Friday, January 6, 2012

Fat Free Carrot & Orange Soup

Carrot & Orange soup not only has a bursting refreshing flavour, but it’s also packed with Vitamin C, vital for those of us who suffer from colds and flus this time of the year..... L .....Cue the violins !!!!!

When we get ill, of course Chicken soup is a fantastic wellness & recovery soup. However to change things up a bit and to give the body a serious Vitamin C kick up the bum, why not try this delicious carrot & orange soup. The soup is seriously healthy, nutritious and full of anti-oxidants and you don’t have to be ill to reap the benefits of this immune system building soup.

Serves 4-5


·         3 -4 carrots, peeled
·         1 parsnip, peeled
·         1 leek, chopped
·         Zest of orange
·         Juice of orange
·         2 celery stalks, chopped
·         1 onion, chopped
·         1 garlic clove
·         1 ½  pint of vegetable stock
·         Chopped coriander/parsley to taste
·         Salt & pepper


·         Add the carrot, leek, celery, parsnip, onion and peeled garlic clove to a food processor and blend until finely chopped. (alternatively chop by hand as finely as possible)
·         Heat a pan to high, spray with low cal spray and add the vegetables.
·         Sauté for a few minutes, then add the orange zest and juice
·         Sauté for a further few minutes, season and add the stock.
·         Bring to boil and simmer for ten minutes.
·         Blend with a hand held blender.

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