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Tomato Artichoke Soup

This tomato artichoke soup recipe makes a lot, so you might want to divide the recipe in half. Because it is cooked, it will be easy to blend. If you’re concerned about getting too much salt, try finding low-sodium tomatoes … Continue reading

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Celery Soup

Celery, one of the three basic vegetables in a classic French mirepoix, makes a creamy sweet blended celery soup. The addition of the other two “holy trinity” ingredients, carrots and onions, balances out the flavors and aromatics of this surprisingly … Continue reading

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Asparagus Soup

This basic asparagus soup recipe has a wonderful creamy texture and balance. The addition of cashews provides a delicious vegan replacement for heavy cream, and the garlic, onion and spinach round out the flavor of the asparagus. Like all blended … Continue reading

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Peach Smoothie

This peach smoothie recipe can be made with fresh or frozen peaches. If using fresh peaches, make sure you remove the fuzzy skin before blending. This peach smoothie could easily be made with nectarines. The celery adds a peppery quality … Continue reading

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Melon Smoothie

This outstanding melon smoothie features two summer melon flavors that blend perfectly together. The lettuce and strawberries add complexity and interest to the mix. Add a few grapes if extra sweetness is desired. Serve with a pinch of coarse salt … Continue reading

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Tropical Smoothie

This tropical smoothie blends sweet and bitter flavors. The addition of the bitter greens complements the sweet, rich flavors of the coconut, banana and mango. The pineapple provides the sour flavor that accents the rich and potentially cloying sweetness. Add … Continue reading

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Berry Smoothie

The berry smoothie is easy and delicious. The flavors are intense but sometimes a little tart, depending on your berries. You may need to add a little extra sweetness to balance the flavors. You can use less ice if you … Continue reading

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Mango Smoothie

This mango smoothie recipe complements the honey sweet taste of a fresh mango with a small amount of orange juice and a hint of fresh ginger. The mango is a staple flavor in many tropical smoothie recipes. 1 large mango … Continue reading

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Blueberry Smoothie

This blueberry smoothie recipe is full of antioxidants, vitamin C, fiber and calcium.   It makes a great breakfast smoothie or afternoon pick-me-up. Leave out the milk, add more banana; you’ll have a hard time messing up this healthy fruit … Continue reading

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Tomato Smoothie

This is a fantastic vegetable smoothie that can be served chilled or warm as a soup. It has a distinct creaminess that makes it tastes like it was made with cream. Add as much spice as you like. You can … Continue reading

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