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Raw Avocado and Cilantro Soup


Serves 2

  • 1 avocado, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 cucumbers, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh coconut water (eg Vita Coco)
  • zest of 1/2 lime
  • juice of an entire lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup of cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 cup of chives
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 red chili, thinly sliced
  • additional avocado and cilantro for presentation


Blend all ingredients together (except the red chili) until smooth and creamy.  Serve and top with red chili, avocado and cilantro. Enjoy!

Resolutions, intentions, rituals… whatever you call them, if you keep them simple you’ll rock them in.

Last year I committed to going to yoga once a week for the entire year. And I did it! Here I am in Mexico, 12 months later, on a yoga retreat doing 4 hours of yoga per day… Who would have thought?

This year, I’m taking the Meatless Monday challenge of going vegetarian one day per week. As I like to push things a little further, my aim is to make it a raw vegan day (which also means black coffee for the day – the toughest part). The inspiration? Helping out the environment and getting more creative with vegan recipes. I’ll post the best on this blog.

Here’s the first one for 2012 – Raw Avocado and Cilantro Soup. It’s a preview recipe for my sold-out 6-week detox and clean eating program starting on 9th Jan.

The recipe is for 2 servings. Make up both as it’s so delicious you’ll want to eat it as your next meal. Don’t be fearful of the avocado. 1/2 an avocado is only 160 calories and it will keep you satiated for hours as well as supply an abundance of Vitamin E and skin beautifying phytonutrients.

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