COOKBOOK: Diabetic Living Magazine May/June 2010


Love a great soup! Soups bring together lots of nutrients all in the one bowl, that has to be good for us! Another reason we should love soups, they’re low in calories.

I’ve always said that soups are under-rated. A great soup takes a little time to prepare. Sure, you can take the easy way out and serve from a can but besides not getting the freshness, you will be missing out on a whole lot of flavour!

This recipe was less time consuming than other soups that I have made in the past and it was delicious! Give it a go!



Serves 4

1 tablespoon of olive oil

1 leek, halved lengthways, sliced and rinsed

1 garlic clove, crushed or chopped

500g mushrooms, sliced

250g sweet potato, peeled and chopped

625ml skim milk

250ml water

1tablespoon sour cream

1 large handful of chives, chopped

salt and pepper

Heat oil in saucepan, fry garlic and leek until leek is soft.

Add the mushrooms, stir and allow it to cook for a further 5-7mins, until mushrooms are soft.

Add sweet potato, milk and water. Bring to boil. Keep your eyes on the pot, anything with hot milk will rise to the top very quickly! You will need to bring down the heat quite quickly once it starts to boil.

Simmer and cook for 10-12 mins or until sweet potato is tender. Remove pan from heat. Add chives and allow it to stand for a few minutes.

You can now transfer the mixture into a processor or use a hand held mixer to blend. Blend until smooth.

Ready to serve. Sprinkle some chopped parsley on the soup.

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