This soup’s flavor is absolutely wonderful! There is some added fat in the form of cashew nut butter and almond milk but wow they really give an amazing flavor and make it rich and creamy. As you may have noticed I have a lot of soup recipes on my blog and that is because I love soup and could eat it every day. The problem is my family does not love soup as much as I do and they never feel like making it a meal but rather a starter for a meal. Not with this soup, everyone felt full, satisfied and no one even needed dessert. I think the almond milk and nut butter are the reason behind that; not forgetting, everyone loves potatoes!
As usual with my recipes you can change the ingredients to suit your likes but this one does not need any adjustment, I promise. If you don’t have cashew butter on hand almond butter would work well and soy milk will work instead of almond milk but stick with the original if you can. The great thing is no one noticed the healthy kale in the soup because it is chopped down small enough and the soup has such wonderful flavor it is hidden in the mix so you get your greens without realizing it!
Mixed Potato Chowder
1/2 onion, chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
3 carrots, chopped
1 small sweet potato or yam
6-8 medium white potato of your choice (red or Yukon are the best)
3 stalks of kale, de-steamed and chopped into small pieces
2 cups Vegetable broth
1-2 cups Almond milk (adjust milk to control thickness of soup-remember blending after cooking will thicken the soup)
1 Tablespoon Cashew butter
1 teaspoon ground thyme
salt and pepper to taste
Chop onion, celery and carrot and cook in the broth for about 15 minutes on medium heat at a slow boil to soften. Add the remaining ingredients (add one cup of milk and add more as needed to keep a thick soup but covered enough to cook everything).
If you want a richer and thicker soup you can use all milk as the liquid but remember almond milk has fat in it. When the potatoes are done use a hand mixer, blender or a fork to blend 1/4 or half of the soup up creamy then remix and ENJOY!