Let’s get cooking – Cold Summer Soups 7-19-18

Posted by on Jul 19, 2018 in Health Blog | 0 comments

Let’s get cooking – Cold Summer Soups 7-19-18

As they say, the dog days of summer heat is here upon us!  July is typically the month our home grown and farmer’s markets start producing that beautiful fresh produce.

Now what do we do with all this delicious, fresh produce and still keep our cool? We make chilled soup!  The varieties are endless with chilled avocado, potato, tomato soups and my summer favorite gazpacheo!  More like a fresh, spicy salad in a cup!   I love it’s summer freshness and chill.

I’ve included a link below with a bunch of cold soup recipes.  Try a new one and let me know what you think!  Cold soups are great because they don’t heat up your kitchen and you keep a lot of the nutrients in place without cooking them.

So let’s break down a gazpacheo.  We start with tomatoes, tomato juice, cucumbers, peppers-spicy or not, a bit of olive oil and white vinegar and of course salt and pepper to taste.  You pretty much chop and blend up to a beautiful smooth cold soup.  The tomatoes contain vitamin A, C, B complex, potassium, antioxidants that may help with cancer prevention, and lycopene which has been shown to ward off free radicals and have some UV protection and may help with some skin cancer prevention.  Cucumbers contain potassium, are antioxidant against those free radicals, are an slight natural diuretic, and vitamin K which may help with bone strength.  Bell peppers contain a very high concentration of vitamin C, who knew? Also some iron, potassium, manganese, and B complex which help with our natural enzyme balance.

The next time you’re sweltering in the heat but hungry, try a cold soup.   Not sure if you’ve got the right ingredients?  Why not do a pantry makeover/smart shopping session program?  Visit my events page here :  https://kimgerhardt.com/event/pantry-makeover-smart-shopping-sessions/ and contact me to set up your sessions!  Stay cool!


This information is solely for informational purposes.  IT IS NOT INTENDED TO PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE.  Kim Gerhardt, Certified Health Coach, does not take responsibility for any possible consequences from any treatment, procedure, exercise, dietary modification, action or application of  medication which results from reading or following the information contained in this information.  The publication of this information does not constitute the practice of medicine, and this information does not replace the advice of your physician or other health care provider. Before undertaking any course of treatment, the reader must seek the advice of their physician or other health care provider.






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