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GREEN GAZPACHO SOUP

A Gut Nourishing & Refreshing Soup for Summer Days!

 

Green Gazpacho Benefits

Cucumbers support digestive health, elimination, and help reduce bloating from water retention. Cucumbers also contain a number of antioxidants! These are known to have strong cancer-fighting abilities since they can protect DNA and cells from damage due to oxidative stress. 

If you’re worried about bone health, add more cucumbers to your diet. One cup provides 22% of the recommended daily value of Vitamin K, which is needed for strong and healthy bones. 

Celery is another green to add to your diet if you want to soothe and support the digestive system. It helps reduce inflammation body-wide, including our gut, and also supports liver health. 

Basil adds fresh fragrance and flavor, as well as anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial benefits.

Fennel keeps your bones strong. It contains calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and Vitamin K, which all play a role in bone health.

It’s also contains potassium, which can help lower blood pressure.

But, fennel is probably best known for its role in supporting digestive health. Besides being a source of fiber, eating fennel or fennel seeds stimulate the secretion of digestive juices, aiding in digestion. Fennel can also be helpful in dealing with indigestion, as it helps neutralize the acid in your stomach after meals. 

INGREDIENTS

1 organic cucumber, chopped (about 3 cups chopped)

2 organic celery stalks, chopped

2 cups baby spinach (optional)

2 cups basil leaves

2 Tbsp. lime juice

2 tsp. olive oil

1/2 cup fennel, chopped

1 cup water

1/4 cup coconut milk or cream*

1/4 tsp. salt, or to taste

DIRECTIONS

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth. Salt to taste. You can serve as is, but for a colder, more refreshing soup chill for at least 2 hours.
  2. When ready to serve, divide into two bowls. If desired, garnish with your preferred toppings.