Chilled Strawberry Beet Soup with Macadamia Topping

July 18, 2013 Caroleeena FoodhealthnutritionRecipe

When it comes to eating for color, you can’t beat this dish. It contains three reds–beets, strawberries and tomatoes. Your cutting board will look like you murdered someone. (Don’t be afraid.) Need energy and nutrition but don’t have time for a lot of work? Try this delicious, low-calorie, high-energy, vibrantly colorful recipe for a nutrition-packed chilled soup that requires no cooking. It’s fast, easy and yummy. (It freezes well also.)

Strawberry Beet Soup:
– 2 Beets (peel and rough chop)
– 16 oz organic strawberries (wash, cut tops off, half)
– 1 medium tomato (rough chop)
– 1 cup water
– 3-4 spring onions (white part only, chopped) (*chop and save green for garnish)
(Note: You can also chop in some ginger!)
Food process everything together except the green garnish. Refrigerate while prepping the topping.

Macadamia Topping
– 1-1.5 oz macadamias (10-15 individual ones)
– 1 navel orange (peeled and de-seeded)
– 4 dates (chopped)
Tiny process all well
– drizzle raw honey on top (or even put some in blender to taste)

Chill and then top with a generous dollop of the macadamia sauce just before serving. Garnish with the green part of the chopped onions.

This soup is not only delicious, it is low in calories, high in fiber, and full of nutrients (especially magnesium, potassium, and beta-carotene) and antioxidants. It bolsters the immune system, helps lower blood pressure, fights heart disease, reduces blood clots and inflammation, promotes a healthy colon and prostate, and supports liver detoxification. It also contains folate, which may play a role in cancer prevention (as do all those antioxidants). It is both beautiful and good for you.

Serves 4
(Note: A great soup for a hot summer evening!)

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