It’s fall y’all!…And what better way to start it off then with a roundup of recipes you can make with your immersion blender!
We all know a nice, warm bowl of soup can hit the spot on a cold day.
Soup can also be a great start to a meal because many soups contain a variety of vegetables.
Skip the canned stuff though and make it yourself to get in some great nutrients and avoid the added extra sodium and fillers of canned soups. Also if you have picky eaters in the house, why not try serving them their veggies blended as a soup for a new texture experience!
Soups are perfect for fall, easily packable in a thermos to take on a picnic or to lunch at work or school. What is better than coming home from a long day of work with dinner almost ready in the crockpot?
If you are in a time crunch you can make most soups in your crockpot then give it a quick zip with your immersion blender when you get home!
The best part is that the cleanup is so easy because you can blend your soup right in the pot with your immersion blender instead of transferring it to a countertop blender.
Feel free to let us know in the comments if you have a favorite fall soup to make with your Immersion Blender!
I don’t know about you but when I think of fall foods, I immediately think of butternut squash soup.
Butternut squash has many great health benefits. It is high in beta carotene which is essential for eye health. It is also a good source of potassium which helps lower blood pressure as well as ensuring good heart and kidney health.
A soup made of Butternut squash can also be beneficial in helping you reach your weight loss goals as it is quite filling without containing many calories. Research now suggests that eating low calorie soup before a meal can help to curb your appetite and prevent overeating.
Summer and fall are times when butternut squash is harvested but it stores well so you can usually find it year round. Check out these butternut squash soup recipes! Why not try one tonight?
It wouldn’t be fall without mentioning pumpkin. Don’t confuse pumpkin with the artificial pumpkin spice flavoring you see everywhere this time of year.
This vegetable can quench your pumpkin kick better than a pumpkin spice latte!
Pumpkin is a very nutritious food with health benefits similar to that of butternut squash. In fact, pumpkin is a type of squash so you can expect the same benefits from a bowl of pumpkin soup that you can get from the butternut squash kind.
These benefits include eye health support,heart and kidney health support as well as weight loss benefits.
The Braun Multiquick 5 Hand Blender is great for pureeing pumpkin for soups.
If you have tried butternut squash soup and want to try a slightly different flavor, check out this delicious vegan and gluten free pumpkin soup recipe from nutritioninthekitch.com.
If you are making a soup that calls for chicken, fish or beef broth then you are in luck!Homemade broth is one of the healthiest foods you can consume. Bone broth is made from simmering the bones of bison, poultry, beef or fish (separately, of course) slowly over the course of about 8 hours along with a few other vegetables and spices.
The final product after all of that simmering is a delicious stock that is full of minerals from the bone and cartilage of the meat.Gelatin, which is a protein that is derived by simmering bone in water is especially beneficial as it helps to aid in digestion. Gelatin is also used to help grow stronger hair and nails as shortening recovery time for sports related injuries.
This is because gelatin contains collagen, which is one of the materials that make up cartilage and bone. Collagen is useful in helping arthritis and other joint conditions.
Bone broth also supports healthy immune system function. It does this by helping to decrease a leaky gut. Leaky gut is a condition in which the lining of the small intestine is damaged and undigested food particles and bacteria can leak into your bloodstream.
The collagen in bone broth helps to rebuild and heal the intestines by nourishing the intestinal lining and reducing inflammation.
If any of your soup recipes call for stock or broth of any kind (which most of them do), why not try making your own homemade broth and reap all of the health benefits.