Loaded with white beans and veggies in a creamy hemp base, words just don’t do this soup justice – savory, heartwarming, and delicious all fail to accurately describe the PARTY that happened on my palette tonight! It started with a little taste here and there to adjust the spices, and ended with me finishing almost the entire pot… and speaking of pot – hemp seeds are entirely different than the green flowery cannabis you tried (but didn’t inhale) in college… 😉 They have no psychoactive properties (aside from the natural high you get from eating a vegan meal that’s well balanced, and loaded with protein, fiber, and omega fatty acids). So eat up, pass a drug test, and then come to my yoga class because you will feel OMMMMAAAAAZING!! <3
Prep Time: 30 mins
2 tablespoons avocado oil
4 parsnips, peeled and chopped
1 small yellow onion, peeled and chopped
2 bunches Lacinto kale, washed and chopped (about 5 ounces)
2 (15 ounce) cans butter beans, rinsed and drained
Pinch of cayenne pepper (or to taste)
1 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Juice of ½ lime
4 cups filtered water
Hemp Milk Base Ingredients:
½ cup raw shelled hemp seeds
2 + ½ cups filtered water
Red or orange bell pepper, finely chopped
Dash ground paprika
Salt to taste
Prepare hemp milk base by combining hemp seeds and water in a Nutribullet or high-speed blender. Set aside.
In a large stock pot, cook parsnips and onion in avocado oil over medium-high heat until onions begin to brown and parsnips are softened (about 7 minutes). Add the 4 cups filtered water, kale, butter beans, cayenne, salt, garlic powder, lime juice, and hemp milk base. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer, stirring occasionally for 20 minutes.
Remove from heat, and using an immersion blender*, process the mixture until smooth and creamy. Serve topped with chopped bell pepper, paprika and salt if desired. Namaste!
* I use my immersion blender so often in the kitchen…it is great not just for smoothies, but also for hot soups like this that aren’t easy to transfer to a standard blender. This handy little blender cost me less than $30 and has outlasted nearly every other blending device I own!!