So far, the raw food diet has been life changing. I have renewed energy, no issues waking up early for the gym, and I am basically never hungry. Yes, every so often I miss the ease of a turkey sandwich, but there are still so many delicious things you can make in such a short time. As you may have realized, the raw food diet is basically the food processor diet. If you don’t have the funds to go buy a dehydrator that will cook everything at the allowed raw temperature, the food processor becomes your only way to “cook”. The food processor is fast and has the amazing power to change simple veggies into purees and soups. This raw diet comes at the perfect time for me, because I am COMPLETELY bogged down in TIVO trying to catch up on my 45 television shows and I do not have enough time in a day to cook and watch TV as well. (Did anyone else catch the season premier of regular NCIS, even if it was two weeks late like I did? I will marry Mark Harmon one day, although he–and his wife–don’t know that yet.) Well back to the subject at hand, this recipe is light, fresh and surprisingly complementary. Make sure you are use a good, ripe watermelon. Otherwise, the soup will be very watery. Blend and enjoy!
- 1/4 watermelon, peeled
- 2 small on the vine tomatoes or 1 large
- 1 cucumber, peeled
- 1 onion
- 1 red bell pepper
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- Salt and pepper to taste
Chop up all the veggies and fruits and place in the food processor with remaining ingredients. Process until smooth, yet slightly chunky. Taste and adjust seasonings. Enjoy!
Makes 4 servings at around 150 calories a serving.