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Alisa’s Iced Avocado Cream Soup –

During the summer months, I try to eat cooler and lighter. I serve things that can be made ahead and pulled out of the refrigerator to be eaten poolside! And my avocado cream soup is just one of many recipes that my crew asks for during the summer. It’s light and cold and brightens up anyone’s afternoon!


  • 2 Cups of vegetable broth
  • 2 Lemons
  • 1 Tablespoon Himalayan Pink Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 2 Cloves of garlic or more if you like
  • 1 Bunch of green scallions
  • 2 Tablespoons of dry sherry
  • 2 Large avocados
  • 1 Cup of cream
  • Thinly sliced radishes and cilantro for garnish

In a blender, place the scooped avocado, garlic, 1/2 cup of cream, juice of the lemons and vegetable broth. Blend until smooth, only about five seconds. Pour into a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients while tasting it. Place in the refrigerator until chilled, and when ready to serve, place into chilled bowls and add the sherry.

If fancy makes you happy as it always does me, stir in a little cream and then swirl it so it’s beautiful on top. Garnish with a few sliced radishes and cilantro.

Alisa’s Pepperminty Blue Salt Scrub

With all of the sunscreen and outside exposure, our skin accumulates “stuff,” which my dermatologist calls congestion. I like to make a batch of Vanilla Peppermint Epsom Salt Scrub to slough off all that summer can bring to the skin.

Sloughing away your elbows, heels and toes is easy when you make my Pepperminty Blue Salt Scrub! I keep it by the tub in the summer as a pick-me-up, and it keeps me looking great poolside too!


  • 4 Cups of Epsom salts
  • 1 Cup of coconut oil
  • 6 to 8 Drops of blue food coloring
  • 10 Drops of Vanilla Oil
  • 6 Drops of Peppermint Oil

Combine all ingredients and store in a large jar or container. This scrub is best used as needed in the shower, where all of the dead skin cells can just go down the drain. It will leave your skin soft, supple and smelling heavenly!