Thursday, December 13th

zuppa verdeThis recipe is uniquely both hot and cold. Hot from the spiciness of the raw arugula and watercress greens and cool and refreshing because it is raw, cleansing and served chilled. 

The benefits of spicy greens…

In addition to being anti-oxidant-rich, the spicy greens- watercress, arugula and mustard greens; function to clear heat from the body and dispel excess mucus from the lungs. When the summer starts to heat up and allergy season is upon us, there is no better, cleansing and refreshing soup!

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This is an easy, quick and refreshing summer soup. Serve as an appetizer or with a salad for lunch. No cooking necessary!

makes about 1.5 liters or 6 servings

Ingredients

1 cucumber (if using English cucumber, use the whole thing. If it is a field cucumber, peel it first)

1 avocado

1 green onion

1 bunch watercress

1 bunch arugula or mustard greens

about 1 liter filtered cold water

1 lemon, juice and zest

Salt to taste

 

Method

Simply put all into the blender and puree until smooth, adding water until desired thickness.

Pour into chilled bowls and garnish with salsa and some ice cubes if desired.

This is best eaten fresh.

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