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Vegan and Gluten-Free Winter Minestrone

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The other day I got one of those One Year Ago Face Book memory posts reminding me of the biggest snowstorm we had last year.

Winter 2016
We had sooooooo much fun during that snowstorm…

KJ1

Kate and Jack all smiles.

KJ2

With our buds.

KJ3

Girl down!

Right now it’s been around 55 degrees, sunny, and I’m not even wearing a winter jacket.

I’m still holding out for just one big snow storm before winter ends (I know, we got time!) so I can retreat in my house, bundle up and eat soup. Soup just goes with winter, doesn’t it?

If you are with me on this one, I have the best soup recipe for you!

So far one of the biggest hits of the Winter Renewal 10 Day Detox has been the Winter Minestrone.

 

Krista's minestrone

Winter Minestrone…
• is simple to make
• is plant-based and anti-inflammatory
• uses only fresh ingredients
• and the ingredients are cheap (great for your wallet!)
Oh, and I can’t leave this out… Winter Minestrone is DELISH!

You  have your healthy carbs (leeks, tomatoes, squash), protein (beans- 22 grams of protein in one serving!)) and fats (olive oil) all in one dish.

Download the recipe instantly and get that slow cooker ready!
 

Winter Minestrone

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 leek (white and light green parts only), chopped (1 cup)
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tomato, peeled and chopped (1/2 cup)
2 cups vegetable broth
1 cup butternut squash, peeled and cubed
1 15 oz. can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
½ teaspoon balsamic vinegar
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Directions: Heat oil in large pot over medium heat. Add leeks, cover and cook for 5 minutes. Add garlic, tomatoes and broth and bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes. Add squash and beans and simmer for 10 more minutes. Stir in vinegar. Season with salt and pepper. Serve. Serves 1-2

Do you like to cuddle up with a warm bowl of soup, too? Share your favorite!

 

PS. If you haven’t gotten the chance to cleanse yet, the Winter Renewal 10 Day Detox DIY program is now out so you can pick your start date and goooooo!

Click for all details and start Monday! >>>  Winter Renewal 10 Day Detox

Winter Renewal 10 Day Detox

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