Simple Raw Chilled Summer Soup

We love a blender. It’s a super quick way to get gorgeous nutritious veggies into your body in no time! The only important thing we recommend is that you use the best local, fresh, organic vegetables. We use Riverford. They have local farms around the country and deliver them weekly in a box, sometimes grubby and always plastic free!

Ingredients

  • 5 x ripe tomatoes
  • 1/2 red pepper (seeds removed)
  • 1/2 green pepper (seeds removed)
  • 1/4 cucumber
  • 1/4 white onion
  • 1 thick slice of slightly stale bread
  • 1-2 garlic cloves (depending on how garlicky you can take it!)
  • 1/2 tsp of cayenne pepper (add more if you like a real kick)
  • 1/4 tsp of cumin
  • 1 tsp of cold pressed vinegar, red wine or cider

To serve

  • Small cubes of cucumber and pepper
  • Basil leaves
  • Seeds and crushed nuts

Method 

  1. Wash and dry all the ingredients
  2. Roughly chop the vegetables and put them in your blender, with the spices and season, add a glass of cold water and an ice cube
  3. Blend
  4. Serve in small bowls and sprinkle on the garnish

Did you know that tomatoes contain the amazing phytonutrient lycopene. Lycopene gives tomatoes its red pigment and is a powerful antioxidant that helps fights toxins – aim to include red colour vegetables in your diet daily.

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