Friday, August 12, 2011

Cold avocado-spinach soup

Bailey's version of Where's Waldo?
Cold avocado-spinach soup


Can you find camocat, A.K.A. Bailey, in the photo above? He likes to play his version of Where's Waldo? On numerous occasions, I have searched high and low for Bailey only to finally find him playing camocat with Kona. The two are nearly a match colorwise. Sometimes you have to look several times to spot him nestled in the crook of Kona's body.

I remember when I was a kid growing up in sunny Southern California. We had an avocado tree in our yard and a backyard chicken, named Henny Penny, who always perched in the tree. Henny Penny had the opposite problem of Bailey. She was white and always easy to spot up in her avocado tree.

These days, the price of avocadoes has me wishing I had an avocado tree in my backyard. Avocado is one of the top twelve supermarket remedies to inhibit candida. It contains antifungal fatty acids and is low glycemic. Best of all, avocadoes are delicious!

Recently, I saw a recipe called Avocado Soup. It looked refreshing and yummy but needed some modifications for my diet. Here is my version.

Cold Avocado-Spinach Soup
(serves 2)

Ingredients:
  1. 2 ripe avocadoes (reserve 1/2 of a whole avocado for garnish)
  2. 1 cup unsweetened hemp milk (or other alternative dairy beverage of your choice)
  3. 1/4 cup toasted pumpkin seeds + 1 T. for garnish
  4. 1/4 cup chopped red onion + 1 T. for garnish
  5. 3 cups fresh spinach leaves
  6. salt to taste
  7. juice of 1 lemon
  8. 1 cup water

Directions:
  1. Cut the avocadoes in half. Reserve 1/2 for garnish. Scoop out the meat of 1 1/2 avocadoes.
  2. Place the avocado and other ingredients in a food processor.
  3. Blend until smooth.
  4. Serve in bowls garnished with extra red onion, pumpkin seeds and diced avocado.
  5. Use any extra "soup" as a sauce or topping for tacos, pasta. It also makes a delicious salad dressing.

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2 comments:

Ricki said...

The soup looks lovely--perfect for a warm night. And that pic of your two fur babies is just about the cutest thing I've ever seen! Thanks so much for submitting it to WW this week. :D

Sheree Welshimer said...

My "kids" went out campaigning today with me at the local farmers' market. We are circulating a petition to toughen up our animal abuse laws. They were quite a draw and helped me gather 100+ signatures. They're tired now but we'll see how long that lasts!