe, peeled bananas (skin must be covered in brown freckles)

1/2 C Power to the Greens (Trader Joes)

2 C baby spinach, organic

1 T freshly ground, organic flax seeds

1/2 C frozen mango

Blend the above ingredients in the blender, adding water if needed, until it becomes smooth and slightly thick. Pour into a large bowl.

 

Now add the following to a smaller, personal-size blender or small food processor:

Juice of 2 limes, include the pulp

1 very small Haas avocado

1 small capful of vanilla, alcohol-free

2 packets of "SweetLeaf" natural stevia sweetener

water for blending

Blend the ingredients until thick and creamy, adding water a tablespoon at a time until you reach desired consistency. Drizzle over the soup and Enjoy!!


+JMJ+ Today I am grateful for family movies...we watched some last night and it is scary how much you can forget when you are so busy raising and educating your children. So much of the babies early months are just a blur to me, I must have been so caught up in child rearing, trying to do everything just right, that some of the precious little moments, faces, and voices need to be brought back to my memory via home movies and photographs. For both of these I am truly grateful.

2 comments:

kelli said...

soup looks great. i may have to watch my intake of high oxalate foods like spinach - they may be causing my urinary pain that some call interstitial cystitis. high oxalate foods and a lack of magnesium and calcium in my diet. i still need to do some research and praying.

i love to watch our home movies too. i hope everything is going well with your mother. xoxox

Elizabeth said...

Thanks Kelli, Mom is doing so good!! Praise God. It has been very tough for her and now things are looking bright!
Funny you mentioned Magnesium...I started using Magnesium Oil transdermally and wow! My heart flutters are gone and I sleep like a rock!! Love the magnesium oil!
I rarely use spinach but the store was out of my other "usual" greens so I bought some. I read once that spinach isn't even suppose to be eaten raw but I do like it once in a while in soups and smoothies.
I hope you get your issues resolved soon. :)
Peace & Raw Health,
E

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