Information flash: Souping is the brand new juicing! (No, not that sort of souping; we’ll persist with the more healthy, extra sustainable possibility.) Up till just a few years in the past, the one approach you might get your fingers on a high-powered blender was for those who owned a smoothie store or shelled out the equal to a month’s price of hire—however now, it looks like each kitchen equipment firm is leaping on the high-horsepower bandwagon. For little greater than what you’d pay for the standard blender, you may get your fingers on a mighty wholesome consuming machine.
Any previous blender could make you a smoothie (or, ahem, margarita), however it takes a very highly effective one to make almond milk or nut butter with out burning out a motor. With the recognition of those super-powered blenders additionally comes the latest development in wholesome consuming—blender soups. Now, I do know what you’re considering—it’s nothing new to make use of a blender to puree bisques and different creamy soups. True, however what’s completely different is that these high-powered blenders can really warmth your soup whereas it blends. No range. No oven. No microwave. Simply you, some veggies, a blender, and a piping scorching bowl of wholesome soup.
The important thing to this entire magic: friction. By mixing the soup for a longer-than-normal time period (about 5 minutes) the friction of all that swirling and shaking heats up the soup—and never simply lukewarm heats up—we’re speaking warm-you-up-on-a-cold-November-day sort of soup. If you wish to do that methodology, right here are some things to bear in mind:
- Don’t do that with an ordinary blender. You want a blender with a minimum of 1000 watts of energy—and extra ideally, upwards of 1500 or extra. Some choices on the market are Ninja, Vita-Combine, and Blendtec. The recipe beneath is made utilizing a Ninja Ultima skilled blender, which runs about $150 model new.
- When you do solely have an ordinary or immersion blender, you may mix to puree, after which warmth up the soup on the range or within the microwave as you normally would.
- Because you aren’t really cooking meals (simply heating it) you must cut back the quantity of aromatics (like garlic, onions, and so on.) you employ in your soup. Belief me, you don’t need to drop 4 cloves of uncooked garlic right into a blender soup.
- Identical goes with uncooked meat—no cooking is being executed right here, so skip including uncooked or undercooked meat.
- The time you must run your blender to get it scorching will fluctuate primarily based on the ability of your blender and the soup. Basically for those who run most excessive powered blenders on their highest setting for 5-7 minutes, it’s best to get a very popular batch of soup.
- As a result of the soup does get scorching and steamy, ensure to vent your blender whereas it really works. I’ve discovered one of the best ways to do this is to open the pour spout, after which cowl it with a kitchen towel to stop splatters.
You are able to do nearly any sort of bisque or creamy soup utilizing this methodology, however this Spicy Pumpkin Coconut Blender Soup is a superb place to start out. It’s vegan and makes use of components that may be simply discovered at your common grocery retailer. It’s gentle, wholesome, and naturally, tremendous scrumptious. Take pleasure in! Blissful mixing!
Spicy Pumpkin Coconut Blender Soup
Makes 2 servings
- 1 15-ounce can pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
- 1 15-ounce can full fats coconut milk (not the stuff from the milk circumstances; test the baking aisle or worldwide meals)
- 1/four of a small onion
- 1 small garlic clove
- 1/eight teaspoon floor cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon grated contemporary ginger
- Salt and pepper, to style
- Elective: chives & sprint of bitter cream or crème fraîche for topping.
Vitamin Per Serving
348 energy, 29.2g fats, 23.6g carbs, 5.1g protein