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Raw Cucumber Watercress Soup Recipe

Here is a recipe from my new cookbook available now! Over 250 sugar-free, gluten-free Body Ecology friendly recipes including smoothies, brunch, soups, dressings and dips, quick-and easy meals, desserts, and much more!

Donna's healthy version of watercress soup, made with raw cucumbers, is both tasty and nutritious. The light cucumber broth flavored with fresh lemon and watercress is perfectly cooling to balance the body in the summertime heat. Raw cucumber watercress soup is one of many non-starchy vegetable soup recipes you can find in Donna's cookbook — among other favorites like Caramelized Onion Soup, Broccoli and Fresh Fennel Soup, Spinach and Coconut Soup, and Vegetarian Egg Drop Soup. These fresh and filling recipes were created by Donna with the Body Ecology principles in mind: Body Ecology foods use cooking to heal as a way to build the immune system and nourish the body and soul.

Body Ecology's Healthy Watercress Soup with Raw Cucumber


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Raw cucumber watercress soup


  • 3½ cups cucumber juice, from 4 to 6 cucumbers
  • ⅓ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ bunch fresh watercress
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons organic, unfiltered olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons Celtic sea salt
  1. Using a juicer, juice the cucumbers.
  2. In a high-speed blender, combine all of the ingredients and blend until smooth.

Traditionally, soup is served at lunch or dinner but we recommend that you eat it for breakfast, too. Soup has a high water content and is alkaline-forming, and it’s ideal in the morning when your body is dehydrated.

  • The Body Ecology Living Cookbook

    The Body Ecology Living Cookbook

    Deliciously Healing Foods for a Happier, Healthier World

    We are so excited to announce the first ever Body Ecology Living Cookbook, Deliciously Healing Foods For a Happier Healthier World.

    The best-kept secret to creating delicious meals is to prepare them with a heart of gratitude. When you cook and share food with gratitude, the food “feels” your energy and responds in a loving and caring way. This is the true meaning of the saying “food is medicine”. Entering the kitchen to prepare a meal while holding the intention of love and gratitude for healthy food creates a meal that is that much more flavorful and nourishing. The Body Ecology Diet foods have the amazing power to build your immune system and truly nurture your body and your soul.

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  • Celtic Sea Salt® (8 oz.)

    Celtic Sea Salt® (8 oz.)

    Healthy Gourmet Sea Salt with No Additives

    • Not processed in any way beyond drying and grinding
    • Subtler flavor than that of the coarser variety
    • Salt is fine-ground and perfect for baking!

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