In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day- Cream of Spinach and Potato Soup

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I started this blog to show just how simple it is to eat a healthy plant based diet. To be honest I don’t know what I’m doing when it comes to food prep, but with some creativity and love I make really fabulous food. I do have to thank my vitamix for all its magical powers it has in helping me perfect my creations. Seriously if you don’t have a vitamix I suggest adding it to your list of kitchen appliances you should invest in.

This soup was so easy to make again I like to stick to minimal amounts of ingredients so the bulk of it is spinach and potatoes.  I wanted to make something green today in celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day, so here’s my creation.

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Cream of broccoli and potato soup

2 medium sized yellow potatoes
1 smaller yellow potato
Large handful of fresh spinach
1/2 cup almond milk
1/3 cup water ( leftover from water used to boil the potatoes and spinach)
2 1/2 tablespoons hemp hearts ( added for there nutritional benefit and are high in protein)
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 tablespoon better than bouillon soup mix ( low sodium version)
Sea salt and black pepper to taste

To start fill a medium sized pot with water. Chop up 2 of the yellow potatoes. Add potatoes to the pot and add in a large handful of fresh spinach. Cook ingredients until the potatoes are soft and fully cooked. Drain the water into a measuring glass to use as the broth for the soup. Add the cooked potatoes and spinach to your high speed blender then add in 1/3 cup of the liquid, 1/2 cup almond milk, 2 tablespoons hemp hearts, 1 teaspoon onion powder, 1 tablespoon better than bouillon,  sea salt and pepper. Blend on low making sure to put it on low because there’s hot liquids and you don’t want to get splattered once the blender runs.

Once fully blended add the soup back to the pot and chop up the one small potato that’s left. Add the potato to the soup and simmer on low heat until the potato fully cooks.

If your a person who must take pics of all your plant based creations to show off then sprinkle the top with some hemp hearts and add fresh spinach.

If you don’t have a vitamix I hope your blender is just as magical and you enjoy this soup!

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