Healthier Holidays Recipe: Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Apple + Almond

I love my weekends, but I’ll admit — I’m also pretty stoked once Monday rolls around.

Why? First: I love my job. Being a nutritionist rocks!

Second: the weekends are usually more decadent in terms of food and drink, and I’m somewhat relieved to get back to healthier habits once the week starts.

Clean slate and all that.

One of my tried-and-true methods for keeping my health on track during the holidays’ extreme party season is to make Monday a “clean” day: a green smoothie for breakfast, a hard workout, plenty of green and non-starchy vegetables for lunch, lean protein, lots of water, and a light dinner. Oh yes — and getting to bed early.

Keeping Monday clean sets the week’s intention early, making it easier to live healthier habits as the week goes on.

Practicing “Get Clean Monday” is a strategy I’ll be exploring more deeply through my new Healthier Holidays online program. Registration for the program ends at midnight tonight  (December 1, PST) — please join us if you need a health boost this holiday season (click here for details).



Want to join me in living a healthier holiday season this year?

Registration for my Healthier Holidays Program officially closes tonight (December 1) at midnight PST, so now’s a great time to join this powerful group program. This online nutrition coaching program includes:

  • Done-for-you, flexible meal plans to accommodate both home-cooked and restaurant/party meals
  • Tips and strategies for eating/drinking at restaurants and parties
  • Simple “real food” recipes for delicious smoothies, juices, salads, soups, entrées and snacks
  • Healthier recipes for potlucks and cocktails.
  • Weekly conference calls featuring a Q&A session.
  • Nutrition/lifestyle coaching tips sent directly to your email inbox.
  • Access to a private Facebook Group for extra support and community.
  • All of this is included in the package price of only $89!

Want to check out one of the recipes from Healthier Holidays?

Last week, I shared recipes for my Cranberry Orange Smoothie and my Persimmon Smoothie.

Today, I'm sharing a recipe for Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Apple and Almond.




I know kale gets all of the glory these days, but cauliflower is equally impressive. There are a dozen studies linking cauliflower-containing diets to the prevention of certain kinds of cancer including: bladder cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, and ovarian cancer.

Cauliflower also helps support the body's detoxification systems, and it helps soothe inflammation in the body.

One of my favorite ways to enjoy cauliflower is in a soup. Once it cooks, it purées into creamy deliciousness.

This soup is perfect Clean Monday fare — or for lunch or dinner any other day of the week.

Make a big batch on the weekend so you have something healthy and delicious on hand when time and patience is short — which can be often during the holidays!

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