By KARMIC Kitchen Masterchef Renee Pantas
Soup (Serves 1)
1 cup of peas
1/4 avocado (large)
Large handful of watercress roughly chopped
Zest and juice of 1 lime
Small handful of mint, finely chopped
Small handful of basil, finely chopped
2 tbs olive oil
Salt and pepper
A good entry into solid foods after a KARMIC Cold Pressed Juice cleanse. Light, refreshing and full of green goodness, this soup is an absolute treat!
Green peas provide a good source of carbohydrates and contain high amounts of Vitamin-K, which assists in maintaining strong bones. The leafy green watercress also has potent anti-cancer effects and contains high amounts of lutein, beneficial for healthy eyes.
The acidity in the lime and the herbs also aid in digestion and detoxification of the liver.
- Place the peas in a medium saucepan and cover with water. Bring up to the boil and simmer for 3-4 minutes or until cooked. Drain (reserving some of the cooking water) and pour into a food processor. Pour the olive oil over the peas and process for 40 seconds or until smooth.
- Add the avocado, watercress, lime zest and juice, mint, basil and olive oil to the food processor or blender, together with the peas; blend until all ingredients are combined.
- Continue processing whilst slowly adding reserved cooking water until you reach the desired consistency, season to taste with salt and pepper
Serve with micro-greens or extra herbs and a dollop of natural yoghurt and drizzle with a little bit of extra virgin olive-oil.