Raw Soup Recipe to Beat a Cold!

Only 3 days home from my bike travels from Paris to Switzerland and Spain, I got SICK.  My bad. I was pushing my body hard, riding my bike hundreds of miles, partying and staying up late, and eating mostly bread and cheese.  I guess I had it comin'.   So now- only 2 days later I'm feeling incredible considering the fever I had just 30 hours before.  My get-healthy-quick secret?  Greens, vitamins, smoothies and LOTS of sleep.    Here is a recipe for a magical soup that will kickstart your immune system and make you feel invincible like Popeye after eating spinach.  And the best part? It's SO easy (like everything I make)   cuz ain't nobody got time for long recipes!


RAW SOUP RECIPE (makes appx 3 servings)

1/2 bunch of Kale 2  carrots 2 cloves of garlic peeled* 1 small red onion or 1/2 large red onion 1 tomato 1 stalk of celery chopped cilantro (to taste) 1 tbsp of tumeric ** 1 tsp greated fresh or frozen ginger* 1 cup water+ 2 tbsp of olive oil*** 1/2 Avocado***

* Great immune boosters ** reduces inflamation + More water for a thinner soup, Less for a thicker soup ***optional fats to make the soup creamier and smoother. If you prefer a lower calorie soup, you can leave them out.

PREP: (this is the best part!!) Put everything into a blender and blend until smooth. Serve cold as a raw soup or heat to desired temp.  You don't need to "cook" the soup since it's meant to be eaten raw.   Garnish with a dash of creme fraiche or sour cream or pine nuts and serve!

Gazpacho Recipe

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My client Brendan gave me his little trick to clean eating in the summer: Gazpacho. Great ideas lead to great bods.  Show us the way, Brendan!

Nothing beats gazpacho—a traditional summer soup from the Andalucia region of Spain—on a hot summer day.  Not only is it delicious, but

it’s super healthy, too!  Now, this isn’t a totally “authentic” version.  The real deal calls for day-old bread, but this is a great low-carb alternative.  For a thicker, chunkier gazpacho, coarsely chop up the veggies in a food processor as directed in the recipe.  If you prefer a creamy, more soupy version, throw it all together in a blender.

I will sometimes double all the ingredients and make a HUGE bowl that I can share with tons of friends.  Just remember: the more it sits in the refrigerator, the better it tastes!

1 hothouse cucumber, halved and seeded, but not peeled 2 red bell peppers, cored and seeded 4 plum tomatoes 1 red onion 3 garlic cloves, minced 23 ounces tomato juice (3 cups) 1/4 cup white wine vinegar 1/4 cup olive oil 1/2 tablespoon kosher salt 1 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper

Roughly chop the cucumbers, bell peppers, tomatoes, and red onions. Put each vegetable separately into a food processor and pulse until it is coarsely chopped.

After each vegetable is processed, combine them in a large non-metallic bowl and add the garlic, tomato juice, vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Mix well and chill before serving.  Ideally, let it sit overnight before serving.