Sunshine on your plate: Lychee soup!

 

Are you also longing for summer? To get in the summer mood, we have this great recipe for you. Put some sunshine on your plate (even though it might not be shining outside…). And don´t worry, as it´s nearly bikini season, this recipe if of course low in calories 😉

Lychee soup

 

Ingredients 4 persons:

  • a fresh pineapple
  • 5 lychees
  • 1 tablespoon low fat butter
  • 4 tablespoons low fat cream
  • 1 lemon
  • liquid sweetener
  • fresh mint leaves

 

 

Method of preparation: Take a fresh, ripe and good quality pineapple. Clean and cut 4 slices into triangles (save the rest for the sorbet). To enhance the flavour roast the triangles in the oven for a few minutes in a bowl with a little bit of water and 1 tablespoon of low fat butter. Meanwhile whip the low fat cream until it´s thick.

For the Sorbet: Cut the rest of the pineapple into 2-inch pieces. Place pineapple, 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice + some liquid sweetener into a food processor; blend until smooth.

Pour mixture into the ice cold bowl of an ice-cream maker; follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Spoon sorbet into a freezer-safe container. Cover and freeze 1 hour or until firm.

If you don’t have an ice-cream maker, use a covered metal bowl. Freeze mixture for 3 hours or until it is firm on the outside but still slushy in the middle. Remove it from the freezer, beat it with a whisk until smooth, and return to the freezer, covered, for 4 hours until firm.

For the lychee soup: peel and chop the lychees. Put them in a bowl with a little water and some liquid sweetener; let the chopped lychees cook until the water has turned into a syrup. Blend the lychees until all lumps have disappeared and let it cool.

PRESENTATION: Serve the lychee soup in a bowl, to the soup we can add a little whipped cream, a scoop of sorbet surrounded by the triangles of grilled pineapple. To decorate we can add some chopped fresh mint.

Enjoy!

This is a recipe designed by nutritionist Irene Dominguez of Hotel El Palasiet Termas Marinas. The El Palasiet Restaurant provides a healthy and delicious cuisine, showing their guests that living a healthy life does not have to be at odds with the pleasure of good food. Springing from the fusion of traditional Mediterranean cuisine with avant-garde healthy culinary techniques. Specialist dietary requirements can also be catered for.

More information about this hotel and their healthy programs: http://www.spa-in-spain.com/hotels-and-spas/hotel/hotel-thalasso-el-palasiet/

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