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Winter Greens Soup
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In the cold, dark winter months, this winter greens soup recipe makes an excellent, low carb meal. And what better way to make it than in a brand new Vitamix? Be sure to enter the raffle for a chance to win a Vitamix 5200!
1 leek, trimmed, halved, sliced
1 stalk celery, 2 ounces (56 g), rough chop
1 garlic clove, peeled
1 Tablespoon olive oil
3 cups (720 ml) vegetable broth
1 cup (240 ml) diced tomatoes, canned
2 cups (134 g) chopped kale
9 ounces (256 g) zucchini, halved, sliced
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
3 ounces (85 g) fresh baby spinach
1/4 cup (15 g) Italian parsley or basil
1 1/2 – 2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
Chopped tomato and fresh basil for garnish
Place half of the mixture into the Vitamix container and secure lid.
Select Variable 1.
Blend for 30 to 40 seconds. Pour into saucepan.
Select Variable 6.
Garnish with chopped tomatoes and basil.
*This recipe has been written for the Vitamix 5200 (click here for the Vitamix 5200 giveaway) with Standard 64-ounce container. If you are using a different Vitamix machine or container size, you may need to make adjustments to the Variable Speed, processing time, and/or ingredient quantities.
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