A simple savory soup. The kind of soup that fills a craving and our desire to be better, healthier. A salsa gazpacho!
Gazpacho: (noun) A Spanish-style soup made from tomatoes and other vegetables and spices, served cold.
I love that this soup isn’t brown too. How did I avoid that? I made sure to keep the colors white and red. I peeled the zucchini and cucumber and held off throwing in the cilantro until the final pulse.Check.
This soup is also low fat but high in fiber and even protein – a good thing to strive for when you’re going to consume the entire blender full.
I’m currently on day 4 of my smoothie feast and to be honest it is way easier than I thought it would be. Don’t get me wrong I’ve had cravings but they’ve been manageable. For example Jeremy is going to a Portland wing place to meet with co-workers and I half jokingly said, “Yeah, bring me back some of those vegan wings. Remember last time? You ate most of mine.” Haha, I threw guilt and want into that. Luckily for me he’s a good man and said, “No, you’re on your smoothie feast and you’re feeling great.” So true.
Some of the benefits I’ve felt so far:
- that nice light feeling
- very minor acne (like 5 but 2 I’ve had for weeks) on my upper chest have disappeared
- overall clear skin
- increased water consumption
- nice even energy
- a reminder of how good I feel without grains/dairy – the sneak back into our lives so easily sometimes
- inspiration in the kitchen
- extremely easy clean up and way less dishes to wash
- no mindless munching
- no binging/overeating
All those benefits and I’m still consuming 1700-2000 calories a day. I’ve been tracking my nutritional stats through the free site cronometer.com and I’m extremely impressed every single time I track a smoothie or soup at just how much BIG nutrition a simple blend of fruits and veggies can be.
What’s in your blender lately? XOXO