"A simple, light and tasty soup for any time of the year." — Jay Christian, author of Hollywood Celebrity Recipes.
Coat a Teflon pot with vegetable cooking spray. Sauté apples and onion in pot, sprinkled with seasoning, just until wilted. Stir in carrots or other vegetables. Add broth and heat to boiling; cover and simmer vegetables until tender.
Place soup mixture, half at a time, into a blender; puree until smooth. Serve soup hot or cold with a dab of cottage cheese in the center. Garnish with mint sprigs, if desired.