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Soup in the Raw

Soup in the Raw

In the summer, one of my staples for fast, healthful meals is soup. Raw soup, that is. It doesn't get much easier than tossing a handful of garden-fresh ingredients into a blender, giving the mixture a whirl, and ... voilĂ ! Soup's on, and cleanup is a snap.

In addition to being really delicious and inexpensive, these soups are loaded with antioxidants, healthful fats, and fiber. They fill you up and keep you feeling satisfied, which makes it easy to eat light all summer long.

Tips

Opt for sea salt when seasoning raw dishes. It has a relatively mild, slightly mineral flavor.

Use filtered water in these blended soups so that the pure flavors of the ingredients can shine through.