Potato Purée Soup… 02/15/2008 | by Susan Powter Filed under: | Creamy, warm oh so comforting or, for those in warm climates, cold, creamy and oh so comforting.
Real fuel food – low in fat, loaded with protein, vitamins, fiber, and healthy carbs.
Triple this soup, eat it for any meal, pour it into a thermos and enjoy it while you’re running a hundred errands – it’s a must carry with.


Susan Powter

Recipe: Potato Purée Soup


1/2 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped (if they’re organic, keep the peels on)
1/2 pound russet potatoes, peeled and chopped
1 medium leek (or onion), peeled and chopped
Minced garlic to taste (start with a couple tablespoons)
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 quarts fat-free vegetable stock (1 1/2 quarts for the soup, keep the rest if the soup is too thick)
Salt and pepper to taste
A few tablespoons plain, low-fat soy yogurt (or low-fat sour cream or sour cream substitute)


1. Put all ingredients except yogurt or sour cream in a large soup pot.
2. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, for about at least an hour.
3. Puree it in whatever you have, a blender, a Cuisinart, a hand held Braun type mixer…just stick it in the pot, turn it on and it’s done. If the soup is too thick, add more vegetable stock.
4. Blend in yogurt or sour cream and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper if necessary.

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Susan Powter

Susan Powter

Susan Powter (born 22 December 1957) is an Australian-born American motivational speaker, nutritionist, personal trainer, and author, who rose to fame in the 1990s with her catchphrase "Stop the Insanity!", the centerpiece of her weight-loss infomercial. She hosted her own talk show The Susan Powter Show in the 1990s.

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