I got rained on for the first time the other day riding my bike to the beach. Definitely the first of many I think. I guess there are prices to pay when you live in Paradise! I only have a bike, so I ride it everywhere, including to and from work. Luckily I work in a kitchen with a bunch of sweaty guys anyway so it is OK that I show up drenched in sweat… Riding my bike has been a great workout for me though! I forces me to workout, which is perfect for my type of personality… I know if that is not your case, it can be hard to find time or motivation to workout, I had the same problem. If that is how you feel, this is a recipe for you!
Remember in my Detox Blueberry Fruit Smoothie post I mentioned the cleanse I did? Well here is the core of the cleanse- a mean, lean, green fighting machine. This soup is all vegetables and herbs blanched, then pureed into a healthy, low-cal, detoxifying soup. If you are not doing a cleanse this soup is delicious with salt, pepper and a little bit of parmesan cheese. It also makes a great snack to curb your mid-day hunger. If you are interested in the cleanse I did, it is a two-week cleanse that is much healthier and safer than some of the other cleanses. Leave a comment letting me know if you want me to e-mail you the cleanse info!
- 1 lb green beans
- 8 celery sticks
- 4 lb zucchini
- 2 bunches spinach
- 1 yellow onion
- 5 cloves garlic
- 1 bunch basil
- 1 bunch parsley
- Steam green beans, celery and zucchini until very soft, about 15 minutes.
- Add onion, spinach and garlic and cook for 5 miuntes.
- If you desire a very thick soup, drain excess water.
- Add parsley and basil and puree until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.