Mexican soup with guacamole and prawns

soupwithprawnsCarrying on with my health kick, I made a delicious Mexican soup with guacamole and topped it with prawns as my protein. 

This soup will cost you around £8 and serves four people. Rather than using salt to give it flavour, I used chilli and smoked paprika. It not only gives the soup a huge kick, the spice speeds up your metabolism. 

Now I know I haven’t created a traditional guacamole recipe but this is the healthy version that your post-workout body will love you for. Why you ask? Because tomatoes are rich in lycopene, which helps protect your muscles from aches. 

Mexican soup with guacamole and prawns
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  1. 5 prawns
  2. 1 tsp of chilli
  3. 1 tbsp of smoked paprika
  4. 2 roasted peppers
  5. 1 punnet of cherry tomatoes
  6. 1/2 avocado
  7. 500 grams corn (low-sodium)
  8. 250 ml of vegetable stock
  1. Roast the peppers and half the cherry tomatoes in the oven for 30 minutes on 150 degrees Celsius
  2. Heat the corn inside a large pot along with the roasted vegetables
  3. Once the corn is warm, pour in the stock and let the ingredients simmer for 20 minutes
  4. Dice the avocado and chop the remaining cherry tomatoes into a mixing bowl, season with pepper and extra chilli if you like it spicy
  5. Cook the prawns on a medium heat until they are cooked through, leave to one side until the soup is ready
  6. Blend the soup in a food processor, then top with the healthy guacamole and prawns
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£5.00 Pumpkin and spinach soup

pumpkin soupI made this delicious and extremely healthy soup for just under £5.00! So next time it gets close to pay day and you’re reaching for a seven pack of ramen noodles, go and buy these 5 ingredients instead. 

Now, if you want to hear why your body will benefit from this soup recipe it’s because it’s low calorie and leaves you feeling fuller for longer. 

But before you start grabbing every soup in the aisle like you’re playing supermarket sweep, don’t forget that not all soup is the same. Canned soup has higher sodium than freshly made and creamy soups like clam chowder are around 200 calories per cup. 

This week on The Lifestyle Directory is soup week so get ready for more original recipes that will help you get closer to that summer body goal. 

Tip: If you want to be extra healthy, add some chilli into your soup because spicy foods help kick start your metabolic rate. pumpkin soup

Pumpkin and Spinach Soup
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  1. 300 grams pumpkin and sweet potato mixed
  2. 200 grams spinach
  3. 250 ml chicken stock (low-sodium)
  4. 1/2 cup water
  5. 1/2 chopped white onion
  6. 3 cloves of crushed garlic
  1. Heat the onion, garlic, pumpkin and sweet potato in a large pot over medium heat
  2. Once the vegetables are browned, pour the water and chicken stock into the pot
  3. When the pumpkin and sweet potato are soft add the spinach before blitzing the ingredients in a blender
  4. If you like your soup more runny feel free to add more water, I personally prefer it thick and chunky
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