Low Fat Cream of Asparagus Soup
We must admit we are soupers! We love to make healthy soups that are low in calories and fat and then just sit down with a big bowl and enjoy every spoonful! Delicious and filling without any guilt.
Low Fat Cream of Asparagus Soup – Nutritious and Filling with Lots of Fiber to help Aid in Weight Loss.
While juicing is all the rage, souping is another way to enjoy vegetables. Nothing beats a nice warm bowl of healthy soup on just about any day.
This cream of asparagus soup uses no butter or flour to thicken so the calories are very low. Don’t be shy about adding the garlic. The health benefits in garlic are amazing so use at least 3-4 cloves.
Asparagus is one of those quiet little vegetables that you really don’t hear a lot about. We are constantly being told about the health benefits of vegetables like broccoli and kale, but not much about asparagus.
Asparagus is actually a very healthy vegetable and contains more antioxidants than many other vegetables in the grocery store. Today is a great day to start some souping of your own!
Asparagus, onion and garlic before the broth has been added.
Fits in the blender nicely.
A small amount of Broth Base & Seasoning does the trick for extra delicious soups and vegetables. It keeps for a long time and is nice to always have on hand. You can read more about soup base here.
Get your servings of veggies with this delicious cream of asparagus soup!
- 2 lbs. fresh asparagus, cleaned and ends removed
- 1 can chicken broth
- 1/2 cup water
- small amount of salt
- 1 medium onion, cut into pieces
- 3-4 cloves of garlic
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon soup base
- 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
Add asparagus, chicken broth, water, onion and garlic to a large skillet. Lightly salt asparagus. Bring to a light boil; reduce heat and cover. Cook for 15 minutes or until the asparagus is tender. Let cool for about 15 minutes and then carefully pour mixture into a blender. The easiest way to do this is to put the asparagus in the blender first and then add the broth mixture.
Add 1 cup of milk to the blender and puree until smooth. Return the soup to the skillet and stir in lemon juice, soup base, and cheddar cheese. Simmer until soup is hot and thick.
Asparagus is very low in calories and a great source of nutrients.
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