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Chilled Peach Kefir Soup

Serves 4.

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    Chilled Peach Kefir Soup

    When in the throes of the dog days of summer, this refreshing kefir soup not only helps you keep your cool but is also a total taste bud party. Tangy kefir, a probiotic-rich dairy drink, is a perfect complement to juicy, sweet peaches.

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    Chill out

    Cold soups are best served in cold bowls. About 15 minutes before serving, place bowls in refrigerator to cool down.

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    Chilled Peach Kefir Soup

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup (250 mL) plain kefir
    • 1 lb (450 g) peaches (about 3 medium), peeled, pitted, and chopped
    • 1/2 English cucumber, peeled and chopped
    • 2 tsp (10 mL) minced fresh ginger
    • 1 garlic clove, minced
    • 1 tsp (5 mL) orange zest
    • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) chili powder
    • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
    • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1/4 cup (60 mL) chopped pistachios
    • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) chopped mint

    Nutrition

    Per serving:

    • calories181
    • protein6g
    • fat11g
      • saturated fat2g
      • trans fat0g
    • carbohydrates18g
      • sugars12g
      • fibre3g
    • sodium179mg

    Directions

    01

    Place kefir, peaches, cucumber, ginger, garlic, orange zest, chili powder, and salt in blender and blend until smooth. With machine running on low speed, slowly drizzle in olive oil through top. Place soup in glass container and chill for at least 2 hours.

    02

    Divide soup among serving bowls and garnish with pistachios and mint.

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