All the Smoothies everyone is gulping down this week are wonderful.…but chilly! At night, I was aching for a hot cup of homemade soup. This spicy bean soup really fills you up on a cold night. Team it up with a big salad and your done for a healthy hearty meal.
‘Sprouted’ Adzukis are like little bites of gold for your heart.
These were sprouted in just 3 days. Just rinse and drain.
More information on healthy benefits of Adzuki Beans from Only Foods:
- They are high in soluble fiber and thus azuki sprouts are excellent for health as they help in easy bowel movements.
- Fiber in the adzuki beans also helps the body get rid of cholesterol and toxins from the body, keeping it healthy.
- They are very popular therapeutic beans known for their healing powers curing a number of ailments.
- These beans help in keeping the kidneys fit and improve flow of urine.
- From iron, zinc, copper, manganese, vitamins to potassium, the beans are a storehouse of many minerals which help in the proper functioning of the body.
- Their consumption can lower blood pressure in a natural way since they have a high content of potassium and are low in sodium.
- They are storehouse of proteins hence these beans can be consumed by vegetarians fulfilling their protein requirement from them.
- These beans are ideal for people on diet as they are low in fat and calories, yet highly nutritious.
- Azuki beans can be easily digested as they have a lot less fat than any other legumes.
- These beans are effective in keeping the heart healthy by reducing cholesterol build-up in the body.
- Protease inhibitors present in the beans stop the growth of cancerous cells in human body.
This soup really hits the spicy – hearty spot and goes great with salads. It is more flavorful than plain tomato or black bean soup and quick and easy to make up. Freeze some to have on hand for quick meals.
For a chunkier soup, puree less but I would suggest this one tastes better if it’s smooth and thick.
Enjoy everyone, and have a safe weekend!
This post linked to Healthy Vegan Fridays #25
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Spicy Sprouted Adzuki Bean Tomato Soup
By January 11, 2013Published:
- Yield: 6 - 8 Servings
- Prep: 30 mins
- Cook: 60 mins
- Ready In: 1 hr 30 mins
All the Smoothies everyone is gulping down this week are wonderful....but chilly! At night, I was aching for a hot cup of …
- 2 Cups Cherry Tomatoes Cut in half
- 1 Can Tomato Paste
- 1 Red Pepper Chopped into large pieces
- 3 Quarts Filtered Water
- 1 Tbs. Red Pepper Flakes
- 1 1/2 Cups Sprouted Adzuki Beans Cooked
- 3 - 4 Tbs. Vegetable Stock Soup Base Powder
- 1/2 tsp. Liquid Smoke Optional
- 4 Tbs. Tamari Soy Sauce
- 1 - 2 Cups Soy or Nut Milk of choice To thin the soup if desired
- Simmer the Adzuki Beans in the 3 Qts. of water for about an hour. In a medium large stock pot, combine cooked beans, bean cooking water and all other ingredients. Bring to a boil and then reduce to medium heat. Cook for another 30 minutes to soften the Red Pepper.
- Carefully, transfer the soup into a food processor or blender and blend until smooth (or use an immersion blender right in the pot to puree the soup) I did mine in the blender in 3 parts so that I didn't get bean soup all over the kitchen) Blend until the soup is thick with small pieces of bean still showing.
- Makes about 2 1/2 Quarts. Freeze in sealed containers for up to 1 year.
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