12 Detoxifying Chilled Soups to Savor the Rest of Summer

12 Detoxifying Chilled Soup Recipes

The temps might be climbing outside, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find comfort in a bowl of delicious soup. A strawberry gazpacho or chilled melon and lavender soup is just what you need to cool off when you’re feeling the heat and stoke the smoldering summer sun. If you’re looking to detox, soups make great meals because they’re filling, full of flavor and nutrients and easy to prepare. Unlike juices, they’re filled with satiating fiber to keep hunger at bay. That’s why we rounded up 12 deliciously chilled varieties of soup made with super wholesome ingredients. Think refreshing fruit combos reminiscent of smoothie bowls and nourishing vegetable medleys. But don’t worry about raiding your farmer’s market for produce, these simple soup recipes clock in 10 ingredients or less. Grab a spoon!

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12 Chilled Soup Recipes for the Detox-Minded

12 Detoxifying Chilled Soup Recipes to Savor the Rest of Summer

1. Spring Green Detox Soup
Thanks to a large bounty of peas, spinach, sweet potatoes and leeks, the spring green detox soup is basically a salad. Feel free to add in extra vegetables when they’re in season — the more, the better. Those leafy greens will help aid your body’s natural cleansing and detoxification process. Photo and recipe: Renee Blair / Life by Daily Burn

12 Detoxing Chilled Soup Recipes to Enjoy Through the Rest of Summer

 2. Chilled Cream of Basil Soup
Cashew sauce makes a wonderfully filling and creamy base for this chilled soup. Be sure to soak raw cashews for a few hours or overnight before blending to help soften them up. You can’t go wrong with basil, a summer favorite for its remarkably refreshing flavor, and spinach for its wonderful bright green hue and vitamin K. Corn and cucumber salad adds a healthy crunch and the red wine vinegar and lemon dressing infuses a zesty tangy flavor. Did we mention the recipe is totally vegan and naturally gluten-free? Photo and recipe: Sherrie Castellano / With Food & Love

12 Detoxing Chilled Soup Recipes to Enjoy Through the End of Summer

3. Strawberry and Tomato Gazpacho
Hitting the perfect note between sweet and savory, this flavor-rich gazpacho is an excellent way to make your lunching a healthier endeavor. (But may we recommend the dollop of goat cheese if you’re feeling a little indulgent?) Strawberries and tomatoes make the perfect pink bowl of antioxidant goodness, and refreshing mint and crisp cucumber adds a dose of hydration. Photo and recipe: Spoon, Fork, Bacon

12 Detoxing Chilled Soup Recipes to Enjoy Through the End of Summer

4. Chilled Kiwi Mango Soup
This bright yellow soup is sunshine in a bowl or glass, as pictured here. Just combine vitamin C-packed frozen mango and kiwi cubes with chopped fresh mint. That’s right, there are only four ingredients to make this summery chilled soup that you can enjoy for breakfast or a quick snack. Pair it with some hearty whole-grain bread with peanut butter, or add some Greek yogurt to the mixture for more protein. Photo and recipe: Christina Cherrier / Eat Well 101

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12 Detoxing Chilled Soup Recipes to Enjoy Through the End of Summer

5. Beet Gazpacho
The beauty of chilled soups is that you can get the true effect of the colorful hues of vegetables and fruits. Beets make a loud magenta color that’s reminiscent of dragonfruit smoothie bowls. Onions, garlic and cucumbers balance out the naturally sweet flavor of beets. Add toppings of your choice. We personally like Greek yogurt and avocado for their filling creaminess. Photo and recipe: Sylvia Fountaine / Feasting at Home

12 Detoxing Chilled Soup Recipes to Enjoy Through the End of Summer

6. Strawberry Coconut Soup with Mint
If you’re looking for a dessert soup to satisfy your sweet tooth, this one’s for you! Pureed strawberry is the main ingredient, and low-fat coconut milk infuses a sweeter, nutty flavor. A healthy and quick alternative to other chilled treats, strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C, and coconut milk provides heart-healthy fat. Blend the mixture with some ice if you want it to be extra cool. Photo and recipe: Susan Pridmore / The Wimpy Vegetarian

12 Detoxing Chilled Soup Recipes to Enjoy Through the End of Summer

7. Chilled Corn Soup
Corn soup is the comfort food of chilled summer soups. Because of its starchy and naturally sweet flavor, it doesn’t need a lot of other bells and whistles to make it taste like a complete meal. Parsley and thyme infuse a savory flavor, along with fresh bay leaf and onions. Pickled jalapeno corn is a surprise topping that adds some heat and tanginess. Photo: Lizzie Munro / Tasting Table; Recipe: Andy Baraghani / Tasting Table

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12 Detoxing Chilled Soup Recipes to Enjoy Through the End of Summer

8. Russian Summer Soup
OK so maybe this one isn’t cleanse material — but it’s seriously delicious. Anyway, who says you can’t have ham in a chilled summer soup? This Russian-inspired dish features all the savory fixings, including dill and green onions. Cooked potatoes, ham and eggs make it more filling than other cold soup recipes and give it a comfort food vibe. Instead of sour cream, feel free to sub in Greek yogurt to cut down the fat. Photo and recipe: Natasha Kravchuk / Natasha’s Kitchen

12 Detoxing Chilled Soup Recipes to Enjoy Through the End of Summer

9. Thai Gazpacho
Real talk: We can’t help but swoon over this beautiful batch of spicy gazpacho. Not only is this dish delicious and made for sharing, but it only takes four steps to make (that’s right—four!). Yellow tomatoes and bell peppers, cucumbers and shallots make a nutrient-dense and colorful base. Fish sauce, lemon grass and chile paste and coconut milk infuse it with classic Thai flavors. Serve with shrimp and red pepper flakes to turn up the heat even more. Photo and recipe: Judy Heinrich / I’m Bored, Let’s Go…

12 Detoxing Chilled Soup Recipes to Enjoy Through the End of Summer

10. 10-Minute Gazpacho Recipe
Call it a game changer: Not only is this traditional gazpacho under 10 ingredients, but it also takes as few as 10 minutes to make. (How’s that for a perfect weekday lunch option?). Whip up the quick watermelon-tomato combo (full of heart-protecting lycopene) before you head out for the day. Photo and recipe: Renee Blair / Life by Daily Burn

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12 Detoxing Chilled Soup Recipes to Enjoy Through the End of Summer

11. Chilled Melon and Lavender Soup
This cold soup is what you need to ultimately chill out from a long day, pun intended. Melon makes a refreshing and hydrating base, not to mention a bold orange hue to brighten up your mood. Shredded coconut and edible lavender lends an impressively unique flavor. Top with blueberries for a big hit of their antioxidant and waist-slimming powers. Photo and recipe: Lisa / Sprinkle With Love

12 Detoxing Chilled Soup Recipes to Enjoy Through the End of Summer

12. Caprese Gazpacho
Swap the heavy panini sandwich for this light and refreshing bowl. One bite of this soup will have even the most resistant eaters get on the chilled soup train. If it’s not the soft mozzarella balls, then it’s definitely the savory, irresistible flavors of the Mediterranean. Avocado, shallot and jalapeno add a special kick, too. Photo and recipe: Alanna Taylor-Tobin / Bojon Gourmet

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