Cucumber Soup

This week is all about continuing to detox, which means eating lots of fresh leafy greens and whole, raw, unprocessed foods. Tonight, Zander really got into the spirit of un-cooking our dinner, which was a light–but creamy and delicious–cucumber soup.

As usual, I began by doing any prep work that required a knife, then spread out the ingredients on the counter out for Zander to put into the blender.

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We used one very large cucumber, 3 small avocados, a handful of basil leaves, the juice of 1/2 a lemon, 3 cloves of garlic, 2 roma tomatoes, 2 cups of filtered water, a handful of raw pumpkin seeds, plus sea salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper to taste.

Zander started by adding the cucumber to the blender, one piece at a time.

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He then decided to take a quick break to eat 1/2 an avocado before adding the rest to the blender.

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We added everything but the diced roma tomatoes and pumpkin seeds, then blended until we had a beautiful frothy green soup. After pouring the soup into our bowls, we sprinkled on the tomatoes and pumpkin seeds.

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Alex and I ate our soup as a main course, and Zander’s was a side dish. This was surprisingly tasty and flavorful given its simplicity and ease of preparation. We are feeling healthier and more vibrant already!

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About Kim McCoy

Kim McCoy is a passionate animal and environmental advocate with a B.S. in Business Administration from UT Knoxville and a J.D. specializing in Animal and Environmental Law. She graduated with honors from Lewis & Clark Law School, where she served as Editor in Chief of the internationally acclaimed Animal Law Review and interned with the National Center for Animal Law and the International Environmental Law Project. Kim is a member of MENSA (the “high IQ society”) and previously worked for Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in a variety of roles, including Executive Director, Director of Campaigns, and Director of Legal Affairs. Kim is also the former Executive Director of the One World One Ocean Foundation and the proud mother of a healthy, thriving son who has been vegan since conception. Currently serving as Executive Director of Big Life Foundation, which protects wildlife and wild lands in Eastern Africa, Kim remains deeply committed to the defense of animals worldwide.
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