Tired of making the same old meals? Time to get a little creative and try something fun!
Gazpacho is a cold soup that originated in Spain. There are many variations on it, but a tomato base is the most popular.
This delicious gazpacho recipe is a crowd-pleaser, and it’s loaded with healthy ingredients that will help put the pep back in your step too!
You will need:
3 cups tomato juice 4-5 fresh tomatoes 5 stalks celery 2 cucumbers 1 red pepper, seeded 2 cloves garlic (optional) A few good dashes soy sauce ¼-⅓ cup unrefined, organic sunflower oil ½ dropperful coriander oil Cilantro, to taste (optional) Jalapeno pepper, to taste (optional)
Here’s how it’s done:
Roughly chop all vegetables, cilantro and garlic and put them in a large bowl. Add liquids. Use an immersion blender to blend everything together. Blend to whatever consistency you like. If you like a chunkier gazpacho, you can chop the vegetables to the size you like by hand and then just add the liquids, no need to blend.
Put it in the fridge for a couple of hours or overnight. To speed up chilling time, set the bowl inside a larger bowl filled with ice and then put both in the fridge.
Serve chilled. Garnish with a sprig of cilantro.
Also, this recipe is great for your health! Read on to check out the benefits:
Tomatoes can improve digestion, stimulate blood circulation and reduce cholesterol levels. They help to detox your body while reducing inflammation and protecting your kidneys.
Celery contains antioxidants and beneficial enzymes and is loaded with other nutrients like vitamins B6, C and K, potassium and folate. Celery can help to lower your blood pressure and your cholesterol levels, reduce inflammation in your body and support your liver.
Cucumbers can eliminate bad breath, encourage weight loss and can help protect you from disease. They are loaded with vitamins B and C and are great for increasing your energy and hydrating your body.
Red bell peppers can help you lose weight by encouraging your body to burn fat and can help to prevent heart disease by supporting healthy cholesterol and blood pressure levels. They are also a source of antioxidants.
Garliccontains nutrients like manganese and vitamins A and B6. Benefits of garlic include immune system support, improving blood pressure and balancing cholesterol levels. Garlic also has anti-inflammatory properties.
Cilantro is an excellent source of antioxidants and vitamins, which offer immune system support, protection from oxidative stress, detox support and blood sugar benefits, plus cilantro helps to settle stomach upset.
Panaseeda™ Sunflower oil is a healthy source of omega–6 fatty acids and supports a healthy heart. Sunflower oil is a great source of antioxidants, specifically vitamin E, which helps to boost your immune system and is great for your skin. This oil can help to reduce inflammation in your body and the unsaturated fat content can help to naturally boost your energy levels.
Panaseeda™ Coriander Oil helps to maintain a healthy gut microbiome and can combat food poisoning. It offers immune system support and has pain relieving properties as well.
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