Short-Cut Soup: 5 ingredients. 5 minutes. 5 life-changing health benefits (and beyond)

Short-Cut Soup

5 ingredients. 5 minutes. 5 life-changing health benefits (and beyond)

No chopping. No washing. No prep. Just dump ‘n heat

 Time is the enemy of healthy eating. Even when you’re an integrative nutrition coach like me! When I’m rushed, I can’t think about washing, peeling, chopping, and cooking from scratch.

My new Short-Cut Soup takes 1 minute (to open the bags) and dump into a pot – absolutely no chopping, peeling, or measuring required. I’ve curated the best and most nutritious frozen “prepped for us” veggies, combined with the highest quality bone broth on the market – to bring you a 5 veggie, 5 minute, 5 life-changing ingredient soup….just dump ‘n heat….here’s your shopping list to keep stocked in freezer/pantry at all times, and why it’s so good:

Bone broth the “mercedes” of bone broth order here to get my discount – packed with protein and minerals; collagen helps joints, aches and pains

Broccoli slaw – shredded broccoli stalk and carrots—rich in sulforaphane superfood, also cuts carb cravings; anti-inflammatory and cancer-fighting

 Frozen cauliflower “rice”– high in fiber critical to gut and immune health, among a myriad of other health benefits

Frozen mushrooms—one of most nutrient-dense, low cal super veggies on Earth; anti-inflammatory longevity boosters 

Frozen peas– loaded with filling fiber to control blood sugar and essential disease-fighting nutrients

 Simply add some of each of the above veggies into a pot and cover with Kettle & Fire Bone Broth of your choice (my fave is chicken mushroom). Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes. That’s it! Oh, add a little salt and pepper to your taste preference. 


Christmas Morning Smoothie

On Christmas morning, what kid wouldn't be thrilled to come downstairs to a hill of presents, and beside the Christmas tree, a red and green layered smoothie--not for Santa Clause, for them. Never mind that it's cold outside and you were thinking a steaming bowl of oatmeal might have been a better choice, the kids are going to get a real kick out of this nutrient-packed breakfast. Plus, the good fat in the avocado will keep them going strong all morning long. Hey, it's hard work unwrapping all those gifts. 


1/2  ripe avocado

1 teaspoon green sugar (or use 2 cups raw baby spinach and 1 tsp sugar )

2 cups milk

1 cup frozen strawberries

1  banana

1 handfull ice cubes


In the container of a blender, combine the avocado, sugar, spinach (if using), banana, handful of ice cubes, and 1 cup of the milk. Blend on high until smooth. Pour into two tall glasses until each is half full.

Add strawberries and remaining 1 cup of milk to the same blender and blend on high until smooth. Pour the red smoothie on top of the green smoothies (do not stir or mix). You should have 2 distinct layers - green and red - in each glass. Top with a squirt of whipped cream and a sprinkle of green sugar. Serve with a straw.



My Top 5 Anti-Inflammatory Foods to Reduce Aches & Pains

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What we eat (and don’t eat) plays a major role in chronic inflammation in our bodies, and corresponding aches and pains we feel. There are foods that contain natural pain-reducing benefits. I’ve curated my favorite five naturally anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving foods here, along with simple ways to incorporate them into your everyday life.  Click here to download free guide.