Avocado

Spicy Avocado Soup

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Sometimes I just love to drink my food, so having a range of tasty and satisfying soups that I can make is a must. Here's a quick & easy recipe to try out on an at home day. You can vary the seasoning according to what you have available in your kitchen, start with a small amount to test the taste and increase if needed.

2 avocados, flesh removed from skin
1/2 white onion
1 tsp coconut oil
1/2 tsp vegetable masala seasoning
Handful spinach
1-2 cups cucumber juice
1 carrot peeled and cut into chunks
small piece fresh peeled ginger
Tbsp lime juice
Salt to taste

Blend avocado flesh and other ingredients until smooth. Pour into a bowl.
Garnish with torn spinach leaves & hulled hemp seeds.
Can be gently warmed through if needed.

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Magical Coriander

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Coriander (Coriandrum Sativum) also known as cilantro in English and Dhania in Hindi, is one of those culinary spices used for flavouring and garnishing and should be a part of your daily diet. Coriander leaves are traditionally used for flavouring curries and soups in Asian dishes. 

Nutritionally, cilantro is rich in minerals that include copper, calcium, iron, manganese, magnesium, sodium, potassium, zinc and phosphorus. Vitamins present in cilantro include vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, riboflavin, thiamin, niacin and pantothenic acid. Potassium is an important component for cell and body fluids that helps control heart rate and blood pressure. Iron is essential for red blood cell production. Manganese is used by the body as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase.

In Ayurvedic medicine, coriander leaves are used as a carminative, refrigerant, diuretic and aphrodisiac. In household medicines, it is used to treat stomach disorders and nausea.

"Cilantro extracts, seeds, stems and leaves are reservoirs for phenolic compounds which carry potent antioxidant activities which consequently help in maintaining good health by counteracting the damage caused by oxidative stress present at different locations in the body." HHI

Antioxidants are beneficial for health because they have cancer protective properties, which are manifested through various pathways including triggering immune cells against tumor cells. The The minerals and vitamins in cilantro helps in improving the immune system, bone health, heart health, the nervous system, oxygenated blood circulation and overall cellular and tissue growth in the human body; which collectively all impacts human health. 

Creamy Avo Coriander Raita

A lovely refreshing dressing great with your salads and wraps.

1 cup dairy free raw vegan yogurt
1 tbsp Lime or Lemon Juice
1 Handful Coriander/Cilantro, finely chopped
1 1/2 Avocados, mashed
1 Cup Water
1 peg Garlic
1 Pinch Cayenne
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 Tsp. ground Kelp

Blend all ingredients gently together on a slow setting until smooth.



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