Whole 30 and Paleo Cashew-cream of Asparagus Soup

15 Dec
(Cashew) Cream of asparagus soup
1-2 tbl Ghee
1 cup raw cashews soaked in water for 2-24 hours, drained
3 small leeks, white and light green, sliced
5 cloves garlic, minced
2 bunches asparagus, woody ends trimmed off, then cut into 1.5” pieces
4 cups chicken bone broth
1/2 bunch chives (plus more for garnish), sliced
Juice from 1 lemon
Kosher salt and pepper to taste
4oz diced prosciutto, cooked to desired crispiness
Heat ghee in pot over medium heat.  Add leeks and sauté until soft. Add garlic and sauté 1-2 minutes before adding asparagus.  Saute 1-2 minutes and add  broth. Simmer 8 minutes. Add cashews, chives, and transfer to blender. Purée until smooth. Top with crispy prosciutto and extra chives. 
5 servings, each serving =
299 calories 
16g fat
20g carbohydrates 
22g protein

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