Amaranth Soup

When children refused to healthy vegetable, mommies have only option to add healthy ingredient in their favourite food. In winters, specially in Punjab we used to cook saag , so I found leftover Red Amaranth (chaulai) leaves in my refrigerator and some Beetroots.

Forge quick plan to make soup with these two ingredients. In a cold day sipping a hot soup is a delight!!

Benefits of Red Amaranth

  1. Boost immunity
  2. Rich in vitamin A ,C , B and K
  3. High in fibre
  4. Low in calories
  5. Rich in potassium
  6. Rich in protein and calcium
  7. Easy to digest
  8. Good for skin and hair
  9. Good for anemia
  10. High in iron
  11. Helps to manage weightReduce
  12. cholesterolBoost bone strength

Gulten free Amaranth is a super food.

Here is the recipe:

Ingredients

• 2 Tbs butter

• 1/2 onion chopped

• 1 clove garlic minced

• 3 cups vegetable stock

• 2 cup beetroot (chopped)

• 1 bunch red amaranth leaves (tough stems removed and roughly chopped)

• Juice of 1/2 lemon

• Freshly ground pepper white pepper preferred

• Rock salt

• 2 tsp Coconut milk

Method

• Melt the butter in a pan over medium heat. Add onions and garlic cook until fragrant, 1 minute

• Add stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer.

• Add red amaranth and beet root chunks , bring to a boil, and cook until tender, 5 minutes.

• Add salt and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes. Turn off the flame.

• Transfer soup to a blender and blend smooth.

• Strain through a fine-mesh strainer into a pan and gently warm, add lemon juice .

• serve, sprinkling with black pepper , if desired and add coconut milk or coconut cream.


Red Bell pepper and Tomato Soup

Occasionally , we just need comfort food in our life. But comfort doesn’t have to mean unhealthy. Such is the case with this healthy yet insanely creamy red pepper tomato soup!

If you have 20 minutes, you can make this simple, nutrient-rich soup that’s perfect for days .

This adaptation is similar to classic tomato soup with the addition of bell pepper. In place of cream, I rely on coconut milk and the flavor comes from roasted tomatoes, burnt garlic and roasted bell pepper. Once it’s blended all up, it takes on a deep red-orange hue and silky-smooth texture.

I could boast about the flavor all day, but it’s also so hearty healthy.

Ingredients

SOUP

• 1 large red bell peppers

• 4 fresh tomatoes

• 1 cup water

• 1 carrot

• 2-3 cloves garlic

• 1 onion

• 1/2 tsp each sea salt and black

pepper

• 1 tsp dired basil

FOR SERVING optional

Herb Garlic bread sticks

• Cilantro

• pasta

• Full-fat coconut milk

• Black pepper

Instructions

1. Roast red peppers, tomatoes , onion, garlic and carrot in a 500 degree F (260 C) oven or over an open flame on a grill or gas stovetop until tender and charred on all sides – about 10-15 minutes in the oven, or 5 minutes over an open flame.

2. let cool to the touch, and remove charred outer skin seeds and stems.

3. Transfer to blender or use immersion blender to purée soup. Then transfer into saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium-low heat.

4. Add salt , black pepper and dired basil . Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.

5. Let simmer on low for at least 10 more minutes. The longer it simmers, the deeper the flavor develops.

6. Serve as is or top with desired toppings, such as herb garlic bread sticks , cilantro, pasta , black pepper and coconut milk.


Broccoli and Almond Soup

This low-fat version of cream oThis low-fat version of cream of broccoli soup is a silky, smooth scrumptious soup that has a creamy consistency without any added cream.  It’s super simple to prepare and on the table in just 30 minutes! What more can you ask for?

Health Benefits of Broccoli

Broccoli is a low-calorie source of fiber and it’s also rich in many essential vitamins and minerals.

A cup of cooked broccoli has just as much vitamin C as an orange, and it’s also a good source of B vitamins beta-carotene, iron, magnesium, potassium, and zinc.

Super Food for kids and adults.

To help your heart and muscles work better

To make your eye strong

To help your immune system fight to keep healthy.

Ingredients

  • • 2 teaspoon olive oil
  • • 1/2 medium Onion ( chopped)
  • • 1 stalk celery ( chopped)
  • • 1/2 cup almond (soaked and peeled)

    • 4 cups fresh broccoli (including stems, chopped)

    • 1/2 cup peas

    • 2 cups vegetable broth

    • 1 1/2 cups nonfat milk

    Method

    1. Gather the ingredients.
    2. Heat oil on medium heat in a pot
      Gently sauté onion and celery for 3 to 4 minutes, until onion is softened.
    3. Add peas , almonds and chopped broccoli, sautée few mins .
    4. Followed by the broth . Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 5 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.
    5. Allow soup to cool slightly, then transfer to a blender , and blend until smooth. Return soup to pot .

    6. Add milk , bring to a boil and heat gently until ready to serve.