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Cold Soups for Hot Weather

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Cold Soups for Hot Weather

by Kelly Robinson, Contributor to Healing Recipes on Allthingshealing.com

Editor’s Note from Michelle Gregg, All Things Healing Senior Editor: If you’ve never tried chilled soups you are in for a real treat. I resisted cold soups myself for many years, but once I realized how easy they are to make and how cooling and TASTY they are, they’ve become a summertime staple around here. Hope to make some converts…

The magical cauldron of hot soups, broths and stocks on a cold night – and chicken soup (or miso) to “cure what ails you” – is what most of us have in our minds when we think of soups. But when it’s 90 degrees in the shade, a cold soup might be just the healing choice. The healing value of soup includes weight loss – statistics show that if you eat a bowl of soup at least once a day you are more likely to lose more weight than those who eat the same amount of calories but don’t eat soup – and detoxification – as a liquid, soup is already helping you flush waste from your body. It also helps replenish your body with essential minerals. With the fruits and vegetables available now at our farmer’s markets and in our gardens, why not try a few super cool soups? You’ll find 4 recipes here:

Easy Gazpacho
(Serves 6)

Ingredients:

  • 3 tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 cucumbers, peeled and chopped
  • ½ red onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 4 cups vegetable cocktail juice

Preparation:
In a large glass bowl, combine all ingredients mix gently. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours to blend flavors. Serve chilled, with crusty whole wheat bread for a light meal.

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12:29PM PDT on Sep 2, 2013

thank you ...in the mood for some soup

7:20PM PDT on Jun 25, 2013

Thanks.

2:48PM PDT on Jun 25, 2013

YUMMY

12:32AM PDT on May 28, 2012

These sound delicious. Thank you too for the non-dairy alternatives.

11:16AM PDT on Oct 22, 2011

yum!

9:53AM PDT on Sep 20, 2011

Sounds delicious. Soup, no matter the season, is one of my favorite foods.

6:52PM PDT on Sep 9, 2011

Simple & sounds yummy.

10:49PM PDT on Aug 6, 2011

These recipes look good. I've just started experimenting with cold soups and will now try the cucumber and avocado one too.
Thank you for sharing them.

2:16PM PDT on Aug 2, 2011

I hate cucumber, but I can make gazpacho without it, and the other two seem very good, gonna try them!

10:48PM PDT on Jul 31, 2011

I love chilled soups. I will try these recipes. Thanks.

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