Recipe of the Week from Guest Chef Marlena Torres: Gazpacho

Marlena Torres is a certified clinical nutritionist and certified colon hydrotherapist in Lancaster, PA. She works with clients both locally and remotely, and also teaches an online course: Freedom From Emotional Eating. For more information and delicious, cleansing recipes visit!

“Spring in Your Step” Gazpacho

We tend to associate chilled soups with warmer weather and outdoor picnics, but gazpacho is delicious any time of year! This is a tribute to the spicy peppers and tart lime flavors that define traditional Mexican fare. This recipe is perfect for when you want a little “spring in your step.”

•2 big tomatoes, or 4 small tomatoes

•1 bell pepper

•1 small zucchini, or ½ regular zucchini

•2 tbsp red onion

•2 garlic cloves

•3 tbsp fresh mint

•Small handful fresh basil

•1 or 2 packets stevia

•½ a lime, juiced

•½ a lemon, juiced

•½ tsp cayenne pepper (be careful, it’s spicy!)

•Pinch of lime and lemon zest.

Blend all ingredients together in a hi-speed blender until smooth. Enjoy!

Serves: 2