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Spicy Apple and parsnip soup

Sue Bedford Nutrition (MSc Nutritional Therapy)

Why not combine some apple with the sweet taste of parsnip to make a lovely warming Spicy Apple and Parsnip Soup.

Apples are great nutritionally as they provide lots of vitamin C to zap those free radicals. They contain high levels of Quercetin which acts an anti-inflammatory and are great for those watching their waistline too as they help to balance blood sugar levels. Parsnips also pack a vitamin C punch and contain a good amount of folate. All the more reason to make a batch or two as this powerful combination of nutrients certainly gives a boost to health!

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 fresh chilli chopped (adjust the amount to suit)
  • 1 onion peeled and chopped
  • 2 large parsnips, peeled and chopped
  • 2 large apples, peeled and chopped
  • 500ml vegetable stock
  • 500ml milk of your choice
  • Some chopped fresh oregano
  • Seasoning to taste

To Make

  • Heat the oil in a large saucepan
  • Cook the onion for 5 minutes until soft
  • Add the parsnip, apple and chilli
  • Add the stock and oregano
  • Bring to the boil and simmer for 30 minutes
  • Add the milk
  • Blend and return to the saucepan to reheat
  • Season and enjoy!

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