Basil Tomato Soup

08/20/2011

Raw Dinners, Raw Soups


I think you’ll love this basil tomato soup if you try it! I’m enjoying a big bowl of it right now. It’s creamy with mild spices that add a warm and inviting flavor.

Raw tomatoes are full of incredible benefits for your body. Here are a few of them:

Raw tomatoes may aid in detoxing of the liver, and may help protect it from cirrhosis (liver disease). Tomatoes can be very good for your blood- they contain a high amount of something called Lycopene, which is a powerful antioxidant which may prevent cell damage. One of the nutrients in tomatoes may also help lower cholesterol. Because tomatoes are so satisfying to our bodies, they can help decrease appetite and may encourage weight loss.

Smelling the delicious scent of basil tomato soup just now, is bringing up a sweet memory…..  of a quiet evening several summers ago. My dear Mom was sick in bed, when my dad came home from work and came into to check on her. He sat and talked with her a little while, and realized she was hungry. I saw him leave the room, and a little while later, I heard the Vita mix running so I peeked into the kitchen…. and it was a sight! My Dad is an excellent cook, but he isn’t one of those guys who cleans as he goes, so there were tomatoes and all kinds of ingredients spread from one end of the kitchen to the other!  This was serious business to him. A little while later, he walked into Mom’s room again, with a sweet smile and a big bowl of warm, raw tomato soup! Ah… true love.


RAW BASIL TOMATO SOUP

3 large Tomatoes

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp raw honey

1 TBS olive oil
 
1TBS raw butter
 
1/2 cup milk
 
1/2 tsp dried basil leaves
 
1 tsp garlic powder
 
1/4 tsp onion powder
 
1/2 tsp brewer’s yeastpepper to taste
 
 (Add a good helping of love and mix well!)  Blend in Vita mix (or other blender) until smooth. Keep blending until warm. Or heat on stove top to no higher than 110 degrees.
(makes about 3 cups soup)  <3
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About Holly

Holly lives on a small farm in Virginia, raises exotic cats and works at a health food store. She loves God and all kinds of people and animals too. She has seen tremendous benefits from eating raw foods and trying to live a healthy lifestyle and hopes to help others do the same. She and her husband Doug, have 4 goats, 6 cats, 2 dogs, 3 chickens and 23 guinea fowl.

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One Response to “Basil Tomato Soup”

  1. Landon Hofhine Says:

    tomato is a good source of vitamin K, tomatoes are bursting not only with flavor, but also with nutritional value. One cup of raw tomato contains almost 18% of the daily value for Vitamin K Vitamin K, which actually is a family of related compounds, has many health benefits, including supporting bone health. According to research has shown that the K vitamin family may protect against osteoporosis and aid in healing from hip fractures. More and more, people are looking to whole foods, rather than supplements, when they want to address a particular health concern or increase a certain nutrient. For those looking to up their intake of Vitamin K, tomatoes may be part of the answer. Tomatoes are highly versatile and increase, rather than decrease, in nutritional value when cooked. This makes delicious tomatoes quick, easy and convenient to incorporate into almost any diet. Other significant dietary sources of Vitamin K are spinach, Brussels sprouts, Swiss chard, green beans, asparagus, broccoli, kale, collard and mustard greens, as well as carrots and egg yolk.

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