Creamy & Spicy Chilled Corn Soup
Gazpacho, salmorejo, vichyssoise: chilled soups have a lot of fancy names that make them seem a little – or maybe a lot – intimidating. But they’re actually super easy to make. Just blend a few fresh veggies (trip to the farmers market, anyone?), oils and fresh herbs, and you’re almost done!
You can whip up a batch in 10 minutes for dinner and bring leftovers to work for lunch. You’ll get at least one serving of veggies without having to eat a salad for like the third day in a row. Plus, the extra 5 grams of prebiotic fiber from Regular Girl will help keep you fuller for longer so you can say ‘peace out’ to the afternoon munchies. Here’s how to make it:
Serving Size: 1 cup
1 cup corn
2 medium yellow tomatoes, quartered
1 yellow bell pepper, deseeded & chopped
1/2 cup yellow onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, peeled
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 – 2 tablespoons hot pepper sauce (such as habañero sauce & preferably green)
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt or sour cream
3 scoops or packets Regular Girl
2 tablespoons olive oil
Yogurt or sour cream, olive oil, corn kernels, cracked black pepper & cilantro leaves for serving
- Mix corn, tomatoes, peppers, onion, garlic, lime juice, hot sauce, salt and yogurt until well-combined. Spoon mixture into blender. Blend until smooth.
- Pour mixture into bowl. Add Regular Girl and stir until well-combined.
- Whisk in olive oil in a steady stream until well-combined. Avoid blending or processing olive oil to prevent it from becoming bitter. You can replace olive oil with canola or avocado oil, if desired.
- Spoon soup into chilled bowls. Top with a dollop of yogurt or sour cream, a thin drizzle of olive oil, remaining ¼ cup corn, black pepper and cilantro. Season to taste.
If you want to make the soup a bit thicker, try adding another tablespoon or two of Greek yogurt. To make it a little thinner, whisk in another tablespoon or so of olive oil.
Your taste buds won’t be the only thing rejoicing after a bowl of this. Your body will be more than thrilled to feel the benefits of all these nutrients.
Fiber & Probiotics
These two are better together. They tag-team to help keep your digestive system balanced. The prebiotic fiber in Regular Girl nourishes the 8 billion active probiotics (also in Regular Girl) to help increase the number of good bacteria in your gut.
Vitamins & Minerals
From the yellow bell pepper alone, you’ll get more than 100% of the daily recommended amount of Vitamin C. Talk about nutrition goals. Corn has a surprising amount of magnesium, iron and Vitamin B-6 while tomatoes are a great source of Vitamin A.
Healthy fats have been getting lots of love lately, and for good reason! They do things like help your body absorb nutrients and keep your energy up. The key is limiting unhealthy fats (saturated and trans) while increasing healthy fats (polyunsaturated and monounsaturated) like those in olive, canola and avocado oil.