Cucumber Avocado Soup

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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

Directions:

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.