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Asparagus and Leek Soup


Atkins Asparagus and Leek Soup
5.2g
Net Carbs
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Style: Other
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Phase: Phase 1

3.3g

Protein

13.5g

Fat

2.2g

Fiber

156

Calories

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INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tbsp Unsalted Butter Stick
  • 1 leek Leeks
  • 0.75 lb Asparagus
  • 1 tsp Garlic
  • 1 14.5 oz can Chicken Broth, Bouillon or Consomme
  • 0.33 cup Heavy Cream

DIRECTIONS

  1. Melt butter in a large pot over medium-high heat.  Add leeks and sauté for 3 minutes.  Add asparagus and cook 1 minute more.  Add garlic and sauté for 30 more seconds.
  2. Add broth to pot and bring to a boil.
  3. Lower heat, cover and simmer 8 to 10 minutes, until asparagus is tender.
  4. Mix in cream, salt and pepper.  Blend soup in a food processor or blender until smooth.
  5. Return to pot to heat through before serving (if necessary).   Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.

How to Calculate Net Carbs

In the Atkins Nutritional Approach®, the Net Atkins Count™ is calculated by subtracting the number of grams of fibre and sugar alcohols (also known as polyols) from the total grams of carbohydrates in whole foods. This reflects the idea that fibre and sugar alcohols minimally impacts blood sugar levels at the doses present in the products.

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