I live in NYC and get to enjoy many healthy restaurants including raw food restaurants. When I treat myself to these wonderful establishments, without a doubt, I always try a raw soup for an appetizer.
Some of these soups have been good and some have been just plain gross. I for one am not a mushroom fan and any soup or salad with raw mushrooms is a turn off for me.
If you don’t live in a city with a raw food restaurant or don’t want to spend your money at these expensive restaurants (raw food restaurants can be very pricy), I’m here to provide you the healthy benefits and joy of eating a raw soup.
When you eat raw foods such as salads, veggies, soups, fruit nuts and seeds, they have their natural enzymes to break down the foods in your stomach. Enzymes are the power of life. They are living forces that help with every function in your body. Not too shabby.
When you heat foods above 115 degrees you damage and destroy the enzymes in the food and your body must make enzymes and work harder than necessary to break down the food you just ate.
Raw foods offer anti-aging antioxidants and phytonutrients (plant nutrients) to help your body stay in top shape resulting in clear skin, luscious hair, weight loss and disease prevention.
Raw soups are easy to make when you have the right ingredients that mingle with each other perfectly. Plus, they are delicious and will help with any spring detox or healthy lifestyle that you are following
Over the past few weeks I’ve been hitting you pretty heavy talking about detoxing so today, I wanted to give you a wonderfully easy recipe that has a fresh and light taste. With spring in the air it’s the perfect time to turn off the stove and keep it cool with raw foods.
I’ve created my own raw green soup that I think you will love. All you need is my favorite kitchen tool, a blender. I have a Vita-Mix and it’s the best kitchen appliance ever. If you don’t have a high-speed blender your regular blender will work just fine, just blend a little bit longer.
Here ya go. Enjoy!
Makes 2 servings
1 cup water
½ cup dairy-free milk
1 handful spinach
2 celery stalks
2 carrots, chopped
½ lemon, juiced
1 teaspoon sea salt
3 tablespoons hemp seeds
2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
Dash of cayenne pepper
Add water, milk, spinach, celery, avocado, carrots, lemon juice, and salt to a high-speed blender. Mix well. Pour immediately into a bowl and top with 3 tablespoons hemp seeds, 2 tablespoons chopped parsley, and a dash of cayenne pepper.
Taking the time to make yourself your own foods is one of the most powerful and self-care activities you can do for your self. I understand that we are pressed with time so this recipe is perfect. Give it a try and leave me a comment below. I'd love to know what you think.