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Zesty Freshies Coconut Cauliflower Soup

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POW! A warm, hearty bowl full of flavour—perfect for Aprés Sport

Like a wicked velvety powder day, this cauliflower is puréed to pow-fection. An oh-so- simple dish with some killer flavours and textures. Fluffy sweet dreams of your zesty meal will be floating through your mind for hours after.

Unassuming cauliflower is ready to blow your mind

Cauliflower seems boring at first glance, but it’s a vessel for flavour. For this dish I’ve paired it with zesty lemon and ginger and sweet creamy coconut. This recipe is an easy blue—pretty simple and won’t leave you knee deep in the kitchen.

Choosing whole foods that are healthy will serve not only physical goals, but performance and health as well. Rest assured, clean, healthy eating doesn’t have to be boring either. Like unassuming cauliflower, it just needs a swift kick in the pants to liven things up a bit.

Nutritional Highlights

Cauliflower – This versatile vegetable is not only low in calories but also packed with vitamins and minerals. Rich in the vitamin C, Cauliflower helps athletes with tissue growth and repair in all parts of the body.

Lemon – Lemons are an antioxidant powerhouse and can help reduce inflammation and eliminate free radicals so you can be fit to shred like the tubular boss you are.

Ginger – Ginger is among the healthiest and zestiest spices on the planet. A natural anti-inflammatory, it may reduce nausea, help with digestion, fight cancer and boost the immune system. For athletes, ginger can open up your airways, assist in weight-loss, improve circulation and strengthen your immune system.

Turmeric – Shown to have anti-inflammatory properties, and therefore help with pain of tough workouts, long hours of physical activity, overuse and arthritis. Read More on Turmeric

Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans) – Due to their fiber content and a few other zesty things, chickpea consumption helps you feel more full, thus less need to snack — Now you can hammer up & down the garbanzo chair without stopping for lunch!

Kale – For athletes, the iron in Kale will transport oxygen to various parts of the body. The Vitamin B6 in Kale will help maintain healthy nervous and immune systems.

Coconut Milk – Loaded with natural pH feeding electrolytes, immunity and energy enhancing lauric acid and  fat burning MCTs.

Pink Himalayan Salt – Containing at least 84 naturally occurring trace elements in their natural mineral form, the benefits of natural Himalayan Crystal Salt range from Regulating the water content throughout your body and promoting healthy pH balance in your cells to preventing muscle cramping and aiding in proper metabolism functioning.

Zesty Freshies Coconut Cauliflower Soup

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Serves: 2 Cooking Time: 40min

Ingredients

  • 2 c cauliflower
  • 1/2 c coconut milk
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 lemon, juiced
  • 1 knob ginger, grated
  • 1 tsp pink himalayan salt
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 can chickpeas
  • a few purple kale stalks

Instructions

1

Roasted Chickpeas

2

Pre-heat oven to 400 °F.

3

Place the chickpeas and 1/2 c of the cauliflower in a baking tray.

4

Drop coconut oil into the tray and sprinkle with turmeric and 1/2 tsp salt.

5

Place in the tray in the oven for a couple minutes, take out and toss some more now that the coconut oil has melted.

6

Cook the chickpeas & cauliflower for about 30min until crispy.

7

Rub the kale with a little coconut oil and toss in the baking tray. Cook another 10min or so until kale seems crispy.

8

Cauliflower soup

9

Boil the remaining 1 1/2 c cauliflower for about 8 minutes.

10

Drain the water and place in a blender with coconut milk, lemon zest, lemon juice and remaining 1/2 tsp salt. Squeeze the grated ginger's juice into the blender as well.

11

Blend until smooth.

12

Place the mixture back in an empty sauce pan on low heat to keep warm.

13

To Plate

14

Pour cauliflower soup in a bowl and top with your roasted chickpeas, bits of roasted cauliflower and crispy kale!

15

DONE!

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