Super-Yum Fruit Soups Perfect for a Summer Weight Loss Menu๐Ÿ“ ๐Ÿˆ ๐Ÿ’ ๐Ÿ‘ ...

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The idea of a chilled soup is quite an alien concept to many people even though there are some classic recipes like gazpacho and vichyssoise (try gazpacho โ€“ itโ€™s delicious!). But what about fruit soups? Fruit soups are delightful. You can have them as a snack or a dessert and itโ€™s a great way to get your fruit fix. And theyโ€™re great for when youโ€™re trying to lose weight. Iโ€™m so hoping youโ€™ll want to dig into these fruit soups.

1. Watermelon Strawberry Soup

Watermelon Strawberry Soup

Cool and refreshing and it makes use of two of our favorite summer fruits.

Ingredients:

4 cups watermelon

2 ripe bananas

2 cups sliced fresh strawberries

ยผ cup cold mint tea

1 cup apple cider or juice

1 cup plain non-fat yoghurt

ยฝ tsp ground cinnamon

Fresh mint sprigs

2 ice cubes

Method:

Put the watermelon, bananas, cider, yogurt, cinnamon and ice cubes in a blender and puree until smooth. Pour into a jug or bowl. Add the mint tea and stir. Add the strawberries and chill for 1 hour. Serve garnished with mint sprigs.

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2. Creamy Peach Soup

Creamy Peach Soup

Looks and feels like melted ice cream but tastes dreamy.

Ingredients:

12 medium-sized peaches

1 tbsp honey

2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 cup plain non-fat yogurt

ยฝ tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp fresh grated nutmeg

1 tsp vanilla extract

Cold water

Method:

Cook the peaches for 2-3 minutes in boiling water โ€“ best done in batches of 3 or 4. Remove and put into a bowl of cold water. When cool, peel and chop the fruit. Put the peaches โ€“ reserving 1 cup โ€“ honey, lemon juice, yogurt, the spices and ยพ cup cold water into a blender. Puree until smooth. Chill for 2 hours and serve garnished with the reserved peaches.

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3. Chilled Pear Soup

Chilled Pear Soup

A great way to get your fix of pears.

Ingredients:

8 pears

ยผ tsp sea salt

4 tbsp brown rice syrup (or 3 tbsp maple syrup or 3 tbsp honey)

ยฝ tsp peeled and finely minced fresh ginger or ยฝ tsp ground ginger

1 star anise

Fresh mint leaves

Method:

Peel, core and dice the pears. Put the pears in water with the salt and star anise, bring to the boil and then turn down to a simmer. Add the rice syrup and ginger and leave to simmer for 3 minutes. Take off the heat and leave to cool. When cool, puree the whole mix and put in fridge to chill. Serve garnished with fresh mint leaves.

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4. Chilled Blueberry Soup

Chilled Blueberry Soup

A super chilled out way to get a hit of valuable antioxidants.

Ingredients:

1 tbsp cornstarch

2ยฝ cups fresh blueberries

3 tbsp sugar

1ยฝ cups Marsala wine

ยฝ cup non-fat sour cream or yogurt

Method:

Mix the cornstarch with ยผ cup of cold water. Put the blueberries, cornstarch mix, sugar, wine and 1ยพ cups of cold water into a saucepan. Cook on a low heat until blueberries are soft (about 15 minutes). Puree in a blender until smooth and put in fridge to chill. To serve, stir in the yogurt or sour cream.

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5. Cheery Cherry Soup

Cheery Cherry Soup

I donโ€™t think I could bear to puree my delicious cherries, but if you can, try this.

Ingredients:

2 cups cherry juice

2 cups fat-free yogurt

As many cherries as you want

Method:

Chill the cherries. Blend the cherry juice and the yogurt together and chill. Put the juice blend in a bowl and drop in as many cherries as you want. Put an extra glob of yogurt on the top if you like.

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6. Chilled Mixed Fruit Soup

Chilled Mixed Fruit Soup

A real fruity mix that you can swap and change fruit varieties and ratios about to taste.

Ingredients:

2 cups cantaloupe melon

4 large peaches

1 ripe banana

2 cups blueberries

4 cups orange juice

1 cup pineapple juice

2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

ยผ tsp ground cinnamon

ยผ tsp fresh grated nutmeg

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup ice cubes

Method:

Put the melon, peaches and banana in a blender with 2 cups of orange juice and puree until smooth. Pour into a pitcher or bowl. Now puree the blueberries, pineapple juice, 2 cups of orange juice, lemon juice and spices and blend until smooth. Mix the two blended mixes together. Chill for at least one hour before serving.

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7. Chilled Melon Soup

Chilled Melon Soup

The addition of ginger really makes this soup zing.

Ingredients:

3 cups chopped cantaloupe

2 tsp chopped candied (crystallized) ginger

ยพ cup orange juice

ยผ cup lemon juice

ยฝ cup rice or soy cream

More candied ginger for garnish

Method:

Put 2 cups of melon, juices and ginger into a blender and process until smooth. Pour into a bowl and stir in the rice/soy cream. Chill. To serve, ladle the soup over the remaining melon and garnish with slivers of ginger.

*All recipes are for 4 servings but are easily adjustable.

Which are you going to try first?

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