Raw Gazpacho with Avocado Crostini

Updated: Jun 18, 2018

This meal features 6 raw fruits and veggies! Eating some uncooked produce can be very beneficial to your health. Not all produce is created equal, though, so always weigh the benefits before chowing down.


Gazpacho is a Slightly Modified Carrots & Flowers Recipe | Serves: 2 | Time: ~10 min


"The best way to eat #zucchini is to consume is raw...nutrients found in zucchini promote bone health, heart health, healthy weight and aid in cancer prevention." - One Green Planet

Ingredients

3 large Roma tomatoes, chopped

1 zucchini, diced

juice of 1 lime

1/2 jalepeño, chopped fine

2 cloves garlic, minced

3 tbsp + 1/2 tbsp olive oil

1/2 tsp sea salt

Dash of cracked pepper

2 large #RedBellPeppers

cilantro for garnish

red pepper flakes for garnish


"A red bell pepper [is] an immunity system powerhouse. The best part about eating bell peppers raw is that you don't lose any of the essential and beneficial nutrients during the cooking process." - Live Strong

Instructions

Cut the tops off the bell peppers, then deseed and set aside.


Blend the chopped tomato on the lowest speed for 30 seconds, until the tomatoes become a chunky soup.


Add the remaining ingredients and blend on low speed for another 30 seconds. Serve the gazpacho in the bell peppers and garnish the soup with red pepper flakes and finely chopped cilantro.


"Raw #tomatoes naturally contain an assortment of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Eating more ...can help prevent conditions including...diabetes, kidney stones, stroke, heart attack and obesity. " - Live Strong

Avocado Crostini simplified from Masala Herb | Serves: |Time: ~20 min


Ingredients

1 big ripe and soft avocado

Juice of one small lime

S&P

½ tsp red chili powder

3 tbsp + 1 tbsp EVO

1 big garlic clove

French baguette


"Jalapenos are low in fat and free of saturated fat and cholesterol" BUT " If you get heartburn strike jalapenos from your menu. Spicy foods can trigger or worsen your condition." Healthy Living at SFGate.com

Instructions

Cut your avocado in half, discard the seed core and spoon all the fruit flesh into a mixer jar. Quickly add lime juice before the avocado turns brown.


Add seasoning: Salt, pepper and chili powder. Continue to add 3 Tablespoons of olive oil and 1 garlic pod. Blend the whole content to a smooth paste without any chunks.


Cut your bread into slices and pop them in the toaster oven.


Spread the spicy avocado on top of each grilled bread and garnish with coriander and red pepper flakes.


Raw garlic can help regulate blood pressure as well as blood sugar levels, according to Dr. Axe. This is great news for taking the pressure off your kidneys.

What I ate and drank today (6/7/2018)

106 oz of water

3 cups of decaf

1 cup caffeinated coffee

Drinks to rock the red

Vegan Mexicali salad from Chopt

Gazpacho with avocado crostini


Exercise

~2.5 miles of walking


What I ate and drank today (6/6/2018)

72 oz of water

Bowl of kashi with almond milk

1/2 peanut butter sandwich

1/4 cup of cooked quinoa

Handful of cherry tomatoes

Beer at the Big Hunt

Veggie burger with no toppings

Tater tots with ketchup


Exercise

~4 miles of walking

1 hr of kayaking

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