Makes about 2 cups

Easy and refreshing, this soup will help you chill on even the hottest days.

4 romaine lettuce leaves, chopped (about 1 ½ tightly packed cups)

1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped (about 1 cup)

1 stalk celery, chopped

1/ 3 cup water

1 Tbsp lemon juice

1 crushed garlic clove

1 Tbsp hemp seeds or extra virgin olive oil

1/ 8 tsp salt½ ripe avocado, chopped

Tbsp minced fresh herbs

Additonal avocado chunks, dulse flakes, crushed walnut for toppings

Blend romaine, cucumber, celery, water, lemon juice, garlic, hemp seeds or olive oil and salt together until smooth. Add in avocado and blend until incorporated. Add in fresh herbs and pulse briefly (you still want flecks, don’t blend them away).

Serving option: Swirl in some salad dressing (like Creamy Fresh Herb Dressing) and put additional avocado chunks on top. Sprinkle on some dulse flakes and crushed walnut.

Summer’s a great time to go on a Blender Bender! Smoothies, dressings and dips provide green summer goodness that’s perfect any time of day.

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