Soup Recipes using Blender


Ever thought about the things that you can make using blender other than smoothies and juices? When the weather is a bit cold outside, you don’t always enjoy juices and smoothies. A cup of soup can warm you up. Use the fresh ingredients and the recipes mentioned below are designed in a way to keep your soup healthy and tasty. Take a glance and enjoy your soup:

1. Squash soup

squash soup recipe

This soup contains ample of potassium, vitamins A and C, antioxidants, some good bacteria and folic acid. It is easy to make and is also easy on your digestive system.

Ingredients
1. Vegetable stock – 500 ml
2. Cubes of squash – 750gm
3. Red chopped onions – 2
4. Garlic cloves (halved) – 2
5. Live yogurt – 60 ml
6. Ground nutmeg – ¼ teaspoon
7. Water – 500 ml

Instructions
1. Mix stock and water into a heavy based pan and boil them. Then add onions, squash and garlic and again boil the mixture. Now reduce the heat and cook it for about 15 minutes until the squash is smooth.
2. Now reserve the liquid by draining the vegetables using colander. Puree the mixture of squash until smooth using hand blender.
3. Now put the squash puree in the same pan and stir in the reserved liquid to reach the preferred consistency.
4. Sprinkle some nutmeg and cracked black pepper to taste. Serve the soup in two bowls and pour some live yogurt in swirl pattern. Enjoy your soup.

2. Carrot Orange and Ginger Soup

Carrot Orange and Ginger Soup recipe

Get ready to enjoy creamy, refreshing and light carrot soup with some hint of ginger and citrus.

Ingredients
1. Raw carrots – 1 ½ lbs
2. Vegetable stock – 3 cups
3. Filtered water – 3 cups
4. Whole orange – 1 or 1 cup
5. chopped sweet onion – ½ cup
6. Chopped stalk celery – 1
7. Chopped cloves of garlic – 2
8. Dates – 3-4
9. Fresh ginger root – 1 ½ inch
10. Coconut oil – 2 tablespoons
11. Orange zest – 1 tablespoon
12. Sea sat – 1 teaspoon
13. Cashew cheese to garnish

Directions
1. Toss coconut oil, garlic, onions, celery and sea salt in a wide pan and put the pan to medium heat to soften the ingredients. Cook them for about 5 – 8 minutes.
2. Now add chopped carrots and cook them for 10 minutes while allowing the vegetables to caramelize.
3. Then add filtered water and vegetable stock into the pan. Keep cooking until the carrots are fork tender. This may take 15 minutes.
4. Now pour the hot liquid, with due care, with vegetables in a high speed blender. You can also use emersion blender for this purpose. Add the remaining ingredients too and blend them until smooth.
5. Now at this point add ginger and orange and again blend them until smooth. At this point you can also adjust the liquid of your soup. For thinner soup, you can add more water or just let it be.
6. You can reheat it on the stove or put it in your fridge for leftovers. Garnish with your favourite stuff or cashew cheese.
Note: For lower sugar – Don’t add dates

3. Kale and white bean soup

Kale and white bean soup
Kale and white bean soup

This nutrient – rich soup is based on the Portuguese caldo verde or green soup.

Ingredients
1. Dried white kidney beans – 1 cup
2. Chopped onions – 2
3. Peeled garlic cloved – 6
4. Chopped watercress – 1 bunch
5. Chopped fresh parsley – 1 cup
6. Shredded kale – 6 cups
7. Salt – 1 ½ teaspoon or to taste
8. Pepper – ½ teaspoon
9. Extra virgin oil – 1 tablespoon

Directions
1. Soak your beans in 4 cups of cold water overnight and drain. Put beans, onions and garlic in 8 cups of water in a pan and boil them. Reduce the heat to simmer to get the tender beans. This may take 1 hour.

2. Remove 1 cup of the beans with the help of slotted spoon, set aside. Now add watercress and parsley to pot and heat it on simmer for about 5 minutes.

3. Puree the soup until smooth using blender or emersion blender. Add enough water to prepare 7 cups. Now get back to pan and add kale, reserved beans, salt and pepper. Bring the solution to boil. Now reduce the heat and cover your pan to get greens tender for about 40 minutes.

4. Serve the soup in bowls and drizzle with olive oil.

7 Smoothie Recipes Using Blender

 7 Smoothie Recipes Using Blender

Tired of tasting the same old smoothie flavours? This summer enhance your taste by making some new smoothies as they are easy to make and are so cheerful and delightful. Here are some new smoothie recipes that you can try at home using your blender:

 

  • Banana-Oat Protein Smoothie

Bananas contain potassium which helps in protecting your heart and promotes calcium absorption. This energy is perfect before you go for strenuous workout to gain energy. It will also help you in sustain the blood sugar and in preventing muscle cramps. The recipe is quite easy to make which will take about 5 minutes only.

 

Ingredients:

  • Rolled oats – 2 tablespoons
  • Bananas – 2
  • Unsweetened almond milk – 1 Cup
  • Cold water – ½ cup
  • Honey – 1 teaspoon
  • Cinnamon – ¼ teaspoon
  • Ice cubes – 4

Directions

To make this smoothie is a piece of cake. Just toss all the ingredients in your blender and blend them until smooth. It will serve 2.

Banana-Oat Protein Smoothie
 

  • 7 Fruits and Veggies Combo green smoothie

It is really important to include fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet. While some kids go away from the vegetables, this is the cool new way to keep them nourished by adding the fruits and vegetables in your smoothie. Kids always love smoothies.

Ingredients

  • Unsweetened almond milk or coconut water – 1 cup
  • Baby spinach – 1 cup
  • Kale – 1 cup
  • Fresh or frozen mango – 1 cup
  • Cup fresh or frozen pineapple – 1 cup
  • Orange peeled and seeded – 1
  • Lime peeled – 1
  • Cucumber – 1/2
  • Banana – 1
  • Goji berries/mixed berries – 1 tablespoon/ 1/2 cup
  • Flaxseeds (optional) – 1 tablespoon
  • Chia seeds (optional) – 1 tablespoon

Directions

Mix all the ingredients and put them into your blender. Now blend all the ingredients until smooth and creamy. It will serve 2.

7 Fruits and Veggies Combo green smoothie
 

  • Grape berry protein smoothie

Grapes are great source of vitamin C, manganese and potassium. It also contains powerful antioxidants. This grape smoothie will help your body in absorbing all the nutrients.

 

Ingredients

  • Dry chia seeds – 1 teaspoon
  • Seedless red or purple grapes – 1 ½ cup
  • Blueberries – ½ cup
  • Flaxseed – 1 teaspoon
  • Water – ½ cup

Instructions

This recipe will take about 5 minutes and will serve 2. What you have to do is just combine all the ingredients and toss them into blender. Blend them untill smooth. Your grape berry smoothie is ready.

Grape berry protein smoothie
 

  • Spiced Raspberry Cottage Cheese Smoothie

Cottage cheese contains protein and raspberries contain fiber. Oats will help you in keeping your blood sugar steady. And honey will add a flavor.

 

Ingredients

  • Fresh raspberries (about 1-1/2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup fat-free cottage cheese
  • 2 pitted dates
  • 2 tablespoons old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Pinch ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup ice cubes

Directions

Mix all the ingredients in a blender. Blend them untill smooth. This recipe will serve 2.

Spiced Raspberry Cottage Cheese Smoothie

 

  • Orange creamsicle protein smoothie

This smoothie is good for breakfast and after your work out. One serving of this smoothie will give you 27 grams of protein, healthy dose of vitamin C and calcium.

 

Ingredients

  • unsweetened almond milk – ½ cup
  • Water – ½ cup
  • Frozen orange juice concentrate – 3 ounces
  • Frozen banana – ½
  • Honey – 1 tablespoon
  • Ice cubes – 3-5
  • Orange zest – 1 teaspoon

Directions

Turn on your blender and put all the ingredients into it. Now blend untill smooth. This will take about 5 minutes and will serve 1.

Orange creamsicle protein smoothie
 

  • Nutty Blackberry smoothie

This smoothie is packed with protein, carb, fiber and calcium.

 

Ingredients

  • Fresh Blackberries – 1 ½ cup
  • Plain fat-free Greek yogurt – ½ cup
  • Almond butter – 2 tablespon
  • Honey – 2 teaspoons
  • Ice cubes – 1 cup

 

Directions

Put all the ingredients in your blender and turn it on. Blend untill smooth. The combination of Greek yogurt and almond butter will blance the sweet flavor of blackberries.  It serves 2.

Nutty Blackberry smoothie
 

  • Protein Frosty Shake

This is a gluten free version of frosty.

 

Ingredients

  • Unsweetened almond milk – 1 cup
  • Banana – ½
  • Ice – 2 cups
  • Xanthan gum – ½ teaspoon
  • Vanilla extract – ¼ teaspoon

Directions

This will take about 5 minutes. Toss all the ingredients into a blender and blend them until smooth.s

 

This Smoothie Takes Your Stress Away

Stress can be anything that poses a threat or a challenge to our well being. We generally tend to use the word “stress” when things seem to become too much for us and we start wondering whether or not can we cope with the situation. At this point, stress buster can help you to relax. Stress buster can be any product, practice, system, etc that is designed to alleviate stress and can be of great help during the times when you are at a lot of stress.

Following is the recipe for the stress buster smoothie which will not only be great in taste but will also help you to release the stress and make you calm and composed.

Image: goodfood.com.au
Image: goodfood.com.au

Ingredients:
• Blueberries – 150 grams
• Small Banana – 1
• Low fat natural yogurt – 200 ml
• Ground Flaxseed – 1 tablespoon
• A pinch of cinnamon
• Ice to blend

Method
Use a high speed blender and whiz all the ingredients together until smooth and creamy and your stress buster smoothie is ready to be consumed.
Serve immediately and enjoy.
Now, while this stress buster smoothie is very easy to prepare, tastes great as well and certainly helps you to chill, but the ingredients of this recipe provide a lot of health benefits as well.

Blueberries – Like cranberries, blueberries also contain compounds that prevent bacteria from adhering to bladder walls which eventually are very helpful to treat urinary tract infection. Moreover, blueberries get their blue hue from the anthocyanins. These are known to attack the cancer causing free radicals and can even block the growth of tumor cells. It is also very good for your brain.

Bananas – Bananas are caloric dense fruit and consuming one banana can make you feel very energetic. It is a very good source of potassium and magnesium which is heart protective, helps in maintaining blood pressure and is good for your bone health as well. Bananas also protect against stomach ulcers as they have an antacid effect.

Yogurt – Yogurt is an excellent source of protein and is easier to digest than milk. Eight ounces of plain yogurt contains ten to fourteen grams of protein. It can also help to lower the blood cholesterol. It is also a rich source of calcium. Absorption of calcium in the body is increased by the live active cultures in yogurt and that is a reason why yogurt gets more calcium in your body than milk does.

Flaxseed – They are a rich source of micronutrients, dietary fiber, manganese, Vitamin B1 and the essential fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid which is also known as ALA or omega-3. Flaxseeds can also help lower the risk of cancer, diabetes and heart disease besides being a source of healthy fat, antioxidants and fiber.

Cinnamon – Cinnamon is very helpful to treat muscle spasms, diarrhea, vomiting, infections, and loss of appetite, common cold and erectile dysfunction. It is also helpful in lowering blood sugar and is capable of fighting against bacterial and fungal infections.

Because of the above mentioned benefits of the ingredients of stress buster smoothie you can have this treat as frequent as you like because you can be certain that every time you consume this stress buster smoothie, you are not only cutting down your stress but you are also getting a lot of health benefit out of it.

 

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