I discovered this soup while on a roadtrip to my hometown, Monroe, Louisiana, where I attended an INCREDIBLE Reiki I training.
Beforehand, I made the awesome decision to pack smart, and bring along my Vitamix and other essential ingredients. You can check out this video to see what I packed and ate while away.
The soup recipe came to me in the evening after receiving my first Reiki treatment. I felt SO good, and wanted something easy to put together, cozy, nourishing, and light on my digestive system.
And, this is the result!
Here’s the recipe!
- 1 English cucumber, coarsely chopped
- 2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes
- juice of 1 lime
- 2 green onions, coarsely chopped
- 2-6 cups power greens (depending on how GREEN you are!)
- Garnishes: tahini drizzle, Bragg’s Organic Sprinkle, Bragg’s Sea Kelp Delight, fresh sprouts, and/or any other herbs and spices that you like
- Place all ingredients in blender except for garnishes. Blend until smooth and creamy. If needed, stop halfway through to add more greens (if you like it super green like me! More greens = more nutrients, salty flavor & richness).
- If you want a warm soup, let your blender run longer to warm it up.
- Decorate with garnishes of your choice. Serve with extra chopped veggies like cucumber slices, carrot sticks, celery sticks, tomato slices, lettuce leaves, and whatever other veggies speak to you. Raw vegan breads, crackers, and kale chips would also be nice additions here.
Vata – This soup is a good choice for you, as it is hydrating, nourishing, soothing, and warm. The tomatoes are the only potentially less than ideal ingredient. Otherwise, you’re golden. Serve with avocado for additional oiliness. Be generous with the tahini and spices!
Pitta – This is a great choice for you as well, since it does not have any fiery ingredients, and the soup will not be piping hot. The tomatoes may be mildly irritating. Watch how you respond to the tahini, as it can be heating. Substitute a drizzle of almond butter, sunflower seed butter, or pumpkin seed butter, if needed, or sprinkle with chopped almonds, sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds.
Kapha – If you find the cucumber too watery, substitute zucchini. The greens will work magic on you! Go easy on the tahini. If needed, substitute a drizzle of almond butter, sunflower seed butter, or pumpkin seed butter, or sprinkle with chopped almonds, sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds. A warm soup will help ignite agni, digestive fire. Be generous with spices, and serve with lots of veggies.
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