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CREAMY IRISH POTATO SOUP RECIPE
Easy to make recipe here as these very basic ingredients are available in your local grocery store. This is a traditional creamy Irish potato soup recipe that is perfect on a cold day. With its creamy and smooth, subtle flavors warming your tummy, this delicious, healthy, and very simple soup recipe will have you making it time and time again. For a garlicky variation, try adding 4 cloves of garlic to sauté at the beginning. Soups are easy to create in your Vitamix or Blendtec blender, or you can use a “regular” blender and then heat it up on the stove.
Creamy Irish Potato Soup
- 1 1/2 cup rice milk
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup green onions chopped
- 1/2 cup celery chopped
- 1 3/4 cup chicken broth low sodium
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 3 cups of potato sliced 1/4-inch thick
- Heat the butter in a 3-quart saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions and celery and cook until they're tender.
- Stir the broth, black pepper and potatoes in the saucepan and heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for 15 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
- Place half of the broth mixture and half of the milk into your Blendtec or Vitamix and secure the lid.
- For Blendtec: Use Speed 9 for 10 seconds.
- For Vitamix: Start on VARIABLE speed #1. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to VARIABLE, speed #10/HIGH. Blend for 10 seconds using the tamper to press the ingredients into the blades.
- Pour into bowl and repeat with remaining broth mixture and milk.
- Serve immediately.
- All done! Enjoy!! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments! 🙂 Tag @BlenderBabes & #BlenderBabes
HEALTH BENEFITS OF MILK SUBSTITUTES
These days, people aren’t limited to drinking just cow’s milk. There are many reasons for moving away from traditional dairy. People who follow a Primal or Paleo lifestyle, vegans and some vegetarians, and Lactose intolerant folks typically avoid dairy, and especially milk. Even people without dietary restrictions are moving towards using milk substitutes, especially as more and more studies are suggesting that perhaps cow’s milk isn’t the healthiest option. Some are concerned about America’s industrial production of dairy, including pasteurization, others are worried about added hormones and the ethical treatment of dairy cows. Still others believe that cow’s milk, no matter how ethically produced, has adverse health effects on children and adults.