I love raw soups! I’m totally converted from their cooked counterparts, however, it took a while, whilst transitioning to raw I had a mental block about having raw soup. I thought ‘how can this be filling and wholesome and warming?’ I was wrong and now I cant get enough, particularly after a long bike ride. I go through phases of which soup I like best, but it’s wonderful getting home and being able to choose from a selection of soups all of which can be made in minutes.
My trick is to make the soup up using 3 parts of water, one part of which is boiling water. This means the soup is warmed even though it doesn’t exceed the magic 40 degrees (after 40 degrees the active nutrients such as enzymes are destroyed by the cooking process).
- Pack your blender with as much spinach as you can without overloading it – sometimes I feel really sorry for my blender, it works really hard!
- Add the juice from half a lime
- Add 1 spring onion
- Add half an avocado
- Add a pinch of good quality salt such as Himalayan Mountain Salt
Whiz then enjoy! you can sprinkle some pine nuts on the top with a drizzle of olive oil, or if you’re watching your weight add some ripped basil leaves to the top.