Purely summer refreshing! This super quick and easy summer go to cold soup can be made in 10 minutes and tastes delicious ocean or pool side! Pair with a Clean Cut summer cocktail and enjoy!
Clean Cut Chilled Avocado Cucumber Soup
- 1 medium cucumber, peeled & seeded & cut in pieces + 1 cucumber diced to stir in at finish
- 1 ripe avocado, peeled, seeded, quartered
- 1 scallion, cut in pieces or chopped onion
- 1 garlic cloves
- 2 T. fresh parsley
- 2 T. fresh lemon juice
- ½ c. plain greek yogurt
- 1 c. cold water-may add more to desired consistency
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Mint leaves
Puree all ingredients except 1 diced cucumber in blender till smooth. May add additional water at end to thin slightly. Stir in diced cucumber stirring after transferring to bowl. Add some mint leaves for taste and garnish.
Adjust any seasonings to taste.
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Salad is not just for summer! Add a twist of fall to your next green bowl and enjoy this season with some great health benefits. Pumpkin seeds are pretty cool, and easy to add to any salad!
- 1 oz of pumpkin seeds pack 7g of protein, 6g of omega-6’s, and are high in fiber
- Packed with antioxidents
- Decrease risk of breast and prostate cancers
- High in magnesium
- Lowers blood sugar
- Can improve sleep
So grab some of these powerful seeds and enjoy this fall treat!
Clean Cut Fall Pumpkin Seed Kale Salad
4 cups chopped kale massaged with olive oil
1/2 avocado, diced
1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds
1 tablespoon crumbled goat cheese (optional)
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
Juice of 1 lime
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
Whisk all the ingredients for the vinaigrette in a small bowl and set aside.
Using a large mixing bowl, add kale and 1 tbsp of olive oil and lemon on top. Massage kale with olive oil and lemon with your hands to soften. Let it sit for about 5 minutes. Then, top with diced avocado, radish, pumpkin seeds and goat cheese. Pour vinaigrette on top and toss to combine! Serves 2
Since we have been on a little pumpkin kick this fall, I thought we should share this yummy treat for you all! Our last post gave you a few tips on why pumpkin is healthy. But…
Whats the big deal about Chia Seeds?!
- Chia Seeds are loaded with antioxidants
- Almost all of the carbs in them are fiber
- Chia Seeds are high quality protein
- Chia Seeds deliver a massive amount of nutrients, with very few calories
- Due to the high fiber and protein count, Chia Seeds should be able to help you lose weight
We get into detail about all of these facts in our 6 week weight loss challenge. If you are interested in learning more, click here.
Pumpkin Chia Pudding Ingredients
1 1⁄4 cup coconut or almond milk
1 cup pumpkin puree
1⁄2 cup chia seeds
1⁄4 cup or less maple syrup
2 teaspoons pumpkin spice
1⁄4 cup sliced almonds
Mix milk, puree, chia seeds, maple syrup and spice. Cover and shake thoroughly.
Refrigerate for 3-4 hours. Mix in almonds and enjoy!
Makes 4 servings