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Avocado Soup: A Low-cal, Vegan Dinner

by 11 March 04, 2015

Did you know that avocados are a fruit? This fact wasn't that important to me until this week; now, boy am I THANKFUL for them to be a fruit. Right now, I am in the middle of a fruit fast. I can't eat anything except fruit for three whole days. Which means I'm grabbing at anything I can to make hearty meals out of fruits to quench the beast inside. I've always used fruits as snacks, but never as my whole meal. Figuring out how to do that seemed complicated, but it's definitely worth exploring how fruit can be a meal.

vegan, fruit fast, fruit, low calorie dinners, avocado, avocado soup, whole 30, baptiste yoga, 40 days to a personal revolution, journey into power If when you read "fruit fast" above, I'm sure you thought, "girrrrrrl, you crazy," and you're not alone. If it was me three months ago, I wouldn't have believed I'd be doing this. However, for one reason or another, I am now on a mission to overhaul my wellness mentally, physically, and spiritually. Part of this journey has been this 40 days to a Personal Revolution  class offered by a local yoga studio, Big Rock Yoga. I've really fallen in love with Baptiste Yoga, and this program was designed by the creator of Baptiste Yoga, Baron Baptiste. There have been a lot of challenges about this program that I've loved, but this fast was the part I feared.

Why did I fear it? I could (and was encouraged to) still eat as many calories as I normally do, it's a relatively short time period, and plenty of other people have done it-- and yet there was a voice in my head saying you can't do this. This voice comes from a place where I'm lacking self-control, but also from my foodie side that doesn't like repetitive meals and loves to explore flavors! This soup helped shut both of those contending forces up-- it's packed with flavor, it's incredibly filling, and it offered a great change from the just straight raw fruit I've been eating. If you're looking for a light but filling meal, this is meant for you.

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AVOCADO SOUP

Ingredients

2 Avocados 1 Lime 1/2 a Bell Peppers (Red or Yellow) 1 cup of Water Minisweet peppers to garnish Optional: Jalapeno for spice (yes, it's a fruit!).

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Directions

Get ready for a yummy-yum soup! You will need a blender for this soup. First start off with your avocados, cut in half, remove the pit, and cut into cubes.

vegan, fruit fast, fruit, low calorie dinners, avocado, avocado soup, whole 30, baptiste yoga, 40 days to a personal revolution, journey into power Next, take half of your bell pepper and slice it up. If you want to make this spicy, now cut up your jalapeno. I cut up half of one, but those of you that like a little more spice can use the whole one. DSC_10101 After everything is sliced up, place the ingredients in your blender or food processor. Add in the water. DSC_10181 Time to blend! Blend until everything is thoroughly combined to a soupy consistency. If you want it to be a little thinner, add more water. Put into a bowl and chill this in the fridge to serve cold. Garnish this soup with mini-sweet peppers. Bake your sweet peppers straight on the oven wrack for about 5 minutes. DSC_09971 Lastly, take the lime and squeeze it over the soup. Add ground sea salt and pepper to taste. DSC_10221 Hope you guys enjoy this great soup. This soup will definitely be my spring/summer go to soup! Quick, easy, and so healthy. Happy Eats My Sweets, melinda-sig



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