Choose local melons for healthy, summer soup
Local melons can be used for a healthy summer soup.
- Mix-and-match melon soup recipe
The possibilities for delicious combinations are virtually endless! It is perfect for making with kids, since tasting is key, ingredients are few, it can be plated with pizazz and is ready to be enjoyed right away, chilled for later or frozen in popsicle molds.combine the ingredients in a food processor or powerful blender, and blend until silky smooth. Taste as you go!
- Melon: Any variety will do such as cantaloupe, honeydew, crenshaw, ambrosia, galia, cantadew or watermelon.
- Citrus: Lime, lemon, orange, grapefruit, use the juice and some (or all) of the zest.
- Extra sweetness (if needed): Tasting is critical. If you want to add a little boost of sweetness, go for a whole food source. I use 1 to 2 soft, pitted Medjool dates, as they blend perfectly and add extra fiber and phytonutrients.
- Flavor bursts: Fresh mint or basil will contribute flavor and the health benefits of leafy greens. Jalapeño or a pinch of cayenne will create a sweet-spicy flavor profile.
- Creamy touch: A splash of soy or almond milk can bring a hint of creamy richness to the soup.
- Garnish to your heart’s content. Mint sprigs, fresh or frozen berries, a dash of cayenne or cinnamon, or thin slices of citrus or even serving two soups in the same bowl would make for a work of art.
For more ideas and suggested combinations, visit www.thenutritionprofessor.com.
Posted: Tuesday, August 6, 2013 2:19 pm
It is Saturday morning, the temperature is already heating up and friends are coming over in a few hours. How about a cool melon soup? These are so versatile that they can be served for an afternoon snack, dessert or enjoyed for breakfast or brunch.
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Tuesday, August 6, 2013 2:19 pm.