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On days when I feel like I need to “clean up” my diet, I like to eat only whole, fresh foods. Here is a creative way to add fruit and veggies together and at 125 calories per serving, you can even have a second helping guilt-free! I made this in my Vitamix, but I have used a hand immersion blender before. The blend of these flavors is so amazing and fresh.
Carrot Ginger Apple Soup
adapted from Vitamix recipe book
1 lb. fresh organic carrots, chopped into 2 inch rounds
1 TBS coconut oil
1 inch fresh grated ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 organic apple, cored and sliced (peel on)
4 cups of organic vegetable broth
1/4 cup crumbled Feta (optional and would no longer be vegan)
cilantro for topping (also optional)
1. Place carrots, sliced ginger, coconut oil and turmeric. Sauté until soft.
2. Add 2 cups of vegetable broth into sauce pan and let simmer until carrots are tender.
3. Place cooked carrots and broth into Vitamix with sliced apples, secure lid. Select Variable 1 , then quickly turn to 10. Blend for 30-45 seconds slowly adding remaining 2 cups of vegetable broth to desired creaminess. For those using a blender or hand immersion blender, follow steps 1 and 2, then add in the blender and blend, or place in a large bowl and use the hand immersion blender.
And look how pretty this is….
Serving Size 1 bowl (4 servings in total) 3 Weight Watchers Plus Points
Amount Per Serving:
Calories 125 Calories from Fat 41
Total Fat 4.5g
Saturated Fat 3.2g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Total Carbohydrates 18.5g
Dietary Fiber 4.4g
* Nutritional information calculated from www.caloriecount.com, not guaranteed 100% accurate
I added the crumbled feta to this because my husband likes it and it adds a little pizzaz. You can easily leave it out (like me) to keep it vegan. It’s still delicious. I promise 🙂