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Healthy Real Food Recipes

Zucchini Watercress Soup


My friend, Melissa, first introduced me to this seriously green and super healthy soup. Doctored from a Dr. Mark Hyman original, it's surprisingly simple and sensational. Feel free to substitute the watercress for kale or spinach. You can play with the amount of zucchini and greens as well. I recently made it with two zucchinis and four cups of kale. Delish. 



  • 2 T extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 small yellow onion 

  • 3 stalks celery, diced

  • 4 medium zucchini, diced

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond butter (I like to grind my own at Whole Foods.)

  • 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth, optional 1 cup more depending on desired consistency 

  • 2 cups watercress, thick stems removed, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon kosher, sea or Himalayan salt 

  • fresh ground pepper to taste



  • In large pot, heat oil on low - sauté onion and celery until onions become soft.  

  • Add zucchini and sauté for 5 minutes.  

  • Add watercress.

  • Add almond butter, broth and salt, bring to a boil and then reduce to low/medium heat for about 20 minutes until zucchini is tender.

  • Transfer entire mixture to Vitamix or blender.  Blend until creamy. Add more broth to thin consistency as desired. 

  • Add fresh pepper to taste and additional salt, if needed.


Serves: 4

Time: 40 minutes


HEARTFUL RECIPE - One of our real food recipes that focuses on veggies, protein, healthy fats and/or healthy carbs and doesn't include gluten, dairy, soy, refined sugar, corn or peanuts.


Write-up by Pam.

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