ok, so i probably enjoyed the holidays a bit too much. i felt like a marshmallow on new years day---too much of everything will do that to you. we ate pretty healthy compared to some, but i think the mini mince pies got me by surprise. well anyway when i got last weeks goop newsletter from gwyneth it sounded like a welcome sigh of relief. james and i started on saturday and will be finishing this saturday a little detox session. lots of soups, herbal teas, tons and tons of vegetables and hopefully a bit of a kick start to finally getting my weight down to what it should be for health & strength to ensure that i can be the best i can be. i've slightly altered the menu given {we don't have a juicer, but we can go out for juices to whole foods & crussh} but we're generally following what gwyneth's recommended. day 4 and although i'm slightly tired my stomach seems to be a lot happier than it was earlier last week. avoiding sugar has been the worst but no pain no gain eh?

here's the newsletter

my favorite recipe is the broccoli and arugula/rocket soup {see below}. its an easy cheap base recipe for loads of winter soups.

image & recipe from here

broccoli & arugula soup

serves 2
time 15 minutes

ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 clove garlic thinly sliced, 1/2 yellow onion roughly chopped, 1 head of broccoli cut into small florets {about 2/3 pound}, 2 1/2 cups water, 1/4 teaspoon each ground salt & pepper, 3/4 cup arugula {watercress is fine too}, 1/2 lemon

directions: heat the olive oil in a medium nonstick saucepan over medium heat. add the garlic and onion and sauté for just a minute or until fragrant. add the broccoli and cook for four minutes or until bright green. add the water, salt and pepper, bring to a boil, lower the heat and cover. cook for eight minutes or until the broccoli is just tender. pour the soup into a blender and puree with the arugula until quite smooth. be very careful when blending hot liquids; start slowly and work in batches if necessary (you don’t want the steam to blow the lid off). serve the soup with a bit of fresh lemon.

{if you want to use it for other soups replace the broccoli & arugula}

1 comment:

ThePeachTree said...

That soup looks amazing! And I'm in love with the image of sitting around like a marshmallow :)