Maybe I should warn you: This is a total impulse post. Scroll through to avoid mega drama. Nope? Still here? Okay, well, hold onto your butts. I haven’t been feeling myself lately. I think it’s largely due to spending the majority of my waking time indoors, which has led to a severe lack fresh air and Vitamin D (important stuff apparently), which has caused me to spiral down into my personal hell hole where I have been wallowing for about a week, maybe longer. It’s dark and weird down there. Subsequently, I’ve eaten too many donuts (not my fault I have to walk by the best donut shop every. single. day. twice.) among other bad foods and my body is HATING me right now. HATING me.
I never said this wouldn’t be dramatic.
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So it’s Monday now and I’ve decided to pull myself together and make a fresh batch of my Herbal Help Me Soup. One bowl in and I’m already on the come up. So much so that I almost have the energy to finish my upcoming FREE to you (!!!!) ebook, Handcrafted Plant Magic: Self-Care Rituals Inspired by My Garden. Stay tuned for that!
There’s something about ingesting organic green plants that, no matter what, always lifts my spirits. There are a myriad of medicinal health benefits for our bodies and brains when we eat raw organic herbs. But I think the power of the choices we make for ourselves is what heals our souls. If you’re feeling crummy, you’re probably doing crummy things to yourself in a dark, smelly, crummy hole. This soup will help nourish your insides and breathe life into your limbs and help you climb your way out.
For those of you going, no way in hell am I eating that, there’s coconut milk in it so chill. It tastes like delicious herby coconuts.
Btw, all you need is a blender.
Herbal Help Me Soup
3 cups fresh herbs – parsley, dill, mint, rosemary, thyme, sage or other tasty herbs of choice (mix small amounts of each together with the largest amount being parsley – herbs must be fresh)
4 cups fresh spinach or kale
1 cup frozen peas
1 celery stalk
1 jalapeno, seeds removed
3-4 garlic cloves
Juice from 2 limes
1 can coconut milk
2 tbsp nutritional yeast
Throw it all in your blender and give it a whirl. You may need to add a bit of water to thin it out. Add salt and pepper to your liking. Drizzle with EVOO if you want. Delicious hot, cold or room temp, which makes it perfect to take with you in a glass jar everywhere you go.
And we get by with a little help from our plant friends.