The Avocado tree is native to Mexico and Central America...
The vitamins and minerals contained in this recipe can do everything from speeding cell turnover (to reveal healthier skin underneath) to protecting skin from the sun's damaging rays. Get plenty of moisturizing vitamin E from the avocados. Not only does vitamin E ease dry skin, but studies show it also may reduce free radicals and protect against damaging UV rays. Cucumbers are a great source of silica which, as a precursor to collagen, can help fight wrinkles.
I like to serve this soup in individual glasses as a delicious appetizer. Sprinkle with a little dill and sprouted pumpkins.
- 3 medium avocados, peeled and pitted and perfectly ripe
- 1 large cucumber, peeled and cut into smaller pieces
- 1 cup cold water (start with 1/2 cup; you can always add more)
- 3/4 cup lemon juice
- 1/4 cup packed mint leaves
- 1 small garlic clove
- Salt to taste
Pour in individual glasses and chill for a couple hours.
If you have no time to chill, lower the water content and replace with ice cubes.
Chives, dill, mint & dehydrated pumpkin seeds, roughly chopped.
Inspired by Green Kitchen Story