Saturday, January 2, 2010

Avocado Cucumber soup



I start off every year with a "detox". Well, what I do probably doesn't count as a detox to lemon-juice-detoxer types but it works for me. It's a simple approach that transitions me out of all the holiday junk and back into my healthy eating. I cut out sweets and get my fix from loads of fruits throughout the day, eat WAY more vegetables than normal, drink smoothies with heaps of flax and greens, drink a detox tea 3 times a day, and of course, drinking more water than seems humanly possible. It's not much different than my regular eating, just a few small differences.


I got this recipe from Gwyneth Paltrow's detox plan. It is very refreshing and I definitely wouldn't limit this to a "detox" recipe. I will be making this often, but perhaps next time only using the juice of half a lime. It was a bit tart.

Avocado Cucumber soup

1 avocado
1/2 cucumber, peeled
zest of 1/2 lime
juice of whole lime (i will use less next time if not making for a detox)

Whiz in blender until smooth.

9 comments:

  1. conveniently enough, i have all these things in my kitchen right now.

    i know what i'm trying out today!

    thanks for the recipe!

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  2. This sounds good just as a salad as well!

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  3. This looks so delicious. I love ANYTHING with avocado, though I have a terrible time attempting to find good ones in Pittsburgh this time of year.

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  4. I'm doing something verrry similar. Raw vegan 2/3 meals per day and lightly steaming or roasting vegetables for dinner. The first few days were rocky but I'm getting around to feeling a general lightness- it's lovely.

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  5. I've been doing a detox for the past four days as well (I'm on the last day...woo!) and this recipe most definately fits in. Thanks for sharing!

    P.S. I just found your blog and I must say, its beautiful. Love the simplicity!

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  6. Found your blog via Joy the Baker, and can't wait to read more!

    Out of curiosity, have you considered an About Me page? I always love knowing a little more about the bloggers I follow :)

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