Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Almondmilk. All opinions are my own.
Hi Friends! Welcome to a New Year and to the first post of 2016 here on Floating Kitchen!
Did you think I was going to bring you a recipe for a healthy smoothie?
To tell you the truth, I thought about it. But then I figured that the internet would probably be slammed with thousands of new smoothie recipes today. So I opted for this creamy Sweet Potato, Pear and Leek Soup with Spiced Croutons instead.
Also, I’m freezing my butt off over here. All I can think about are warm, comforting foods like soups and baked pasta dishes. Winter has finally arrived in New England and I’m ready to hibernate!
While I don’t officially make any New Year’s resolutions, I do find myself being more mindful of certain things these days. I must admit that I fell off the wagon a bit this year around Christmastime. I might have had one too many sugar cookies! So I’m keeping things in check with satisfying meals like this Sweet Potato, Pear and Leek Soup with Spiced Croutons. It’s filling, comforting and chock full of fruits and vegetables. And because I used a bit of Almond Breeze Almondmilk in the recipe, it’s really rich and luscious tasting. So much so, that it’s hard to believe it’s totally dairy free. I even fooled a couple friends, who insisted that I must have added cream to this soup!
In my humble opinion, the homemade croutons are a total must. Trust me. You definitely don’t want to skip out on them!