Cafe Gratitude: Cucumber Melon Gazpacho

While visiting LA a couple weeks ago, I was excited to stop into the new Venice ~ Cafe Gratitude. I can’t say enough about the amazing creations @ this restaurant. And that’s what they are: art!…beautiful, thoughtful, vegan items that you just can’t help but feel healthier after experiencing. The whole restaurant is just that too…an experience.
Inside, you can pick up their super popular cook book, house-made flax crackers, posh hippie “Love” glass bottles and much more. I want to try all of their juices, smoothies, salads, entrees….DESSERTS ~ all made with veggie love. I think it’s an amazing effort and an inspiration for healthy foodies.
I ordered the “I Am Adventurous” a delicious gazpacho made with cucumber and melon. I tried to eat (or slurp) slowly, but I cleaned the bowl pretty quickly. Trust me. Its.That.Good.

I also ordered the “I Am Fortified” which is a delicious grain bowl filled with brown rice or quinoa, fresh veggies + kale + yummy sauce of choice. (I had the sesame-ginger which was out of this world!) This was really satisfying and clean.
Repeat this experience a couple more times (add in my seriously tasty date/maca smoothie) and you’ll have the highlight of my LA trip. Cafe Gratitude.
(check out the adorable to-go boxes)

Back home, island livin this week…I felt a gazpacho craving creepin up outta nowhere! I decided to recreate the chilled soup with a little bit of my personal flavor ~ this is what I came up with:


I love that this recipe is quick, simple and clean. Not to mention mmmmmm 😉

Throw your chopped items in da blender and give it a whirl.

I think you’ll be delighted!


       Cucumber Melon Gazpacho:

  • 1 cucumber, peeled & chopped
  • 1 cup of honeydew melon, chopped
  • juice of 1/2 orange
  • 4+ mint leaves (depending on your desired flavor)
  • drizzle of organic extra virgin olive oil
  • pinch of sea salt

Enjoy ~ with lots of love,

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3 comments on “Cafe Gratitude: Cucumber Melon Gazpacho
  1. Joanne Cobble says:

    Looks amazing! Thank you for sharing your experience and recipe.

    Sent from my iPad

  2. Erin says:

    Sounds yummy! I’ll call you soon-I know its been too long:( xoxo

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