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Viridian Nutrition Clear Skin Project: Mean Green Mineralising Machine Soup Recipe

Wednesday July 19, 2017

We’re continuing our series of blogs on the Viridian Nutrition Clear Skin Project. Here’s a recipe from the Clear Skin Cookbook by author and nutritionist Dale Pinnock.



Mean Green Mineralising Machine Soup

This soup is highly potent! It is very green, very strongly flavoured and is also virtually 100 per cent raw! It is a powerful source of minerals, which will do wonders for your skin.

2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1 white onion, finely chopped
2 large cucumbers, diced
1 large yellow (bell) pepper, halved, stalk and seeds removed
1 ripe avocado, halved, stone removed
2 handfuls of baby spinach
3 tablespoons curly parsley, coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh coriander, coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh basil, coarsely chopped
400 ml/14 fl oz/1½ cups approx of extra virgin olive oil



Add a little olive oil to a pan, along with the garlic and the onion, and a good pinch of sea salt. Sauté until the onion has softened. Place all the remaining ingredients in a food processor. Add the sautéed onion and garlic to the food processor. Blend into a thick, vivid green soup. Serves 2-4.

Cucumbers may seem to serve very little nutritional purpose, but they are actually very rich in one of the most important minerals for skin health: silica. This is the mineral that gives cucumbers the thick shiny coating on their skin. Silica helps to support the structure and function of the extracellular matrix, and also supports collagen.

Yellow Peppers
All peppers are antioxidant-rich. Yellow peppers are very high in a flavonoid compound called lutein which is responsible for their vivid yellow colour. Lutein helps protect the fatty membranes of our cells from free radical damage.

I hear time and time again people avoiding these super nutritious gifts from nature because they have a high fat content .I cannot stress enough just how important the right types of fat are for the health and appearance of your skin. Avocados are incredibly rich in essential fatty acids that plump up and smooth out the skin. They are also a wonderful source of vitamin E, which helps to protect our skin cells from free radical damage. Vitamin E has a particular affinity for free radicals derived from damaged fats.


Spinach is a very rich source of the plant form of vitamin A: beta carotene. It’s another potent antioxidant. There are reasonable levels of vitamin C present too. Spinach is also a great source of magnesium, selenium, and some zinc to boot!




For more recipes to boost skin health, read the Clear Skin Cookbook by Dale Pinnock.


If you like to know more about our Clear Skin Project CLICK HERE


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