There are a few, bright green, chlorophyll-rich foods I consider absolute life-lines—no matter how I’m feeling, they give me an invaluable boost of energy. I’d go so far as to say that it often feels like they’re restoring my body and brain on a cellular level. Hack science aside, when it’s warm out that means dousing myself with green juices and smoothies, and when there’s a chill, all hail green soup. These four easy, blended green soups will revolutionize your winter dinner routine, giving you the flexibility to customize flavor and texture while receiving hefty doses of nutrition.
Bonus: All of these soups are either entirely vegan, or easily vegan-customizable. and they’ll please even the pickiest of eaters. Many of you have shared dazzling stories of green soup success with your toddlers! Keep ’em coming. Let your green soup freak flag fly.
Here are links to all four, with green soup prescriptions, descriptions, and pictures below:
FOR THE GREENS SOUP SKEPTIC: Greens Soup with Creme Fraiche & Garlicky Caraway Breadcrumbs
This green soup is just creamy, umami, and garlicky enough to convert even the most health-food averse of your friends or family members. If they need one final nudge, tell them their bowl gets topped with garlicky breadcrumbs and creme fraiche (or coconut milk).
FOR THE IMMUNE BOOST: Miso Kale Soup with Kabocha Squash Cream
This miso kale soup is packed with fresh ginger and immune-boosting cultured miso—it’ll give any nasty germs you’re fighting a hefty kick in the pants. Plus it’s topped with deliciously spiced and roasted winter squash; a fantastic way to use up that gourd you’ve been hoarding for the past three months.
FOR THAT SUSPICIOUS-LOOKING BUNCH OF BROCCOLI IN YOUR FRIDGE: Miso Broccoli Soup Bowls with Sesame Chive Cashews
We’ve all got a random head of broccoli or other greens lurking in the fridge—let me do you a favor and use them all up in one fell swoop. These soup and grain bowls are gently seasoned (get creative, if you like), and topped with absolutely addictive sesame chive-roasted cashews.
FOR THE GREEN SOUP PURIST: Creamy Zucchini Soup with Hemp Seeds & Crispy Sage
This delightfully creamy soup gets its smooth texture from steamed alliums (onions and garlic), hemp seeds, coconut oil, and nutritional yeast. It’s simple, fast, and absolutely delicious—it’s the green soup that sold me on the concept. Topped with some crispy sage leaves and a bit of the olive oil they were fried in, it’s absolutely lovely.
What’s your favorite green soup combo? Any requests? I’m here to serve your wildest green soup fantasies.