Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Potato Asparagus Coconut Soup

I am stoked to post this crazy-awesome coconut soup recipe.  When I first saw a soup recipe that used a can of coconut milk as a base to make a creamy "cream of...." soup, I thought that it was pure genius.  Props to her.  This recipe is an adaption from hers.  That lady is Robyn Openshaw (Green Smoothie Girl) from her "12 Steps to Whole Foods".  I am a HUGE advocate for her and the work she is doing against the SAD (Standard American Diet).  SADly a quite appropriate acronym- pun intended. :)  

If you don't have a tastiness for asparagus, substitute broccoli.  Don't like broccoli?--Substitute cauliflower.   Can't do potatoes?- Do an all veggie soup.  Be creative with what vegetables you use.  This soup is very versatile and very delicious and satisfying.  ENJOY!!

Potato Asparagus Coconut Soup
4 cups water (3 cups water if you want a more coconutty soup and just add a little less veggies)
1 can coconut milk
8-10 medium red potatoes; or add more veggies :):):)
1 bunch asparagus or veggie of choice
1 tsp non-refined salt
1 tsp dried basil 
Couple shakes of dehydrated/dried onion flakes

Bring water to a boil in large sauce-pan.  This is when I put a few shakes of dried onion. 

Peel them spuds.  
Sing a tune and do a little dance while you do.  We only live once! 

Cut the potatoes into pieces of your desired size.

 Bring out that awesome asparagus and also chop it into desired pieces.

It may look like you put the potatoes and veggie of choice in to boil together but that isn't quite the story.  Potatoes need about 8-10 mins of boiling time.  So put the potatoes in first and let boil for about 7 mins before putting in the other veggies, depending on your choice.  Asparagus needs about 3-4 mins in the boiling water.  A vegetable like broccoli I put into the pan, stir, turn off the burner and put the lid on.  We like it broken down,and still have "some" enzymes in our beautiful broccoli.  Both the asparagus and broccoli will turn a bright green, versus a deeper green, when it is not too hot, not too cold, but juuust right. :)

 Open the coconut milk and put in the blender.  Add the salt and dried basil.  Blend for about 10-20 secs.  After the vegetables are all cooked in the boiling water, add the coconut milk blend into your saucepan with the rest of the soup.  Stir and feel the satisfaction of cooking your very own whole-food soup!

Dun-dun, duh, lun, duh, duh, duuuuuunnnnn!!  Yay!  A delicious soup that is sure to please.  Let me know what you think!  

Have the best dinner ever! Much love! 


  1. Can you put in the blender and blend it for a smoother consistency?

    1. Just so I understand, blend the finished product that I have last pictured, right? I have never tried that. I bet that would be really good. Let me know if you try that. Sounds great and creamy!