Saturday, July 18, 2015

Cucumber Avocado Detox Soup



This is one of the best chilled soups I've ever tasted, and it's really healthy too. 
Summer is a great time to detox, and this delightful chilled cucumber avocado soup is a delicious way to do it. The simple soup contains specific healthy ingredients that can help increase your body's alkalinity and help eliminate toxins that may clog your liver.

The soup is very easy to make, tasty, and so so refreshing! The Avocado makes it creamy, the cucumber makes it light, the red onion gives it flavor, the lemon and apple cider vinegar make it a slightly tangy and cayenne gives it a little kick! It serves as a quick snack or a mid afternoon pick me up after a day's work. The nutrients and healthy fats are energizing, and it only takes 5 minutes to prepare from start to finish.

Personally, I sometimes leave out the cayenne and drink it for breakfast like a green smoothie.
If I want even more greens, I add a leaf of kale or spinach!



I found this recipe on Dr. Axe's website.  Dr. Axe says that his Secret Cucumber Detox Soup, as he calls it, is loaded with ingredients that facilitate detoxification and enrich the growth of healthy hair, skin, and nails.

In addition, Dr. Axe extols the benefits of cucumbers because he says they are highly alkaline and help balance the body's ph level while counteracting the negative effects of a highly acidic diet
that is often created by eating foods high in sugar, fried foods, refined carbohydrates, and flour etc.

Mild, cooling, and delicious, this vegan and gluten free soup is a welcome treat on hot summer's day!I make the recipe for myself in advance as a snack, pick me up, or breakfast smoothie.
If you would like to make it for 2-4 people, the recipe multiplies well

My notes: Although you can drink it immediately after whirling it in the high speed blender , it really tastes best when it's been chilled for a few hours. It also holds up great overnight in the refrigerator so you can make it in advance for guests! Yes, Chill It!

Author: Judee Algazi
Adapted From: Dr. Axe's Secret Cucumber Detox Soup
Prep Time: 5-7 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Serves 1- multiply by 4 if desired

Ingredients: 
1 medium or 2 Persian or Kirby type organic cucumbers ( if not organic peel off skin), sliced
1 teaspoon of chopped red onion
1/4 avocado, peeled
1/4 cup of chopped organic parsley
1 Tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon ( or lime) juice
1-2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar ( more or less depending on your tolerance)
1/8 teaspoon of pink Himalayan Sea Salt
1 cup of water
Optional: 1/4 tsp chili powder or cayenne pepper


Directions:
Using a Nutribullet, Vitamix, or blender, add all the ingredients and whiz until well blended.
Remove and drink or chill for later.
Garnish with sliced cucumber or mint sprig.





green chilled cucumber soup in a bowl
Chilled Delicious Cucumber Avocado Detox Soup


                              This post will be shared and linked on 

My blog carnival list



______________________________________________________

Pin It Please leave a comment so I know you stopped by. Scroll down to the end of the post and click on comments.

17 comments:

  1. Since I love both cucumbers and avocado; these have to be perfect for me. I love to detox in a natural food way versus detox pill methods. Thank you for sharing! Pinning and saving, Judee!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is amazing how certain foods help to cleanse our body. This simple chilled delicious soup helps in so many ways.

      Delete
  2. This recipe looks marvelous...pinned.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I appreciate that you pinned it. It is a good recipe and now others will see it as well. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

      Delete
  3. Your cucumber avocado soup looks and sounds refreshing as does the smoothie. Looks good and added benefit of a detox. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Isn't it great that it could be a chilled soup or modified to drink for breakfast as a smoothie..

      Delete
  4. I love cold soups and this one looks delicious. Thank you for sharing your recipe at the #AnythingGoes Link Party.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sandy,
      I'm just getting into cold soups. It kind of feels like an oxymoron to me.. I think soup is hot.

      Delete
  5. Oh my gosh, how did I not try this before. I'm big on detox soups. I have tried so many! This sounds amazing. I will share it with my friends on google.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Eva,
      Thanks so much for sharing the recipe. It is a wonderful detox soup. I hope you try it and enjoy it as much as I do..

      Delete
  6. I can see those flavors marrying beautifully. Thanks for posting. Hello from Fat Tuesday.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Melissa,
      You are so right about the way the flavors blend. It tastes great and is healthy too.

      Delete
  7. Cucumber avocado soup looks delicious thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop. pinning.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Swathi,
      I appreciate that you take the time to comment on my shares each weak. I'm glad this chilled soup appeals to you. Hope you get to try it.

      Delete
  8. Who can resist this healthy and delectable dish! Thank you so much for sharing this Cucumber Avocado Detox Soup recipe with us at the Healthy Happy Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I'm pinning and sharing.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Deborah,
      Thank you for hosting a wonderful plant based blog carnival each week to give me a place to share my posts and thank you for your thoughtful comments.

      Delete
  9. I found this blog after a long time which is really helpful to let understand different approaches. I am going to adopt these new point to my career and thankful for this help.
    ดีท็อก

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for your comment - I love the feedback and interaction

Printfriendly