What’s that? Is that a (very small) tan line I spy? And are those freckles coming out of hibernation appearing on my nose? This can only mean one thing- the sun is shining in England! In March! It’s a miracle. Oh how I’ve missed you glorious, beaming sunshine. Everything is so much better when you’re around. It’s days like these that make you so grateful for being unemployed! What a touch. I have been horizontal all day soaking up the rays, and after hard work like this, the last thing I wanted to do is spend ages in the kitchen making dinner. Also, the sunshine makes my tastes buds cry out for something sharp and fresh. Something light and cleansing. Something just this Cool Cucumber and Spinach Soup! It’s dead easy to make, you just put everything in a blender and blend. That’s it. So if you have been at real life work today and you are wanting to catch the last few rays before they disappear, then this recipe is perfect as it’s QUICK. You can blend it, pour it into a bowl and be lying on your sun lounger in your underwear all in less than 15 minutes. Plus it’s packed full of chlorophyll – great for flushing toxins out of your body and giving you a clear complexion – so fresh healthy faces all round!
You can serve this soup just as it is, but I topped mine with hemp seeds, basil, cayenne pepper and a tonne of nutritional yeast. Mmm.
- 1 cup water
- 1 cucumber
- 2 cups spinach
- 1 handful of basil leaves
- 1 tbsp of fresh ginger
- Juice of 1½ lemons or 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
- ½ apple
- ½ tsp sea salt
- 1 tbsp onion powder
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 avocado
- 2 tbsp dry dill
- Place everything except the avocado and dill in a blender and puree until smooth.
- Add the avocado and continue to blend until creamy
- Put in a bowl and mix in the dill
- Serve just as it is or top with alfalfa, spring onions, more basil and nutritional yeast. Or whatever you have in the cupboards!