22 April 2015

Quick Green Freezer Soup made in a Blender for the 5:2 Diet

Quick green freezer soup 


I spend a lot of time making soups. Some are fast and some are rather slow. This one is definitely a fast soup. 

Made in minutes in my Optimum 9200 Next Generation Blender. Just throw everything in, turn it on and a few minutes later the perfect bowl of soup.

The 9200 NG has 3 timer buttons (23, 35 and 45 seconds), but for this soup I just hit the fast button and let it run for a few minutes until I had an ultra silky green soup.

Quick green freezer soup

This soup is perfect for the 5:2 Diet which I desperately need to get back on. I really need to get myself in gear and lose a few pounds (or maybe a couple of stone, ahem) and this soup is a great place to start.

It makes 4 good servings at 141 calories per bowl or 6 more modest servings at 94 calories per bowl.

The other great thing about this soup is it's super frugal too. All the ingredients bar the seasoning come out of the freezer, so there's no leftover veg and no waste.

It's a very cheap meal too.

frozen spinach = 25p
frozen soya beans = 83p
frozen peas = 15p
frozen parsley = 33p
frozen ginger = 15p
3 vegetable stock cubes = 20p

total = £1.91

That's just 48p and 141 calories per bowl for 4 servings and 32p and 94 calories per bowl for 6 servings.

I priced all the ingredients at Tesco. You could make it even cheaper with the value stock cubes, but I find them very salty.

It's healthy too. Check out all the nutrients!

A must-make soup. Keep going the recipe is below.

Quick green freezer soup 





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Quick Green Freezer Soup
A super quick blender soup, that is a great freezer standby. As well as being healthy, it's low calorie, full of goodness and very cheap to make.
Ingredients
  • 250g frozen soya beans (edamame)
  • 150g frozen spinach
  • 150g frozen peas
  • 3 tsp frozen parsley (or a handful of fresh)
  • 3 small cubes frozen ginger (or some fresh ginger finely grated)
  • 1 litre/4 ¼ cups vegetable stock
  • a good grinding of salt and pepper

  • Instructions
    1. Add all the ingredients to a blender and whizz until smooth. 2. I made mine in my power blender. I whizzed it on fast for 5 or 6 minutes until smooth and hot. (not piping hot, but I don't like soup that burns the tongue). 3. Serve with crusty bread (if you are watching your calories go easy on the bread). 4. Enjoy!
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    Yield: serves 4-6



Love quick meals? Here are some more soup recipes you can make in a power blender:

photo: Coconut and Berries


For more blender recipes, check out my menu index in the sidebar and the Froothie UK Facebook page.


Disclosure: Froothie sent me my blender to review and I love their products so much I now help them to promote their blenders & juicers. I've used another rather famous power blender, but I can honestly say it just wasn't as good. It didn't have as much power, blend as finely and I hated changing jugs for dry blending.  I was not expected to a positive review and any opinion expressed are my own.

23 comments:

  1. thanks for featuring my soup Jac, Yours looks fab, though I try to avoid too many soy products (not good with a thyroid problem) I still give in to Edamame beans:)

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    1. Oh that's a shame Fiona. I do love edamame beans, so I know how hard they would be to skip.

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  2. This looks great! I love how easy this is to make with what is on hand in the Froothie blender.

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    1. I know it does make life easier Katherine.

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  3. Tasty looking soup - but I'm not sure I'd want to have it chilled?

    We've just begun the 5-2 diet and are finding it quite interesting. Hope to see you in July!

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    1. I didn't have it chilled either David. I heats as it blends in the Optimum 9200 N G. It's not scalding hot, but hot enough to eat and if you like it hotter, you can heat it further in a pan or microwave for a minute or two.

      Yes, see you in July!

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    2. Ahh, I see. I didn't understand that about the blender. :)

      We can be low-cal together, in July. :P

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    3. Saying nothing (as I tuck into some oatcakes and cheese for a late lunch ahem!).

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  4. Love the look of this. I actually have a really simillar recipe I'll be uploading soon! Green soups are clearly in :D

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    1. We must be the in-crowd Emmy, Real trend setters lol! I'll look forward to seeing your recipe.

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  5. What a beautiful soup. Love that it is all from the freezer.

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    1. You have inspired me yet again!! This is a must try and I am not even on that diet but it looks healthy and delicious. Such a great colour too. Just need to fill up the freezer now.

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    2. Yay! Hope you enjoy it Madeleine :)

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  6. What a beautiful, vibrant colour this soup is, and it looks extra healthy too!!

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  7. I'm seeing so many good things about this Froothie machine - I want one! I need to try some low calorie soups so will give this a whirl and I'm with you on the value stock cubes - so salty.

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    1. Good and yes that blender is worth it's weight in gold.

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  8. So totally the sort of recipe that I like. I think I need to go hunting in my freezer.

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    1. Hehe, yes go do that. You'll be pleased with the results.

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  9. Sounds yum, and I love how easy this is!

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    1. Thanks and yes it is. I love showing people how easy cooking can be :)

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  10. I am eating/slurping so much more super-healthy raw soups now that I have my Froothie.Your freezer soup (how I love freezer soups!) looks and sounds really fab - the perfect quick fast day meal. I SO need to get back on it with the 5:2, too. I eat well, but just too much! Thanks for the link-love ;-)

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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