This is one my favorite ways to enjoy cucumbers. I often enjoy these cheesy cucumbers as a meal by themselves, but you could also serve them as a side dish or enjoy as an afternoon snack. The cheesy flavor is obtained from the nutritional yeast, which is not only delicious, but is also a good source of vegan vitamin B12.
Cucumbers are high in water and thus, are the perfect vegetable on a hot summer day or during a time of cleansing. Water also helps to flush out harmful toxins that contribute to degenerative diseases, premature wrinkling and other signs of aging. It basically helps to moisturize and strengthen the skin in order to maintain its elasticity.
Another benefit of cucumbers is that they are one of the best sources of silica, a mineral that helps to protect the bones by increasing the production of calcium. Silica is also known to strengthen the hair and nails.
You could use any type of oil for this recipe, but I like to use flax oil because it is high in omega 3 fatty acids. The fatty acids are helpful in natural weight loss, improve memory and also help to prevent inflammation.
1 English Cucumber
1 tbsp. Flax Seed Oil
2 tbsp. Nutritional Yeast
Sea Salt to taste
Dice the English cucumber and scrape into a medium-sized bowl.
Add the rest of the ingredients and toss until thoroughly mixed.
To make it real simple, you can omit the nutritional yeast as well as the oil if you want. I love the summery taste of plain cucumbers with a bit of sea salt.
Instead of nutritional yeast, you can substitute with kelp or spirulina. Both are sea vegetables and are said to be very nutritious and beneficial for the overall health of the body. The only thing with these vegetables is that they have a strong flavor that takes some getting used to. Because of that, you might want to start off with a small amount like a tsp. and then work your way up as you get used to the taste.