Puree of White Bean and Celery Root Soup

Celery root is NOT the bottom of celery stalks! It’s a type of celery, grown as a root vegetable, about the size of a large potato (but uglier! – see photo). Celery root is rich in potassium, which can help normalize blood pressure and protect against bone loss, and is energetically grounding.

I’ve included this soup recipe because it has a double dose of potassium with its celery root and beans! Beans are a wonderfully high-quality, plant-based protein. In addition to potassium, they are rich in iron, B vitamins and fiber. This soup is thick, creamy (without adding cream!), tasty, satisfying, and oh-so-good for you!

DIY Roasted Chickpea Recipe

Check out the Good Bean All Natural Chickpea Snacks. They are a great addition to my trailmix, because just one ounce (about a quarter cup) has as much fiber as 23 almonds! They are also loaded with fiber (equal to 2 cups of broccoli – yeah!) and they are gluten- and soy-free! I’ve not only used them in trail mixes, but they also make a great addition to an appetizer tray when I have guests over! The Good Bean Chickpea Snacks come in seven flavors — my favorites are Cracked Pepper and Smoky Chili & Lime. Because these snacks use all natural seasonings, a serving only has about 190 grams of sodium (about a 1/16th of a teaspoon) with 5 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber! Available online at www.thegoodbean.com, at Whole Foods, and at select health food stores. Or, use this recipe to make your own!