As the thermometer inches up around the one hundred degree zone (yikes), we're doing everything we can in Los Angeles to beat the heat. Cold showers, dipping in pools, hydrating. I had a cold soup last night that was so refreshing, so clean, so utterly transporting (I wish I were kidding) I'm sharing it here. Make a jug of it. Keep it in the fridge. Sip as required.
Cold Avocado + Cucumber Soup
from Gwyneth Paltrow's "It's All Good"
Zest and juice of 3 limes
2 large cucumbers, peeled, de-seeded, roughly chopped
2 avocados, peeled and roughly chopped
1 teaspoon sea salt
Combine everything in a powerful blender and blitz until it's totally creamy and smooth.