Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Another Yummy Raw Summer Recipe
Cucumbers are great. They are low in calories. There are a variety of them. Cucumbers are grown everywhere. My favorite came out of my Grandmothers backyard.
Here are just a few health benefits of our friends the cucumber:
•Daily consumption of cucumber juice helps control cases of eczema, arthritis and gout.
•Cucumber has been found to be beneficial for those suffering from lung, stomach and chest problems.
•The potassium in cucumber makes it useful for the problem of high and low blood pressure.
•Cucumber contains Erepsin, the enzyme that helps in protein digestion.
•Cucumber juice is said to promote hair growth, especially when it is added to the juice of carrot, lettuce and spinach.
•Cucumber juice, when mixed with carrot juice, is said to be good for rheumatic conditions caused by excessive uric acid in the body.
•Cucumber can prove to be beneficial for those suffering from diseases of the teeth and gums, especially in cases of pyorrhea.
•Being rich in minerals, cucumber helps prevent splitting of nails of the fingers and toes.
•Cucumber has been associated with healing properties in relation to diseases of the kidney, urinary bladder, liver and pancreas.
... and on and on...
So here is another recipie from Vita mix for a yummy cucumber soup.
1/2 cup (120 g) plain or vanilla yogurt or nonfat sour cream
1 cup (133 g) English cucumber, washed and chopped
1 heaping tablespoon chopped onion
1/2 cup (120 ml) ice cubes
salt and pepper, to taste
1. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
2. Select Variable 1.
3. Turn machine on and quickly increase to Variable 10, then to High.
4. Blend for 1-1 1/2 minutes or until smooth.