I Went a Little ‘Nuts’ in the Kitchen

 

I went a little nuts in the kitchen. Actually, completely and totally nuts…with nuts, almonds to be specific. I made four recipes in just a little over an hour. As usual, when I go a little crazy you end up with some delicious healthy recipes! 

Morning star smoothie, chocolate almond butter, dairy free cream of broccoli soup

So how did I make four recipes in just over an hour? Here’s how: I popped a potato in the oven and while it baked I whipped up two batches of my almond milk, one plain one vanilla…

Almond Milk from The Organic Kitchen

Then I used the vanilla almond milk to make this incredible breakfast smoothie called “The Morning Star”.

Morning star smoothie, chocolate almond butter, dairy free cream of broccoli soup

It’s made with carrots, spinach, oranges, banana and pumpkin seeds. I had to get pumpkin in there, it is October after all. This smoothie literally took 30 seconds to blend and was delicious. (complete recipes below)

Morning star smoothie, chocolate almond butter, dairy free cream of broccoli soup

 Then I spent five minutes making this rich chocolate almond butter!

Nut Butter

 Later in the day I spread it on some apples for a healthy late afternoon snack.

Chocolate Nut Butter

Three recipes down and my potato still had 45 minutes to bake, so I prepped the ingredients for my lunch. I steamed broccoli and onion and when the potato was done I blended it all up to make the creamiest dairy free ‘Cream’ of Broccoli Soup ever! This recipe is going to make my dairy free friends very happy.

 'Cream' of Broccoli Soup

Cream of Broccoli Soup

 

What caused this sudden burst of inspiration? Well, I finally got a NutriBullet RX and the recipe book that comes with it! It is packed with nourishing smoothie, soup and hot drink recipes. I chose to make these three recipes from the cookbook. All were super easy and all contained healthy ingredients, I hardly improvised at all…which if you know me, is a rarity.

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The Recipe: The Morning Star Smoothie

You will need  almond milk (<---my recipe>

 

 

The Recipe: Chocolate Almond Butter

You will need: Sea salt (raw cacao powder (pronounced ka-kow). Raw cacao powder contains a naturally rich supply of antioxidants and is a good source of dietary fiber! The NutritBullet RX cookbook comes with 10 recipes for all kinds of nut butters made from scratch. But you can also experiment and come up with your own version. I actually cheated by using almond butter I already had in the pantry and simply added raw honey and raw cacao powder, then I just blended it up! In this case, cheaters do prosper.

 

The Recipe: Cream of Broccoli  Soup (dairy free)

I followed this recipe from the NutriBullet RX  cookbook to a T… almost. When I make a pureed soup I like to reserve some of the vegetables and give them a rough chop so there are recognizable chunks of vegetable in the soup. I did that here. Again you will need  almond milk (<---my recipe>

'Cream' of Broccoli Soup
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 
A rich creamy dairy free soup... you will never miss the cream!
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy lunch recipe, light recipe
Author: Nutribullet RX Cookbook
Ingredients
  • 1/3 Cup sweet onion chopped
  • 1 small russet potato baked and allowed to cool for 30 minutes
  • 2 bunches broccoli florets about 6 cups steamed
  • 2 cups plain almond milk my recipe linked above
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Bake potato till fork goes in easily. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 30 minutes.
  2. While potato cools, steam broccoli and onions for 5 minutes.
  3. Remove skin from potato and place in blender.
  4. Add about four cups of broccoli to blender and reserve two cups for later.
  5. Add almond milk and seasonings to blender. Use the soup feature and blend for 7 minutes.
  6. While soup blends roughly chop the broccoli you set aside.
  7. When soup is done, pour into bowls and top with chopped steamed broccoli.

 

So much food…so little time. If you enjoyed these free recipes please sign up for my newsletter!~ Linda Spiker

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Disclosure:  The information contained in this post is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, it is provided for educational purposes only. You assume full responsibility for how you choose to use this information.Linda Spiker

post tags: vegan, dairy free, grain free, gluten free

 

26 thoughts on “I Went a Little ‘Nuts’ in the Kitchen

  1. 5 stars
    Not only did you make all those amazing dishes but you also took gorgeous photos of them. Wow wow wow. Total inspiration. I just bought some almond milk for 12 bucks. I know. In a glass jar. Local. Organic. But still. I need to follow your example and make it myself. Come to my house?

  2. I love all of your recipes and even look at your almond milk since I recently screwed mine up. But if I have to pick one, my heart wants the chocolate almond recipe.

    PS You have to come to my house first.

  3. I will definitely be using the broccoli soup recipe and the chocolate almond spread recipe! My daughter LOVES smoothies so she is all over your smoothy recipe with the almond milk. We HAVE to get one of those NutriBullets! My mother bought us a ‘cheapy’ version of this machine and (sorry mom) it is terrible. We need something this powerful for my daughter’s daily smoothies and ALL of the soups my children LOVE to eat. Thanks for the recipes and advice!

  4. I am so hungry now after looking at the chocolate almond butter! Green smoothies are wonderful and so good for you! I am glad you enjoyed your new Nutribullet!

  5. I love the variety of pitcher sizes. I have a 2.5 L blender that works well for large amounts, but sometimes I just want to blend up some seeds or a small amount of something and then it doesn’t work so well. Great looking food!

  6. 5 stars
    Linda, guess we should all rent a house for a weekend and cook and laugh!! My only question is where?? Ha ha I would love to learn some photography tips from you seriously!! Trish

  7. 5 stars
    I just got a NutriBullet Rx… I bought it for the super-powered motor that could crush the frozen fruit (plus fresh fruits) into smoothies… even the hard seeds of blackberries and the pomegranate avrils.

    It does that beautifully, and I really only just found out about the soups when I turned the thing on and discovered the red light. LOL.

    Super FAST on soups. Now tasting Broccoli and Cheese made with Danish Havarti. Superb. This machine is great.

    Took me 10 different machines to find this one, but it’s the one to have.

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