Guacamole in a Cup, Not Quite, Avocado Mint Soup, Sip Savor on Hot Summer Night

Guacamole in a cup, not quite.

This recipe from Organic Avenue (William Morrow, April 2014) by Denise Mari will be perfect to sip and savor on a hot summer night.

Awesome Avocado Mint Soup

Think guacamole in a glass, oh-so-satisfying as a light summer meal or a more substantial one when paired with one of our salad offerings. Avocados are rich in luteins and folate, both important for heart health, and spinach and mint pump up the green factor, always a good thing in the LOVE*Lifestyle.

Serves 2 to 4 (makes about 4 cups/1 liter)

2½ cups (600 milliliters) water

1 small avocado, peeled and pitted

1 small unpeeled cucumber, ends trimmed and roughly chopped

½ cup (15 grams) packed mint leaves

Handful of spinach leaves

1 garlic clove, cut in half

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, or more to taste

1¼ teaspoons salt, or more to taste

¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Avocado Soup photo

Combine all the ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth, adding more water if the soup is too thick. Taste and adjust the seasonings with salt and lime juice if needed. Serve immediately, or cover and keep in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

(* Recipe from Organic Avenue by Denise Mari- William Morrow, April 2014- reproduced with permission)

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