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Creamy Kale and Chicken Soup (Vegan Option)

Creamy Kale and Chicken Soup (Vegan Option)

Soup is awesome…if it’s creamy then it’s stellar!  So why not take one of the healthiest veggies out there–KALE–and cream it up?  Add a little chicken or any other protein waiting to be paired with something exceptional and you’ve got a complete meal.  What’s so lovable about this soup is that you don’t even really need to add a meat since it’s already got plenty of protein coming from the cannellini beans.  By the way, cannellini beans are amazing in my book since they are a resistant starch and help keep your blood sugar balanced.

The creaminess in this soup doesn’t come from milk or cream–that’s the surprise!  It simply comes from using a food processor to make those beans extra smooth.  If you don’t have bean enthusiasts in your house, give this little trick a shot.  My husband had no idea he was eating beans, his least favorite food in the world, he says. However, I noticed he went in for seconds.  I didn’t point that out.

Creamed Cannellini Beans

Creamy Kale and Chicken Soup

May 10, 2018
: 6
: 15 min
: 20 min
: 35 min
: easy

Make a creamy soup by blending coconut milk with Cannellini beans.


  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 can Cannellini bean, drained and rinsed
  • 1 T coconut oil
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, diced
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 3 medium carrots, diced
  • 4 cups water, filtered
  • 1/2 bunch kale, chopped finely
  • 2 cups leftover roasted chicken, chopped
  • Step 1 Put Cannellini beans and 1 cup of coconut milk in a blender and blend until creamy (set aside)
  • Step 2 Heat a skillet to medium then add coconut oil
  • Step 3 Add onions and saute 4 minutes
  • Step 4 add garlic and saute 2 minutes more
  • Step 5 Add seasoning plus the carrots and saute for 5 more minutes
  • Step 6 Add “cream” and 4 cups of water, stir well, increase heat slightly and bring to a boil
  • Step 7 When you’ve reached boiling point reduce heat to a simmer and add chicken and kale (omit chicken if going Vegan)
  • Step 8 Cover and simmer for 10 minutes