After my first experiment with a green smoothie, I thought I would try my hand at making a supergreens soup. All the goodness of a green smoothie but in soup form. What turns a green smoothie into a soup? Heat. That is where my Froothie comes into it’s own. Hot soup blended to perfection within five minutes.
The only thing I would recommend you do is to pre-blanch the green vegetables before blitzing to soup perfection. Having tried to make soups in my Froothie several times before, I have found that pre-cooking/blanching the chosen vegetables makes for a better soup.
Without the pre-blanch I find the flavours taste raw-even when blended for several minutes-particularly when it comes to garlic, onions and spring onions to a lesser degree. There could not be a soup with more green goodness than this supergreens soup. I found the peas and the mint provided a sweetness to the soup which off sets the mineral sharpness of the kale and it produces a soup of the darkest emerald green you can imagine.
If you are a fan of green smoothies then this could be the soup of choice for you. Enjoy!
Here are a few more green soups for you from around the web:
Creamy kale soup – Food to glow
Courgette soup – Fab food 4 all
Cucumber basil gazpacho – Amuse your bouche
Green power soup – Coconut & Berries
Colombian cream of avocado soup – Food to glow
5 minute green smoothie soup – Tinned Tomatoes
Courgette & blue cheese soup – Kavey Eats
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- -1 head of broccoli cut into florets and the stalk peeled and chopped roughly,
- -200g frozen peas,
- -100g kale washed and de-stalked,
- -1 bunch of spring onions, washed and trimmed then cut in half,
- -1 large courgette sliced into discs,
- -1pint of vegetable stock made using 1tbsp of vegetable bouillon powder and 1 pint of vegetable water,
- -Sea salt for seasoning,
- -Black pepper,
- -1 bunch of fresh mint, leaves only
- 1. Place the broccoli and peas into a pan of boiling water, bring the pan back to the boil, cook the veg for 2 minutes then turn off the heat and scoop out the veg. Measure 1 pint of the cooking liquid and add 1tbsp of vegetable bouillon to it to make up the required veg stock for this recipe,
- 2. In another pan of boiling water place the courgettes, spring onions and kale. When the pan comes back up to the boil turn it off immediately and drain the vegetables, you don't need to keep this veg water,
- 3. Place the broccoli and pea mixture into your Froothie and blend with 1/4 pint of the stock and half of the mint leaves plus a little salt then return the mixture to the saucepan,
- 4. Next place the kale, spring onions and courgette into the Froothie along with 1/4 pint of vegetable stock and the rest of the mint, blend well then transfer to the pan with the blended broccoli and peas and stir the two mixtures together,
- 5. Check for seasoning and use the rest of the stock to make the soup to the consistency you would like. I used almost all of the pint of vegetable stock.
- 6. Pour the soup into bowls and enjoy.