My boyfriend actually came up with this recipe on a whim so I have to give him a little credit for this one haha. Everyone has those moments when there’s nothing to eat and you have to brainstorm a little to figure out what dinner is going to be that day and this was definitely one of those days! We tried this out a couple of times with the potato and without it and I can voucher that it is delicious both ways but it is more creamy with it! Can you believe this gorgeous soup only has five main ingredients?! The rest you would most likely find in your cabinet or pantry and remember you can play around the spices to suit your tastes! Don’t ever feel obligated when doing a recipe because the best part is taking that recipe and making it your own!
Such a yummy, fast and summery dish!
Also, did you check out that awesome bowl?! Sambazon sent me it along with a matching spoon! I adore it! Now back to the soup, this is literally the easiest thing in the world to make and the cooking time is basically how long it takes for the split peas to cook and that’s it! You just saute the leeks with a little garlic and you add that to the split peas — blend, blend, blend and you’re good to go! Don’t worry, there are more detailed instructions with the recipe!
If you follow me on twitter, facebook or instagram, you know I recently did a one day Terri Juice Cleanse and let me tell you; those juices were delicious! The Cashew Milk was the bee’s knees man! This cleanse features six drinks a day ranging from Strawberry Mint Lemon to of course my favorite Cashew Milk. The instructions recommend you sip the juices throughout the day and drink them along with tons of water. I felt amazing after this cleanse but I will admit it got harder throughout the day definitely towards the night but the cashew milk was much appreciated because it provided that extra protein and healthy fats to get me through the night!
I would recommend it 100%! The juices were delicious and filling and Sarah, the Cleanse Guru is awesome! One thing I would say is that if you’re new to juice cleanses, I would ease into by only eating fruit and veggies for a couple of days before the cleanse and it will make it SO MUCH EASIER! If you feel super hungry during the cleanse, eat some raw fruit and veggies and won’t mess with the detoxification process to much!
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Creamy Leek and Split Pea Soup
- 1 cup green split peas
- 1 small potato
- 3 cups water or vegetable broth
- 1 cup chopped leeks
- 3 gloves of garlic
- 1 ½ teaspoons salt
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon basil
- ½ teaspoon parsley
- ¼ teaspoon celery seed
- 1/8 tsp pepper
Rinse the split peas and discard any stones or discolored peas and place in a medium sized pot with the three cups of water or broth, chopped potato (with skin or without is definitely up to your preferences!) and salt and pepper over high heat. Bring the peas to a boil then put the flame on low and let them simmer for 15-20 minutes or until tender.
*There will be liquid left over so don’t wait for it all to evaporate. The leftover liquid will help blend it afterwards.
While the split peas are cooking, sauté the garlic and leeks over medium heat for 2 -3 minutes or until heated completely.
When the split peas and leeks (save just a bit for garnish!) are done, let both cool to room temperature before adding to the blender. Blend everything, including the spices, until smooth and creamy.
Serve at room temperature or heat again until warm!