Vegan Chilled Artichoke Avocado Spring Pea Soup with Healthy Prebiotics! Super Creamy Raw Spring Pea Soup loaded with healthy prebiotics, extra veggies, tons of flavor, and packed full of nourishment. A perfect gluten free pea soup to SPRING CLEAN your diet and start fresh.
Hi ya! Well, Easter has come and gone and we are all probably suffering from a little sugar overload. Maybe? Perhaps? Or did you stick to making your own homemade treats this year? Either way, Easter 2016 has officially been celebrated and now it feels like REAL SPRING, to me at least. That newness and fresh feeling, ya know? And guess what? There is so much newness going on in our life right now that it is leaving me (us) feel quite thankful. Lord knows we need it, along with a good spring cleaning (decluttering) of our priorities as well. But more on that later. Let’s talk about SPRING PEAS and a good CLEAN creamy avocado pea soup with artichoke hearts and fresh basil. Chilled Spring Pea Soup that leaves you feeling refreshed and nourished.
Kinda like…. SPRING! See where I’m going with this? So clever, I know.
I know what you are thinking. Peas, avocado, and artichoke hearts?? Sounds good together but what makes this combo special?
Oh good, glad you asked. Okay I asked. But importance of these raw foods combined into a creamy pea soup is that they are all PREBIOTICS.
Prebiotics – FIBER rich carbohydrates/sugars that nourish the good bacteria to help it to grow. This “feeding” actions helps build a healthy microbiome in your gut, which in return can help BOOST your immune system protect the gut against unwanted food/environmental toxins.
Remember all that talk about resistant starches? Yes, those are PREBIOTICS! Prebiotics are fermented (when digested) into short-chain fatty acids, which can then supply energy (fuel) for the cells that line your gut wall. So in a sense, this fiber rich food is fueling more food to keep our digestive system healthy and nourished. Oh I like that. See , FOOD is medicine. Spring produce such as Green Peas, Avocado, and Artichokes, are some of the best nutrient dense sources of prebiotic fiber. And the fact that this pea soup is not cooked makes the prebiotics even more available. Plus it’s just a healthy delicious addition to your diet. But we all know that, right?
I don’t know about you, but I feel like SPRING is the perfect time to clean up that gut health. AMEN!? I would say cleanse but I really dislike that word, so we’re going with “clean up” and “nourish”. Mmm k?
This raw creamy avocado pea soup with artichoke is not only packed with nourishment, but it’s super easy to make. All you need a trusty blender and you’re set. A Minimalist Monday recipe for sure!
I LOVED it! I added a little coconut cream to the top, I spooned it, and then licked my bowl clean. My gut made me do it.
The kiwi, on the other hand, ate this pea soup a whole knew way! You see, he prefers hot chili style soup type versus a thick creamy chilled soup. So instead of spooning it (like me) he doused his bowl of pea soup in sriracha then served it on toast with added chicken. Haha, that man and his toast! Whatever works, right? Just as long as the flavor is spot on.
I know we all have certain ways we enjoy seasonal foods and that’s the whole point. To enjoy their seasonal BOUNTY and nourishment. For gut health and/or overall health. High fives to a big bowl SPRING “cleaning!”
Important notes: – If you are sensitive to probiotic rich foods, you might adjust slowly to prebiotic foods as well. If you are suffering from SIBO, then certain prebiotic foods might be a little harder to adjust than others until your gut is healed. But overall prebiotics can do great things for gut health. More research for you to dive into HERE.
Do you add prebiotics to your diet? Favorite type of pea soup? Cause there are TONS of variations!