This quick easy Summer cooler is like “liquid guacamole” that kicked me into a pleasure-induced coma that had me “coat-checking” my teeth and dreaming up a recipe for a “taco in a glass”. I have deliberately kept this soup simple. It is deceptively rich – with a subtle flavor that dances across the palate before leaving a lasting impression. Have a few tastes before you add more pizzazz. Also, allow for some chilling time to allow the flavors to infuse. Traditional gazpacho is made with cold water with purists serving it at room temperature. However, I find that avocados can get a bit warm after being blended; and I prefer to enjoy this soup chilled. I served this soup as a main meal garnished with extra avocado, tomato, cilantro, and green onions. If you serve it with all the toppings in soup bowls – this recipe serves about 4 – 6 people. But, those of you who are less indulgent avocado connoisseurs might find that “a little goes a long way”. If this is the case, you can stretch this recipe to 8 people and serve it in small ramekins or glasses for an appetizer. Alternatively, the base is flavorful enough to stand alone. It has a smooth, creamy texture and flavor and is delicious served as a tiny taster in shot glasses. You could jazz this up with a dash of Tabasco and a sprig of cilantro. Yummo! This recipe is a wonderful allergy-friendly dish for something different on a hot Summer’s day, gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, egg-free and soy-free. Thankfully – not taste free!
This delectable raw vegan key lime mousse is SO easy and incredibly delicious. It is one of my favourite recipes and epitomizes the "blend and chow in under 5 minutes" philosophy that I am so fond of. Just throw all of the ingredients into your blender and puree until smooth. How easy is that? YUM!
A quick, filling dish.
This green smoothie can help rehydrate you after a workout and feed your hungry muscles with some clean, highly digestible protein.
Kale is included in this recipe because it is considered (by some) to be the most nutrient dense dark green leafy vegetable. I consume kale very often for this reason.
I do rotate my greens as recommended, but I bring kale back into the mix rather quickly.
If you enjoy kale or want to start including it into your diet, consider this raw kale chip recipe (video). It is a delicious nutritious snack.
This nutrient dense post workout smoothie contains protein, healthy, complex carbohydrates, fiber, antioxidants, and essential fats. Enjoy!
This was inspired by a cucumber cilantro soup