I know what you’re thinking, avo soup sounds kinda weird. It’s actually deliciously filling (unlike most soups) and more like a smoothie bowl than a consommé. I used to hate avocado when I lived in the UK – it was always kinda slimy (aka overripe) and rarely made it onto my plate. Since living in Aus, I’m a convert – they’re fresh, firm and truly nourishing. Australians eat more avocados per head then any other English speaking country – 3.4 kilos a year. I think I personally raise the country’s average score by eating around 4 whole fruits a week, but whatevs. Packed with healthy fats and fibre, this soup will keep you full for hours – no dipping bread or croutons required! If you want to amp up the protein, you can add a scoop of unflavoured protein powder before blending, or top with some freshly cooked prawns. Yum.
When the temperatures drop and the days get shorter, nothing hits the spot like a bowl of warm soup. Store-bought varieties are convenient, but they can be shockingly salty, and packed with heavy cream. This recipe is deliciously nourishing, surprisingly filling, and low carb. A great recipe for rest-days from the gym, curled up on the couch with your favourite blanket.
Cauliflower (member of the cruciferous vegetables) is often overshadowed by its lovely green cousin broccoli. However, Cauli deserves a regular rotation in your diet because it contains its own impressive array of nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other phytochemicals. Get your dose in this simple but tasty soup!
Not only is this creamy mushroom soup low in calories, it’s full of protein to keep you satisfied for longer. Use any in-season mushrooms for that deliciously earthy flavour.
Sometimes we all just need a quick lunch. I would love to profess that I slave over a hot stove creating all manner of wonderful new and healthy treats for you, but then you would need to do the same to recreate them. Sounds like hard work right? So lets keep it simple…add 3 ingredients to a blender, serve in a bowl. Voila! Healthy in a snap.
Theres nothing like a simple soup to please the soul. They can pack in a fair few veggies too. This is a great rest-day lunch, but can be complimented by some plain chicken strips for extra protein if needed. Just steer clear of that white loaf…
When you really don’t have time to prepare your lunch, just grab the ingredients below and throw this together quickly at the office. It makes for a healthy, tasty lunch in the time it takes the kettle to boil.