Stay Hydrated This Summer With These 6 Refreshing Cold Soup Recipes
We already shared the benefits of raw foods and blending in our most recent post, so you must know that they help you hydrate and integrate all the great veggies and fruits you need for optimum wellness! You retain fibre, maximize nutrients, hydrate, and cleanse your system all in one swoop! We did mention smoothies offer a key way to access all this goodness, but we also want to inspire you with some fabulously cool summer soups that are super fast to make and usually need just a blender! If the thought of soup takes your mind to steaming bowls and winter months (which would make for a rather sweaty affair under the beating sun), you’re in for a delightfully refreshing surprise with these 6 recipes.
1. Mango and Ginger Soup
What’s not to like about this recipe from The Spruce Eats? Mangoes are a lush superfruit dense with vitamins and a decent dose of folate and fiber too. The lime, onion and ginger add an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory spin to the cooling zingy mix. This crowd-pleaser is gluten-free, raw, and deliciously summery, so whip it up for a lunch or summer evening with friends. You can find the full recipe here: https://www.thespruceeats.com/spicy-mango-ginger-soup-3377523
2. Chilled Lemon Basil Avocado Soup
Photo Credit: https://soupaddict.com/2014/08/lemon-basil-avocado-soup/
This creamy cool-down wonder from Soup Addict is rich and a tantalizing treat to your immune system. Avocados are packed with healthy fats, numerous vitamins and minerals, and the extra awesome omega fatty acids to give your summer skin and hair that wonderful glow. Find the full recipe here: https://soupaddict.com/2014/08/lemon-basil-avocado-soup/
3. Chilled Cantaloupe and Strawberry Soup
Photo credit: https://www.chatelaine.com/recipe/soup/chilled-cantaloupe-strawberry-soup/
Doesn’t this just make you feel a beachside breeze running through your hair? Delicately sweet and ever-so scrumptious, you get a great dose of Vitamins A, B and C, alongside important antioxidants and minerals. If you’re ready to give your taste buds a vacation, find the full recipe here: https://www.chatelaine.com/recipe/soup/chilled-cantaloupe-strawberry-soup/
4. Pineapple Cucumber Gazpacho
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What do you get when you bring together an extravaganza of pineapple, cucumber, jalapeño and onion? A party, that’s what. You also get a host of digestive aiding, cancer-fighting, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, blood-sugar balancing, respiratory enhancing marvels. If that isn’t enough, the water content is extra high and chock full of vitamins, minerals and fiber. Your body will love you, and so will your friends (sharing is caring!). Get the full recipe here: https://memeinge.com/blog/pineapple-cucumber-gazpacho/
5. Raw Tomato Red Pepper Soup
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This One Green Planet recipe keeps with the more well-known tradition of tomatoes in cold soup, but it’s full of its own special surprises. With tahini, dates, garlic and chipotle added to the mix, you feel the heady aromas of the Middle East, Latin America and the Mediterranean all rolled into one. The tomatoes give you the heart-disease fighting antioxidant lycopene, and the yet-to-be-mentioned red peppers and carrots are packed full of vitamins. With the medicinal powers of garlic and the digestion and bone-strength enhancing dates, this recipe epitomizes the healthy and delicious elements of our regional diet. Find the full recipe here! http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/recipe-raw-tomato-red-pepper-soup/
6. Two Minute Cold Green Peanut Soup
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With a base of broccoli, spinach and leeks, this green goodness is a powerhouse of antioxidants, folic acid, dietary fiber, calcium, iron, potassium, and vitamins A, C, and K. The peanuts are also rich in the best kind of heart-healthy fats! So go nuts, and bring out that blender! Find the full recipe here: http://rawfoodrecipes.com/recipes/2-minute-cold-green-peanut-soup/
That’s all folks! Now remember, for nearly all these ingredients, going organic, local and seasonal is best wherever possible, especially for peanuts, and the Dirty Dozen (which you can find in our blog from earlier this week). And in case we haven’t emphasized the point enough, always go for filtered, alive, alkaline water if you can. Should you have missed our introduction on the effects of water pH and the amazing benefits of the Kangen water system, check it out here: http://thewellnessproject.me/kangen-water-the-solution-to-all-your-water-needs-in-one-device/
As always, let us know your thoughts in the comments. If you make any of these recipes, share some pictures too! We love hearing from you.
Thanks for sharing these awesome recipes! Gotta try them out ASAP, they delicious and refreshing!
People usually get bored with drinking plain water. These soups are a great way to keep the optimal water intake and enjoy all the perks of proper hydration.
Thanks again and best wishes!
Thank you for sharing your thoughts. So happy that you found them delicious and refreshing! Best wishes to you.
Thanks for your reply!