Soups On! Spa cuisine for your home spa day!

Just a few notes, all of the salad recipes serve two, while the drink recipes are single serve I have not tried this recipe, but it was listed on two of my spa cuisine for the home books, so I am going to put it out here. To me it sounds questionable, but you never know if you don't try! -WATERMELON GAZPACHO 1 cup yellow watermelon, seeded and diced 1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped finely 1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded and chopped finely 1 medium tomato, seeded and chopped finely 2 scallions, trimmed and chopped finely 1/2 medium red onion, chopped finely 1 celery stalk, chopped finely 1 Tbs. fresh lime juice 1 Tbs balsamic vinegar 1/4 tsp. salt freshly ground pepper to taste 1 sprig parsley, trimmed and chopped for garnish Place the watermelon in a blender, pulse two or three times, until it is broken up. Strain through a sieve, discard the pulp and save the juice. In a bowl, toss the cucumber, red pepper, tomato, scallions, red onion, celery, lime juice, vinegar, salt and pepper. Stir in the watermelon juice and chill for an hour or more. Garnish with parsley just prior to serving. Serves two. -EASY BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP 1 butternut squash, peeled nutmeg to taste 2 Tbs. unsalted butter 1/4 tsp. salt freshly ground pepper to taste 1 medium onion, peeled and chopped finely 6 cups of low fat or no fat chicken broth/stock

Cut the squash into 1-inch chunks. Melt the butter in a large pot. Add onion and cook until translucent, about 8 minutes. Add squash and stock. Bring to a simmer and cook until squash is tender. Remove squash chunks with slotted spoon and place in a blender and puree. Return blended squash to pot. Stir and season with nutmeg, salt, and pepper. Serve. Depending upon the size of your squash, this will serve 4-8



1/2 cup dried apricots

2 Tbs. honey

1/2 cup nonfat cottage cheese

1/2 cup nonfat plain yogurt

1/2 pack unflavored gelatin

Place the dried apricots in a bowl and cover them with boiling water. Leave them sit for one hour to rehydrate, then place in a blender, add the honey and blend until smooth. In a small saucepan dissolve the gelatin in 2 Tbs. of water, placing over low heat and stirring until the gelatin is well dissolved. Combine the cottage cheese and the yogurt in a bowl and whip with a hand mixer (or you can blend in a blender until smooth, then place in a bowl). Pour yogurt mixture into a bowl and slowly stir in the gelatin. Fold in the apricot puree and pour into two glasses. Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.


2 Tbs. fresh lime juice

2 Tbs. honey

1/2 cup nonfat plain yogurt

1 ripe papaya, halved and seeded

In a small bowl combine the lime juice and the honey. Gradually stir in the yogurt, making a creamy sauce. Pour this mixture into the papaya halves.


1 8oz can of pitted cherries, drained

1/2 cup nonfat plain yogurt

1 tsp honey

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 cup chopped ice

Blend the cherries in a blender until completely pureed. Add all the other ingredients and continue blending until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve.


2 seedless oranges, peeled and cut into wedges (save some peel for garnish)

3 Tbs. honey

1 cup of brewed orange pekoe tea, chilled

Place the orange wedges in a bowl. Dissolve the honey in the tea and add to the bowl. Chill for four hours before serving, garnish with some strips of zest (from the orange peel).

Now that you have these spa cuisine recipes, go to the grocery store, stock up and prepare for your spa day at home!

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