Monday, January 17, 2011

Appetizing Apple and Almond Soup

Warm Apple/Almond Soup - Perfect for Winters

Apples have always been one of my most favorite fruit. Whereas a fresh bite is the best way to start your day, apples can be enjoyed in  form of  apple muffins in the morning,  apple sauce in the afternoon and apple yogurt in the evening.  A basket full of apples is sitting quietly on my kitchen island for past one week and  I have been pestering my son to eat the apples and trying to get across the good things about the fibre and flavanoids (antioxidants) content in apples.


Appleciousss....  inspired by Indian Simmer !

At the end of the day in order to make sure, he gets his bowl of fruits, I added  mixed fruits in the soup. I have experimented with the citrus and juicy fruits like grapes, pineapple and orange too (different recipe). The soup is delightfully delicious and nutritive.

A Healthy Serving of Tomatoes adds Tang & Flavor to the Recipe !!

A hot soup bowl of fresh fruits and veggies becomes therapeutic in chilly winters. For a change, adding a handful of fruits to the stew of veggies does the trick, when you dont feel like eating cut fruits. A warm welcome to bowl of warmed up fruits....

Ingredients:
Apples: 2
Gooseberry/Amla : 1
Tomatoes: 2
Carrots : 1/2 cup
Almonds: 8
Sugar : 1 tsp
Salt : 1tsp or to taste
Water: 3 cups
Cream : 1/4 cup
Cinnamon: dash

Method:
Wash and rinse the apples thoroughly. Cut the apples with thier skin (to get the most of fibre and nutrients), amla, tomatoes and carrots roughly into chunks (can also add more veggies). Soak almonds in warm water and peel off the skin.
 
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In a deep bottomed pan or pressure cooker, boil 3 cups of water.
Add chopped fruits, veggies, almonds, Let it simmer or pressure cook till 4 whistles.
Puree the boiled veggies/fruits in a mixer until smooth.
I personally prefer not to sieve the soup to retain the goodness of fibre in veggies.
Season with salt and sugar/ honey to taste.
To make the soup creamier, add cream to the soup and simmer for another 5 minutes.
Garnish the soup with fresh dill weed, Fresh Mint or parsley.
My rich and appetizing soup is ready for the photo shoot...

A Healthy Yet Yummy Option !!!!

Enjoy the nourishing soup with  banana bread .... !!!


Can't Miss this passing Sunshine !!!...

Let me know how you like it.... Cheers...


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8 comments:

The Foodie said...

You have used all healthy ingredients..this is a power packed soup..wud definitely like to try it.

param parkash said...

This soup is of my choice. Ilove to have it

Hind said...

Very nutritious indeed!Yummy too...Thanks for new ideas always

Medifast Coupons said...

Intriguing blend! This recipe is so healthy and delicious. The nutritional value is amazing , and the taste superb. Great way to get everyone eating healthy.

Sonia said...

@The Foodie - thanks for your remarks. The soup is really power packed with nutrients and antioxidants !

@Medifast Coupons - The recipe is quite healthy. More veggies can be added according to taste. Thanks.

@Hind, Param - I appreciate your encouraging comments. You are the epitome of creativity and my benchmark. Thank you so much.

Danelle said...

This sounds wonderful!

Sonia said...

Thank you for appreciating Danelle !!!

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