Crunchy peanut butter, nutty brownies, artichoke hearts, avocado, and gazpacho soup. What do they all have in common? I used to hate them all when I was growing up. Yes, it’s true, I despised crunchy peanut butter, but now I beg for more peanut pieces (the crunchier the better!) and I used to detest anything that contained guacamole or avocado, but now I add it to anything and everything. As for cold soup, well, I’m still not completely sold on the idea, but this recipe from last summer was a real winner.
You see, cold soup to me always tasted like chunky salsa. And of course, when I was young I also hated salsa. Now, you guessed it, I love it! Of course it’s impossible to find a low FODMAPs salsa, but this soup is certainly low FODMAPs, and tasted great with a hearty piece of whole grain bread with a bit of butter smeared on top. It’s the perfect meal or side for any summer outing. I just love soup, any time of the year, and it’s nice to know that my taste buds can finally enjoy a cold soup in the summer!
And like I said, now that I know how delicious avocado is, I add it to whatever I can. It tasted great sliced on this gazpacho soup (despite containing FODMAPs….).
It’s super red, no? That’s how you know you’re getting a good dose of heart-skin-and prostate health-promoting lycopene.
This soup was as easy as throwing ingredients into a blender, pressing start, waiting a few seconds, then pouring the result into bowls.
I took a photo of this recipe, rather than typing it out. Yes, I got lazy. This just highlightss how easy this recipe is (hence while I’m posting it on “Thrifty Thursday”…it’s thrifty on time and price, only about $1 per serving!)
|Source: Nutrition Action Healthletter —– the best newsletter in the world. No joke|
|Estimated Nutrition Facts for 1-serving (1-cup)
Nutrition Highlights: Under 100 calories, good source of vitamin A and iron, excellent source of vitmamin C.
|And like I said, I now add avocado to anything and everything. Sadly it’s not low FODMAPs, but if I stick to a small portion, ie less than 1/4th cup, I seem to be just fine.|