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(Vegan) Potato Soup

Another cold day here in Oklahoma, which leaves me longing to be home in my cozy socks with a big bowl of delicious potato soup.

But let’s face it, most potato soup is loaded with tons of fat, saturated fat, heavy cream, and a bunch of other “stuff” that makes me feel like I might as well eat a whole pizza instead of sipping on soup.

Let’s make a better version.

A delicious, healthy, vegan, potato soup.

That doesn’t taste vegan and is only 280 calories a serving.

It’s true.

And it’s easy.

A little chopping, a little stirring, a little blending. Done.

This recipe makes 4 super huge bowls, so like 6 normal sized bowls for regular people that aren’t me and Will. smile

So here’s what you need:

-1 small bag of potatoes (I used honey gold), chopped into chunks

-2 celery stalks, chopped

-1 cup carrots, chopped

-1 small onion, chopped

-2 cups vegetable broth

-2 cups almond milk

-1 cup water

-2 tablespoons, Earth Balance butter

-1 ½ tablespoons corn starch

-1 tablespoon salt

-Spices (whatever you want! I used salt, pepper, parsley, ghost pepper, and a little cayenne to give it some warmth)

Here’s what you do:

-Put your butter in a pot, place on stove over medium-high heat and allow it to melt. Toss in the celery, carrots, onion, and salt.

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-Allow to soften for about five minutes.

-Add the potatoes.

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-Add the liquids!

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-Allow the soup to come to a boil, reduce heat to medium (or maybe even a little lower depending on your stovetop).

-Add spices. I seasoned the heck out of mine, so feel free to take liberties with yours too. smile

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-Stir, cover, and walk away for about 30 minutes.

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-It was at this point, I decided to be a nicey and make bacon to add into Will’s portion. You can do this too if you want, or obviously omit as I did for mine.

-I cut the bacon into tiny squares and cooked until crispy.

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-After the soup simmers for 30 minutes, take about half out, place in your blender container, and give it a good blitz!

Make sure it’s not too full, or it will splatter!

I do not talk from experience.

-I like to do this to help make it more soup-y. That way half has all the chunks of delicious potatoes and carrots, but it’s still got a smooth consistency too.

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-Pour back into your pot, give a stir, and you’re ready to serve!

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Here’s mine:

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Here’s Will’s:

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Here are the nutrition facts (sans bacon of course):

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Now all you need is some cozy socks, your favorite movie, and a quiet night in.

More to come!

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brittny I'm B-Love. Lover of God, my husband Will, my doggies, OU football, weight training, plyometrics healthy eating (mostly!), peanut butter, and all things health related. Buckle up and get ready for my constant embarrassing moments, health and fitness tips,and my effort to rely on Christ while living life in the real world. Follow me on Feedly! Sign up for monthly emails at blove@theblovelife.com!


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