Coconut Gazpacho

13 May

We always hear about Tomato Gazpacho.  What about Ajo Blanco?   The Andalusian Ajo Blanco is a white gazpacho that is traditionally prepared with bread, almonds, garlic, water, olive oil, salt and vinegar.  In my raw Coconut Gazpacho recipe, I substitute the bread with ground flax seeds and the water with raw coconut milk.  Aside from being the highest plant source of omega-3 fatty acids, flax seeds are an excellent laxative and anti-carcinogen.  They remove toxins from the blood and intestines.  Coconut is a cooling diuretic.  It soothes and protects internal membranes and the skin.  It is also anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal.  The benefits are numerous.  This soup is more filling than its Tomato counterpart, but just as refreshing.  This was a success at our house!  We all enjoyed it very much.  We hope you do too!
Puree in a high powered blender:
2 cups raw coconut milk (puree together flesh and juice of raw fresh Thai coconut) 
1/2 cup freshly ground flax seeds
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup raw almond butter
3 tbspn raw apple cider vinegar
1 tbspn raw honey
2 tsp sea salt
1 clove garlic (if you like it less pungent, use only 1/2 a clove)
Place soups in bowls and garnish with:
slices of fresh raw Thai coconut meat
slices of red grapes
raw honey

Note: I learned the other day from The Raw Gourmet that it is most beneficial to consume less than 4 tbspn of flax seeds a day, more would be toxic.  Flax seed oils, on the other hand, are not toxic over 4 tbspns.

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3 Responses to “Coconut Gazpacho”

  1. Lyn May 23, 2011 at 7:29 pm #

    If flax seeds are soaked until soft and washed at least 3 times before being consumed the risk of poison is reduced.

    • Mama In The Kitchen May 23, 2011 at 7:36 pm #

      Hi Lyn, Thank you for your comment. I’m interested in how that works. When Flax seeds are soaked, it absorbs the liquid and becomes as thick as batter. How do you wash it 3 times after it soaking? I have also heard from Nomi Shannon that it is best to consume 1/4 cup only of flax seeds a day, more than that becomes toxic.

  2. Cate April 25, 2012 at 5:13 pm #

    The only thing I’m missing the apple cider vinegar – can’t wait to make this! Thanks for the link on Facebook, I’m bookmarking your site here now 🙂

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