Recipe: FizzUp-Style Zucchini Soup
Need some culinary inspiration? Here’s a new recipe for you: FizzUp-style zucchini soup (US) / courgette soup (UK), which you’ll love because it’s easy to make and tastes delicious. A touch of cheese spread gives it a richer, sweeter and creamier flavor. This soup won’t go straight to your hips or belly, so you can enjoy it at any time of the year. Ready to get cooking?
To bring out all your soup’s flavors, you’ll need:
- 6 zucchinis
- 1 onion
- 1 to 2 garlic cloves
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 5 wedges of plain Laughing Cow cheese
- 2 tablespoons chopped mixed herbs
- Salt & pepper
Makes 4 servings
Step 1: Cook the zucchinis
Cop the onion before sautéing it in a deep sauce pan with the olive oil. Slice the zucchinis into medallions and put them in the sauce pan. You can keep the skin on. Cook the ingredients and add the garlic, salt and pepper to taste. This step will bring out all the flavors of the vegetables as they cook.
Did you know? Zucchinis are high in phosphorus, an essential mineral for repairing your body tissue and maintaining a healthy blood pH levels. This vegetable is an alkaline-forming food and is non-acidic. Keeping your acid in check helps you maintain your acid-base balance. Just like garlic, zucchinis promote good health just in time for winter.
Step 2: Simmer
Add water to the sauce pan but don’t cover the zucchinis completely. This will make your soup thicker. Feel free to dump out some of the water once the zucchinis are done cooking and before you blend them if the mixture looks too runny.
Want even more flavor? You can add vegetable broth, thyme and bay leaves to the zucchinis while they’re cooking in the water. This will give your soup more flavor and character.
Step 3: Blend
When the zucchinis look cooked, add the cheese wedges into the mixture when it’s still hot. Pour the mixture into a blender and blend it well. Lastly, put some parsley on your soup as a garnish or blend it with the rest of the soup. And it’s ready! Enjoy!
FizzUp tip: Don’t blend the soup as long so that a few chunks are left. Then when you sip it, your taste buds will enjoy pieces of savory zucchini.
After your FizzUp workout, there’s nothing better than rewarding yourself with some good hot zucchini soup. In less than 15 minutes, you’ll savor a healthy dish to help you stay in shape. Bring together a healthy, balanced diet and fulfilling physical activity with tips from FizzUp, your trainer for fitness and nutrition.
You’ll love this FizzUp zucchini soup just like the 150 other recipes in the FizzUp Nutrition Guide. You’ll be able to indulge without losing sight of your goal to lose weight or build muscle. So, what are you waiting for? Treat yourself and get faster results!