Soup

Cucumber Cilantro Gazpacho

Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold

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Guest Recipe Curator: Rachel Shuck

Heal Yourself Beautiful is all about providing you with the best and healthiest recipes and education. In order to keep your body working like a well-oiled machine, appropriate excellent nutrition is critical. Load your body with the best fuel possible!

The Heal Yourself Beautiful community continues hosting “guest chef” recipe curators to this site. Every now and then you will see a recipe submitted by one of the members to enhance your recipe box and help you on your health quest. Today’s BLOG recipe post is from Guest Chef Rachel Shuck. Rachel is sharing her recipe for “Cucumber Cilantro Gazpacho” and she notes “this is a great soup when you need something light and refreshing on a hot summer day”.

Rachel Shuck is a board-certified nutritional coach and author of the health book “The Shucking Truth”, as well as a supplemental cookbook, “Learning to FLY One Session at a Time”. She is certified with the International Sports Science Association and the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Association, as well a holding a master’s degree in Spanish Education. Her personal journey began running 5k’s and has progressed into marathons. In her decade of study, coaching runners and personal experience she has found a true passion for teaching people to fuel for optimal performance. Rachel’s articles have been featured in Mind Body Green and the Idiots Running Club. She has also been featured several times on local news shows covering health and fitness. You can follow Rachel at her website: http://flygirlsforever.com.

Cucumber Cilantro Gazpacho

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Refined Sugar-Free, Vegan

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cucumber (peeled and de-seeded)
  • 3 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2-3 tsp Salt
  • ¼ cup Cilantro
  • 1 cup Water
  • ½ Avocado

Instructions Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Sprinkle with paprika, smoked paprika or a tiny dash of cayenne for garnish.