I’ve been making myself these green smoothies after my morning walk/run and I love them! Now, I know from talking to people, not everyone likes the idea of drinking green stuff, I’ve even met people and kids that don’t even EAT, green stuff. That’s pretty sad considering all the health benefits they alone, provide us with. So I came up with this idea. Maybe if we took it out of the glass, put it in a bowl, dressed it up with some tomatoes and olive oil……….
maybe people would eat it instead!
If you’re like me and looking for a fast, easy and delicious way to get more greens into your body…………………..Just a thought!
GREEN GAZPACHO SOUP
1 cup Coconut Milk
1 cup Coconut Water
1/2 to 3/4 cup Raw Almonds (soaked)*
2 large Collard leaves (washed, tough stem removed)
2 large Kale leaves (washed, tough stem removed)
4 med sized Celery stalks (washed and trimmed)
Cilantro, few sprigs (to taste)
1 cup raspberries
2 cups Cucumber, chopped
1 cup Cocktail or Cherry Tomatoes, chopped
High Speed Blender or VitaMix:
Add Coconut milk and Almonds and puree
Add Celery, then Greens, Raspberries and only 1 cup of Cucumber
Add the Coconut Water and blend till smooth (you can add more depending on desired consistency)
Should make about 4 cups
Plate and add the rest of the Cucumber and Tomato, drizzle with Olive Oil and season to taste!
Can be served cold or room temperature
OR……Just put it in a glass and drink the darn thing! It’s not going to kill you! LOL
*Soak Raw Almonds in twice the water overnight, discard the water and rinse well. Drain and put in a glass container in the fridge. This rehydrates the Almonds and makes them more digestible!