Carrot and Ginger Soup with Orange - Fast Diet Recipe

This Carrot and Ginger soup with Orange is chock-a-block with fruit and vegetables and without any cream mixed through is a great low-calorie meal to have on the Fast Diet.

meg-made: Carrot and ginger soup with Orange
meg-made: Carrot and ginger soup with Orange

Soup is such a funny thing, I think you either love it or are just a bit meh about it. I happen to love it. To me a bowl of soup can settle an upset tummy; can warm you from the inside out on a cold day; and in some cases, provide the biggest hit of vegetables that you need to cure a cold! 

I made this for a lunch one

Fast Day

and then had it the following day, mixed with a little cream and it was delicious both ways (although obviously, one was a little more indulgent!).

meg-made: Carrot and ginger soup with Orange
meg-made: Carrot and ginger soup with Orange

meg-made: Carrot and ginger soup with Orange

Ingredients (4 serves)

8 large carrots, topped and tailed and chopped into large pieces

1 large onion, chopped

2 tsp freshly grated ginger

2 oranges, freshly squeezed

500ml chicken or vegetable stock

500ml water

Instructions:

1. Spray a few squirts of oil spray in a heavy based pot and sautee the onion for a few minutes until it just starts to brown slightly. 

2. Add the carrots, ginger and oranges and simmer for a few minutes. 

meg-made: Carrot and ginger soup with Orange
meg-made: Carrot and ginger soup with Orange

meg-made: Carrot and ginger soup with Orange

3. Add the stock and enough water to fully cover the vegetables and let it bubble away for about half an hour or until the carrot has softened and the liquid reduced and thicker.

meg-made: Carrot and ginger soup with Orange
meg-made: Carrot and ginger soup with Orange

4. Puree the soup with a stick blender or in a food processor until completely smooth.

meg-made: Carrot and ginger soup with Orange
meg-made: Carrot and ginger soup with Orange

Serve with parsley and cream (optional) on a non-Fast Day.

meg-made: Carrot and ginger soup with Orange
meg-made: Carrot and ginger soup with Orange

meg-made: Carrot and ginger soup with Orange

meg-made: Carrot and ginger soup with Orange
meg-made: Carrot and ginger soup with Orange

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Plus = loaded with veggies, filling, uber healthy, the ginger goes beautifully with the carrot

Minus = The soup does taste more delicious with cream

Interesting = The orange is a subtle flavour, so you could add another orange into the mix

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