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Chilled Asparagus and Avocado Soup (Recipe + Health Benefits)

Posted by on Jun 17, 2014 in Raw Food, Recipes | No Comments

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I made a delicious soup yesterday with asparagus I bought in Prince Edward County on the weekend. This is the time of year that I start to crave more raw soups and so I experimented with making a raw cream of asparagus soup. Read on for health benefits and the super easy recipe!

Health Benefits of This Soup

  • Asparagus is high in nutrients such as vitamin K, folate, and B vitamins, to name just a few. It’s also high in antioxidant nutrients such as vitamin C, beta carotene and vitamin E. Asparagus also contains phytonutrients with anti-inflammatory benefits (quercetin, rutin, kaempferol and isorhamnetin).
  • Avocado is an anti-inflammatory food thanks to its phytosterols and phytonutrients. Additionally, the fats found in avocados can also help to increase absorption of the beta carotene found in the asparagus.
  • Because it’s simply a raw and blended soup, the nutrients and enzymes are retained.

Chilled Asparagus and Avocado Soup

½ bunch of fresh asparagus, tough ends broken off and stalks roughly chopped
1 small shallot, roughly chopped
½ avocado
½ a juicy lemon, juiced
2.5 cups of water
½ tsp Celtic sea salt (and more to taste)
Pepper to taste

Put all ingredients in a blender and blend on high until smooth. Add more water to desired consistency or to facilitate blending.

Makes 4 small or 2 large servings.

xo Andrea

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