When it comes to nutrition, the red bell pepper is the king of bell peppers. This vibrant vegetable is chock full of vitamins A and C, which are excellent for your immune system. The antioxidant responsible for that beautiful red color, beta carotene, is great for your skin and vision. Simply blend up your peppers with cashews and water for a delicious raw red pepper soup.
Yields: 3 servings | Serving Size: 1 cup | Calories: 213 | Total Fat: 15 g | Saturated Fat: 3 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 209 mg | Carbohydrates: 17 g | Dietary Fiber: 3 g | Sugars: 5 g | Protein: 6 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 7
- 3 cups chopped bell pepper, 1 cup reserved
- 2/3 cup raw cashews
- 1 1/2 cups water
- Chopped basil, parsley, or cilantro, for garnish
- Add all of the ingredients, except 1/2 cup reserved red pepper, and blend until smooth. Transfer to a bowl, and add the remaining 1/2 cup of red bell pepper. Garnish with basil, parsley or cilantro and serve.