Editor’s Note: We’re excited to welcome author and blogger Iris Higgins back to
Easy Eats. We recently featured Iris and her Essential Gluten-Free Baking Guide in
our Open Book column in the magazine, and we’re thrilled to have her contribute
this Creamy Chicken Avocado soup, made easily digestible for troubled stomachs.
This is an easy dish to make that provides lean protein, heart healthy fat and lots
of antioxidant rich vegetables. It can easily be incorporated into any meal, and is a soothing soup for anyone suffering from poor digestion.
Creamy Chicken Avocado Soup
Cook time: 45 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
1 stalk celery
1 medium sweet potato
1 leek stem
2 medium zucchini
1 large boneless skinless chicken breast
1 cup hemp milk
½ ripe avocado
Ground pepper to taste
Sea salt to taste
(Optional) Minced fresh basil for garnish
1. Pour 5 cups of water into a large soup pot and bring to a gentle boil. Dice the
carrot and celery and add to the pot. Let vegetables cook at a gentle boil for 15 minutes.
2. While the carrot and celery are cooking, prep the rest of the ingredients. Dice the sweet potato, leeks and zucchini. Keep each separate, as they’ll be added to the
dish at different times. Dice the chicken and set aside. After 15 minutes, add the
sweet potato to the pot and continue to cook for 5 minutes. Add the chicken to the
pot and cook for 15 minutes, continuing at a gentle boil. While the chicken is
cooking, prepare the milk and avocado by pureeing the two until creamy in a
blender or food processor. Set aside.
3. Once the 15 minutes is up, add the leek and zucchini to the pot and cook another
5 minutes. Remove the pot from the burner. Puree the soup with an immersion blender, or blend in batches until creamy. Stir in the avocado puree, then add salt
and pepper to taste. Garnish with fresh basil. Serve hot.
Iris Higgins is the co-author of The Essential Gluten-Free Baking Guides, a
collection of over 100 gluten, dairy, and soy-free recipes. She shares
gluten-free recipes and baking tutorials on her blog at The Daily Dietribe.
She has a master’s degree in psychology, and works privately with clients
to help them achieve their greatest health through nutrition counseling and hypnotherapy. Visit her on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.