Friday, November 20, 2009

Autumn Earth Tonic Soup

Autumn is the perfect season to get grounded. The easiest way to do this is by eating sacred healing food (roots, barks, and herbs) that grow straight from the ground, leaving you feeling 'rooted' (thinking feet on the ground), centered, and balanced. Vitamineral Earth by HealthForce Nutritionals is the counterpart to Vitamineral Green (VMG), a live green full-spectrum nutrient-dense Superfood powder blend. The formulation is intended to include everything that didn't go into VMG, providing you with essential fatty acids, fiber, cleansing and highly nutritive roots, barks, and colon detoxifying and supportive foods.

To obtain even more nutrition from Earth, a warming way to consume it is to heat it (although you kill off the probiotics in the formula, you'll get much more phytonutrients, which is what you want). You can do it by making a simple miso soup with Earth in it (1 cup spring water with 1 tbsp Earth on simmer for 20-30 mins - don't strain, add a spoonful of miso and drink the broth). If you're wanting to make dinner out of it though, you can make the recipe below and have a filling, unbelievably delicious meal in 5 minutes or less on a cold autumn (and winter) night.

This recipe is based on Truth Calkin's Tonic Soup (a video exclusive to The Best Day Ever) and modified by Christian Bates (raw chef extraordinaire and co-founder and formulator for WildBar - the best raw cacao Superfood bar on the planet).

Autumn Earth Tonic Soup (all raw, vegan, organic, and wildcrafted)

1.5 cups spring water
1.5 cups tonic herbal tea (pau d'arco, chanca pierda, rhodiola, astragulus root, burdock root, kava kava, cat's claw, horsetail, nettle leaf or root, oatstraw, noni leaf, alfalfa)
1 tbsp Earth
2 tbsp miso (South River brand in glass)
2 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 stalk celery
2 cloves garlic
1-1.5 tbsp kelp powder
pinch of habanero or cayenne
sprinkle of turmeric powder
sprinkle of chia seeds and hemp seeds
sprinkle cordyceps mushroom powder

Blend on high until very creamy in a Vita-Mix.

Top with diced avocado, sprinkle of black peppercorn, and sprinkle of fresh parsley. Don't leave out the avocado - there's something about adding it on top that adds to the creaminess and nourishing sensation of this tonic soup.

Optional: quirt of Kyolic's aged garlic extract liquid and a small squeeze of lemon.

If you're new to nutrition at this high level, be mindful that this soup will deeply nourish your nervous system, leaving you in a pleasant, yet sometimes intense, state of inner peace and calm. Experience it yourself... get grounded with Earth!


  1. This sounds delicious. I'm going to have to get me some of the Vitamineral Earth. I have the Green already and love love love it.

  2. I can't wait to try this... thank you Bethanne...
    Marina :)

  3. You're welcome! This has become my favorite raw soup. Sooo tasty, and warming!

  4. This sounds incredible. Can't wait to get some VM earth so I can try it.
    Thanks Bethanne!

    ~Cindy P.