Friday, July 26, 2013

GM Diet - Raw Papaya and Cucumber Soup

So we've been trying to do the GM Diet - Its a seven-day regimen which allegedly makes you lose weight, inches, and detoxifies and cleanses your system. We're on Day 4 already, and its frustrating but we seem to be making it work. Updates and specifics can be found on my online journal here - 

While I'm documenting our GM journey on the journal, I'm posting some recipes here, of the food we've been eating and modifying to suit our diet. The first day of the diet was fruits-only, and by dinnertime we were CRAVING something savoury. Here's a really easy, really quick soup that we whipped up in an effort to satisfy our cravings.

1 small raw papaya (green)
1 cucumber (or 2 if you prefer)
2 small hot green chillies
5 cloves of garlic
1 lemon

Its super simple. Peel and roughly chop the papaya, make sure the seeds (if any) are removed. Boil (or pressure cook - 2 whistles) for about 15 minutes or until tender. Blitz in a food processor with the cucumber roughly chopped up, the green chillies, garlic and lemon juice and zest. Season with salt and pepper as required.

The papaya is largely tasteless - it basically provides a medium for the other flavours. This succeeded in giving us the lemon-y chilli hit we had been craving all day.

I topped it with 2 teaspoons of dry-toasted dessicated coconut. Okay, so its a little cheat, but ah well.

1 comment:

  1. Whoa! Never knew about this...this is really wonderful! Thanks a tongm diet