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How To Get Piles Of Energy In 15 Minutes

The purpose of these videos that we recently (and quickly!!) made is to demonstrate how easy it is to make soup at home that is filling, low in calories, will give you a PILE of energy and helps you get massive amounts of nutrients. The key for me was the Cuisinart Smart Stick that I found in my drawer. I had been reading about blended vegetable soup for energy, and I was trying to figure out how to do it. Habib often cooks stuff and then has to pour it into countertop Cuisinart. Back and forth process, which is messy and a pain. I am so glad I found this thing. I had won it at some holiday party late last year, and it was just sitting in a drawer. It made the soup making process very easy.

The point I want to hammer on here is that if you are looking for more energy (and I know a TON of you are)- please try this approach. There is another video referenced, which you can watch lower down on this page where you see what I put into it. In this case it was broccoli, spinach, mushrooms, garlic, onion and chicken broth. I threw that stuff in, cooked it for 15 minutes, and then used the stick to blend it up. You can use whatever veggies or ingredients you want, and flavor it any way you want. The breakthrough for me was that I found an easy and tasty way to get my greens in. Habib and I do this almost every day now. He wants to fuel up for his long runs (10-18 miles) and I use it to power through my days.

Part 1, Preparing The Stuff You Need To Make The Soup (Editors Note, the cost was closer to $6 for the ingredients)

Part 2, How To Use The Smart Stick (Makes this very easy)

Part 3, Short Video Showing A Quick Adjustment I Made To The Taste Of The Soup:

We put this together for the new PEERtrainer Pursuit of Excellence Program. In the beginning of this program we focus on practical ways to get more energy. This has been a big request and a very popular focus. 

I looked up the Smart Stick on Amazon, and there are two models:

Fancy Model With Deluxe Attachments

Basic Model If You Just Want To Blend

Kitchen Aid also makes one that is more expensive than either of these, and from the reviews is more powerful if you are planning on blending more than veggies on a regular basis. Hope this helps you, and please share your own recipes and tips with us!

Click here for the written recipe of the soup featured above. 


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Hi, Thanks so much for this soup. I eat it all the time. When I'm eating right, I pretty much live on it. I have it for breakfast, lunch and snack. (Not all in the same day.) Great stuff and so easy. I've gotten into the habit of buying a can of coconut milk every time I food shop, so I always have the ingredients on hand.

To make it easier, I sauté my onions/garlic in my pressure cooker--in coconut oil instead of olive oil--and then add my broccoli, carrots, coconut milk, etc. I only use one pot and it's done in five minutes. The pressure cooker is a magical thing, and I don't have a dishwasher so I'm always looking to one-pot my recipes. (I also usually leave out the mushrooms. Tastes good to me without.)

I have the Kitchen Aid blender and I couldn't live without it. I use it at least once a day. I don't have a super powered blender (the $400 kind) and my the blender stick works fine for making smoothies with things like spinach leaves and frozen berries. I still covet an expensive blender, but I love my Kitchen Aid stick version in the meantime.

Thanks again.

Jackie, thank you for the receipe. Just wanted to know if any vegie soup would be good for energy, or does it have to be specifically these vegetables?


Leslie, there was no confusion. The broth is clearly marked both free range and organic. Thanks for the explanation for others.


The video on the soup is great, but please do not confuse 'free range' with 'organic'. You called the chicken broth 'organic', but I use that brand, and unless organic is clearly on the label, it's NOT organic.

Also, free range just means that the chickens have slightly more space to move, and are not packed in like sardines, as on most factory farms. It does NOT even mean they 'roam freely', as the name suggests. Just that they get a few extra inches of space, & are allowed to wander outside for a short period (maybe an hour a day).

Are you sure that one should add a HANDFUL of dried red chilis? Wowzer, that is going to be a spicy soup. It's easy to add more - start with less!!!! Otherwise it looks great.

Jackie the printed recipe and the video don't match. Do you use the coconut milk and ginger or not? I have been making it without the coconut milk and ginger and it is great but just wanted to check with you.

Susan Scltt

I have been using a Cuisinart Quick-Prep mixer which is almost the same as your Smart Stick for 15 years to puree the carrots, celery & onions in my chicken soup. I am now going to try your vegetable soup. I don't recall you mentioning the coconut milk, ginger, limes or cilantro in your video. Did I miss it?

Here's the recipe!

Pureed PEERtrainer Energy soup

1 large yellow onion, chopped
1 Tbsp olive oil
4 cups chicken stock broth
3 stalks of broccoli
1 bag of frozen spinach
1 cardboard box pk of mushrooms
6 peeled carrots
1 can of coconut milk (unsweetened)
4 chunks of fresh ginger (chopped in cuisinart)
5 cloves of fresh garlic

Final step at end:

2 fresh limes
crushed red pepper(a lot)
handful of fresh cilantro (chopped)
Place broccoli, spinach, mushrooms, carrots in a large stock pot with the
chicken broth and the can of coconut milk. Turn on high.

After you've put the vegs in a large stock pot, Saute the onion in a
large skillet in the olive oil, until translucent and slightly
soft and browned. Stir in ginger and garlic for less than a minute. Then
place the mixture into the stock pot of vegs and broth/coconut milk.

After mixture has come to a boil, turn to simmer for 18 minutes.

Using a hand (immersion) blender, puree the until smooth. Takes about 2
minutes to puree.

After pureed, place the juice of two limes, a handful of crushed red
pepper (more or less depending on how hot you like things), and a handful
of cilantro into a sauce pan and saute at high for a few minutes.

Then pour into pureed soup. Puree again until "pureed". Add salt and
more "final mixture" as needed.

This soup makes probably 10 servings and has about 2 points per serving.
Eat before you eat other foods. Great combinations include 4 oz of baked
salmon or other protein.

its really a great soup that you have shown in your video. I'm going to do that soup of yours. Thank you so much Ms. Jackie and God bless you all.

Great idea! Yes! Perfect and simple! Green soup!

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