Easy Roasted Tomato Soup with Roasted Cauliflower + Broccoli is a satisfying bowl full of vegetables that will fill you up and have you asking for seconds! Full of naturally developed flavor and topped with a garlic almond meal crumble, it’s amazingly Vegan and Gluten-Free.
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I’m doing a made up “cleanse” that I decided I needed. It’s not really a diet because I’m only going to stick to it strictly for a short time – one maybe two weeks- but I really like the way it’s making my body feel, so I may lengthen it to a month.
Last year, 2016, was a really fantastic year for me as far as my exercise and eating lifestyle went. I had decided it would be my healthiest year ever, and it was. I did an intense workout 5-6 days a week, and I did multiple strict diets that matched the different programs I was using. There were months of no alcohol, no dairy, no sugar, etc. I got back to my pre-kids weight and I just felt better about my body than I ever had before.
This year, though, it’s been a lot tougher to stick to that lifestyle. Because, let’s be totally honest, being really really healthy is a COMMITTED LIFESTYLE. And like any commitment, it takes a lot of time and energy to maintain. The beginning of this year was just all around hard and I felt overwhelmed and over it all. So, I took a break from a lot of stuff I was doing and I kind of fell off the healthy train I was on.
Honestly, I think I eat better than the average person even when I’m not being what I consider a “healthy eater”. I still make 90% of my food from scratch, I don’t use a lot of processed ingredients, I never drink soda or sugary drinks, and I very very rarely eat fast food. But I know I can do better for my body and my health than what I have been doing. I’ve been giving like 70%, and I know I’m capable of 100%. I feel better when I give 100% to my exercise and diet, so that’s where I want to be. “Pretty good” is not good enough for me when it comes to my health.
Soooo, what I’m doing now is a reset of my cravings and body my eating only fruits, vegetables and beans. Whole foods that are filled with all of the vitamins and nutrients my body needs. I eat them raw and cooked, and I allow myself to have a small amount of coconut oil for cooking purposes and, of course, salt, pepper and spices.
This Roasted Tomato Soup with Roasted Cauliflower + Broccoli is one of the things I made for dinner this week, and my whole family ate it. It’s SUPER easy, really delicious and really good for you.
You start with a big ole’ pan full of tomatoes and carrots, an onion and a couple garlic cloves with their skins still on.
Roast that sucker for a while to let the natural sugar caramelize and the amazing flavors that exist inside these fruits and vegetables come alive, then blend it all up, heat and enjoy! It really could not be easier to make this roasted tomato soup.
You could definitely use a hand held blender for this which would make it a lot easier, but I blended my soup in two batches using my Vitamix blender. I think soup just doesn’t get as smooth with a hand held blender (also known as an immersion blender) as it does with a real blender. I LOVE my Vitamix and use it for smoothies, protein shakes, soups, sauces… I don’t know what I did without it.
Since this was going to be my main meal with no bread or grilled cheese or anything of the like on the side, I wanted to make it a little more substantial.
My little sister is a vegan and has been one for a long time. She makes tomato soup and then puts roasted broccoli in it. It’s so good! I decided to take a page out of her book and do that, but I added cauliflower too because 1) my youngest daughter likes it and 2) I LOVE it.
I always put carrots in my tomato soup because WHY NOT. They add another sweet, yummy flavor, the color is pretty, and they are also so so good for you.
So, guys, in this Easy Roasted Tomato Soup you have a giant bowl full of vegetables (tomatoes are a fruit, but you know) that satisfies like a meal. No one in your family is going to complain if you put this in front of them. Plus, it’s all so easy to put in the fridge and reheat whenever you want that you could make it on Sunday and have it for an easy dinner on Monday or Tuesday.
I put some basil in it because that just made sense. The garlic almond meal crumble for the top is a little extra bit of flavor and texture contrast that is really nice with the soup and roasted veggies, but you don’t have to do that extra step if you don’t really want to. I really just made it so the pictures would be more interesting 😉
Roasted Tomato Soup is my current favorite. What is your favorite soup? Tell me in the comments! I’ll make my version and post it for everyone.
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