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 mango gazpacho 2 (800x488)   Raw Vegan – So Refreshing!

I love having chilled soups in the summer and gazpacho is always a winner, but wanting something more original for my classes, I experimented with mango with very tasty results!

While you might think that with mango and orange juice as the base, this would be a very sweet soup, the addition of olive oil, garlic and crunchy diced veggies makes for a beautiful blending of sweet and savory.

Everyone loves this recipe.  Chilling for a few hours enhances the flavors.  Try mixing in something crunchy, like my Fully Raw Plaintain Chips which give the gazpacho more texture and make it filling enough for a main course.  I used seeded cucumber, red pepper and vidalia onion for my veggies but switch up with your favorites.  For garnish I used a combination of cilantro and basil.

In my book Raw Fusion Living:  Recipes for Healthy Eating, Natural Weight Loss and Anti-Aging I describe mangoes as Mother Nature’s “homerun” when it comes to pure deliciousness and nutritional value .  Mangoes have a full spectrum of antioxidants that are cancer-fighting and immune boosting.  They also have a lot of Vitamin A, fiber and Vitamin C.  See the photo series below by Ida Todoran, Flickr for how to best cut a mango.

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This recipe should serve 6 as an appetizer, 3 as a main course.

Mango-Lime Gazpacho

Ingredients:
2 cups 1/4-inch-diced fresh mangoes
2 cups orange juice
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 seedless cucumber, cut into 1/4 inch dice
1 small red bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1/4-inch dice
1 small onion, cut into 1/4-inch dice
2 medium garlic cloves, minced
1 small jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced (optional)
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, basil or cilantro
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Optional:  Garnish with slices of avocado.

Directions:                                        gaz prep (800x450)

Process mangoes, orange juice, oil and garlic in a blender or food processor until pureed.

Place all of the diced vegetables in a medium to large bowl and pour the blended fruit on top.  Gently mix together and aeason with salt and pepper to taste.   Garnish with additional finely chopped herbs.  l,Refrigerate until ready to serve. (Can be made several hours before serving and is still tastes fresh for 24 hours or as long as the vegetables remain crunchy).

 SERVING SUGGESTION

Mix in your favorite chip or  plenty of  Fully Raw Plaintain Chips (that you make in a dehydrator or on a parchment paper covered cookie sheet.) for added texture and to make this a hearty and filling meal.

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LindaJoy Rose, PhD is a therapist, author, professional speaker, international trainer, and healthy living expert with over 25 years of experience. As the former Director of International Development for the American Board of Hypnotherapy, she is a pioneer in the field of subconscious dynamics and clinical hypnotherapy, implementing training and certification in many countries across Europe, Latin America and Asia.

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She is the author of eight books, including Your Mind: The Owner’s Manual and Raw Fusion Living: Recipes for Health Eating, Natural Weight Loss and Anti-Aging, and contributes regularly to the popular worldwide news service, The Huffington Post.

With a grant from the Astra-Zeneca Foundation, Rose successfully launched a healthy lifestyle retraining program at one of the nation’s largest and most respected clinics. Having overcome a debilitating auto-immune disorder through lifestyle changes and self-care, she subsequently developed a practical and delicious eating philosophy and teaches popular classes with food demonstrations, world-wide.

In 2013, she launched the online and onsite Natural Wellness Academy with certifications in Holistic Health and Life Coaching and Clinical Hypnotherapy and with students and graduates in almost 20 countries.

The daughter of two Holocaust survivors, Dr. Rose is also a volunteer docent at the Florida Holocaust Museum and resides in Tampa, Florida with her husband and 4 furry companions.

"From training therapists internationally in the fields of psychology and hypnotherapy to being an online mentor for two West Coast Universities, to founding the Natural Wellness Academy, teaching has always been my passion, I enjoy nothing more than informing and inspiring prospective coaches and therapists."

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