Asparagus Cream Soup:
This asparagus cream soup recipe is a modified version of another recipe by my friend Miss Dot. She is extremely talented and has a wonderful blog that I highly recommend.
Asparagus Cream Soup
Yield 8 cups
- 1 onion (red or yellow) minced
- 1.5 lbs of fresh asparagus
- 4 cups chicken or vegetable stock
- 3 tbsp. coconut oil
- 2-3 tbsp. coconut flour
- 1/4 cup coconut cream or organic heavy cream (if you aren’t dairy intolerant)
- 1/4 lb. sharp Cheddar (optional)
Step #2: Add the asparagus and stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
Step #3: Puree in the food processor/blender into a smooth soup. Add the cream and cheese and season with the salt and pepper. If serving warm, mix in the cheese and serve. If serving cold, refrigerate overnight. Garnish with asparagus tips.
***The nutrition info for this recipe is based on the linked ingredients above**
**Nutritional info does not include optional ingredients.
Courses side dish
Serving Size 1.5 cups
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 31 g
Total Carbohydrates 18 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Protein 18 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Dr Jockers Comments:
This is an excellent recipe that is full of powerful nutrients. Lots of good fats in the coconut oil that help to provide immediate energy and blood sugar stability. I recommend for people to consume 1 tbsp of medium chain fatty acids (the main fat in coconut oil and grass-fed butter/ghee) for every 50 lbs of body weight each day for optimal health. This recipe will help you accomplish that goal in a tasty way!
Asparagus is high in anti-inflammatory nutrients such as vitamin C, beta-carotene, vitamin E, and the minerals zinc, manganese and selenium. It is also high in chromium, a trace mineral that helps insulin do its job transporting glucose. It’s also especially rich in glutathione, a detoxifying compound that can help destroy carcinogens. For this reason, asparagus may help fight or protect against certain cancers, including bone, breast, lung and colon cancers.
Bone broth has incredible health benefits that support the gut membrane, the joints, the immune system, hair and skin. The key nutrients in the broth are not easy to get from other food sources and they include collagen, gelatin, hyaluronic acid, chondroitin sulfate, glycosamino glycans, proline, glycine, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and potassium. These nutrients are considered beauty foods because they help the body with proper structural alignment and beautiful skin and hair.
You can find pasture-raised chicken from a local farmer or you can order the bones from US Wellness Meats. Pasture-raised chicken are chickens that were raised on natural grass eating insects and weeds without any grain-feeds. This concentrates essential fats and anti-oxidants into the bones and tissues of the animal.