Cold courgette, orange & basil soup - healthy and super quick

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This recipe is perfect for a healthy summer's, super quick, healthy, low in calories and low carb, but surprisingly filling. Also great for when you want to be good after a long weekend or get into shape before your holidays. And the best thing is it only takes about 5 minutes to make in a blender!


Admittedly I am not even a fan of a cold soup. But when I tried this one I was sold. The mixture of fresh flavours like raw courgettes (yes you can eat them raw, I even make salads with them), the acidity and sweetness of the orange juice, the fragrance of the basil and the subtle kick from the tabasco makes this such a refreshing and healthy soup. The pine nuts give add protein and help to fill you up.


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Cold courgette, orange & basil soup - healthy and super quick


I always love the fresh taste but also the vibrant colours of this soup.


courgette orange and basil soup


This soup is so quick and easy to make. Just throw all ingredients into a blender. The whole process shouldn't take much longer than 5 min.


courgette orange and basil soup


Round it up with a drizzle of soy or coconut yoghurt or my cashew sour cream (recipe here). Check out my other delicious dips and sauces here.





INGREDIENTS (2 portions):


Soup ingredients:

  1. 2 sliced courgettes
  2. 150ml of cold water
  3. Juice of 1 orange
  4. Handful of fresh basil leaves
  5. 1 stock cube
  6. Handful of pine nuts
  7. Juice of 1/2 lime
  8. 1/2 tsp of minced garlic
  9. Dash of extra virgin olive oil
  10. A spritz of Tabasco

Optional ingredients:

  1. Plant-based yoghurt (e.g. Alpro soy or coconut yoghurt)



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Ready? Put all soup ingredients into a blender and blend. Done! Sprinkle some chives on it and drizzle some plant-based yoghurt on it. Yes, that's it! More time for yourself.


And if you like really simple lunch ideas then check out my carrot and courgette hummus spread. Great for picnics.




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