Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Creamy Raw Zucchini Soup

                                   Watch March Madness turn into March Gladness with this soup!

Kris Carr is a self-proclaimed wellness warrior.  She was diagnosed with a rare and incurable stage 4 cancer in 2003 and there was paltry information about what types of treatments would be of benefit to her.  So she blazed her own trail into a terrain of whole foods, raw foods, meditation, and joyful living.  She has published many books, including Crazy Sexy Cancer TipsCrazy Sexy Cancer Survivor, Crazy Sexy Diet and her newest book that will be released soon is Crazy Sexy Juices and Succulent Smoothies. Her approach to life and challenges is joyful, zany, and inspiring!  The recipe below is my modification of one of her original creations.  I reduced the amount of avocado in it and omitted the olive oil, predicting my digestive system would be screaming if I had that much fat.  I also peeled the zucchini prior to putting it into the VitaMix. Yep, my new VitaMix is getting a workout this week.  I am finding that it creates much smoother purees than my blender did.   Pzazzed Gladness!

1 zucchini, peeled and chopped (about 1 generous cup)
1 cup fresh spinach (or other greens such as kale, chard, etc)
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon white miso
1/4  avocado, chopped
2 - 4 tablespoons fresh dill (or use dried dill)
1/4 cup water

Blend all ingredients on high in a VitaMix or blender until smooth. Garnish with a sprig of whatever herb is growing in your kitchen herb garden. Oregano, thyme and rosemary are thriving in my window these days.

Servings per recipe: 1
Serving Size: Approx 1 cup
Calories: 122
Total Fat:  7 g
Cholesterol: 0  mg
Sodium: 215  mg
Total Carbs: 15  g
Dietary Fiber: 6 g
Protein: 3 g

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