Summer is the opportunity to enjoy cold soups, to cook with fresh fruits in very simple recipes but full of flavor and benefits to your body. Everything in the same package.
Tomatoes and avocado are rich in nutrients and antioxidants that support a healthy skin, weight loss, take care of your eyesight, promote the immune system and heart health. We will tell you how they act.
Together, both foods provide you fiber, potassium, vitamin C, vitamin E, oleic acid, choline and antioxidants such as lutein, zeaxanthin, beta carotene and lycopene.
Although you will eat the soup cold, the preparation will initially be hot, this is to increase the availability of key nutrients of the tomato such as lycopene. The avocado will be added at the end.
Tomato and avocado soup
- 6 chopped tomatoes or 4 cups canned tomatoes
- 6 chopped green onions
- 1 avocado, diced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 bay leaf
- ¼ teaspoon of salt
- 1 cup of water
- 2 cups of vegetable broth
- Lemon wedges (for garnish)
- Chopped chives or chives (for garnish)
- Place the tomatoes, onion, garlic, bay leaf, salt and a cup of water in a saucepan.
- Simmer for 20-30 minutes.
- Add the broth and simmer for another 15 minutes.
- Strain and cool.
- Serve in bowls and add avocado.
- Garnish with lemon wedges.
For your skin
Tomatoes are an excellent source of vitamin C a powerful antioxidant that reduces damage from sunlight, pollution and smoke causing wrinkles, sagging skin and blemishes. Also, your body needs vitamin C to produce collagen.
For its part, avocados provide you Vitamin E which also helps to take care of your skin.
For your muscles
Avocado and tomato bring you potassium. Avocado has a higher amount of potassium than a banana, a mineral that helps balance levels of sodium in the blood, favors the muscle contraction and nerve transmission.
For your defenses
The vitamin C and vitamin E stimulate the immune system so that it can fight the bacteria and viruses that invade it.
For the heart
Avocado is rich in oleic acid (like olive oil) and antioxidants that are anti-inflammatory and promote cardiovascular health. Lowers LDL (bad) cholesterol levels and lowers triglycerides. Vitamin E from avocado also helps to dilate blood vessels and prevent blood clots from forming inside. Tomato Choline also supports heart health.
For the view
Avocados are rich in antioxidants, as the lutein and zeaxanthin. Both nutrients are very important for eye health, reduce the risk of macular degeneration and waterfalls. In addition to lutein, tomato provides lycopene and betacarcantene which also promote the health of cough eyes.
The avocados are rich in fiber and low in carbohydrates. It keeps you full longer, controlling your appetite and encouraging you to eat less calories, and promotes weight loss.