Need a cool filling fast? Then why not try this simple, yet delicious cucumber and yogurt recipe. It’s got the protein, electrolytes, probiotics and healthy fats to nourish your organs, brain and muscles. It’s an excellent alternative to meat for those who wish to cut back or do without altogether.
The recipe is not only tasty and filling, but it’s quick and easy to make as well. And best of all, you have like nothing to clean up afterwards except for your knife and spoon, cutting board and bowl. Hence the perfect recipe if you’re on the go.
Since my digestion is compromised, I like to do mono-dieting as much as I can. And so, I like to eat this dish as a meal by itself. But for those who enjoy a bit more entertainment in their life, this can also be served as an entree or as a snack in between meals.
With that said, some might not be able to enjoy an entire English cucumber in one sitting. It can cause stomach pains and gas in some individuals. I know because I went through a temporary stage of a cucumber intolerance. I’m not sure what caused it; but it might have been due to a cleanse that I had gone through.
So on to the recipe:
1 Cup Greek Yogurt
1/2 Lemon (Juiced)
1 English Cucumber
1/4 tsp. Sea Salt, or to taste
Optional: 1 tbsp Hemp Hearts
Combine Greek Yogurt, lemon juice and sea salt in a medium-sized bowl.
Dice your cucumbers into small pieces and add to the bowl.
Mix well, adding more salt if needed. Sprinkle with hemp hearts and enjoy. You can go without the hemp hearts if you like. But I find they add a unique flavor that blends well with the lemon and yogurt. Plus, they are a good source of omega fatty acids, which are known to benefit the brain.
This recipe always gets eaten as soon as it’s prepared; however, you might be able to store it in the fridge for a day or two. The only problem I can foresee with that is that it might get a bit juicy. So you might end up with a raw soup instead, which might actually be good too…