Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Broccoli and Cauliflower Soup

I love soups. As far as I am concerned, they warm the sould as well as the belly so this is why I am particularly pleased with this broccoli and cauliflower soup as it does both of those things and then some. Now there is an added bonus to this soup and that is .... it is very low calorie. This is wonderful for those days, and we all have them, when you need to cut back and take a little fat off the belly. This soup is a way of filling your belly but not adding inches to it.

Let me tell you that you will love this enough to make it any time not just on the days when you want to reduce. Serve with hot buttered toast for a wonderful not skinny treat.

I worked out that this soup in total has only about 300 calories so that's just 75 calories per serving.

You will need?

400g of broccoli and cauliflower florettes. I tend to buy the ready prepared packs in the supermarket,
1 onion (about 100g)
1 medium carrot
1 stalk of celery
1 knorr stock cube
100ml milk
salt and pepper to taste

Basically all that you need to do is put all of the above ingredients except the milk into a saucepan. Cover with water. Just cover is best as you can adjust the liquid later.
Bring to the boil and simmer until all of the vegetables are really soft.
Blitz with a stick blender.
Add the milk and enough water to bring the quantity up to 1200ml. This will give you enough for 4 mugs full of soup. Reheat and serve.

Hunger pangs will be staved off and you will not feel at all guilty. Now where's the toast?

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