· Contains Magnesium, a mineral which is essential in helping our muscles contract and relax and contributes in energy production.
· Has Vitamin C, which among many other uses, helps form collagen, essential to the formation of skin cells, blood vessels and scar tissue.
· Contains Vitamin B6, which helps your immune system build antibodies to fight off sickness.
· The part of the avocado that contains the most anti-inflammatory benefits is the dark green just under the skin. To get the most of these essentials, peel the avocado like you would a banana.
*Fun Fact: Another name for Avocado is Alligator Pear
½ cup thinly sliced green onions, divided
1 can (14oz) vegetable broth
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
¾ cup diced peeled avocado (1 medium)
¾ cup low-fat buttermilk (substitute ¼ cup milk + ¾ plain yogurt)
¼ teaspoon ground cumin
Combine zucchini, ¼ cup green onions and broth in a large saucepan; bring to boil
Cove reduce heat, and simmer 5-7 minutes or until zucchini is tender.
Remove from heat and cool 30 minutes
While zucchini mixture cool, combine remaining ¼ cup green onions cucumber, cilantro, 1 tablespoon lime juice and ¼ teaspoon salt in a small bowl; toss well and chill.
Place remaining 2 tablespoons lime juice, remaining ¼ teaspoon salt, zucchini mixture, avocado, buttermilk, and cumin in a blender and process until mixture is smooth.
Cover and chill at least 2 hours.
Pour soup into bowls, and top with cucumber salsa.
Saturated Fat: 1.5g
Calories from Fat: 54%