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 Kreamby 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.