Garden Gazpacho on a hot summer day, so refreshing!
I read an incredible book over the past couple of weeks called "You Can Fix Your Brain" by Dr. Tom O'Bryan.
I highly recommend it for everyone, but especially those suffering from Celiac disease, and those who have family or friends suffering from Alzheimer disease or Dementia. It is also extremely helpful for those with leaky gut and short-term memory loss, or foggy brain.
This issue's recipe is taken from that book it is so delicious and refreshing. Did I mention the health benefits associated with it?
by Nanette Achziger
4 or 5 Roma tomatoes, roughly chopped
1/3 cucumber, roughly chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, roughly chopped
1/4 small onion
3/4 cup garbanzo beans, cooked
1 clove garlic
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
A handful or two of ice
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 or 2 dashes of ground cumin
2-3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra to drizzle
1. Put the tomatoes, cucumber, bell pepper, onion, beans, garlic, vinegar, and ice into a high-speed blender (use a handful or two of ice to keep the gazpacho cold while blending). Blend until smooth, adding water to get a drinkable consistency.
2. Season with salt and pepper and cumin.
3. With the blender on low, drizzle in the oil to desired taste. Serve in small glasses with a drizzle of oil on top.
Garlic may help reduce the risk of dementia, including vascular dementia and AD, and is thought to protect the brain against neurodegenerative conditions.