Better with Brita:
Watercress Soup with Chives
Welcome to my SECOND Better with Brita recipe post! When I was deciding what to make for my next recipe, I thought of soup straight away, as soup is made with water and what better way to showcase Brita filtered water then with a soup recipe. And, this is not any old soup, but it’s a beautiful and very seasonal recipe for watercress soup with chives, and chive flowers; it was made with some fabulous hand-picked Hampshire watercress that I brought back with me from the recent Watercress Festival in Alresford…….the chives and chive flowers are from my garden and the water is pure Brita filtered water of course!
This low-calorie and no-fat soup recipe showcases the filtered water perfectly, as the colour is so vibrant and fresh, as you can see from the photos; that’s because I used freshly boiled filtered water for my stock and there is none of that nasty film that you see on top of liquids when you use non-filtered water……the colour sings and is a bright green with a clear and fresh taste to the soup, it’s late spring and early summer in a bowl and not only that, but it’s only 100 calories per serving, making it an excellent recipe for those following the 5:2 diet, for a fast day meal.
This soup recipe is wonderful when served hot or cold too, and would make a fabulous summer dinner party starter, as well as a warm and comforting bowl of goodness when the weather is not so good. Watercress is the original “super food” and as well as it’s wonderful colour, I love the peppery and mustard flavours that it imparts to food when it is used. Brimming over with an amazing 15 vital nutrients and minerals, gram for gram watercress can boast more vitamin C than oranges, more vitamin E than broccoli, more calcium than whole milk and more iron than spinach! Watercress also has exceptionally high levels of Beta-carotene which is converted into vitamin A in the body and needed for growth and development, immunity, and healthy vision, hair, skin, nails, bones and teeth. (watercress.co.uk)
I hope you enjoy this recipe if you make it, whether it be for a fast day on the 5:2 diet, or for a family luncheon dish……don’t forget to get that vibrant bright green colour to your soup, try to use filtered water! And, if you or someone you know is a dab hand at baking, preserving or cooking, then don’t forget to enter your home-made goods into the BIG FEASTIVAL competition here: Better with Brita – Showcase your Food at The Big Feastival & Win a Brita Hamper of Goodies! You can also win a BRITA hamper of goodies there too! That’s it for today, see you later with more new recipes, Karen
Disclaimer: Sponsored Post – I was paid a fee for working with BRITA as an ambassador as well as receiving a BRITA Filter Tap (RRP £499), a BRITA Water Jug (RRP £33), 4 x BRITA Fill&Go Bottles (RRP £14:99) and relevant cartridges.
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