Easy Summer Sides – Zucchini Carrot Soup

Add this simple summer soup to your slim down menu!

 

It’s detox friendly, gluten free, dairy free, and vegan.

Zucchini Carrot Soupgotta love Pintrest!

  • 1 large onion- chopped
  • 2 large carrots- sliced
  • 2 large zucchini- sliced
  • 2 stalks of celery- sliced
  • 2 tbsp minced fresh parsley
  • 1 handful of spinach
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper
  • 4 cups distilled water or vegetable broth (must be yeast free & organic)

Put all of the ingredients into a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until all veggies are cooked thoroughly, about 20 minutes.
Puree with an immersion blender, Vitamix, or blender. (Serves 4)

 

Vitamix Quick Tip

  • Put all ingredients into blender
  • Secure cover.
  • Blend on high for 5-7 minutes.

The Vitamix blends at such a high speed that it will actually do the cooking for you!

 

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