Friday, August 19, 2016

[Healthy_Recipes_For_Diabetic_Friends] Avocado Summer Soup - 9g Carbs, 3g Fiber, 4g Sugar


Avocado Summer Soup - 9g Carbs, 3g  Fiber, 4g Sugar

From: The Budget-Friendly Fresh and Local Diabetes Cookbook - VIA:
Enjoy fresh summer tastes with this chilled Avocado Summer Soup. This green and flavorful soup recipe comes from "The Budget-Friendly Fresh and Local Diabetes Cookbook" and is perfect during hot summer days, or anytime you're craving a fresh-tasting soup!
Servings: 8
Serving Size: 1/2 cup

1 small onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 Tbsp canola oil
2 large ripe Haas avocados
1/4 cup lime juice
2 Tbsp sherry
1 (14 oz can) low-sodium chicken stock OR 1 1/2 cups homemade chicken broth
1/2 tsp hot pepper sauce
2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
2 cups low-fat milk
Dash kosher salt

Sauté the onion and garlic in the oil until soft and fragrant. Set aside.

Peel and chop the avocado. Puree in a blender or food processor with the onion and garlic mixture, the lime juice, and the sherry.

Add chicken broth and hot sauce. Process until blended. Pour into a large serving bowl and add the chopped cilantro and milk. (Use more or less to achieve desired consistency.)

Add salt to taste and chill for 2-3 hours before serving.

Garnish with more chopped cilantro.

Notes: Some people like to use 1 cup of low-fat milk and 1 cup of buttermilk in this soup. This makes the soup slightly thicker and tangy.

Servings: 8
Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Nutrition per Serving: 125 Calories, 80 Calories from Fat, 9g Total Fat, 1.5g Saturated Fat, 0g Trans Fat, 5mg Cholesterol, 50mg Sodium, 380mg Potassium, 9g Total Carbs, 3g Dietary Fiber, 4g Sugars, 4g Protein, 98mg Phosphorus

 Exchanges/Food Choices: 1/2 Carbohydrate, 2 Fat


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