Freakin’ Awesome Mushroom Soup

Thanksgiving is 3 days away and I know you probably have your menu set, but if you’re like me and dig spontaneity, and mushrooms, then this freakin’ awesome mushroom soup recipe may just find it’s way onto your Turkey-Day table.

My GF Melissa has been on a soup rampage and she whipped this up from a recipe by Tosca Reno. This soup is super-tasty. The chunky portabella’s give you some meatiness without meat, and the entire dish is “clean”–meaning nothing artificial, nothing you can’t pronounce, and loads of good whole food.

FREAKIN’ AWESOME MUSHROOM SOUP

Go get this stuff:

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 finely chopped onion
  • 2 finely chopped carrots
  • 2 celery stalks also finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic…finely chopped
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1 tb paprika
  • 1 tb whole wheat flour
  • 6 cups low-sodium mushroom or veggie broth
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme finely chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 lb sliced crimini mushrooms
  • 2 portobello mushrooms cut into roughly¬† 2 inch pieces
  • 1 tsp tamari (low-sodium)
  • 2 tb finely chopped dill
  • juice of 1/2 lemon

Let’s get busy:

  1. Heat the olive oil in a soup pot over medium-high heat. Add the onions, carrots, celery, garlic, salt and pepper and cook until soft, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the paprika and flour, and stir it up to coat the veggies. Add the broth, thyme and bay leaf. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer for 20 minutes (uncovered).
  3. Remove bay leaf and add almond milk. Blend the soup with an immersion blender or regular blender. If you use a regular blender work in batches.
  4. Return the soup to the pot on medium-high heat. Stir in the mushrooms, then cover and reduce heat to simmer for another 10 minutes.
  5. Serve the soup in bowls and garnish with chopped green onion or chives.

A 1 1/2 cup serving will give you 109 calories, 16 calories from fat, 5 grams of protein, 20 grams of carbs, 1.7 grams of fat, 0 grams saturated fat, 6 grams of fiber, and 612 grams of sodium.

Now before I turn you loose for the dinner table let me leave you with these 2 things…

First is a quick guide to keep your fitness from going to hell-in-a-handbasket on Turkey Day

Second is a super quick workout down below to offset all the eating and dessert

Alright Fit Body’s have an awesome Thanksgiving with your friends and family, and I’ll see you soon.

Peace and love : )

John

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