Sweet Curried Cauliflower Soup

Yep, jinxed myself on my car. She’s laughing at me. I don’t get her humor. It’s expensive.

So I have a problem. If you haven’t noticed, I don’t exactly stay clean all the time. Between wods and coaching then cooking bacon so I can smell like heaven and attract the men, I don’t always get enough showers in. But that has nothing to do with what I’m talking about. I just wanted to make a statement. What I do want to talk about is my shaker bottle. I love my shaker bottle. It nourishes me. Tastes delicious. Hydrates me. And makes me imagine I’m having a milkshake sometimes. I love coconut water + protein powder days. I had that yesterday. And it rocked my world.

But here’s the issue. I don’t always take the sweet time to clean out my shaker bottle. If you are a CrossFitter or just a shaker bottle drinker..er, you know exactly what I’m about to talk about. The smell. HOLYSH*TWHATISTHATSMELL!? It’s incredibly inappropriate what my shaker bottle smells like…every.day. It’s a mixture of putrid meat and rotting vomit. Ew. That was disgusting. But seriously, it’s kind of wrong that I sometimes will still drink out of my bottle when it smells like that. Reason #36 why I don’t have a boyfriend.

So since we just talked about vomit, wanna eat something that looks like it?! Perfect. No, but really, this was pretty tasty. No, it does not meat in it. Yes, I’m aware of that. Yes, I added meat to it after. Shredded chicken to be exact. Vegetarian just ain’t my thing. I like dead animals. So I killed one, and put it in my soup. #Smart. Oh yes, I just twitter hashtagged that sh*t. That just happened bro. Feel free to add dead animals.


Paleo Sweet Curried Cauliflower Soup


  • 1 head of cauliflower, roughly chopped
  • 1 sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 apple, cored and chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 can coconut milk
  • 2 cups chicken broth (or veggie broth)
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 12 teaspoons salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • dash of black pepper
  • 12 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Clean off your cauliflower and roughly chop into florets. Pour just a little olive oil on top with a bit of salt. Roast for about 20 minutes.
  3. While the cauliflower is roasting, pull out a soup pot and add a little bit of olive oil to it over medium heat.
  4. First add your minced garlic, once the room is fragrant, add chopped onions and apples, once they’ve begin to sweat (I love that term), add your chicken broth and coconut milk.
  5. Then add your spices and honey.
  6. Simmer under low heat for around 5-8 minutes.
  7. Now add all to your immersion blender or food processor (like I did). I had to do mine in 2 separate batches so it didn’t overflow.
  8. Add a little dollop of honey on top. Add meat if you’re smart. Or don’t. It’s your food.
  9. Consume!

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Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.

I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.


26 thoughts on “Sweet Curried Cauliflower Soup”

  1. I'm in love with your first paragraph.

    AND….ummmmm, yes. I totally agree with the shaker bottle. Here's what I do that helps if you wanna try! It's a self-developed system:

    1. shake and drink recovery deliciousness
    2. refill shaker with some water, shake around and drink (my version of a rinse)
    3. toss in passenger seat of car WITH THE TOP LATCH OPEN
    4. let nature do it's business and evaporate the remaining drippy droppies (instead of letting it fester in an airtight environment)
    5. bring in from car the next day and repeat steps 1-4

    Conclusion #1: my bottles smell way less if even at all.

    Conclusion #2: you should try this if you want bottles that smell less like disgusting. 😉

  2. Oh yeah, if you're a non-lazy, clean person and actually wash out your bottles each time, I suppose my previous note was not for you.

    But I am a self-proclaimed lazy (efficiency-obsessed)C.F-er.

    Yay for hump day!

  3. I've got a Stronger Faster Healthier shaker bottle and love it. Top rack dishwasher safe (yes, I'm a straight dude that knows these things. The ball inside does a good job of mixing whatever protein you use. Any time I smell a "funk" coming on, I just toss it in the dishwasher. Been using it for about 6 months and it's still going strong.

  4. Tiffany- I like you. Your steps make sense. I will follow them to the T then let you know how it all turns out. I'm very non clean.

    MikeJ- Thanks for the tip. Maybe I will invest in one 🙂

  5. swinglinecrossfit.com

    My coffee thermoses are the same, miss Juli. Disgusting, really. I have two of them, and they just sit in my car for weeks at a time, rotting with part heavy whipping cream and part homemade coffee inside. Someone got me hooked on the heavy whipping cream. Oh yeah, that was you. Thanks for that. It tastes great. But smells terrible when it sits in my car for two weeks. Let's go buy coffee and hang out again soon. It will give me an excuse to avoid cleaning out these disgusting containers for awhile longer. Thank you in advance.

  6. Great recipe. Tip from a beginner – Do not add meat before blending. Only after. You’ll get something delicious with the consistency of porridge.

  7. This was a great soup. It was very thick, so I added probably a cup more chicken stock after blending, but it was delicious.

  8. Holy Crap! I finally made something curry that actually tasted good(not just good, freakin’ awesome!) that I didn’t have to throw away. Thank you!!!!!

  9. Making this tonight, I got beautiful orange cauliflower in my organic coop this week. Btw, it’s a shaker bottle, so if you just fill 1/2 way with water and a drop of soap and shake…it’s ‘clean’ When you do that you never get a funk and you can get away with only properly washing it every couple of days 😉

  10. This was a yummy winter-time soup. Tasty, but just a tad too spicy (couldn’t really give it to the 4 kiddos). I would make this again with 1 tblsp of curry powder rather than 2 & a whole can of coconut milk instead of 1/2 cup. Thank you for posting a great recipe.

  11. Had this for lunch today, totally awesome! I just started on Paleo and joined CrossFit on 1/2/13. This is going to be e great year!

  12. Once again, you are a goddess Juli and your recipes are amazing. Made the soup and added grilled chicken breast. Passing it on to all my friends as a must add to your repertoire.

  13. I made this yesterday and really enjoyed it. Next time I’ll add the chicken. My husband, who is not a vegetable fan at all, saw it on the stove and casually mentioned that he might like to try it as a side dish to a meal some day. I was floored! Juli, you just made a miracle happen, LOL

    I had a huge head of cauliflower, so I ended up adding 2 cups of broth at the end to make it more soup-y. Delicious!

  14. This soup is incredible. I have made it twice and my family loves it. I also added celery and carrots and made my own chicken broth. Definitely add the chicken at the end. It’s wonderful.

  15. Juli –

    Made this recipe yesterday and LOVE the taste but it is super think like a smoothie. Did I do something wrong? Should I add broth to make it not so thick?

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