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Avocado Lime Soup

13 Aug

I’m home from the beach and finished with work and my class, so having just a couple of days before I go back to Tech I am determined to get 3 more posts in! Lets hope it happens.

A fresh chilled soup is the perfect summer meal. After a trip to wholefoods (which was long missed) and the farmers market, this only took 10 minutes to prepare. I got the avocado lime soup recipe from the Raw Chef (Russell James). He is a famous raw foodist who makes incredible dishes. He has a website/blog/videos and teaches others how beautiful and accessible raw food is. He especially emphasizes how eating raw has changed his life. I would love a personal cooking class from him. Just look at his pictures on his website or blog and your mouth will water.






























Avocado Lime Soup


2 avocados
3/4 of a medium cucumber
1 stalk celery
Juice of 1 lime
Medium hanful of fresh cilantro
2 teaspoons cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon tamari (or nama soy/organic soy sauce)
1 cup water-less if you want it thick (if wanting warm soup use hot water)

Note: I added a tiny bit of unsweetened coconut milk to make it a little creamier.

Blend on high speed in Vitamix-do not overblend or it will be too thin.

Sour Cream:

1 1/2 cups cashews
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar (I substituted white wine vinegar)
1 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt

Blend in vitamix. Chill in fridge to thicken it up.

If you wanted some add-ins, I think it would’ve been great with chopped tomato and corn mixed in.

This soup is raw, vegan, gluten free, dairy free, guilt free. It is thick and creamy. This is full of monounsaturated fat (oleic acid)- 20 grams in just one avocado. Avocados have more potassium than a banana, and are full of vitamin K and B6. I am a fan of avocados for so many reasons. I have found that they also are excellent at regulated digestion. Whatever problems you are having, avocados work to combat whatever is wrong, due to their high fiber content and alkaline properties. The lime and cilantro components add to the cucumber and celery to make it so hydrating and refreshing. (If I planned ahead this would have been great with some homemade flax crackers) (: