This is a SIMPLE and YUMMY recipe for a light and cleansing soup that everyone loves! Serve it on it's own, or as a starter for a light summer meal.
Recipe from: Goop
Ingredients: Serves 1
- zest of 1/2 lime
- juice of 1 lime
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cucumber, peeled and seeded, roughly chopped
- 1/2 avocado, peeled and roughly chopped
Blend everything together until totally creamy and smooth. Refrigerate for up to 3 hours and serve cold. I added a dollop of plain yogurt for a little extra creaminess. Feel free to leave that out for a vegan soup.
Why I love this:
Due to their high water content, cucumbers are both hydrating and low in calories – only 13 per cup. Additionally, cucumbers contain vitamin C and caffeic acid, both of which reduce swelling and soothe skin irritations by preventing water retention. Avocado adds a nice dose of heart healhty fats, and makes the soup creamy and delicious.