We do not always eat healthy in the summer.  We tend to spend more time with friends socially eating and drinking which can be less than healthy.  Summer foods such as ice cream, pies, sundaes, hamburgers/hot dogs, ribs, may all sound good but contain a lot of fat.  Few think of soups in the summer, which is too bad.  The right soup can be perfect for the summer and provide you with all kinds of health benefits.  Summer soups are a great way to use fresh vegetables and if you make a big pot, you can have it for a few days freeing up time for other summer activities. Here is a few to try that provide anti-inflammatory and gut health benefits.

Summer Lime and Ginger Soup:

This zesty and spicy summer soup offers anti-inflammatory and immune boosting benefits. The fresh zucchini and

cherry tomatoes provides a lot of vitamins and minerals including vitamin A and potassium.


Chicken Enchilada Soup:

Rich in protein and loaded with different veggies, this soup displays bell peppers and provides a smoky, spicy zip to your meal.  https://thedefineddish.com/chicken-enchilada-soup/

Chilled Tomato Summer Soup:

Perfect for a hot summer’s night this cold soup can be made in 15 minutes. The cucumbers and tomatoes provide a refreshing hydrating aspect to the soup while the red onion gives both a gut health and longevity boost.


Basil Zucchini Soup:

Inspired by the French countryside this chilled soup provides a serious gut health boost from ingredients such as leeks, hemp seeds, and miso paste. Add some home grown zucchini, basil, and a bit of lemon for a very refreshing soup.  https://www.loveandlemons.com/basil-zucchini-soup/

Mediterranean Shrimp Soup:

Loaded with seasonal veggies, fresh seafood, and herbs and using a tomatoes-based broth, this soup will give you many vitamins as well a heap of fibre. https://www.themediterraneandish.com/mediterranean-shrimp-orzo-soup/

Chicken Avocado Soup:

If you are a fan of guacamole, you will love this soup. Shredded chicken, fresh tomatoes, jalapeños, and some Monterey Jack cheese all comes together in 20 minutes for a gut healthy soup. https://www.cookingclassy.com/chicken-avocado-lime-soup/

Vegan Corn Chowder:

Corn and summer go hand in hand.  Corn is a good source of insoluble fibre, which helps keep your digestive system regular.  Thanks to potatoes and cashews, this soup is creamy and satisfying.  https://simple-veganista.com/vegan-corn-chowder/#tasty-recipes-51586-jump-target