You crave what you eat. Truth.
So when you find yourself slipping a bit and allowing more processed foods into your diet; grabbing that sweet after dinner, eating a sandwich for lunch (again), coffee and cookie for breakfast, etc… you will naturally want to keep eating those foods over and over again.
Sugar is the biggest culprit. The more you eat it, the more you want it.
So what happens when you make the decision to commit to healthier food choices, but your “diet” leading up to that commitment has been less than stellar?
You, most likely, will experience cravings, and intense cravings can very quickly derail the heartiest of commitments.
I work on cravings a lot with my private clients, I think cravings are gorgeous little nuggets of information, they are an opportunity to become more curious, investigate deeper, they are not a green light to just indulge.
Cravings, however, are what makes the initial transition into cleaner eating challenging.
They are not to be ignored, and (BIG TRUTH) it is not about willpower!!
You need tools to understand your cravings better, and recipes to help support your dietary transition from craving sugar to craving kale (yes that is possible and it actually happens!)
Step one is to make sure you have time tested recipes that help you through a tricky spot. What I'm sharing with you today is my 2 minute CRAVING KICKER soup recipe! Seriously it takes 2 minutes.
It's a blended soup of raw whole food ingredients, The soup is sweet enough (apples) and savory enough (tarragon and spinach) has the perfect amount of healthy fat (from avocado and olive oil) and a satisfying final crunch (sunflower seeds).
Finding a super fast, balanced recipe like this one can definitely help you feel more stable and satisfied. Will you give this one a shot? (Did I mention it takes 2 minutes???!!!!!)
Chilled Spinach and Tarragon Soup
- 1 green apple
- 3 cups of organic baby spinach
- 1 avocado
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1 tablespoon fresh tarragon
- 1 cup of water
- extra virgin olive oil for garnish
- sunflower seed for garnish
- Scoop the flesh from the avocado and add to blender with all remaining ingredients except olive oil and sunflower seeds.
- Blend until super creamy.
- Pour into bowls, drizzle with olive oil, and top with sunflower seeds
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