In my last post, I shared the 41 powerhouse foods that pack the greatest nutritional punch per calorie, and the surprising #1 powerhouse was watercress, with an unbelievable 100% nutrient density!
Watercress often gets ignored, but I’m not sure why?
In addition to how insanely good for you it is, it’s got a potent peppery punch that makes it a great addition to many recipes.
In fact, anytime you use arugula now, try subbing it with watercress.
You can throw it into a salad or make a salad out of it all on its own.
You can wilt it really quickly, but be careful – it cooks as fast or faster than arugula.
You can add it to smoothies that can take extra zing like my ‘Bloody Mary’ Smoothie recipe.
Or you can blend it up in a chilled soup like we’re doing today.
This recipe is perfect for a weekday lunch because you can make it in minutes, it can travel anywhere, and as soon as you open the container, it’s ready to eat.
Plus, it’s delicious and filling enough to power you through your afternoon.
Give it a try and let me know what you think in the comments below.
Chilled Avocado, Cucumber, and Watercress Soup
3 organic Haas avocados
1 cup cucumber, diced
2 cups of watercress
2 lemons, freshly squeezed
1 ½ cups of filtered water
Salt and pepper to taste
Garnish with cherry tomatoes, halved
Combine and blend all ingredients to a puree. Add salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with cherry tomatoes.
This recipe came from my Get Off Your Acid 7-Day Cleanse Recipe Book.
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