7 ripe tomatoes
1 yellow or red pepper
10-12 sun-dried tomatoes
¼ purple red onion
2 garlic cloves
2 dates (for a bit of sweetness)
2-3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon lime or lemon juice
1 teaspoon of your favorite seasoning or sea salt
1 cup chilled water
½ – 1 small red chili (for spicy taste)
leaves of 6 stalks of parsley
Cut tomatoes in halves and puree for about 40-50 seconds in a Vitamix Blender.
Place the remaining ingredients in the blender (excluding chili and parsley) and pulse until smooth.
Add chili (if using) and parsley and pulse until they are finely chopped.
Refrigerate for 10-15 minutes, if you prefer your soup chilled, or serve immediately.
The beautiful red color of tomatoes is a good indication that they are rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants fight cancer causing free radicals. The vitamin A in the tomatoes improves eyesight, the Vitamin B reduces cholesterol and the healthy acids in the tomatoes are known to protect the body from carcinogenic properties found in food.
Zucchinis or alternatively known as baby marrows resemble cucumbers in appearance. They are rich in vitamin C which helps fight off diseases caused by free radicals. They are also known to lower cholesterol, help maintain weight management and the magnesium in the zucchini reduces the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
Vitamix 5200 Total Nutrition Center
Create every course of your home-cooked meal—from frozen drinks to creamy desserts—in minutes. The Vitamix 5200 is the universal tool for family meals and entertaining.
- Classic 2 liter Container
- Variable Speed Control
- High/Low Controls