de-tox pea and basil soup

This recipe has been a staple over the past couple of weeks as I’ve been embarking on my cleanse (less than a week left to go!).  Two out of my three meals a day have to be liquid, so soup is on the menu many nights of the week.  And this one in particular just tastes so satisfying.  I really had no idea pea soup could be so simple and delicious!

 

 

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon olive oil

3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped

1 yellow onion, chopped

1 bag of frozen peas

2 cups fresh basil

1 avocado

4 cups water

 

Directions:

1. Saute the garlic and onion in the olive oil until cooked, apx. 5 – 8 minutes.

2. Add the peas and water and bring to a boil.  Reduce the heat and simmer until peas are fully cooked, apx. 7 minutes.

3. Add the basil and avocado and let cook for apx. 2-3 minutes.

4. Blend on the stove top using an immersion blender or blend in batches in a food processor.

5. Season with salt and pepper and enjoy!

 

If you aren’t following any kind of cleanse then make it pretty and garnish with a sprig of fresh mint and a drizzle of basil oil or creme fraiche!

 

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2 responses to “de-tox pea and basil soup

  1. Annie!

    I love your blog! Just catching up on it now and it’s always so inspiring, especially since it’s so hard to find a place to do yoga when constantly on the move. This soup sounds delicious! What kind of cleanse are you on? I’m always looking for good ones besides my usual juice cleanse and one that I can maintain for more than 4 days (juice doesn’t cut it)..

    Love you and thinking of you!
    Dimity

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