Creamy Zucchini Soup

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This soup is EXTREMELY SIMPLE to prepare and cook and is packed full of taste; so much so that it actually feels like you are eating something naughty! However this could not be further from the truth, it is INCREDIBLY HEALTHY!

It is…

  • Low calorie

  • Low carbohydrate

  • Gluten free

  • High in dietary fibre

  • Extremely high in potassium (more than a banana!)

  • Rich in antioxidants

  • Rich in vitamin C, B-complex vitamins, folate, B6, B1, B2, B3, and choline, as well as minerals like zinc and magnesium, which are all valuable in ensuring healthy blood sugar regulation.

So you can eat this soup knowing that it will DEFINITELY benefit your health and weight loss efforts!

Serves: 3

Prep time: 5 mins

Cooking time: 25 mins

Total time: 30 mins

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbls olive oil or nob of butter

  • 2 large zucchinis

  • 1 brown onion

  • 1 large garlic clove (or 2 small)

  • 1 1/2 chicken stock cubes

  • Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper to season

Method:

  1. Dice the onion and chop the zucchinis into rough medium sized chunks (about 2 cm).

  2. Heat olive oil in a large, deep saucepan over medium heat.

  3. Sautee onions for 2 minutes, then add zucchini and crushed garlic and cook for a further 2 minutes or until lightly browned.

  4. Pour boiling water and stock over the zucchini and onions until just covered and season with salt and pepper.

  5. Turn the heat to low and simmer for approximately 20 minutes.

  6. Allow to cool for half an hour (if you’re patient enough) and then blend, using hand-held blender stick (straight into the saucepan).

  7. Serve with generous amounts of parmesan cheese and extra salt and pepper for taste.

Enjoy! Honestly you will be surprised by how good this soup is!

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