Healthy Soups vs Smoothies

As the weather gets colder, steamy soups are the best way to warm you up from the inside out. That is why over the winter months, healthy soups are the new smoothies!

Soups are packed with all of the same nutrients as smoothies, and you can get even more variety. During my segment on Breakfast Television, I talk about 4 soup recipes from my brand new cookbook Healthy Homemade Soups and Sandwiches.

The segment originally aired on January 26, 2017.

Watch the segment here.

Breakfast Television - Soups are the New Smoothie with @jesselwellness #soups #healthysoups

Healthy Soups from the Segment

Carrot Orange Blender Soup

  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 oranges, peeled
  • 5 cups coconut milk (1 can)
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • Chunk of ginger, roughly ½ Tbsp
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Place all ingredients in a high-powered blender. Blend on low and slowly increase the speed to high.
  2. Blend for roughly 5 minutes on high until steaming and enjoy.

NOTE: This only works in a high-quality blender, otherwise the motor will overheat.

Beet Soup with Dill Cream Healthy Soup with @jesselwellness #healthysoup #homemadesoup

Beet Soup with Dill Cream Sauce

This soup is very simple, but the flavours hit each of your little taste buds. The beets are sweet, rich, and earthy and are balanced out with the zing of lemon. When you swirl in the dill cream you get a savoury, creamy, and tangy little burst. You can even enjoy this soup in the summer! It’s super refreshing when it’s chilled. Did you know that it’s actually better to consume warm foods and beverages when you’re really hot? It’s true.

Get the recipe in my cookbook Healthy Homemade Soups & Sandwiches.

Almond Cauliflower Soup by @jesselwellness #soup #strongnails

Cauliflower Almond Soup

This silky smooth soup is the perfect way to warm up on a cold day. Cancer-fighting cauliflower is the star ingredient of this soup and the nutmeg gives it spicy warmth. The navy beans and almond butter make this soup surprisingly filling enough to be a meal.

Get the recipe in my free eBook Healing Herbs and Spices.

Minestrone Soup with @jesselwellness #healthysoup #jlwcookbook

Minestrone Soup

Minestrone soup is a classic Italian crowd-pleaser. It is simple to make and bursting with nutrients. It is a really flexible healthy soup if you are missing one of the veggies just add whatever you have in your fridge.

Get the recipe in my cookbook Healthy Homemade Soups & Sandwiches.

Jesse Lane Wellness Healthy Homemade Soups and Sandwiches Digital by @jesselwellness #eBook #jlwcookbook

My recipe testing team carefully tested all of the recipes

I enlisted the help of 30 people (who are regular people, not chefs or nutritionists) who made sure that:

  • Every recipe is easy to make with step by step instructions
  • Recipes work every time, so you don’t end up with a disappointing bland soup or soggy sandwich
  • The ingredients used in the recipes are easy to find
  • Healthy soups are comforting and flavourful and sandwiches are unique and exciting

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