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Raw Tomato and Red Pepper Soup

I am totally loving this raw tomato and red pepper soup from the Raw Food Recipes Collection. Perfect for winter, the chili in this tomato soup recipe is guaranteed to warm you from the toes up.

The pine nuts and olive oil are the secret to adding creaminess to this raw soup. What I also love about this raw tomato soup is that’s even appealing to people who aren’t raw foodies. It’s perfect if you’re just looking for a light, healthy soup that hasn’t had the life boiled out of it. Eating raw does not have to be boring and raw food health benefits are remarkable.

Raw soups are a wonderful way to include more raw foods into your diet with the benefit of being quick and easy to prepare. All you need is a decent blender and you're good to go! Adjust the seasoning to suit your taste - use less or more salt or try other herbs. I’m not fond of lots of chili so I tend to leave out the chili powder. The raw garlic has great health benefits and adds good flavour.

How about those red peppers...Red peppers are a healthy, nutrient-dense superfood that can provide numerous health benefits. Rich in antioxidants and vitamins A, C and B6, red peppers can help protect against inflammation, heart disease and cancer. They also contain lycopene which is believed to help prevent prostate cancer. Red peppers promote skin health due to their high vitamin C content which helps reduce wrinkles and keeps the skin looking youthful. Furthermore, they are high in fiber which helps with digestion and satiety. Finally, red peppers contain capsaicin which has been associated with weight loss by helping increase fat burning.

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Raw Food Notes

Eating a raw food diet is an excellent way to optimize your health and well-being. By eating a diet comprised of uncooked, unprocessed vegetables, fruits and nuts, you'll get the most out of their nutritional value. Eating raw food can provide the body with essential nutrients, enzymes and vitamins which are needed for optimal physical performance. Additionally, it can help cleanse the body by flushing harmful toxins and improve digestion. Eating raw can also positively impact mental health through improved circulation and increased energy levels. Finally, following a raw food diet helps reduce environmental impacts as there's no need for cooking as with other diets.

Raw Tomato Soup - Raw Food Recipes

  • 4 tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts or cashews for creaminess
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 chilli
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 Tbsp cayene pepper or chilli powder
  • a handful of fresh basil leaves
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil (cold pressed, extra virgin, organic)
  • 1 teaspn sea salt
  • 2 cups hot water - not boiling

Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth and creamy. Pour into small bowls and garnish with fresh coriander/parsley. To make it more of a substantial meal, I like to add cubes of chopped avocado. This easy raw recipe makes enough tomato soup for 4 servings.

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