Creamy Walnut Avocado Soup (without the cream!)

It seems as though winter has finally arrived here in Ontario and with the cold weather I find myself wanting something warm and comforting to eat more often. I was short on time and craving something creamy and tasty for lunch that wouldn’t take up much time to make. I had some avocados in the fridge that I assumed would spoil shortly if I didn’t eat them (they can be so temperamental!) – and one can only have so many avocado smoothies!

Putting my creative hat on, or rather apron I should say  (it’s a delightful thing with cats all over it hah), and searched around my tiny kitchen to see what I had that I could make a soup out of. Fortunately I had enough to whip something tasty up! And so the Creamy Walnut Avocado Soup became.

This is a quick and easy to make soup with a lovely, creamy texture and rich taste. But best of all is the health benefits it packs between the walnuts and avocado providing healthy fats, vitamins and nutrients. For those who like cream based soups but are trying to avoid the dairy, this is an excellent alternative.

The photo doesn’t do this soup justice – I am still trying to learn how to use my snazzy new camera. Being that I am a tad technologically challenged, this is  no easy feat. One of my many new years goals is to learn how to work that thing!

Anyhow, I hope that you enjoy this delicious healthy soup! It pairs well with a good book and a cold winter day  🙂

Creamy Walnut Avocado Soup

walnut soup

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1 cup low sodium vegetable stock
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp. walnuts, crushed
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/4 tsp. cumin
  • pinch of thyme

Method

  • In a medium size pot, combine veggie stock with avocados and mash them a bit with a fork. Add in coconut milk. Combine using an immersion blender (or hand mixer), over medium heat.
  • Add in nuts. Use the blender to puree or simply stir in for more texture.
  • Add in spices and stir to combine. Once thoroughly heated, serve.
  • Enjoy!
  • Approx. 2 servings
  • 10 – 15 minutes to make

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Hey there! I’m Julie – a researcher, educator, cancer survivor, and holistic health and wellness advocate from Canada. In short, I love LIFE! But to be a bit more specific: I love to eat good food, stay fit both physically and mentally, learn, read, cook, dance, travel, nature, and spending time with my family, friends, my pup Oscar, and three-legged kitty, Calvin.

I had originally intended for Genuinely, Julie! to focus on sharing my knowledge about a variety of health topics from a holistic, yet evidence-based perspective. However, as many of my creative ventures often do this blog began to take on a life of its own, evolving into a unique entity representative of me. Here you’ll find an eclectic mix of topics which I am passionate about. I’ll share with you matters pertaining to my life, adventures I go on, healthy recipes I’ve created and those of others which I enjoy, as well as information on a variety of health topics.

Through my experiences and education I have become very interested in and passionate about holistic approaches to health and wellness. Thus much of what I discuss here will be taking this approach. Being a researcher and scientist, I also hope to bridge the gap between what we’re learning from science and what everyone else out there gets to learn about. Some great discoveries are being made through science, but all of this fantastic knowledge isn’t much use if few people get to learn about it! So, many of my posts will incorporate findings from scientific studies and my aim is to make this information approachable, relevant, and understandable so that everyone can benefit from it! Finally, having lost my voice years ago due to laryngeal cancer at the age of 18, this blog is also an opportunity for me to share my knowledge and experiences with others, which is very important to me. In a way this blog is providing me a chance to regain my “voice” and I am so excited to have the opportunity to connect and share my experiences and knowledge with you! To learn a bit more about my story please visit the “about” page on my blog.

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