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Beetroot and apple soup

Tags: Diet , Recipes

Nutritional Info
Calories193 kcal
Total Sugar35g

Feel fuller for longer with our beetroot and apple soup.


Rather than staggering from one fad diet to another when trying to lose weight, include dishes and ingredients that have been scientifically proven to help control appetite and help you feel fuller for longer. This includes soup which studies show increases satiation. When compared with drinking liquid separately from the dry ingredients, making a soup helps the liquid to stay in the stomach longer so you feel fuller. This soup is less than 200 calories per portion and is thick and filling so no need for anything else.

Prep time: 20 mins
Cooking time: 1 hr 15 mins

Ingredients (Serves 2)

  • 500g raw beetroot
  • 2 medium onions, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Bramley apples, peeled, quartered and cored with a squeeze of lemon
  • 1½ litres chicken or vegetable stock
  • 2 star anise
  • Snipped chives
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp horseradish sauce
  • 1 tbsp natural yoghurt


Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F. Place the beetroot in 1cm water in a baking tray. Cook for an hour, then take them out and run under cold water for a couple of minutes until cool enough to peel. Heat the oil in a pan. Add the onions and sweat over a medium heat with the lid on until soft but not coloured. Add apple quarters. Roughly chop the peeled beetroot and add to the pan. Pour on the stock, add star anise and seasoning, and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove star anise, then blitz the soup with a hand blender until pureed. Serve with snipped chives and a swirl of yoghurt mixed with the horseradish sauce.

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