Cooling Cucumber Soup This delicious cold soup makes a perfect lunch or dinner meal in the hot season. Packed with fresh good nutrients, like yogurt, cucumber, baby dill, garlic, olive oil and cumin, it’s very appropriate for weight watchers and weight loss. The nutrients are delivered quickly, so a cup, or a small bowl can be eaten even later in […]" />
Natural Remedy, Soups, Vegetarian, Weight Loss Meals — June 20, 2013 at 2:54 am

Cooling Cucumber Soup

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Cooling Cucumber Soup

This delicious cold soup makes a perfect lunch or dinner meal in the hot season. Packed with fresh good nutrients, like yogurt, cucumber, baby dill, garlic, olive oil and cumin, it’s very appropriate for weight watchers and weight loss. The nutrients are delivered quickly, so a cup, or a small bowl can be eaten even later in the evening.

DSC_8794-1000In cases of heat exhaustion, there is nothing better than Cold Cucumber Soup, as it can help the body restore its vitality quickly. Cucumber is high in potassium, Vitamins A, B, C, D, E, and K, and very low in calories, and falls into the category of Anti-Aging foods and Superfoods. Cucumbers are now known to contain lariciresinol, pinoresinol, and secoisolariciresinol—three lignans that have a strong history of research in connection with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease as well as several cancer types, including breast, uterine, ovarian, and prostate cancers. Cumin is an immune booster, helps digestion and anemia.

As far as yogurt, I personally prefer using the organic plain whole milk yogurt by Straus Family Creamery, but if you want fewer calories, a quality organic 2% or low fat yogurt would be fine, such as 2% Stonyfield Organic yogurt or Nancy’s Organic Lowfat yogurt. To make this food very easily digestible for the evening, I use a slicer to slice the cucumbers paper thin, and then chop them into smaller pieces. I use an apothecary jar for the garlic, baby dill and cumin. After preparing this soup, I don’t serve it right away. It has to stay for an hour in the refrigerator for the herbs to blend with the yogurt. Of course, remember to mix the yogurt with cold water and then add some olive oil, otherwise the soup will be too thick. Add salt to taste.

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