20 July 2014

Rich Tomato Blender Soup (Raw) for the 5:2 Diet - only 33 calories

tomato blender soup


I've been blending soup again!

I love that I can blend some fresh ingredients together and have a nutritious meal on the table in minutes.

This time I went for a rich tomato blender soup that is suitable for the 5:2 Diet. A diet I'm sorely needing to get back on after the indulgences of my holiday to Cyprus (I've not told you about my holiday yet, but I will).

calories in blender tomato soup
I whizzed together tomatoes, tomato puree, celery, herbs and stock to make this rich soup.

I do have to warn you although these blender soups are super healthy and fresh, they are also intense in flavour, more so than a regular soup. So do expect a real hit on the taste buds. Graham isn't sure about these intense soups, but I rather like them. I like how pure and quick they are.

If you want a milder blender soup, try my Green Smoothie Soup, which is utterly delicious and a good way to start. It comes in at just 42 calories per serving.

This rich tomato blender soup comes in at 33 calories and a little extra if you add a little milk or soya milk to make it creamy.

quick tomato soup


I made my raw soup in my Optimum 9400 from Froothie. It is a powerful beast and I love it. If you're looking for a high powered blender that will make life easier in the kitchen and is easy to clean this is the one for you.

I can offer my readers an extra £20 off the introductory price of £329.

If you would like to buy this blender for a super low £309  (you can pay up to £600 for a Vitamix) follow this link and type in the code TinnedTomatoesJuly14

You can also follow this link and use the code TinnedTomatoesJuly14 for £20 off the Optimum 400 Slow Juicer which is normally £189.


Raw Tomato Soup



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Rich Tomato Blender Soup
An intense raw blender soup made in minutes in a blender.
Ingredients
  • 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 4 tbsp tomato puree
  • 2 tsp honey or agave nectar (optional)
  • 1 handful fresh coriander
  • 1 pint / 2 cups / 568 ml hot vegetable stock
  • a good grinding of salt and black pepper
Instructions
1. Add the tomatoes, celery, tomato puree, honey (or agave) and coriander to a blender.2. Make up the hot stock, add to the blender and whizz until smooth.3. Season and serve.notes: You an run it longer in the Optimum 9400 to heat it further or do so in a pot.
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Yield: Serves 4


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photo: Fuss Free Flavours
Here are some more blender recipes for you to try:

I have a Pinterest Blender board if you are still looking for more inspiration. Lots of savoury recipes too.
 



I am entering my soup into this month's No Croutons Required hosted by Lisa over at Lisa's Kitchen and The Vegetable Palette hosted by Shaheen over at Allotment 2 Kitchen and Credit Crunch Munch hosted by Sarah at Maison Cupcaek, but set up by Helen over Fuss Free Flavours and Camilla over at Fab Food 4 All.


Disclosure: Froothie sent me an Optimum 9400 blender to review but I can honestly say I love it and I'm using it all the time, so all the opinions are my own and I wasn't expected to write a positive review.

35 comments:

  1. Welcome back Jac,
    Very seasonal recipe for Vegetable Palette - Thank you. I am enjoying both experimenting and playing with my blender too.

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    1. Thanks Shaheen. Glad you are enjoying your blender :)

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  2. That sounds like it would also make a nice cold soup.

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  3. This looks so hearty and healthy. Welcome back Jac!

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  4. If you have a craving for tomatoes this soup will definitely hit the spot! Haven't tried soups with my Froothie yet but when it gets colder again I will! Curious to see what you'll make next...

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  5. That looks delicious, any tips on how to make without benefit of super-blender?

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    1. You could blend it in a normal blender, but you would have to chop the celery into chunks first and heat in a pot.

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  6. soup is such a great 5:2 diet option! I don't think I'd want to add agave or honey, but I guess it depends on your tomatoes

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    1. It's definitely all about how sweet the tomatoes are. Sometimes it needs that little bit of sweet and sometimes it doesn't. You'll know when you taste it.

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  7. Love a simple raw soup, and this looks fab, Jac. I am with you (sorry graham) in liking intense soups like this. As a matter of fact I am just going to post what I call A Simple, Intense Tomato Soup. But I have to be weird and add maftoul!

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    1. I suppose they do take a bit of getting used to, but I really do like them. I don't even know what maftoul is Kellie. Must go look at your recipe!

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  8. Ah, I've been wondering how easy it is to make hot soups in the Froothie. Looks great! I shall try this.

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    1. Sorry for the late reply, just catching up with myself. Hope you enjoy it.

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  9. Good Afternoon Jacqueline, I love the flavours in this rich tomato summer soup.... and it is full of goodness. Funnily enough, I am making a Gazpacho to post next week..... all this lovely warm weather has inspired me.
    Your blender is amazing and it looks like it is fun to use.
    I am looking forward to hearing about your holiday in Cyprus as I used to live there.
    Best Wishes to you.
    Daphne

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    1. Hi Daphne, I'll look out for your recipe and you are right I should post something about my holiday. I bet you miss Cyprus.

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  10. I do like the sound of these intense flavours. Interested in that diet too.

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    1. The diet really does works and I need to get back on it and fast!

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  11. I love the holiday look of your photo with that coloured napkin. This sounds like a great light soup - never had these intense raw blender soups and am not sure if I am quite into these raw soups - maybe once summer comes I could try one but it is so cold now I couldn't face it :-)

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    1. We had this one warm Johanna, so although it was blended from raw ingredients I did heat it through but you could eat it cold. I would be great served cold in shot glasses.

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  12. wonderfully simple! I'd have a go at something like this

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  13. Tinned tomatoes vary greatly in the amount of sodium they contain. Do you have a particular brand you prefer to use?

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    1. I move from brand to brand but I do like Cirio tomatoes. They're good quality and taste good.

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  14. I love tomato soup and when it's raw - even better! Never tried one with sweetener but it all depends of how sweet are tomatoes :)

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    1. The tomatoes did need a little sweetening this time, as you say it depends on the tomatoes.

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  15. Delicious Jac. The roundup for NCR will be posted soon. xo

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  16. Tinned tomatoes make an excellent base for a soup, I have 2 recipes which use them but there's always room for more! Thank for entering #creditcrunchmunch:-)

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    1. They are a super handy ingredient to have in the store cupboard.

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  17. Looks lush, I wonder how it would taste served cold like a gazpacho - I hadn't had gazpacho until last year and it was heavenly on a hot day.

    Thanks for adding this dish to Credit Crunch Munch this month. It's something I make regularly myself so not to waste rocket that might not otherwise be eaten before it wilts.

    The round up is now published at 24 Thrifty Summer Recipe Ideas and next month's event is being hosted by Elizabeth's Kitchen Diary.

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I love reading comments, so thank you for taking the time to leave one. Unfortunately, I'm bombarded with spam, so I've turned on comment moderation. I'll publish your comments as soon as I can and respond to them. Don't panic, they will disappear when you hit publish. Jac x