Healthy Recipes

Creamy Ginger Carrot Gazpacho


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Originating in the southern Spanish region of Andalusia, gazpacho has risen among the ranks as a chilled soup. Gaining its notoriety, it is widely eaten in Spain and neighboring Portugal, particularly during the hot summers, since gazpacho is refreshing and cold. We’ll be sharing this recipe for those warmer days and you want something quick and delicious to make!


This recipe was adapted from “The Thrive Diet”.

GAZPACHO is a soup made of raw vegetables and generally served cold. Most recipes use a tomato base, hence the link to the Spanish culture. There are many combinations in making a gazpacho, most recipes typically include cucumber, bell pepper, onion, and garlic with olive oil, wine vinegar, water, and salt. The benefits of gazpacho vary on whatever the ingredients that you use. Gazpacho is a healthy soup rich in minerals, antioxidants, fiber and in vitamins C, A, and E.

CARROTS contain vitamin A, antioxidants, and other nutrients. If you want a recommendation in terms of helping with reducing the risks of cancer and cardiovascular disease, eat carrots. It is suggested that eating more antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables can help with this. Not only that, carrots are rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber.

GINGER is a god root. Ginger has long been used for the culinary and medicinal purpose. Ginger can contribute to health and healing since it contains hundreds of compounds and metabolites. Ginger can be used to make tea, chopped or crushed in curries and savory dishes, and dried or crystallized in sweets and confectionery. I could go on a list of all the possible health benefits ginger has, but some include reducing nausea, pain, and inflammation.

PREP LIST                    TIME: 10 – 20 minutes                    (Serves 3 to 4)
  • 3 large carrots
  • 1 avocado — pit and skin removed
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 tsp grated ginger
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped or torn cilantro
  • Sea salt to taste
Shall We Begin?
  1. Peel and grate carrots and ginger together.
  2. In a food processor, process avocado and water until smooth.
  3. Add carrots, ginger, and sea salt. Process to the desired consistency.
  4. Stir in cilantro and serve cold. (note: its best to let sit in the fridge for about 15 minutes so the flavours develop)
  5. Eat Strong. Feel Good. Live Happily.

 

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