Cucumber is very popular vegetables particularly to girls who are beauty conscious. It is magical solution for various skin problems. At the same time, it is useful for keeping your weight in control. You have heard that many celebrities just live on this cucumber, as it is dietary fiber rich vegetable.
Cucumber is mostly 95% water contained vegetables. This property of cucumber cleans the harmful toxin that is released by stomach. Therefore, it helps to improve your digestive system. Another important thing is that it is very low calorie vegetables. When you have a medium size cucumber, you will get almost full stomach but very less calorie. Moreover, it is obvious that when you have low calorie foods like cucumber then your extra calorie must be cut down your.
You have to follow an exercise plan to get result if you rely on cucumber diet.
Calories in cucumber
Per 100 grams of cucumber serve 10 calories in which protein is 0.7 gram, carbohydrate 1.5 gram, fat 0.1 gram, fiber 0.6 gram and the rest is water.
Creamy Cucumber Soup
- 1 tbls extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 small onion, diced
- 1 tbls lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 tbls freshly ground pepper
- Pinch of cayenne pepper
- 1 avocado, diced
- 4 cups peeled, seeded and thinly sliced cucumbers, divided
- 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth, or reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley, plus more for garnish
- 1/2 cup low-fat plain yogurt
Heat oil in the fry pan with medium flame, add garlic, onion, and cook until it becomes tender. Add lemon juice and cook another one minutes. Then add 3 ¾ cups cucumber slices broth, salt, pepper, let be simmer. Then reduce heat and cook until cucumber becomes soft. Now pour the mixture to a blender, add avocado, and blend it in low speed. Then pour it into a bowl and add some yoghurt. Slice the remaining 1/4 cucumber on the soup and serve it.