Recipe Directions

In your Vita-Mix, combine all ingredients except basil. Blend on high for about 2-3 minutes until smooth. Once smooth, toss in basil. Using the variable speed, set blend on medium low and blend for about 20-30 seconds (leaving a bit of texture to the basil).
Garnish with lemon zest, basil and a dash of cayenne.

Rawxy's Thoughts

A creamy asparagus and basil soup - perfect chilled, or even served warm. Please visit http://rawxy.com/2011/06/asparagus-and-basil-soup/ for more :)

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aprilsmiles's Review

Chilled Asparagus and Basil Soup
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I made this with some slight alterations.
I used coconut nectar instead of tamari. I also accidentally used unsweetened almond milk instead of coconut (which probably made a big difference) and skipped the salt and pepper as I didn't see a need.
I added a squeeze of lemon juice to cut the flavor of the asp and the garlic. When I first took the lid off the vitamix the smell of garlic was overpowering but adding lemon juice and a some water cut the flavor nicely and thinned the soup to my liking (so I am not sure if I just needed to blend more or if it was the lemon and water but the garlic amount turned out fine).
Also, I don't think coconut flour is raw (since flour by nature is processed) but I'm rawish and I had some so I used it. In retrospect however I wish I had used avocado in its place along with the coconut milk and water. The flour added thickness but also made it a little too thick for me and I felt a little less healthy eating flour.
I topped it with a little avo for some fun. Wished I had cayenne for that pretty garnish! All in all, a nice recipe.

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Looks really good to me! I'll have to try it soon!

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