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.
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
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
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.
- 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
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!
Yield: serves 4-6
Love quick meals? Here are some more soup recipes you can make in a power blender:
|photo: Coconut and Berries|
- Basil and Cucumber Gazpacho - Amuse Your Bouche
- Beetroot, Cumin and Coconut Soup with Fried Onions - The Botanical Baker
- Carrot and Ginger Soup - A Glug of Oil
- Carrot Cumin Soup - Elizabeth's Kitchen Diary
- Cauliflower Coconut and Lime Soup - Coconut and Berries
- Cauliflower Potato Soup - Greedy Gourmet
- Celeriac and Cucumber Soup - London Unattached
- Creamy Spiced Butternut Squash and Coconut Soup - Maple Spice
- Easy Winter Vegetable Soup - Ren Behan
- Spring Vegetable Green Curry Soup - Food to Glow
- Supergreens Soup - How to Cook Good Food
- Wild Garlic Soup - Demuth's Cookery School
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.