I am just eating a bowl of something so delicious that I just HAVE to share it with you. On the outside it doesn’t seem at all appealing – and to be honest when I suggested making it yesterday even Rob, who loves his vegetables and is hugely passionate about food wasn’t particularly excited about it. BUT… one taste of this delicious little concoction and I guaranteed you will be swayed. Not only because it is so bloomin tasty but also because you can literally taste all the nutrients and goodness with every mouthful and with hardly any ingredients it is VERY easy and cost-effective to make.
Here is the recipe for Celery and Celeriac Soup… I know you may not be a fan of either of these main components but seriously prepare to be surprised!
Celery and Celeriac Soup
450g celery - cut into large chunks
450g of peeled celeriac - cut into large chunks
1 medium onion – cut into large chunks
3 bay leaves
1.5 litre of good quality vegetable stock – such as bullion
Pre-heat oven to 150c. Put all of the ingredients into a large pot or casserole and bring to a simmer on the hob. Once simmering put pot into the oven and cook slowly for 3 hours. Take out of the oven, remove bay leaves and blend with a hand blender. DONE!
Serve on it’s own or with a drizzle of natural yogurt
To ensure I get some protein I have mine for lunch with a chicken breast or a good portion of cottage cheese – on a separate plate, not in the soup!
Why include Celeriac in your diet?
Compared to other root vegetables such as potato and carrot celeriac is much lower in both carbohydrates (starches) and calories. One cup serve of celeriac is only 9g of carbs as opposed to a one cup serve of potato which has 27g of carbs, it is therefore suitable for diabetics. It is also very low in calories, a cup serving is less than 40 calories.
It is a very good source of fibre consisting of mainly cellulose and hemicellulose. This fibre helps the body to regulate the absorption of nutrients, in addition to regulating bowl movements.
Celeriac is also high in vitamin c, vitamin k, phosphorus, potassium, vitamin B6, magnesium and manganese.