Pick-me-up tomato soup

raw tomato soup

Right after Diwali, a kind of food coma sets in. This is perhaps the same as any festival you celebrate. My friends feel the same after Eid or Christmas.

Post prandial somnolence or food coma

Well scientifically, this is a fact. A tummy full actually induces postprandial somnolence. This is because the blood flow primarily directed to the brain is now diverted to enable absorption of nutrients. Alright now, this is normal and there is no need to stand upside-down. 😁

Once the food is digested the flow of blood naturally reverses and goes back to feed the brain.

Here are some situations which drag out this food coma

Heavy fats and sugar loads in meals (yes, that explains the festival siestas and lethargy)
Eating at odd times and pushing the lunch and dinner times till you are nearly fatigued gives the body more reasons to add to the prolonged fatigue.
Lower consumption of liquids and thereby slow dehydration of the body, Or higher consumption of caffeinated drinks and alcohol.
Straight to bed after a meal situations post a bigger meal makes it even harder for the body to digest the heavy meal.

Here are some simple ways that may help

For starters, break up the meals into smaller portions.
Keep it light and simple (hard to achieve in the holiday season, I agree)
Keep up the hydration with water, non-caffeinated drinks and light and easy soups.
A gentle walk or some basic aerobic exercise post meals helps with a better metabolism.
Stay clear of heavy alcohol consumption. (  we all know it is addictive!!!)
Lastly, keep up with light bites at the time that you feel your body is getting tired. So the heavy fatigue is not reached. It can be a mid-morning snack or a few light bites before dinner. This helps in portion control too.

Try these for portion-controlled quick eats.

Toasted quinoa and dates energy balls

Fresh grapes jaljeera

Masala papad with sprouted moth bean chaat

 

raw tomato soup

Quick and easy reset tomato soup

Aided by these tips and tricks, it is also important to help the body reset after the holiday season. Here is my go-to, no-cook, quick and easy solution to it. This is a recipe we have at home very often Since it is just a couple of ingredients and no cooking involved it just makes it feel much more productive interesting of getting back and listening to your body.

Tomatoes for detox

Post festival season, we always look around for a good detox. Well, tomatoes are well known for this. Loaded with minerals and antioxidants, this raw tomato soup makes it easy for the body to repair. The fair amount of seeds ad nuts help to make it a meal than feeling starved.
Waste no time, let’s get on with the recipe.
Do let me know your thoughts in the comments.

raw tomato soup

Pick-me-up tomato soup

A quick and easy recipe that is gluten-free and grain-free.
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Soups and salad
Cuisine Continental, diabetic friendly, Fusion, gluten free, International, Kids choice, One pot, Summer, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings 2 people

Ingredients
  

  • 4 medium tomatoes ( chilled)
  • 1 tsp flax seeds
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tbsp cashewnuts
  • salt to taste
  • crushed black pepper
  • 1 cup Water

Instructions
 

  • Add the flax, chia, pumpkin seeds and cashew nuts into the spice mill and powder into a fine mix.
  • Add cut tomatoes into the blender, add the powdered mix, salt and 1 cup water. Blend into a smooth soup.
  • Serve the soup with crushed black pepper.
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Desicart
10 months ago

Thank you for sharing that tasty and healthy soup recipe.

Mayuri Patel
9 months ago

A soup that needs no cooking, hope I’m right. So nutritious with the seeds and nuts added to it. An excellent pick me up soup to enjoy after overeating festival food.

Padma Veeranki
9 months ago

This is such a simple & nutritious soup! definitely worth having after all the feasting during festive season! I love the fact that it’s no cook recipe!

Sandhya Ramakrishnan
Sandhya Ramakrishnan
9 months ago

This is absolutely what I need right now and you have exactly penned out how I feel at this moment. Holidays seasons are as much hard as they are fun. This is a very refreshing recipe and so healthy as well.

Lata Lala
9 months ago

A hearty and filling soup that too with tomatoes is always welcome after gorging on heavy food. This comes to the rescue for detoxification of the body also.
Lovely recipe.

Poonam bachhav
9 months ago
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I am loving this no- cook tomato soup with the healthy goodness of seeds. Indeed a detox food after festive indulgence.

Hayley
9 months ago

I kept looking at the colour of the soup and thinking about why this colour. until I read the method 🙂 It’s a no-cook tomato soup! Simply delicious and packed with goodness.

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