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April 14, 2013 by KAREN FOSTER
Amazing and Raw - Easy Cucumber Mint Soup

Two botanically based fruits make this amazing and simple raw soup recipe. When cucumbers and avocados are combined, they offer a packed nutritional blend of rich vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals. Here's an easy recipe to make any time of the year and will surely impress anybody who enjoys fresh soup, whether warm or cold.



Avocados contain incredible phytochemicals and carotenoids including lutein (a carotenoid along with Vitamin E), Magnesium, and monounsaturated (healthy) fats. Avocado helps fight cancer of the mouth, breast, and prostate, and improves skin tone. It also improves absorption of nutrients in other foods.

Cucumbers are known to be one of the best foods for your body's overall health, often referred to as a superfood. They are often sprayed with pesticides so it is important to buy organic or even better, grow them yourself. Cucumber is an excellent source of silica, which is known to help promotes joint health by strengthening the connective tissues. They are also rich in vitamin A, B1, B6, C & D, Folate, Calcium, Magnesium, and Potassium.

This soup is incredibly easy and fast. It’s ideal for a warm afternoon, with the cooling properties of the mint and cucumber. Delicious!

Ingredients


  • 2 medium-sized cucumbers, peeled and rough chopped (approximately 2 cups)
  • 1 avocado
  • juice of 2 large lime (approximately 1/4 cup)
  • 2 packed tablespoons fresh mint
  • 1 teaspoon green onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • pinch cinnamon
  • pinch of chili powder


Instructions

Combine cucumber, avocado, lime juice, mint, green onion, ginger, turmeric and sea salt in your blender, and puree well. Serve in chilled bowls, topped with a pinch of cinnamon and chili powder. Eat immediately, or refrigerate until ready to enjoy.

If you prefer a slightly warmer soup, place the mixture in a pan and gently heat on minimum (not exceeding 100F) until slightly warmer than body temperature (test by dabbing a small amount on your lips until it feels slightly warm (do not over heat).

Adapted from:
eatnakednow.com

Karen Foster is a holistic nutritionist, avid blogger, with five kids and an active lifestyle that keeps her in pursuit of the healthiest path towards a life of balance.

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