Post-Vacation Detox (+ Recipe)

I’m back from vacation. And yes, I did indulge :)

Lots of buttery lobster and ice cream (check Instagram for the evidence) and possibly a luscious popover or two.

Of course the most important thing I did when I was away was enjoy every bit (and bite) of food. Because the point of life is to enjoy it, right?

I also remember someone wise (you know who you are) reminding me that fully enjoying my food will negate the calories ;)

But now, it’s time to refocus. And I know just what will help. A quick and easy, raw detox soup.

The base of the soup is avocado and cucumber.

Avocado lubricates the intestines and it’s rich in copper, which aids in red blood cell formation (it’s also known to beautify the skin).

Cucumber counteracts toxins and cleanses the blood (it also contains silica and helps that skin glow).

Cayenne aids digestion.

Lemon cleanses the blood and stimulates the liver so your body can flush out toxins.

Apple cider vinegar (ACV) detoxes the liver.

I hope you enjoy this soup almost as much as you enjoy your vacation this summer.


P.S. Let me know your favorite way to detox after an indulgent vacation, or just leave a comment below.

Raw Detox Soup

-1 cup water
-1 cucumber, peeled, de-seeded and roughly chopped
-1 avocado, peeled and roughly chopped
-1 tbsp cold-pressed, unrefined coconut oil or olive oil
-juice of 1 lemon
-1 tbsp apple cider vinegar with the “mother”
-1/4 tsp salt
-1 dash (or more) of cayenne
-cumin, for garnish

1. Put all ingredients into a high-powered blender, like a Vitamix.
2. Start on low and gradually increase the speed to high until the soup is smooth.
3. Pour into a bowl or glass and sprinkle with cumin.

Credit: Adapted from Dr. Axe