Cilantro-Beet Soup: Ready in 10 Minutes

February 8, 2016 12:02 pm Last Updated: February 8, 2016 12:06 pm

The perfect detoxing pick-me-up that is great for entertaining, this 10-minute, 5-ingredient, 1-pot, antioxidant-packed blended soup is a perfect start to any meal. Or pour it into small glasses and serve as soup shooters during your cocktail party.

Blended soups are simple and quick to make yet elegant and sophisticated in presentation. We serve them as an appetizer, a light lunch, or an on-the-go snack in a mason jar. Our kids love them too. This soup is fabulous cold or hot and even better the next day, so prep it ahead.

Beets have dietary fiber, vitamins B, C, E and K, minerals, magnesium, iron and copper. Beets help boost the immune system, energy levels and promote detoxing.

Pair the soup with fresh ginger and cilantro for even more immune-boosting benefits and anti-inflammatory properties. For texture, zest and color, finish with a sprinkle of protein packed pistachios, a generous squeeze of lime, fresh cilantro, and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.

Serves: 4

For the Soup

  • 1 eight-ounce package of organic, pre-cooked beets (we enjoy the Love Beets brand)
  • 5 cups coconut milk
  • 2 cup of vegetable stock
  • 5 inches of fresh ginger
  • Pinch of Himalayan salt

To Garnish

  • Crushed pistachios
  • Generous squeeze of lime
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Himalayan salt
  • Extra virgin olive oil

Directions

Add all soup ingredients to a pot and cook on low-to-medium heat for 10 minutes.

Add the soup to a blender and blend for a few minutes.

Serve warm with garnish.

Christine Beal Dunst and Stephanie Rapp are the co-founders of Embody Wellness Company, your health and lifestyle concierge, specializing in creating customizable holistic wellness and nutrition programs targeted to accomplish your goals in a lasting way. For more information, visit EmbodyWellnessCompany.com