Chilled cucumber and avocado soup

by Emma on February 8, 2012

in Health & Nutrition,Soups & Salads

With my new interest in raw food, I have been on a mission to find some great recipes that are healthy, fresh, suitable for people with food allergies and don’t compromise on taste.

It didn’t take long before I found a book that shared all of this along with the health benefits each meal provided. The author, Lee Holmes, used a change in diet and nutrition to get rid of her bad health issues (which doctors could barely explain) and change her life around. Lee’s story is one of many where food is used as medicine, something I strongly agree with. I firmly believe if you put the right things into your mouth you have the ability to help prevent disease and improve your overall health during times of sickness.

This chilled cucumber and avocado soup (which I’ve adapted slightly) is the first recipe I’ve tried from Lee’s book Super Charged Food, and I know it won’t be the last. I can also safely say this is the quickest soup I have ever prepared and the freshest tasting. And being chilled, it’s a great addition to the spring or summer lunch menu.

Enjoy x

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Chilled cucumber and avocado soup

Chilled cucumber and avocado soup

2 small Lebanese cucumbers
2 medium avocados
1 handful coriander
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
500ml vegetable stock
2 spring onions, thinly sliced to garnish
mint leaves, to garnish

Peel cucumbers and slice in half. De-seed the cucumbers with a teaspoon and dice. Peel and dice the avocado. Put all into blender.

Add coriander, cumin, lemon juice, salt and stock to blender and puree until smooth. Add more stock or water to thin the soup if it is too thick for your liking.

Put all soup into a large bowl or container, cover and refrigerate until well chilled. When you are ready to serve, divide soup into serving bowls, add cracked pepper and garnish with spring onion and mint leaves.

Serves 4.

Supercharged Food

More of Lee’s recipes and her book Super Charged Food are available at www.superchargedfood.com

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