The other day I caught a tummy bug, it only lasted for 24 hours, but it was intense. Once the nausea was under control, all I wanted to do was rehydrate and consume foods that would make me feel better but also contribute to healing my probably irritated digestive system.
So, I kept it simple and had liquid meals for the first half of the day. It was stupid hot here so for lunch I made this yummy raw soup containing watercress, which by the way, is the healthiest vegetable ever, rating 100/100 in nutrient density. Great in salads, it’s also equally yummy in this nourishing soup.
Creamy Cucumber and Watercress soup
3 cups of watercress (hard stems removed)
1/2 small avocado
1/4 cup raw cashews
1 small clove of garlic
2 TBS of chopped onion
1 cup of alkaline water
1 TBS of nurtritional yeast
1/2 lemon, juiced
Himalayan pink salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
1/4 avocado, diced into small cubes
1 tsp flax seed oil
Place all ingredients (except garnish) in a blender.
Blend until smooth and creamy. Taste and adjust seasoning.
If you want the soup to be warm, just blend for a bit longer and this will do the trick without destroying any of the nutrients.
Add the garnish and serve.
Hope this inspires you to give watercress a try
Peas, love and mungbeans