Going green takes on new meaning with this simple, satisfying soup. Lightly steamed veggies, fresh herbs and a hint of your favorite healthy oil are pureed to a creamy consistency, then served warm or chilled for a revitalizing, nutrient-packed — and visually stunning — meal.
Quick Green Veggie Soup
3 chopped zucchini
4-5 sliced celery stalks
1/2 cup chopped parsley
1 chopped green onion
1 Tbsp. oil of choice (olive, hemp, flax or coconut)
Pepper and salt-free seasoning to taste
Juice of a fresh lemon
1. Lightly steam zucchini and celery.
2. Place all ingredients in blender; blend well.
3. Serve warm or chilled.
“Mo’s Healthy Morsels” is written by Maura (“Mo”) Knowles, a certified health coach, recipe developer and owner of Mac-n-Mo’s, a vegan baked goods company created by Knowles to help her dad eat better (and still enjoy food!) after he underwent quadruple bypass surgery in 2010. Knowles’ recipes for snacks, treats and other fun and healthy dishes appear every week here on the Vitacost blog, or visit Mo on Facebook or www.macnmos.com for more “morselicious” ideas and tips.