Raw food chef Colette Nickerson bedacht o.a. het Cleanse Programma’s voor ROOTS. We vroegen haar een recept te delen dat voldoet aan de Clean Eating standaard waar ze voor staat. Het werd een heerlijke Life is a Peach bowl. Een ideale zomersoep.
Recept clean eating: zomerse soep
I made the most amazing summer soup to share with you! I used peaches, strawberries, apricots and cherries. If you want to keep it simple: the fruits in this recipe are interchangeable. Just be sure to keep the total weight the same as in the recipe for whichever fruits you choose. You can also use frozen fruit.
*Large mixing bowl
*Hermetically sealed storage container
Whisk the following ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
177 ml Fresh Orange Juice (natural and pure)
45 ml Lemon Juice
30 ml Balsamic Vinegar (2Tbsp)
15 ml Olive Oil (organic and cold pressed)
40 g Coconut Sugar (1/4 C)
20 g Grated Ginger (20 g before peel)
7 g Grated Garlic (7 g before peel, @ 2 big cloves)
1 tsp Black Pepper
1/2 tsp Himalayan Salt
Optional (but I highly recommend)
1/8 tsp Fennel Seeds
1/8 tsp Cardamom (ground)
1/8 tsp Cinnamon (ground)
…and if you are feeling really fancy…
1/4 tsp Saffron threads (optional)
Next, prepare and chop your fruit. No need to fuss too much, just a rough chop will do. Then you add all the following ingredients to your marinade, mix well and let sit for 12-14 hours or overnight in the fridge in a hermetically sealed container.
750 g Peaches, chopped (5 peaches)
500 g Strawberries
330 g Apricots (5)
270 g White Onions (sliced)
150 g Cherries (pits removed)
20 g Mint Leaves
After your ingredients have had a chance to sit for 12-14 hours, it is time to add everything to your high-speed blender and let blend for 40 – 60 seconds or until smooth. BE CAREFUL to first remove the whole cloves if you used them.
*You can see in the photo how I took 6 whole cloves and pierced them into one piece of peach and let it in the marinade. Be careful to not lose it, as cloves are very powerful and will not be a nice surprise to crunch on later. You can also substitute a pinch of ground cloves in the marinade instead of the whole cloves.
*You can substitute the coconut sugar with honey (if you are not vegan), date or maple syrup, or 3-5 whole dates with the pits removed.
*I think that crushed pistachios make an amazing garnish for this dish. Enjoy!