Creamy Asparagus Soup

Creamy Asparagus Soup

Recipe by: Dr. Joel Fuhrman (www.drfuhrman.com)

3 lbs. asparagus
4 tsp. Vogue VegeBase soup mix
4-1/2 cups water
2 medium onions, chopped fine
6 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
1/2 cup raw cashews
White pepper, to taste
No-Sodium Spike

Cut off the tough base of the asparagus and discard. Cut off two inches of the asparagus tips and stew on a low heat in one cup of water for about 3 minutes and save with liquid. In a 4-quart heavy saucepan, add onions, remaining asparagus stalks, garlic, onion, seasonings, water, and the liquid from the asparagus tips. Simmer, covered, for 20 minutes, or until asparagus pieces are tender. Purée soup in blender. In final batch, puree cashews as well. Return to 4-quart saucepan, thin with water if desired. Add asparagus tips and serve.

Serves 7.

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